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Title
Letter to Udny Hay, State Agent
Names
Smith, Melancton (Author)
Hay, Udny (Addressee)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

The Members of the Continental Congress, 1774-1779

New York and New Jersey

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1780-09-07
Place: Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Topics
United States. Continental Congress
Genres
Correspondence
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Content: A. L. S., Melancton Smith, Assistant State Agent. 1 page. Fo
Description
Finds some persons buying flour in his district for the French fleet, and paying in specie; the supply bill prohibits every one except the agent of the state and his assistants from purchasing for the army, but this prohibition does not extend to the French forces; thinks permitting these persons to buy will be detrimental to the collecting of supplies for the state, besides raising prices and depreciating the new bills and opening a door for speculators to export flour; recommends that he lay the matter before the Legislature.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Emmet number: EM. 736
Archives EAD ID: 275301
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e9170930-6a3f-0139-2939-0242ac110002
Rights Statement
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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Udny Hay, State Agent" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1780. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b917eb3b-def8-ad32-e040-e00a18060e3e

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1780). Letter to Udny Hay, State Agent Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b917eb3b-def8-ad32-e040-e00a18060e3e

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Letter to Udny Hay, State Agent