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A List of Goods Belonging to Anthony Morris

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Major Anthony Morris, of Philadelphia, was gravely wounded during a charge during the Battle of Princeton. He died hours later. This list, written by Dr. Enoch Edwards, details the items on Morris's person when he died. This is the only known list of a Continental soldier's uniform and items. The original document is held in the collection of the American Revolution Institute at the Society of the Cincinnati.

January 11, 1777

A List of Goods belonging to Anthony Morris dec’d

One Regimental Coat

A Blanket Surtout

One Waiscoat

A Pair of Leather Britches

One Pair of Shoes

A Wig – Catridge Box

a Bayonet Belt & gun Case

2 Silk Handkerchiefs

a fur Cap & pair of Mittens

a Black Stock, a Tobacco Box, 2 Knives & forks

A Pair of [illegible] & Shoe Buckles & [illegible] 3 Keys

Gold Sleeve Buttons

a Silver Watch

77 Dollars & 2/3

3 Flints

 

Rec’d of Thos: [Illegible] the above articles belonging to Anthony Morris – to be deliver’d to his Friends

at Philad. Jany. 11, 1777 En. Edwards.

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Original document courtesy of the American Revolution Institute at the Society of the Cincinnati. Access it here