Petition to George III, King of Great Britain, 1775

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Title
Petition to George III, King of Great Britain, 1775
Additional title: Olive Branch Petition
Names
United States. Continental Congress (Creator)
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808 (Contributor)
Wilmerding, Lucius, 1880-1949 (Donor)
Collection

Petition to George III, King of Great Britain

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1775-07-08
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2291
Topics
George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820
United States. Continental Congress
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America -- Administration
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783
Olive Branch Petition
Politicians
Statesmen
Genres
Petitions
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Ownership: Document held in the papers of the 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam (1748-1833, 4th Earl in the Irish peerage) and his descendants at Milton near Peterborough, England until sold at auction at Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York City, 1932.
Publications: Reproduced in: The Olive branch petition of the American Congress to George III, 1775, and letters of the American envoys, August-September 1775 [with essays by] Cornelius W. Wickersham [and] Gilbert H. Montague. New York: New York Public Library, 1954
Physical Description
Extent: .3 linear feet 2 volumes
Description
Manuscript petition (7 p.) signed by forty-six members of the Second Continental Congress on July 8, 1775, asking King George III to use his authority and influence to address grievances and restore harmony in the government's relations with the American colonies. The petition, drafted by John Dickinson, is considered the colonies' final effort to avert revolution against Great Britain. The document is also known as the Olive Branch Petition.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20244692
MSS Unit ID: 2291
Other local Identifier: 883861046
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 82c79ae0-7f25-0132-c54d-58d385a7b928
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1775: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Petition to George III, King of Great Britain, 1775" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1775. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ab785280-8a11-0132-a455-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Petition to George III, King of Great Britain, 1775" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 17, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ab785280-8a11-0132-a455-58d385a7bbd0

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1775). Petition to George III, King of Great Britain, 1775 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/ab785280-8a11-0132-a455-58d385a7bbd0

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Petition to George III, King of Great Britain, 1775