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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) [Account book of Henry Knox]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08402 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document Date: 14 March 1778-25 November 1778 Pagination: 20 p. ; 15.6 x 10.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Written in Samuel Shaw's hand. Includes expenses for goods, services and travel. On 30 April [1778] Knox receives money for the travel expense of a journey from New England and for the expense of moving his and General [Nathanael] Greene's baggage last year to Morris Town. On 11 May paid Samuel Holt's travel expenses to Allentown & Lebanon which included mending, shoe repairs, food, etc. Listed expenses also include food: on 12 & 20 May and the 2 June notes food expenses for General [John Peter Gabriel] Muhlenberg's Brigade (Muhlenberg and his troops spent the winter of 1777 at Valley Forge) and on 18 June paid the travel expense for Israel Holt who was left sick at Valley Forge. From the 18th to the 20th June paid for sundry items brought in Philadelphia (because of the date and location, the list of sundry items could be related to the Continental Army's evacuation of Valley Forge on 19 June): hats, hair ribbons, shoe clasps, knifes, forks, six pairs of stocking for Major Frank, books, food, etc. On 7 October he paid: General Benjamin Lincoln for 32 pounds of loaf sugar, payment to porters for moving baggage, payments to his wife (one for a gown made for her on 4 August), payment for various household items and goods, as well as payments for clothing, etc.

People: Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Military HistoryContinental ArmyRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralFinanceMilitary SuppliesTravelClothing and AccessoriesValley ForgeHealth and MedicalMilitary UniformsHome FurnishingsBook SellingLaborWomen's HistoryDiet and nutrition

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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