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Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) An account of clothing, Corryels Ferry July 1777, that was received of the depy clothier

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.02885 Author/Creator: Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: circa 1783 Pagination: 1 p. ; 21.2 x 17 cm.

Summary of Content: Shaw signs as Henry Knox's aide-de-camp. Marked as a copy. Date of creation based on a previously inferred date written in pencil near the top of the page.

Background Information: Coryells Ferry is located at present-day New Hope, Pennsylvania.

People: Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Muster Rolls and ReturnsRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyMilitary SuppliesMilitary UniformsClothing and Accessories

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