Noah Shattuck was an officer in the War of 1812, a justice of the peace in Groton, Mass., and a state legislator in 1824 and 1825. In 1833, he was a delegate to the Massachusetts Anti-Masonic convention which nominated John Quincy Adams for governor. (Although Adams lost, he continued his post-Presidential career in Congress.)
Shattuck used this record book to document several different ventures and activities. The first section of the book is entitled "Military Book 1814, Fort Warren" in Boston Harbor, and contains the militia record of a Massachusetts Militia unit of which Shattuck was captain. The men of the company are listed by name and town. Another section of the book, entitled "Account Book, Noah Shattuck, 1813," contains his personal accounts and records of the amounts of money and land, mainly land near Groton, Mass., that he gave to his eight children. The next section, beginning in 1824, contains the account records of Caleb Blood, who was apparently Shattuck's hired hand. The volume also contains land transaction records for his siblings, friends, and neighbors, from 1820 to 1856.
Acquired in 1941, the Library initially accessioned the volume as Ms 314.