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From George Washington to Benjamin Tallmadge, 26 December 1782

Head Quarters Decr 26th 1782


As a reward for the signal gallantry of Captain Caleb Brewster of the 2nd Regt of Artillery, and the Officers & Men under his command, in capturing on the Sound two Armed Boats then in the service of the King of Great Britain and commanded by Captains Hoit & Johnson; you are hereby authorised to cause the said Boats with all the property taken therein, to be disposed of for the benefit of the Captors, and duly shared amongst them. I am Sir Your Most Obedient Hble Servant

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