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Title
Letter to Gov. Richard Caswell, N. C.
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789 (Recipient)
Penn, John (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: 1777-06-25
Place: Philadelphia, Pa.
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. Philada. 2 pp. Fo. With a small wood engraving, on India paper, of the Res, of John Penn Grandville N. C., now destroyed
Description
On his way hither he learned that salt sold at $20 a bushel in Maryland; a number of merchants have made it a business to buy up the necessaries of life in order to fix what price they please; cautions the Governor to prevent this pernicious practice in North Carolina; the enemy have retreated from Brunswick; Gen. Washington thinks that the willingness with which the militia turned out is one reason for their desire to get back to New York; the people here have postponed all disputes about their form of government.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 276364
Calendar number: EM. 3933
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d206c5c0-0023-0130-b643-58d385a7bc34
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 Gov. Richard Caswell, N. C." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1777. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-2725-b981-e040-e00a18067fd9

Chicago/Turabian Format

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APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1777). Letter to Gov. Richard Caswell, N. C. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-2725-b981-e040-e00a18067fd9

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Letter to Gov. Richard Caswell, N. C.