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Title
Letter to the Earl of Shelburne
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Shelburne, Earl of (Recipient)
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XXVIII. Miscellaneous Manuscripts

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1782-04-05
Place: Hotel Covent Garden, London,
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. On the back is a memorandum to the effect that on Apr. 6 he conversed with Lord Shelburne on the above matters; his lordship offered to send home all the prisoners at Portsmouth and Plymouth, and to discharge Laurens; the latter preferred an exchange for Lord Cornwallis; started for Holland on the 7th to confer with [John] Adams. 2 pp. 4o
Description
It appears to him that his own case is provided for by the "Act for the better detaining and more easy exchange of American prisoners brought into Great Britain"; he is willing to guarantee the release of any British officer now prisoner in exchange for himself; suggests the removal of all American prisoners to their own country, in exchange for a like number of British.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 280074
Calendar number: EM. 20165
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cea91df0-c541-012f-3ce2-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1782: Created
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to the Earl of Shelburne" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1782. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/be97b4b1-69dd-725d-e040-e00a1806751a

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to the Earl of Shelburne" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 10, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/be97b4b1-69dd-725d-e040-e00a1806751a

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1782). Letter to the Earl of Shelburne Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/be97b4b1-69dd-725d-e040-e00a1806751a

Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to the Earl of Shelburne