Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) [Account of payments made by Henry Knox]
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First 4 pages summarizes money received and expended from 10 January 1778 to 20 March 1780. The detailed account begins on 24 May 1780. The accounts from 1778-1780 mostly includes items used in daily life: various types of cloth, sugar, oil, ribbons, olives, etc. The total came to $20,348. Rest of the account gives expenses from May 1780 to June 1781. Includes payments for various goods and services: having a wagon painted, purchase of milk, sugar, coffee, and tea, money given to his wife, expenses for various journeys, etc. Includes a notation of $3,000 borrowed from General Greene on 21 August 1780 -- the money was paid back on 1 September. On 8 October 1780 Knox paid Cato [likely Cato Freeman] $40 in wages. Cato was often sent to buy many of the items mentioned in this account. Notes that Knox paid back Lord Stirling $2,440 of old emission money on 5 June 1781. At end of account book, Shaw notes that almost all the entries were in new emission dollars. He mentions that $40 in new emission is equal to $1 in old emission. Is bound with black thread, although some of the pages have become separated. The thread is starting to fray.
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