ITEMS FUNDED FOR CONSERVATION:
Munroe Family 18th Century Porcelain
Receipt for Purchase of Drums -1775
Dr. Fiske Bill - 1775
Receipt for Lexington Militia Payroll - 1778
Oral Histories on Cassette - 1950-1997
Receipt for the Lexington Militia Payroll - 1778
In 1777, with General Burgoyne preparing to advance on northern New York, the call went out for soldiers to meet this threat. Colonel Jonathan Reed's regiment was one of those who went forth "to reinforce Northern army under General Horatio Gates."
This receipt is interesting in part because it lists so many familiar names for Lexingtonians - Harrington, Estabrook, Munroe, Fisk, etc. It's also interesting because it lists Eli Burdoo, one of the Lexington African-American soldiers who fought during the Revolutionary War.
Treatment needed: Cleaning, deacidification, repair, encapsulation, digitization.
Total Cost to Conserve: $1,200