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Letter to Josiah Bartlett
White, Phillips (Author)
Bartlett, Josiah, 1729-1795 (Addressee)

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

The Members of the Continental Congress, 1774-1779

New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1783-01-09
Place: Philadelphia, Pa.
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
United States. Continental Congress
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Content: A. L. S. 1 page. Fo
Encloses a newspaper with an account of the evacuation of Charleston; no official account received yet, however; in Congress, the day before, propositions to sink the Continental bills at 40 to 1, and at 75 to 1 were voted down; members from States that have more than their quota objecting to a lower rate; some of the Southern delegates suggesting one much lower; regrets that New Hampshire has been trying to raise more men, for the State has more men in the army than its due proportion, and Congress is at a loss to pay those already on duty; a committee from the Northern army has just presented a memorial of the grievances of men and officers; Mr. [Robert] Morris has appointed Stephen Gorham, of Boston, commissioner on Continental accounts for New Hampshire, an appointment with which it is not possible to find fault.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Emmet number: EM. 487
Archives EAD ID: 275170
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): accc39c0-6a3f-0139-bb9a-0242ac110002
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Letter to Josiah Bartlett