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Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) [Permission for Lewis Nicola to move lumber from Fishkill to West Point]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01643 Author/Creator: Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Place Written: West Point, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 October 1782 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25.6 x 16.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes, "Col. [Lewis] Nicola, of the Invalids, is hereby authorized to take down & move from Fishkill such of the useless and unoccupied barracks at that place, as he shall judge necessary, for furnishing him with quarters at this post during the ensuing winter. By order of Gen. [Henry] Knox." Nicola was needed at West Point but could not go until a house big enough for his large "family" was built; though the house was promised, lack of materials and manpower stalled construction until Nicola suggested he bring lumber from Fishkill (see GLC02437.01639).

People: Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Nicola, Lewis, 1717-1807
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyWest Point (US Military Academy)Building ConstructionMilitary CampMilitary Supplies

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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