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Shaw, William Receipt of payment

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00346 Author/Creator: Shaw, William Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1696/11/19 Pagination: 1p. + docket 11 x 19.7 cm Order a Copy

Livingston, following orders from Joseph van Cortlandt, paid Shaw for his services as "gunner in the fort at Albany before the Revolution."

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