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Title
Letter to Horatio Gates, Traveller's Rest, Berkley County, Va.
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 (Recipient)
Morris, Robert Hunter, ca. 1700-1764 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XVI. The Federal Convention

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1788-06-12
Place: Richmond, Va.
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: EM9433-9588
Physical Description
A. L. S. Endorsed. 4 pp. 4o
Description
He is well, in spite of cares; Mrs. Morris brought the two boys with her; he is satisfied with their education and means to place them at the law; they remember Mrs. Gates with affection; he had hoped to see Gates here, it being wrongly reported that he was elected to the convention; regrets that Gates is one of those whose pursuits are interrupted by the general unpunctuality of money payments; Philadelphia and Wilmington are agreeable, but he thinks Gates will fix in the Ten Mile Square as the headquarters for politics and pleasure; the Convention here are hard at work; the event is doubtful, but he predicts that the Constitution will be adopted by Virginia.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278735
Calendar number: EM. 9471
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 45902ed0-0028-0130-cf96-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1788: Created
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Horatio Gates, Traveller's Rest, Berkley County, Va." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1788. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcf4e50c-cc9c-6423-e040-e00a18061eb6

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Horatio Gates, Traveller's Rest, Berkley County, Va." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 17, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcf4e50c-cc9c-6423-e040-e00a18061eb6

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1788). Letter to Horatio Gates, Traveller's Rest, Berkley County, Va. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcf4e50c-cc9c-6423-e040-e00a18061eb6

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Letter to Horatio Gates, Traveller's Rest, Berkley County, Va.