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Title
Letter to President [Henry] Laurens [York, Penn.]
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792 (Recipient)
Conway, Thomas (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XIII. The Generals of the American Revolution

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1778-05-18
Place: Albany, N.Y.
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
Acknowledges letter inclosing a resolve of Congress dated Apr. 28 accepting his resignation; he had not intended that his letter of Apr. 22, which occasioned this action, should be understood otherwise than as a protest against remaining in Albany during the coming campaign; he wrote on the same date to Gens. Washington and Gates, to the same effect; he wishes to serve in the field, or not at all; he is the senior French officer in America; he came over on the invitation of [Silas] Deane; if he is now to be discharged he asks that he be given such a certificate as is customary.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278562
Calendar number: EM. 9026
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ddab4300-0027-0130-2fb9-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1778: Created
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

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APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1778). Letter to President [Henry] Laurens [York, Penn.] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcf4e50c-cb40-6423-e040-e00a18061eb6

Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to President [Henry] Laurens [York, Penn.]