1.   Historical note

2.   Scope and content

3.   Provenance

4.   Processing note

5.   Inventory

6.   Subjects

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 Joseph S. Pitman Papers

 Providence, R.I. soldier and lawyer

 Papers, 1842-1877

 Size: 0.25 lin. ft.

 Catalog number: MSS 627

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, May 1995

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Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            Joseph Story Pitman (1819-1883) was the son of the Hon. John Pitman (1785-1863) of Providence. During the Mexican-American War, he served in the 9th and 14th U.S. Regiments, reaching the rank of Major. He also served as Lt. Colonel in the First Regiment of Rhode Island Volunteers in the Civil War. He was a lawyer in Providence during peaceful years.

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Scope and content:

            This collection contains many of Pitman's official military papers from 1847 and 1848, as well as notary public and justice of the peace commissions.

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Box 1

1. Military commissions and discharges, 1842-1848

2. Military orders, muster rolls, etc., 1847

3. Notary and justice of the peace commissions, 1844-1877

4. Notary commissions, out of state, 1850's.

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United States - History - War with Mexico, 1845-1848

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