Letter to Josiah Bartlett
NamesBartlett, Josiah, 1729-1795 (Recipient)Frost, George (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 / OriginPlace: York, Pa.Date Created: 1778-01-31
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. 2 pp. 4o
DescriptionJan. 24 he sent to the President [of N. H.] a warrant dated Jan. 23, on Esqr Gilman, from the Treasurer, for $50,000; committee of Congress [C. Carroll, F. Dane, N. Folsom, G. Morris, J. Reed] is now at camp to settle measures for the next campaign; a council of officers is said to have proposed to General Washington a plan of nominating general officers; it is also suggested that all soldiers take an oath of fidelity to their officers, that all officers not in actual service at the end of the war be settled with half-pay, and that officers widows be pensioned; 129 bales of woolens and linen arrived from France for the use of the troops; a merchant in London writes that public and private credit there is low, and bankrupcies frequent; subscriptions for the new loan come in slowly, the Dutch refusing to subscribe; bills are sold at 2 3/8% discount; the English hopes depend largely upon the present campaign.
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616MSS Unit ID: 927Archives EAD ID: 275156Calendar number: EM. 459Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7b02cc20-c52d-012f-3f8a-58d385a7bc34
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