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Adams, Samuel (1745-1819) [Receipt for a tombstone for Knox's daughter Julia]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02932 Author/Creator: Adams, Samuel (1745-1819) Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 9 January 1784 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Knox orders William Neilson to pay on his behalf for a "marble tomb stone six feet in length and three feet wide for his Daughter Deceased." Signed by Dr. Samuel Adams. Adams also signs verso 16 June 1784 confirming receipt of payment for the tombstone. Neilson signs verso 30 January 1786 confirming receipt of the sum from Samuel Shaw, Knox's aide.

People: Adams, Samuel, 1745-1819.
Knox, Julia, d. 1784.
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Revolutionary War General, Children and Family, Death, Finance

Sub Era: Creating a New Government