Letter to Arthur Lee

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Letter to Arthur Lee
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Lee, Arthur (Recipient)
Dana, Francis (Creator)

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series IV. The Members of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789

Members of the Continental Congress of 1774-1789: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island Connecticut.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1781-05-17
Place: Amsterdam
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
A. L. S. 4 pp. Fo
Regrets that he could not use Lee's letter of introduction to Baron de Breteuil, French ambassador at Vienna; good understanding between Dana and "him who negociates the peace here [John Adams]"; has reason to think "that Court [Russia, to which he was accredited] favourably disposed towards us"; the maritime Powers need only good information to cause them to side with America; Edmund Jennings is to accompany him on his mission; rejoices to hear of the success of "Col. Lawrence's" [Col. John Laurens] negotiations at Versailles, and of the interception and capture by Piquet of 21 Dutch merchantmen sent from St. Eustatius to England, and of the results of the action between Greene and Cornwallis.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 275177
Calendar number: EM. 503
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 87260920-c52d-012f-4b96-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1781: Created
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to Arthur Lee" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1781. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bdced47e-9a78-7554-e040-e00a18061f9c

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APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1781). Letter to Arthur Lee Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bdced47e-9a78-7554-e040-e00a18061f9c

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Letter to Arthur Lee