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Title
Letter to [Gov. Thomas Jefferson.]
Names
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Recipient)
Nelson, Thomas, 1738-1789 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series IX. Lossing's Field Book of the Revolution

Dates / Origin
Place: Williamsburg, Va.
Date Created: 1781-02-09
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Genres
Documents
Correspondence
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Citation/reference: EM4262-7302
Physical Description
A. L. S. 1 page. Fo
Description
In consequence of a letter directing him to assist Capt. Joel with a vessel for an enterprise against the enemy's fleet, he gave the Captain an order to the Commissioner of the Navy; the latter being absent, a subordinate delivered the ship Dragon; on learning of this he ordered her back to the shipyard, thinking that it would be better to use some old hulk that would be no loss in case of failure, as the enterprise is almost certain to fail.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 277272
Calendar number: EM. 5790
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 29b95c70-0025-0130-177c-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1743: Creator Born
  • 1781: Place
  • 1826: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to [Gov. Thomas Jefferson.]