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George Washington knew Captain Joseph Bucklin at the start of the Revolutionary War, according to letter of August, 1776.

The United States National Archives has a letter of George Washington that contains a reference to Captain Joseph Bucklin.  (It is indexed as "George Washington to Nicholas Cooke, August 5, 1776, with reference to Captain Bucklin.") Here, below is a photograph of the page of that letter that is of interest to those tracing the events regarding the attack on the Gaspee and the subsequent Revolutionary War involvement of the Bucklin family.

Unfortunately, the original document is difficult to ready. The small script, the spellings of that era, and the fading of the ink, conspire to prevent easy reading.

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