Stephen Moylan, Continental Army Cavalry Commander died 1811

#OnThisDay 1811 Stephen Moylan, from Cork, Cavalry Commander of the Continental Army, Aide-de-Camp to George Washington & creator of the first recorded use of the term “United States of America”, passed away. In a letter written in January 1776 (bottom pic) Moylan penned the term. This is the earliest recorded version of this. 

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Stephen Moylan

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