Letter to [Waightstill Avery.]

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Letter to [Waightstill Avery.]
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Avery, Waightstill (Recipient)
Caswell, William (Creator)

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XXVIII. Miscellaneous Manuscripts


Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1781-08-10
Place: Kingston, N.C.
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. 2 pp. Fo
He has intelligence that the enemy were moving towards Duplin Court House the preceding day; does not consider it his duty to protect Avery's property or that of any other individual; besides, the property of the people in Wayne is in greater danger than that of the inhabitants of Jones county; he is not to blame that the enemy have been permitted to come so far from Wilmington; it is owing to neglect of his superiors and the legislature; he has not been able to prevent depredations; he asked the Governor's permission to order a draft of the militia, but received no answer; will not order a draft without the Governor's consent.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 279956
Calendar number: EM. 20046
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ed487340-002d-0130-8b3f-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. (1781). Letter to [Waightstill Avery.] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/be97b4b1-6914-725d-e040-e00a1806751a

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Letter to [Waightstill Avery.]