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January 28, 2009


Marty Langeland

Some thirty years ago a volume of facsimile letters and petitions passed through my hands at our local library. It may have been published by the Smithsonian. The documents were petitions from Revolutionary War Veterans to the government for pensions and other favors due to their wounded and/or handicapped status. The off hand manner of treating veterans is at lest as old as the republic.

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