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Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) to Sebastian Bauman

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01146 Author/Creator: Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Place Written: New Windsor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 August 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 16.7 x 14.2 cm. Order a Copy

Written by Major Shaw as aide-de-camp to Brigadier General Henry Knox to Major Bauman. Says that "Immediately on receipt of this letter Gen Knox desires you to set out in order to meet him at this place." Tells him to provide himself with clothes for a command of considerable length of time. Says Knox is very anxious for his arrival, which should be before sunset tonight. GLC02437.01145 is Bauman's response to this letter.

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