NamesAlexander, John McKnitt (Creator)
Thomas Addis Emmet collection
Series VI. Declaration of Independence
Dates / OriginPlace: Mecklenburg, N.C.Date Created: 1775-05-20
Library locationsManuscripts and Archives DivisionShelf locator: MssCol 927
TopicsUnited States. Declaration of Independence
NotesFunding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical DescriptionA. D. S., J. Maknit [i. e. Dr. Joseph McKnitt Alexander]. Endorsed "Copy," etc. 7 pp. 4o
DescriptionTo William Davidson. Gives the history of the Mecklenburg County Committee, and the text of the resolutions asserted to have been passed at a meeting on May 19th; speaks of the sending of James Jack to Congress some days later with the resolutions; and of his return with the news that the proceedings were individually approved by the members of Congress, but were thought premature; subsequent proceedings of the County Court of Inquiry; trial of Booth and Dunn. In the handwriting of Dr. Joseph McKnitt Alexander, who has added the signature of John McK. Alexander and the following heading: "Copy of J'o McK. Alexander's letter to Wm. Davidson on Declaration of Independence, Meck'g." This is followed by a statement that the foregoing is a true copy of the papers on the above subject left in his hands by "J. Mc. A. deceased"; that the original book was burned in April, 1800; and that one copy of the proceedings was sent to H. Williamson in New York, and one to Gen. Davie.
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616MSS Unit ID: 927Archives EAD ID: 275652Calendar number: EM. 1494Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c30ae4b0-c52e-012f-6280-58d385a7bc34
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