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Letter to "To the Hon'ble the Members of both Houses not in their public Capacity but as some of the principal Gentlemen of the Colony."

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Title
Letter to "To the Hon'ble the Members of both Houses not in their public Capacity but as some of the principal Gentlemen of the Colony."
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Ward, Samuel (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series VII. The Signers to the Declaration of Independence

The Signers to the Declaration of Independence: Rhode Island.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1761-01-02
Place: Providence
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.
Physical Description
A. L. S. At the head is a copy of Stephen Hopkins's letter to the Assembly, dated Jan. 1, declaring that for the peace of the Colony, he will give up his pretentions to the governorship if Ward will do the same. 1 page. Fo
Description
In answer to the proposition of Stephen Hopkins that they should both withdraw from the contest for the governorship, he answers that the general good of the Colony was his only object in opposing Hopkins; if it is thought that the welfare of the Colony will be promoted by his declining to accept a public office, he will do so; but if he is chosen to serve the people he will not refuse.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 275898
Calendar number: EM. 2327
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c9114fd0-c52f-012f-f054-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1761: 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 "To the Hon'ble the Members of both Houses not in their public Capacity but as some of the principal Gentlemen of the Colony."" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1761. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bdd23f01-b504-bea7-e040-e00a180642b9

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APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1761). Letter to "To the Hon'ble the Members of both Houses not in their public Capacity but as some of the principal Gentlemen of the Colony." Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bdd23f01-b504-bea7-e040-e00a180642b9

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Letter to "To the Hon'ble the Members of both Houses not in their public Capacity but as some of the principal Gentlemen of the Colony."