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Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) [Receipt for a horse]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00689 Author/Creator: Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Place Written: Pennsylvania Type: Autograph document signed Date: 9 January 1778 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 12.4 x 19.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Receipt to Henry Emmanuel Lotterloh, signed by him. "Received of Samuel Shaw... a horse suitable for an Express, in lieu of which I have given him permission to take one for a Batt Horse from Benja Hadden, which... Hadden says was valued last June at fifty pounds." Written at Camp Great Valley.

Background Information: Shaw was aide-de-camp for General Henry Knox.

People: Lutterloh, Henry Emmanuel, 1731-1802
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Valley ForgeRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryFinanceTransportationMilitary Supplies

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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