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Title
Letter to Horatio Gates, Baltimore
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 (Recipient)
Morris, Robert Hunter, ca. 1700-1764 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XIII. The Generals of the American Revolution

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1784-10-28
Place: Philadelphia, Pa.
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. Endorsed. 3 pp. Fo
Description
Col. Pickering, the quartermaster general, is not able to pay Gates's claim for forage due to him, because the grants of money by the states were made only for service in the years 1782 to 1784; this and other claims of Gates on the United States must remain unsatisfied until the states are wise enough to know the value of public confidence, and honest enough to acquire it by discharging their engagements; Congress means well, but narrow-minded men in the legislatures deprive it of power; the federal government must be strengthened if they are to retain a national character; he will send in his commission when Congress meets, and will then have the happiness of finding himself a private man.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278382
Calendar number: EM. 8275
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2d34f120-0027-0130-d8c3-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1784: 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 Horatio Gates, Baltimore" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1784. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcdb8127-93c3-9816-e040-e00a18060b50

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Horatio Gates, Baltimore" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 23, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcdb8127-93c3-9816-e040-e00a18060b50

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1784). Letter to Horatio Gates, Baltimore Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcdb8127-93c3-9816-e040-e00a18060b50

Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to Horatio Gates, Baltimore