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An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti: comprehending a view of the principal transactions in the revolution of Saint Domingo; with its antient and modern state
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largest: 1 3/8 x 2 1/4 x 1/8 in. ( 3.5 x 5.7 x 0.3 cm )
Rectangular frames with bar across middle.
These buckles were excavated by the Field Exploration Committee from a refuse deposit near a military camp and fort at Richmond, Staten Island. Built after the arrival of British forces under General William Howe in July, 1776, the fort was occupied by British and Hessian troops until evacuation in 1783. The buckles were probably worn on soldiers' uniforms.
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