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Title
Letter to William Fleming, Richmond
Names
Fleming, William (Recipient)
Weedon, George (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XIII. The Generals of the American Revolution

Dates / Origin
Place: Warranquake Bay, James River, Va.
Date Created: 1780-11-19
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. 2 pp. Fo
Description
Having left his brigade under Col. Harrison, he inspected the defences at Williamsburg; finding that Gen. [Thomas] Nelson had done everything possible, he crossed to this side of the river, bringing Nelson with him; they overtook Harrison and reinforced Gen. [Peter] Muhlenburg on the 13th; a light corps under Col. Parker was then pushed down to Suffolk; the enemy retreated and embarked at Portsmouth; praises the conduct of the militia; [Alexander] Leslie had hoped to raise a regiment; but got only one man, who deserted.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278417
Calendar number: EM. 8418
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4f80d750-0027-0130-afcc-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1780: Place
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

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Chicago/Turabian Format

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APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to William Fleming, Richmond