Letter to Henry Laurens President of Congress, York Town, Pensilvania

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Title
Letter to Henry Laurens President of Congress, York Town, Pensilvania
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792 (Recipient)
Kershaw, Joseph (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XII. The Siege of Charleston--Lincoln Papers

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1778-02-16
Place: Charles Town, S.C.
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.
Citation/reference: EM7542-7727
Physical Description
A. L. S. Endorsed. 2 pp., and one leaf with address. Fo
Description
Has heard that an express will leave the next day with the Articles of Confederation as agreed to by the General Assembly; has received his letter of Nov. 3, inclosing one from Gen. Baron De Kalb; in accordance with his request he has ordered the two trunks sent by the first wagon that can be procured; had paid the carriage £130; the wagon belongs to W. and G. Hays of Lancaster; thinks the Baron has mistaken the Christian name of Lauman, which is Lodavick, and not Lewis, as he writes; the late fire has made great havoc in the town, but the people are cheerful; the port has been blockaded for some time by British cruisers and privateers which have captured many ships bound for Charleston, necessaries of life are amazingly dear; salt is £14 per bushel, brown sugar £200 to £250 Per cwt., and other articles in proportion; congratulates him on the gallant conduct of his son, and hopes his wounds are healed.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278169
Calendar number: EM. 7582
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d021f140-c536-012f-0945-58d385a7bc34
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

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Henry Laurens President of Congress, York Town, Pensilvania" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1778. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcdb8127-9208-9816-e040-e00a18060b50

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1778). Letter to Henry Laurens President of Congress, York Town, Pensilvania Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcdb8127-9208-9816-e040-e00a18060b50

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Letter to Henry Laurens President of Congress, York Town, Pensilvania