Guide to the Captain Thomas Patterson’s Second Company, Third New Jersey Continental Regiment Account Book 1776-1778 MG 216

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Descriptive Summary
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Restrictions
Access Points
Related Material
Administrative Information

Container List

Account Book


Guide to the Captain Thomas Patterson’s Second Company, Third New Jersey Continental Regiment Account Book
1776-1778
MG 216
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Inventory prepared by James Lewis, May 2001, as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. February 2006. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: United States. Continental Army. New Jersey Regiment, Third. Company, 2nd.
Title: Captain Thomas Patterson’s Second Company, Third New Jersey Continental Regiment

Account Book

Dates: 1776-1778
Abstract: Kept from February 11, 1776 to May 14, 1778 for Captain Thomas Patterson’s company – 2nd Company, 3rd New Jersey Battalion of Colonel Elias Dayton – while stationed at Fort Stanwix in Schuyler, New York and New Brunswick, New Jersey. Includes an account of clothing and cash to an African American named Cuff.
Quantity: .02 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 216

Historical Note

The Third New Jersey Continental Regiment was authorized on January 10, 1776 and assigned to the New York (later the Middle) Department. The regiment was organized from February 7 until May 18, 1776 at Elizabethtown, New Jersey, and consisted of eight companies, including Thomas Patterson’s Second Company, under the command of Colonel Elias Dayton (1737-1807). The regiment fought in the following campaigns: Lake Champlain, Northern New Jersey, New York (1777), Defense of Philadelphia, Philadelphia-Monmouth, Iroquois (1779), and New Jersey (1780). On February 9, 1779, the regiment was reorganized to consist of nine companies. The Third New Jersey Continental Regiment was disbanded on January 1, 1781 at Pompton, New Jersey.

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Scope and Content Note

This account book was kept by Captain Thomas Patterson’s Second Company, Third New Jersey Continental Regiment from February 11, 1776 to May 14, 1778. The account book contains soldiers’ accounts consisting of entries for the date, type of transaction, and cost. The soldiers received cash with which they bought shirts, shoes, liquor, and stockings. There is also an account entitled “Negro (Cuff)” who bought stockings, shoes, a coat, a jacket, breeches and sundries.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Dayton, Elias, 1737-1807.
Patterson, Thomas, fl. 1776-1780.
Subject Organizations:
United States. Continental Army. New Jersey Regiment, Third. Company, 2nd.
Subject Topics:
Military life.
Subject Places:
Elizabeth (N.J.)
Union County (N.J.)
Document Types:
Account books.

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Related Material

For more information on the Third New Jersey Continental Regiment see:

Manuscript Group 38, Ebenezer Elmer (fl. 1776-1785) Journals

Manuscript Group 94, Elias Dayton (1737-1807) Papers

Manuscript Group 377, Joseph Bloomfield (1753-1823) Papers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 216, Captain Thomas Patterson’s Second Company, Third New Jersey Continental Regiment Account Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1910.

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Container List

Account Book

Folder Title Date
1 Continental Regiment Account Book 1776 Feb. 11 to 1778 May 14

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