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Smith, Melancton (1744-1798) [Receipt for Henry Knox]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01801 Author/Creator: Smith, Melancton (1744-1798) Place Written: Newburgh, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 5 January 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 34.1 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Lists items (cloth, rum, and sugar) by date and the amount owed. Signed for Smith by William Thompson.

People: Smith, Melancton, 1744-1798
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyTextileFinanceClothing and AccessoriesMilitary UniformsMilitary ProvisionsAlcoholDiet and nutritionMerchants and TradeCommerceSutler

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