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Title
Letter to [Henry Laurens, Charleston?]
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792 (Recipient)
Thomson, William (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series VII. The Signers to the Declaration of Independence

The Signers to the Declaration of Independence: Pennsylvania, Part I.

Dates / Origin
Place: Camp Amelia, Fuquetts Old Field, S.C.
Date Created: 1775-08-25
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
L. S. Endorsed: ... "Read in Council & Answd. 31st." 2 pp. Fo
Description
He is in camp with five companies under Capts. [Samuel] Wise, [Eli] Kirshaw, [Robert] Goodwyn, [Edward] Richardson, and [Thomas] Woodward; Capts. [John Lewis P.] Imhoff and [William] Heatley are out recruiting; expects Capt. [John] Purvis with his company; the first certain account he had of Capt. [Ezekiel] Polk's disobedience was from Major Mason [James Mayson], whose letter he delivered to [William Henry] Drayton on the arrival of the latter in the [Provincial] Congress; had he been consulted by the officer who wrote to [John Lewis] Gervais it would have been in his power to write facts; he has taken away the commissions from some of the captains in his regiment of foot who were disaffected; asks for blank commissions; Capt. Wise is in North Carolina, his men came with Lieut. [John] Donaldson; asks leave to come to town to sell his crops.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 276140
Calendar number: EM. 3155
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d912edf0-c530-012f-d036-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1775: Place
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Letter to [Henry Laurens, Charleston?]