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Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) [Instructions for Lieutenant Price, Captain Patten, John Ruddock, and Thomas Frothingham]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01128 Author/Creator: Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Place Written: Dobbs Ferry, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 August 1781 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 19.2 x 14.5 cm.

Shaw, aide for Henry Knox, transmits orders for Knox. All orders are issued 12 August. Orders Lieutenant [William] Price, at the New Windsor laboratory, to deliver tin to Captain Bushnell; orders Captain [Thomas] Patten, at New Windsor, to obtain tin for Bushnell through the "tinman"; orders Ruddock, deputy commissary of military stores at Fishkill, and Thomas Frothingham, deputy commissary of military stores at West Point, to obtain gun locks for Bushnell.

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