Lebanon County Historical Society
924 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA, 17042
1777 – 1778 Inclusive date(s)
John Patton (1745-1804) was born in Ireland, resided in Philadelphia and became a major in Samuel Miles' Battalion in 1776. He was promoted to Colonel of an Additional Contiental Regiment in January 1777. He resigned in November 1777 and was employed to purchase flour for the Continental Army. Patton later founded Centre Furnace (Centre County, PA) in 1792.
Sebastian Graff (1744-1791) was a landowner near the borough of Lancaster, Pa. He was elected to the Committee of Observation for Manheim Township in 1774 and served until November 1775. Graff became 1st Lieutenant of Captain Andrew Graff's Company in July 1776.
Ephraim Blaine (1741-1804) served as a Commisary General for the Continental Army.
Scope and Content
Three letters describing difficulties in purchasing supplies in Pennsylvania for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777-1778. The first two letters are to John Patton from Sebastian Graff and Henry Fullert respectively. The final letter is from Patton to Ephraim Blaine.
SubjectsBlaine, Ephraim, 1741-1804, Personal narratives, Supplies and stores, 1770-1780