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Title
Letter to Henry Laurens, President of Congress
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792 (Recipient)
Ternant, Jean Baptiste, chevalier de, 1751-1833 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XII. The Siege of Charleston--Lincoln Papers

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1778-10-20
Place: Petersburg, 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.
Citation/reference: EM7542-7727
Physical Description
A. L. S. 2 pp. Fo
Description
Has just enough strength to write a few lines by Mr. Constable; had arrived with a violent fever which by the care of his Hippocrates has increased to a prodigious degree; trusts to fate and is indifferent as to the result; met with many obstacles in his journey from Baltimore, the freshet having carried away bridges and ferry boats; advises Mr. Laurens to buy horses in Pennsylvania rather than in Halifax where they are much dearer.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278217
Calendar number: EM. 7670
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a29e97f0-0026-0130-a083-58d385a7bc34
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

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Chicago/Turabian Format

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Letter to Henry Laurens, President of Congress