Friday, 7 December 2007

Henry Eayrs is hungry

Text of letter: 

Cambridge May 5th 1775 / Mr Comis'r Davis pleas [sic] to Deliver / to Henry Eayrs Provisions for / 52 Men / Abner Cranson Cpt. / indecipherable initial.


Approximately 6 1/8-inchs x 3 5/8-inches.


Possibly Abner Cranson of Ashfield, MA. In 1808 moved to NY. Cranson Cemetery in Town of Lincoln, Madison Cty, NY has gravestone engraved Cpt Abner Cranson died 25 Jan 1847 aged 83 years. Cranson's Company was part of Colonel Asa Whitcomb's Massachusetts Line. Henry Eayrs (p. 190 Mass. Soldiers & Sailors of the Revolution) is listed as an Orderly Sergeant & Clerk in Abner Cranson's Company, Col. Asa Whitcomb's Reg't. There appears to have been a Lt. Col. Joshua Davis who was a Commissary or QM in the Continental Army (1777 - 1779)


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