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Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) [Army expenses of various regiments]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02263 Author/Creator: Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Place Written: New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 22 November 1778 Pagination: 3 p. : address ; 32.5 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Contains instructions to Mr. Richards to deliver articles and collect receipts for them. The receipts are included on the following pages. Written at or near Fredericksburg (present-day Patterson, New York).

People: Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyFinanceMilitary SuppliesClothing and AccessoriesTextileFinanceArtillery

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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