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- n. the American army during the American Revolution
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Robert Morris met Howell in early July when Howell and another Rhode Island delegate, the Nationalist and former Continental Army general Ezekiel Cornell, stopped by the Office of Finance to discuss recent news from their home state legislature.
The sixteen signers of the memorial included two Continental Army officers, the privateering chieftain Blair McClenaghan, and several prominent Pennsylvania politicians, including Charles Pettit and Thomas McKean.
To Starve the Army at Pleasure: Continental Army Administration and American Political Culture, 1775—1783 Chapel Hill, 1984.
On May 29 he wrote to two old friends: Thomas Lowrey, a miller in New Jersey; and Philip Schuyler, a merchant, Continental Army general, and sometime delegate to Congress from New York.
Continental Army and afterwards commanded the Pennsylvania troops known as Moylan's Dragoons.
This was a direct consequence of the war, of course: securing supplies for the Continental Army and the Continental Navy was a truly national project requiring, for the first time, the concerted effort of all thirteen colonies.