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Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) [Order to the Commissary for the arrearage of provisions due to Mrs. Corbin of the Invalids]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01611 Author/Creator: Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 14 September 1782 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Includes a note at the top of the page, in Shaw's hand, from Jonathan Pugh, Lieutenant of Invalids, which reads, "This is to certify that Mrs. Margaret Corbin (wife of John Corbin a soldier in the corps of Invalids) has not drawn any liquor with the ration allowed her since the 1st Jany 1782." Below, Shaw relates that Mrs. Corbin has two Congressional resolves in her favor, "she having had a husband and son killed and was herself wounded at Brandywine in 1777. She is allowed a full ration per day, half pay for life and a suit of clothes annually. " Orders the Commissary to give her the amount of liquor due her after not having been given her ration since 1 January 1782. Also declares that the present letter is the Commissary's voucher authorizing him to give her the rations due to her from now on. See GLC02437.01591, GLC02437.01595, and GLC02437.01611 for related information.

People: Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794.
Pugh, Jonathan, fl. 1782.
Corbin, Margaret Cochran, 1751-ca. 1800.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Muster Rolls and Returns, Battle of Brandywine (Brandywine Creek), Revolutionary War, Military History, Women's History, Injury or Wound, Military Provisions, Alcohol, Continental Congress, Congress, Government and Civics, Pension Soldier's Pay, Death, Battle, Children and Family, Clothing and Accessories, Military Uniforms

Sub Era: The War for Independence