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Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) [Listing of Henry Knox's accounts]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08408 Author/Creator: Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document Date: 3 May 1777-16 January 1779 Pagination: 8 p. ; 15.7 x 10.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Written in Samuel Shaw's hand. Costs for Knox during the war. It is noted that all accounts are kept "in Currency of 7/6 to the Dollar." Most of it is for sundries, clothing, loans to various people, and room and board. Some interesting items include: a purchase of a saddle by Benjamin Lincoln from Knox on 1 July 1777, a notation that "Lt. Col. Hamilton R'd C. to the Commander in Chief" on 3 August 1777, a note that Lucy Knox was given $500 on 20 November 1777, and a note on the expenses of Lucy Knox's travels from Fredericksburgh, New York to Booneton [Boonton], New Jersey.

People: Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Military HistoryRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralFinanceClothing and AccessoriesTravelWomen's HistoryContinental ArmyArtillery

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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