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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.08402
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0019] 1778 
Title Account book of Henry Knox
Date 14 March - 25 November 1778
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Additional authors Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794)
Document Type Business and financial document
Content Description Written in Samuel Shaw's hand. Includes expenses for goods, services and travel. On 30 April [1778] Knox receives money for the travel expense of a journey from New England and for the expense of moving his and General [Nathanael] Greene's baggage last year to Morris Town. On 11 May paid Samuel Holt's travel expenses to Allentown & Lebanon which included mending, shoe repairs, food, etc. Listed expenses also include food: on 12 & 20 May and the 2 June notes food expenses for General [John Peter Gabriel] Muhlenberg's Brigade (Muhlenberg and his troops spent the winter of 1777 at Valley Forge) and on 18 June paid the travel expense for Israel Holt who was left sick at Valley Forge. From the 18th to the 20th June paid for sundry items brought in Philadelphia (because of the date and location, the list of sundry items could be related to the Continental Army's evacuation of Valley Forge on 19 June): hats, hair ribbons, shoe clasps, knifes, forks, six pairs of stocking for Major Frank, books, food, etc. On 7 October he paid: General Benjamin Lincoln for 32 pounds of loaf sugar, payment to porters for moving baggage, payments to his wife (one for a gown made for her on 4 August), payment for various household items and goods, as well as payments for clothing, etc.
Subjects Military History  Continental Army  Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Finance  Military Supplies  Travel  Clothing and Accessories  Valley Forge  Health and Medical  Military Uniforms  Home Furnishings  Book Selling  Labor  Women's History  Diet and Nutrition  
People Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786)  
Theme The American Revolution; Women in American History; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859