Letter to John Hart, Speaker of the Assembly, Now Sitting in Haddonsfield, New Jersey

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Title
Letter to John Hart, Speaker of the Assembly, Now Sitting in Haddonsfield, New Jersey
Names
Hart, John (Recipient)
Clark, Abraham (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series VII. The Signers to the Declaration of Independence

The Signers to the Declaration of Independence: New Jersey.

Dates / Origin
Place: Baltimore
Date Created: 1777-02-08
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. 2 pp. and 1 leaf with the address and endorsement. 4o
Description
The four New England colonies have had a meeting of committees from their legislatures to regulate trade; their proceedings are now before Congress, which will recommend the other states to do likewise; he is much alarmed with Gen. Washington's proclamation of Jan. 25th; the General has assumed the legislative and executive powers of government in all the states; Clark has moved therefore that Congress pass a resolution for preventing such fatal consequences and the establishment of such a precedent; whatever the issue in Congress, he hopes that the Legislature will not tamely submit to a power unknown in their constitution; a regulation for providing carriages for the army, to prevent impressment of them, has long been before Congress; the Legislature ought to pass a law regulating such impressment; [Jonathan D.] Sergeant talks of resigning, and [Richard] Stockton cannot act; forces are marching against the Tories in Maryland; Congress will soon remove to Lancaster, partly because of the extravagant price of living here.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 276043
Calendar number: EM. 2862
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 774c3ab0-c530-012f-c951-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1777: Place
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Letter to John Hart, Speaker of the Assembly, Now Sitting in Haddonsfield, New Jersey