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Bauman, Sebastian (1739-1803) to Samuel Shaw

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00740 Author/Creator: Bauman, Sebastian (1739-1803) Place Written: Morristown, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 December 1778 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 34.5 x 21.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Lists goods to be sent to Shaw for the Knox family, noting the location of the articles and when they will be sent. Includes a breakfast table, sheets, pillow cases, candle sticks, and other household items.

People: Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Bauman, Sebastian, 1739-1803
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryMilitary ProvisionsMilitary SuppliesHome Furnishings

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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