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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.02321
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0061] 16-31 July 1783 
Title Army rations issued to Captain Vincent and his followers
Date 23 July 1783
Author Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794)  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Major Shaw, an aide-de-camp to General Knox, ordered James Forsyth the Commissary of West Point to issue Captain Vincent and his "companions, friendly indians" 3 pints of rum "to drink the health of Congress." Also orders 3 pounds of soap to be given to them to wash their shirts. Docket signed by Vincent that they received the rum and soap.
Subjects Muster Rolls and Returns  Military History  Military Provisions  Continental Army  West Point (US Military Academy)  American Indian History  Alcohol  Continental Congress  Congress  Personal Hygiene  Military Supplies  
Place written West Point, New York
Theme The American Revolution; Native Americans; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859