The New York Public Library offers grab-and-go service at select locations as part of our gradual reopening.

View this item elsewhere:

Title
Letter to Benjamin Harrison, Governor of Virginia
Names
Harrison, Benjamin, ca. 1726-1791 (Recipient)
Blair, John (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XVI. The Federal Convention

Dates / Origin
Place: Williamsburg, Va.
Date Created: 1782-01-04
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. 1 page. 4o
Description
It was attempted yesterday to hold a court to consult for the relief of the unhappy wretches in the hospital for lunatics, but only five of the directors could be convened; the lunatics are unprovided with food and clothing; they were formerly supplied by the commissary, but there is now no such officer here; Mr. Galt, the keeper, wishes to give up his place, but has been persuaded to continue for a few days; if no speedy relief can be had, it would be best to return the poor wretches to their parishes.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278749
Calendar number: EM. 9501
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4c6fd600-0028-0130-8acd-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

  • 1726: Creator Born
  • 1782: Place
  • 1791: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Benjamin Harrison, Governor of Virginia" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcf4e50c-ccbb-6423-e040-e00a18061eb6

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Benjamin Harrison, Governor of Virginia" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 25, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcf4e50c-ccbb-6423-e040-e00a18061eb6

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. Letter to Benjamin Harrison, Governor of Virginia Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcf4e50c-ccbb-6423-e040-e00a18061eb6

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bcf4e50c-ccbb-6423-e040-e00a18061eb6 | title= (text) Letter to Benjamin Harrison, Governor of Virginia|author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=July 25, 2021 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>

Letter to Benjamin Harrison, Governor of Virginia