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Title
Letter to Nathaniel Coffin, Boston
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Coffin, Nathaniel (Recipient)
Montagu, John (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: 1775-12-30
Place: Widley, England
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. 5 pp. Fo
Description
The success of the rebels and the British inaction makes our faces very long; the capture of the ordnance ship was a severe stroke; difficulty of getting at these pirates; the sea-ports should have been destroyed months ago; Sir Peter Parker and Cornwallis are about to sail; Clinton is to command if he can get to the south soon enough; Germain is to be a second Pitt and do wonders; expects to hear that Quebec has fallen; no accomodation possible, though Burgoyne has come home with proposals; wishes his daughter Betsey were home; his son James has been posted to the Mercury; hears that nobody takes any notice of Gov. Hutchinson; trouble with the customs officers over a consignment of money to Coffin; a great armament will sail next summer; subject of prisoners, clothing for troops, etc. Postscripts, dated Jan. 7, and 8, 1776, state that Coffin's son has just arrived and gives a dismal account of things in Boston.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 275908
Calendar number: EM. 2371
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d6c18750-c52f-012f-477b-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1775: 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 Nathaniel Coffin, Boston" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1775. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-25b6-b981-e040-e00a18067fd9

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Nathaniel Coffin, Boston" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-25b6-b981-e040-e00a18067fd9

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1775). Letter to Nathaniel Coffin, Boston Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-25b6-b981-e040-e00a18067fd9

Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to Nathaniel Coffin, Boston