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Title
Letter to George Mason, Gunston Hall [Va.]
Names
Mason, George (Recipient)
Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XIV. Washington and His Military Family

Dates / Origin
Place: Middlebrook, N.J.
Date Created: 1779-03-27
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: EM9220-9322
Physical Description
A. L S. 9 pp. 4o
Description
Incloses for [George] Mason [Jr.] letters to the Marquis de la Fayette and Dr. Franklin; in the matter of exchanges precedence is given to those officers who were first captured; people seem to think that the contest is ended, whereas their liberties have never been in such danger; only a total reformation of their conduct, or some turn of affairs in Europe, can save them; various tribes of money makers wish to continue the war for private gain; each state cares only for its own affairs, not heeding national interests; C[ongress] is rent by party; he urges Mason, Jefferson, and others to come forward; believes that a little while ago administration was ready to make peace on any terms, but now, in view of the state of the American currency, dissensions etc., they will push matters to the utmost.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278611
Calendar number: EM. 9221
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0bfe1ad0-0028-0130-c033-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1779: Place
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to George Mason, Gunston Hall [Va.]