Sharon, Ct. Jan. 26, 1777. p. Quarto. A few small chips at edges. Lightly dampstained. About very good. In a blue half morocco clamshell case, spine gilt, red leather labels. Item #WRCAM42578
A list of expenses incurred by Thomas Hamlin, a soldier from Sharon, Ct., during illness while serving in the Continental Army; the account is docketed on the verso as "Thomas Hamlin, Doctrs. bill." The account reads: "I, Thomas Hamlin Jr. a soldier in Capt. Edward Roger's Compa. testify [that] besides the accot. I have already exhibited to my Capt. the following is moreover an accot. of the expenses of my sickness at my own proper cost viz. August 1776." It then lists monies paid for "necessaries when sick on Long Island", York Island, and East Chester totaling £0/11/13 1/2, with a further £1/3/6 "more to sundries for necessaries in sickness principally spent at Bedford & partly at other places on my return home to Sharon." A further £3/3/0 is listed "To my Doctrs. Bill to Dr. Jno. Hurlbut for doctering [sic] me after my return home & bording [sic] me three weeks at his house while I was under his care & keep & my horse one week. To cartridge box lost in the retreat, not in my former accot." It is signed by Hamlin and witnessed by Danl. Griswold, attesting to Hamlin's receipt of the reimbursement requested. A nice piece from the Revolution, outlining expenses likely to be incurred by ordinary soldiers.