Letter to Col. N. Peabody [Philadelphia?]
NamesEmmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)Peabody, N. (Recipient)Bartlett, Josiah, 1729-1795 (Creator)
Thomas Addis Emmet collection
Series IV. The Members of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789
Members of the Continental Congress of 1774-1789: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island Connecticut.
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1779-11-04Place: Exeter, N.H.
Library locationsManuscripts and Archives DivisionShelf locator: MssCol 927
NotesFunding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical DescriptionA. L. S. Endorsed. 3 pp. Fo
DescriptionAcknowledges receipt of letter of 12th ult., at Hartford; and since his return (on Nov. 2) of letters of Sept. and Oct. containing copies of Burgoyne's private letters to the Secretary of State, sundry pamphlets of the Journals of Congress, etc.; General Court has appointed S. Livermore and the delegates in Congress to press their claim to the New Hampshire grants west of the Connecticut; Peabody and Woodbury Langdon appointed delegates to Congress; Gen. Whipple and Gen. Folsom were appointed but have not yet accepted; Col. Samuel Folsom and Moses Nichols to be sent to the army to induce New Hampshire men to reënlist; difficulty in raising taxes and filling the requisitions of Congress; asks for Peabody's opinion as to the meeting at Hartford; proposed regulation of prices; depreciation of the currency; Committee of Safety ordered Robert Smith to arrest certain persons suspected of communicating with the enemy by means of a salt works near Cape Cod; warned by Colonel S. H -- t, they escaped; the Colonel was expelled from the Committee; rumors of the success of the French fleet; movements of the British from the Penobscot reported; a postscript of Nov. 6 speaks of the presence of Jesse Johnson and Dr. Hedges in town, and of their spending the evening before with the President, Mr. Dudly, and P. Bartlett.
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616MSS Unit ID: 927Archives EAD ID: 275150Calendar number: EM. 452Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 78e89c50-c52d-012f-2fca-58d385a7bc34
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