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Title
Letter to Lund [Washington]
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Washington, Lund (Recipient)
Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XIII. The Generals of the American Revolution

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1775-08-20
Place: Cambridge
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: EM7736-9213
Physical Description
A. L. S. 4 pp. Fo
Description
He was surprised and vexed to learn of the behavior of the Scotchmen at Port Tobacco; wishes to have money sent to Simpson to set the mill going; spinning should go forward; danger to Mrs. Washington from Lord Dunmore is probably ended, but if not, a kitchen at Alexandria or some other place of safety should be provided for her and for his papers; the people of Massachusetts do not deserve the character they have obtained; he has broken six officers for cowardice and for overdrawing pay; the men might fight very well if properly officered, though they are dirty and nasty; had they been supported they would have defeated the regulars at Bunker's Hill; the enemy will not come out, nor can they get at the enemy; he would be glad to see Dr. Craik here if there were anything worth his accepting, but the Massachusetts people let nothing go by them; directions concerning carpentry work, the mill, and other matters of the estate.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278257
Calendar number: EM. 7738
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b0666e80-0026-0130-89cf-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1775: 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 Lund [Washington]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1775. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcdb8127-92c0-9816-e040-e00a18060b50

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Lund [Washington]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcdb8127-92c0-9816-e040-e00a18060b50

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1775). Letter to Lund [Washington] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcdb8127-92c0-9816-e040-e00a18060b50

Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to Lund [Washington]