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Title
Letter to William Whipple, Boston or Portsmouth
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Whipple, William (Recipient)
Ellery, William (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series VII. The Signers to the Declaration of Independence

The Signers to the Declaration of Independence: Rhode Island.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1777-10-30
Place: South Kingstown, R.I.
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
Lithograph fac-simile of A. L. S. in the possession of F. J. Dreer, Esq., Philada. 2 pp. Fo. A small portrait of William Ellery (wood engraving on India paper) has been added at the head of the letter
Description
Congratulates him on the victory over Burgoyne; thinks the triumph would have been greater if there had been no Convention; fears that Howe, after receiving the surrendered troops, will use a number of them to make up for the dead cast out of his prisons, whom Washington refused to receive in exchange for healthy prisoners; asks why Ticonderoga was not surrendered; failure of the expedition to retake Rhode Island; he and Dana are about to start for Congress.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 275902
Calendar number: EM. 2352
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d098e3f0-c52f-012f-ac5f-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1777: 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 William Whipple, Boston or Portsmouth" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1777. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-25aa-b981-e040-e00a18067fd9

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to William Whipple, Boston or Portsmouth" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 20, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-25aa-b981-e040-e00a18067fd9

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1777). Letter to William Whipple, Boston or Portsmouth Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-25aa-b981-e040-e00a18067fd9

Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to William Whipple, Boston or Portsmouth