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Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Henry Knox's account with Samuel Shaw

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08535 Author/Creator: Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 20 March 1780- 20 March 1782 Pagination: 16 p. : docket ; 19.6 x 15.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Account of monies received and expended for General Henry Knox by Samuel Shaw. Includes payments for sundry items such as cloth, food, coffee, etc., household expenses, and services rendered. On page 3, "Paid Cato Bradish at 4 payments per recd on account of his wages as a servant to Mrs Knox." Many other mentions of giving Cato money to pay for goods or for his wages. In January 1781, lists travel expenses paid such as ferryage, horses, "passage in a sloop," etc. Notes a payment of $500 made to Mr. Ellison for money borrowed to pay Cato Beals when he was discharged from the army. Payments made to Colonel Timothy Pickering, Richard Frothingham, Lord Stirling, among others. The last page lists accounts Knox must charge the United States for "extra services." In June 1780, "expences of a journey from camp to Pennsylvania, by order of the Commander in Chief...," and in January 1781 "expence for a journey to the four New England States & back to camp..."

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Shaw, Samuel, 1754-1794

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Military ReceiptsRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMerchants and TradeCommerceAfrican American HistoryFinanceClothing and AccessoriesTextileDiet and nutritionWomen's HistoryServantContinental ArmyTransportationMilitary HistoryMilitary CampTravel

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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