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Title
Letter to Horatio Gates, Traveller's Rest, Berkeley County, Va.
Names
Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 (Recipient)
Hazard, Ebenezer (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XXVIII. Miscellaneous Manuscripts

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Dates / Origin
Place: New York
Date Created: 1786-07-11
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. 3 pp. 4o
Description
Encloses a curiosity worthy of a place in some American museum; as to the cause, the Doctor [William Gordon?] was perfectly innocent; enters into minute details of [Gordon's?] arrangements for publishing his book; relates his own domestic affairs, his salary is $1500, and he has recently been presented with a daughter with as good a pair of lungs as any in the United States; Gates has probably heard of the death of Gen. McDougall; learns of Gen. Greene's death; so it goes, other conquerors allow officers their rank but Death knows no distinction, levels the General with the private and he supposes he will treat the conqueror of Burgoyne and the Postmaster-General with little ceremony. In a postscript the Doctor wants the arms of the states, asks Gates if he is herald enough to supply those of Virginia.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 279910
Archives EAD ID: 280048
Calendar number: EM. 20139
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bc47f6a0-c541-012f-fd05-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1728: Creator Born
  • 1786: Place
  • 1806: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

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Chicago/Turabian Format

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APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. Letter to Horatio Gates, Traveller's Rest, Berkeley County, Va. Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/be97b4b1-69bb-725d-e040-e00a1806751a

Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to Horatio Gates, Traveller's Rest, Berkeley County, Va.