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Title
Letter to Gen. [William] Heath
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Heath, William (Recipient)
Burgoyne, John, 1722-1792 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XIII. The Generals of the American Revolution

Dates / Origin
Place: Cambridge, Mass.
Date Created: 1778-01-05
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
L. S. Endored. 3 pp. 4o
Description
Acknowledges letter of Jan. 3, enclosing resolution of Congress respecting payment of provisions, and stating that all accounts must be settled and paid in the same manner as in the case of prisoners before the Convention troops be allowed to embark; should this be enforced the Convention would be violated in articles 2, 4, and 5; points out the evil consequences of a breach of faith; asks permission send an officer to Gen. Gates, who is now with Congress and who can explain the treaty; desires a passport for Mr. Clarke, acting commissary general, to proceed to Gen. Howe and lay before him the account stated by the American commissary; he hopes full answers may come in time to prevent disputes, but should ships arrive sooner, he purposes to demand means for immediate embarkation.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278510
Calendar number: EM. 8802
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): aa2fb130-0027-0130-2716-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1778: Place
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to Gen. [William] Heath