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  1. Lyman, Joseph, 1749-1828.
    [Manuscript] 1777 Journal of Occurences / Joseph Lyman.
    Lyman records that on July 9, 1777 there was an alarm raised in Hatfield by General Schuyler's letter calling up the militia to combat the enemy in the North. Lyman apparently accompanied the expedition, and includes notes on scouting expeditions, prisoner exchanges, and preaching on the Lord's day. He also lists accounts of attacks by Indians on settlers and military personnel (July 24, 28 and August 8). The July 28th account mentions the death of the sister of a Colonel who was brutally ravished by the English and then killed by the Indians; on that same date a man who went over to the British side to protect his wife and children, discovered that they had been scalped and killed as well. Lyman also mentions the military campaigns at Ticonderoga and Fort Edward and Stanwix as well as the movements of General Washington. A minister in Hatfield, Massachusetts, Lyman later published sermons on the advantages of wisdom, and the function of the Christian religion.
  2. Machin, Thomas.
    [Letter] 1810 February 22, Charleston [to] George Clinton/ T[homas] Machin.
    Machin writes to Clinton who was "so kind as to assist me" in gaining a small pension of a quarter-pay Lieutenant of Artillery at the 1808 Congress. He clarifies, however, that during the war he served as a Captain and underwent hard service while recruiting a number of men to the service. As he is unable to transact business as before, he requests "if consistent with your Honor & Duty you will asist [sic] me in getting my pension augmented" so he can continue his prior style of living.
  3. Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857.
    [Letter] 1821 June 16, Troy [N.Y.] [to] Gen. A. M. Muir / M.L. Marcy.
    Marcy writes at the request of Mr. Cogswell regarding the rifles that L.A. Gilbert is producing to satisfy the demand of the state against Mr. Cogswell, for which Gilbert was the security. Before making the rifles, Gilbert is anxious to agree upon specific terms for the "fair and liberal valuation" of these products.
  4. Marshall, Thomas R. (Thomas Riley), 1854-1925.
    [Letter] 1910 January 17, Indianapolis, Indiana [to] Maj. Moses Harris / Thos. R. Marshall.
    Marshall acknowledges Harris' $10,375 check from the New York treasury to Indiana to cover the care of 415 patients at the Disabled Soldiers' Home run by the state of Indiana. Marshall was Governor of Indiana 1909-1913, and then served two terms as Woodrow Wilson's Vice President.
  5. McNamara, Robert S., 1916-.
    [Letter] 1963 December 2, Washington [to] Lehigh University / Robert S. McNamara.
    McNamara details how the goal of reduced procurement costs can be met by implementing primary cost reduction objectives: Buying only what is needed; Buying at the lowest sound price; Reducing operating costs. After serving as the Secretary of Defense in the Vietnam War era and reorganizing military expenditures, McNamara directed the World Bank for thirteen years and then retired to become an active lobbyist and author.
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