Abraham Hyatt Military Commission, 1776
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Abraham Hyatt, born in Chappaqua in 1747, received this commission as Second Lieutenant in Company Eight of the Fourth Battalion of the New York State forces on November 21, 1776. The document, signed by founding father John Hancock, President of Congress, is a very early document of Westchester’s role in the American Revolution. The county’s population suffered greatly during the seven years of war, and Hyatt’s service helped  to protect local farmers and their families from Cowboys and Skinners—marauders from both the British and American sides during the conflict.

This record is also associated with:
Town of New Castle

Title Abraham Hyatt Military Commission, 1776 Format Unbound
Repository Westchester County Historical Society Number of Pages 1
Collection Manuscripts Dimensions 8" x 11"
Call Number Mss. Box 37 #26 Transcription No
Creator U.S. Congress jpeg File Name hyattComm.jpg
Creation Date Nov. 21, 1776 tif File Name hyattComm.tif

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