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Title
Letter to Peter T. Curtenius
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Curtenius, Peter T. (Recipient)
Jay, John, 1745-1829 (Creator)
Collection

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: 1788-12-10
Place: New York
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: "No 5. The Hon John Jay Esqr £ 81. 17.4." On the back is also written, apparently in the handwriting of Peter T. Curtenius, the memorandum of the number of days Jay attended, and the amount due him. 1 page. 4o
Description
Instead of presenting an account for services as an agent of the State in the controversy with Massachusetts, and as a delegate to Congress, he only states facts and leaves it to the Legislature to take such action as they may think fit; he set out for Trenton Nov. 14 [1784]; arrived Nov. 16; few members being then present, he went to Philadelphia; returned on the very day a quorum was formed, though after they had adjourned for the day; served until Dec. 21, when he entered upon his present office [Secretary for Foreign Affairs]; he attended at intervals, as occasion required, and kept no record.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 275278
Calendar number: EM. 688
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bb927f90-c52d-012f-0098-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1788: 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 Peter T. Curtenius" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1788. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b917eb3b-ded3-ad32-e040-e00a18060e3e

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Peter T. Curtenius" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b917eb3b-ded3-ad32-e040-e00a18060e3e

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1788). Letter to Peter T. Curtenius Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b917eb3b-ded3-ad32-e040-e00a18060e3e

Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to Peter T. Curtenius