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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08273 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: circa 1776-1783 Pagination: 1 p. ; 14.2 x 10.8 cm.

Summary of Content: List of items and their costs in pounds. Items include dinners (with separate costs listed for children and servants), spirits, horses and hay and also children. Docket, in the hand of Henry Knox's aide Samuel Shaw, "Ringwood Paid."


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Diet and nutritionEntertaining and HospitalityChildren and FamilyAgriculture and Animal HusbandryAlcohol

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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