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Title
Letter to --
Names
Whipple, William (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, bulk (1700-1800)

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
Place: Portsmouth, N.H.
Date Created: 1778-07-12
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., "W. W." 4 pp. Fo
Description
Was not surprised to hear of the evacuation of Philadelphia; satisfaction with the firm conduct of Congress; rumor of a battle on June 28; he would wish to discourage privateering; it injures the regular service, and corrupts the people; it takes all the men; farmers must pay $30 or $40 per month for a laborer, or, near Portsmouth, $3 or $4 a day; this raises price of provisions, Indian Corn costing $6 a bushel; in some towns in New Hampshire the bounty for three or four months service in Rhode Island has been forced up to $400, exclusive of the grant from the State; the seamen are gone, most of them in Halifax jail; the navy is drained of officers and men.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 275169
Calendar number: EM. 486
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 826c7360-c52d-012f-b616-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1778: Place
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Letter to --