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Title
Letter to Gov. George Clinton
Names
Morris, Gouverneur, 1876-1953 (Author)
Clinton, George, 1739-1812 (Addressee)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

The Articles of Confederation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1778-02-17
Place: Camp Valley Forge
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Topics
United States. Articles of Confederation
Genres
Correspondence
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Content: A.L.S. 2 pp. and 1 leaf with the address and endorsement. Fo
Description
An American army in the bosom of America is about to disband for want of something to eat; three times the troops have been on the point of disbanding; the neighboring country has been laid under contribution to no purpose; the sly broad-brims are assiduous in undermining their resources; when the Americans are starved from a piece of ground it smiles with abundance for Howe; desertion prevails in the British Army; with their own the wonder is that any stay, having neither clothes, food, wood nor straw; asks for a return of the officers in Gansevoort, Van Schaick's and Dubois's regiments with information as to their relative merits; entreats him to raise a tax of at least half a million dollars; only by taxation can the war be ended.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Emmet number: EM. 4190
Archives EAD ID: 276445
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7ec05fb0-6a35-0139-8688-0242ac110002
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1778: Created
  • 1876: Creator Born
  • 1953: Creator Died
  • 2022: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Gov. George Clinton" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1778. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bad6720b-46ac-a00b-e040-e00a18067aa1

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Gov. George Clinton" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 25, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bad6720b-46ac-a00b-e040-e00a18067aa1

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1778). Letter to Gov. George Clinton Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bad6720b-46ac-a00b-e040-e00a18067aa1

Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to Gov. George Clinton