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Title Letters from Samuel Shaw
Reference Ms. N-49.47
Library Massachusetts Historical Society
Collection Samuel Shaw Papers, 1775-1887
Date 1780
Description Certificate of Samuel Shaw's appointment as Captain of Artillery, and letters to Nathaniel Shaw.
Document Type Correspondence, Manuscript
Theme(s) Social Life; Politics, War and Diplomacy
Keywords family, friends, news, military, war, money, army, fort, weapons, hostility, religion, officers, American War of Independence, career, money, army life, camp, battle
Countries USA; UK
Places New Jersey
Ports Boston, USA
Additional Information

Samuel Shaw (1754-1794) was a Revolutionary War soldier, US Consul to Canton in China, and partner in the merchant firm of Shaw & Randall in Canton. He sailed as supercargo in 1784 aboard the ship Empress of China, the first American-flagged ship at Canton.

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