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Letter to [Horatio Gates.]
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 (Recipient)
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 (Creator)

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XVII. The First Federal Administration

Dates / Origin
Place: Annapolis, Md.
Date Created: 1784-05-07
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Citation/reference: EM9592-9822
Physical Description
A. L. S. Endorsed. 1 page. 4o
He has received by last post Gates' letter of the 27th ult; the ferment on the subject of Gates' society, [The Cincinnati] seems just becoming general; they write from Virginia that it works high there, the division being precisely civil and military; will not presume to send foreign news from Annapolis to Philadelphia; Congress expect to adjourn on June 3; they have passed the estimate and requisition for the year, and some recommendations to the states to vest Congress with so much power over their commerce as will enable them to retaliate on any nation who may wish to grasp it on unequal terms, and if expedient to pass something like the British navigation act; report seen by Gates in public papers of committee's report, erroneously styled an act of Congress, for dividing the western country into new states, was recommitted, paragraphs of names struck off, principles of government somewhat varied and the act then passed; foreign treaties of commerce occupy them at present; thinks he will come to Philadelphia ere long.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278798
Calendar number: EM. 9605
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 66661680-0028-0130-fbb1-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1784: Place
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Letter to [Horatio Gates.]