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Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) [Provision order]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02573 Author/Creator: Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 28 September 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 8.1 x 21.4 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02573 Author/Creator: Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 28 September 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 8.1 x 21.4 cm.

Request for twenty pounds of beef for General Henry Knox and his family. Docket signed by Jacob Johnson.

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