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Title
Letter to John Hancock, Boston
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Hancock, John, 1737-1793 (Recipient)
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series VII. The Signers to the Declaration of Independence

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

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1778-10-19
Place: Albemarle County, Va.
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 M. Polock Esq. Phila. 2 pp. Fo. With two wood engravings, on India paper, of the Res. of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello Va., and The House in which Thos. Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence S. W. Cor. 7th. & Market St. Philada
Description
He hears from T[homas] Adams that the continental finances are not flourishing; from an Italian acquaintance, [Philip] Mazzei, he has learned that the Grand Duke of Tuscany has a large sum of ready money which he might be willing to put out at interest, also immense magazines; the Genoese have heavy deposits in the London bank which they might be induced to withdraw; Mazzei, who is a zealous whig, offers to undertake a mission from Congress to negotiate the matter; he thinks £600 would enable him to continue a year in Tuscany, in which time the purpose could be effected.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 276259
Calendar number: EM. 3616
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8d1b5ce0-0023-0130-cae1-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1778: 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 John Hancock, Boston" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1778. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-286b-b981-e040-e00a18067fd9

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to John Hancock, Boston" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 15, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-286b-b981-e040-e00a18067fd9

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1778). Letter to John Hancock, Boston Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-286b-b981-e040-e00a18067fd9

Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to John Hancock, Boston