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Title
Letter to Brigadier-General [Jethro] Sumner
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785 (Recipient)
Ashe, John Baptista (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

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

Members of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789: The Carolinas and Georgia.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1780-09-06
Place: Halifax, N.C.
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. 1 page. Fo
Description
Is undecided what road to take, knowing that Sumner had gone to Charlotte; has ordered Dr. Love to set out on the next day with what clothing he could collect; two wagon loads of medical supplies are on the road from Philadelphia; a South Carolina officer, taken at the fall of Charleston, reports that the Americans captured the last lot of British despatches to New York; they show that Lord Adam Gordon [Lord George Gordon?] heads 50,000 men resolute for peace or American independence; increasing commotions in other European states; Major [Pinketham] Eaton, himself and some others set out to join Sumner on the next day.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 275511
Calendar number: EM. 1155
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 50155e50-c52e-012f-bc3d-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1780: Created
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

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Letter to Brigadier-General [Jethro] Sumner