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Title
Letter to [Horatio] Gates
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 (Recipient)
Clajon, William (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XXVIII. Miscellaneous Manuscripts

C

Dates / Origin
Place: Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Created: 1783-06-23
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. Endorsed. 4 pp. Fo
Description
Mutiny of the Pennsylvania Line; the army will soon be disbanded, and Gen. Washington will come here; intends to press his claims then, and desires Gates's recommendation; he wishes the brevet of major with emoluments to date from May 1; reminds Gates that in 1776 the latter offered him the place of deputy muster-master general, which he declined because of near-sightedness; his services were never conspicuous, but he would have been very useful had an expedition been undertaken to Canada; he rejected many opportunities to advance his fortune in order that he might remain in the army; has had no opportunities since the arrival of the French troops; asks for a letter to Gen. Washington.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 279958
Calendar number: EM. 20048
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a65c10b0-c540-012f-0fb0-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1783: Place
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to [Horatio] Gates