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Title
Letter to --
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series VII. The Signers to the Declaration of Independence

The Signers to the Declaration of Independence: Virginia, Part II.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1785-06-17
Place: New York
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 an A. L. S. in the possession of F. J. Dreer, Esq., Phila. 1 page. Fo. With a portrait (wood engraving, on India paper) of Richard Henry Lee
Description
Congress has just finished an ordinance for surveying and selling that part of the land north-west of the Ohio that has been purchased lately of the Indians; this and more to be acquired later will be devoted to payment of the domestic debt; the foreign debt will not be oppressive then; an American coinage, the regulation of the post office, and other important affairs are now before Congress; they hope for peace with the Barbary states; he inclines to think however that commercial finesse has been more operative than the enmity of those people to distress American commerce.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 276310
Calendar number: EM. 3766
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a53d8ce0-c531-012f-9de7-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1785: 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 --" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1785. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-26c1-b981-e040-e00a18067fd9

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to --" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 20, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-26c1-b981-e040-e00a18067fd9

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1785). Letter to -- Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-26c1-b981-e040-e00a18067fd9

Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to --