Letter to [Tristram] Dalton

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Letter to [Tristram] Dalton
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Dalton, Tristram (Recipient)
Adams, John, 1735-1826 (Creator)

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series V. Presidents of Congress, and the United States

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1797-01-19
Place: Philadelphia, Pa.
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Content: The portion of the Emmet Collection housed in the Manuscripts and Archives Division consists of approximately 10,800 historical manuscripts relating chiefly to the period prior to, during, and following the American Revolution. The collection contains letters and documents by the signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as nearly every prominent historical figure of the period. The manuscripts are arranged in 28 topics, most of them milestones in early American history. Topics include the Albany Congress of 1754, the Stamp Act Congress of 1765, the Continental Congresses, 1774 -1789, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Annapolis Convention, the Federal Convention, and the First Federal Administration. The Revolutionary War is well documented in the correspondence and letterbooks of generals and other officers, as well as in orderly books, muster rolls, and returns. Additional material documents the history of New York City. Highlights of the Emmet Collection include Thomas Jefferson's manuscript copy of the Declaration of Independence, an engrossed copy of the Bill of Rights, and manuscript minutes of the Annapolis Convention.
Physical Description
A. L. S. Endorsed. 4 pp. 4o
Acknowledges letter of the 16th congratulating him on his approaching presidency; great quantities of handbills have been circulated in the late election; the more they write and lie about his Defence [of the American Constitution], the more good they will do by causing people to read the volumes; the principles of his book will be adopted soon in France; they have already raised that government out of anarchy; our antifederal emissaries have made the French believe that we shall do as they please; he will need the help of his friends, if elected president; a postscript deprecates the democratic tendencies of Jefferson and his patronage of Thomas Paine and Philip Freneau.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
MSS Unit ID: 275613
Other local Identifier: EM. 1369
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9ad3ffd0-c52e-012f-629d-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1797: Created
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to [Tristram] Dalton" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1797. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5f47f97f-4a03-af29-e040-e00a18061b33

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to [Tristram] Dalton" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 24, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5f47f97f-4a03-af29-e040-e00a18061b33

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1797). Letter to [Tristram] Dalton Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5f47f97f-4a03-af29-e040-e00a18061b33

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Letter to [Tristram] Dalton