Letter to [Colonel John Laurens.]

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Letter to [Colonel John Laurens.]
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Laurens, John, 1754-1782 (Recipient)
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 (Creator)

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series IV. The Members of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789

Members of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789: New York and New Jersey,

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1780-09-12
Place: New Bridge, N.J.
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Content: The portion of the Emmet Collection housed in the Manuscripts and Archives Division consists of approximately 10,800 historical manuscripts relating chiefly to the period prior to, during, and following the American Revolution. The collection contains letters and documents by the signers of the Declaration of Independence as well as nearly every prominent historical figure of the period. The manuscripts are arranged in 28 topics, most of them milestones in early American history. Topics include the Albany Congress of 1754, the Stamp Act Congress of 1765, the Continental Congresses, 1774 -1789, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Annapolis Convention, the Federal Convention, and the First Federal Administration. The Revolutionary War is well documented in the correspondence and letterbooks of generals and other officers, as well as in orderly books, muster rolls, and returns. Additional material documents the history of New York City. Highlights of the Emmet Collection include Thomas Jefferson's manuscript copy of the Declaration of Independence, an engrossed copy of the Bill of Rights, and manuscript minutes of the Annapolis Convention.
Physical Description
A. L. S. 5 pp. 4o
The application for the exchange of his correspondent and of Du Portail has been referred to a general exchange of prisoners; uncertain when this will take place; speaks of the desperate condition of the army; his own hard position.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
MSS Unit ID: 275273
Other local Identifier: EM. 679
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b8f2e820-c52d-012f-632b-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1780: Created
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to [Colonel John Laurens.]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1780. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b917eb3b-dec7-ad32-e040-e00a18060e3e

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to [Colonel John Laurens.]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 16, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b917eb3b-dec7-ad32-e040-e00a18060e3e

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1780). Letter to [Colonel John Laurens.] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b917eb3b-dec7-ad32-e040-e00a18060e3e

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Letter to [Colonel John Laurens.]