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Title
Letter to [Horatio] Gates
Names
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 (Recipient)
Steuben, Frederick William Augustus Henry Ferdinand von, Baron (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection, [legacy collection]

Series XIII. The Generals of the American Revolution

Dates / Origin
Place: New York
Date Created: 1785-10-17
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. 4 pp. Fo
Description
His presence is necessary to his affairs in Europe; before he sails, desires a final settlement with the United States; [Elbridge] Gerry and others have offered to testify to the conditions on which his servises were accepted; reminds Gates, who was then president of the board of war, that he offered himself as a volunteer, asking no pay except for necessary expenses; he had relinquished an income of 600 guineas a year; he asked only, that if the United States should be successful and his services be deemed satisfactory, he should have this sacrifice made good; in case of failure he expected nothing; the committee applauded this proposition, and Congress ordered him to join the army.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278551
Calendar number: EM. 8973
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d14f23f0-0027-0130-a3a0-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1728: Creator Born
  • 1785: Place
  • 1806: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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 [Horatio] Gates