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French, Samuel (fl. 1777-1779) [Receipt regarding Henry Knox and Samuel Shaw]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.00766 Author/Creator: French, Samuel (fl. 1777-1779) Place Written: New Jersey Type: Manuscript document Date: 29 May 1779 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written in Shaw's hand. "Received of Gen. Knox by the hand of Samuel Shaw four hundred and eighty dollars for that sum lent him at Valley Forge last June ... "

People: French, Samuel, fl. 1777-1779.
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794.
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Valley Forge, Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Military History, Finance, Debt

Sub Era: The War for Independence