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Title
Letter to Col. N. Peabody [Philadelphia?]
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Peabody, N. (Recipient)
Bartlett, Josiah, 1729-1795 (Creator)
Collection

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 / Origin
Date Created: 1779-11-04
Place: Exeter, N.H.
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Genres
Documents
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
A. L. S. Endorsed. 3 pp. Fo
Description
Acknowledges 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.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 275150
Calendar number: EM. 452
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 78e89c50-c52d-012f-2fca-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1779: Created
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Col. N. Peabody [Philadelphia?]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1779. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b917eb3b-dde2-ad32-e040-e00a18060e3e

Chicago/Turabian Format

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APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1779). Letter to Col. N. Peabody [Philadelphia?] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b917eb3b-dde2-ad32-e040-e00a18060e3e

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Letter to Col. N. Peabody [Philadelphia?]