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Title
Letter to the Committee of the Merchants Traders etc. of Boston
Names
Philadelphia (Pa.). Committee of Merchants (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XV. The Annapolis Convention

Dates / Origin
Place: Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Created: 1785-05-19
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: EM9328-9426
Physical Description
L. S., Richard Wells, J. M. Nesbitt, John Nixon, Thos. FitzSimons, Mordecai Lewis, Geo: Clymer, Chas. Pettit, John Wilcocks, Isaac Hazlehurst, Clement Biddle, J. Ross, Tench Coxe, Samuel Howell. Endorsed. 3 pp. Fo
Description
They acknowledge a letter of Apr. 22, asking for an interchange of sentiments respecting the general commerce of the United States; the present state of trade was to have been expected as a result of the revolution; the present restrictions imposed by Great Britain and France will give those countries all the benefits of our open trade, with no advantages in return, until some system shall be devised to meet their restrictions; the defective powers of Congress, and the jealousy of its authority shown by some of the states are obstacles towards doing this; other difficulties; the Assembly, at the instance of this Committee, passed a resolution asking Congress to devise a system of commercial powers for itself; should such a system not be perfected, or should it be rejected by the states, the committee opine that each state ought then to resort to its own powers; this necessity must be deprecated, as nothing could give a more violent shock to the principles of their union.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 278664
Calendar number: EM. 9328
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fb448c20-c538-012f-37cf-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1785: Place
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Letter to the Committee of the Merchants Traders etc. of Boston