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Andre De Coppet Collection Concerning United States History

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De Coppet, Andre, 1892-1953

Andre De Coppet (1892-1953) was an American broker and collector of Americana. He was born in New York in 1892 to Edward J. and Pauline De Coppet. A 1915 graduate of Princeton University, he inherited a position in the family stock exchange firm of De Coppet & Doremus after the death of his father in 1916. In 1920 he wed Clara Barclay Onativia in New York. In the mid-1920s he took an interest in Haiti and invested in a sisal plantation there. Through the 1920s and 1930s, De Coppet amassed a significant collection of European and American manuscripts, which were bequeathed to universities upon his death in 1953.

This collection represents the American history-related collecting activities of Andre De Coppet (Princeton Class of 1915), one of the foremost American collectors of his generation. Ranging in period from the Spanish colonization of Florida (1566) to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first term, the collection is comprised of letters, documents, manuscripts, and printed materials from hundreds of important American historical figures. Though it spans centuries, the collection has three major foci in American history: the Revolutionary War, the Federal Period, and the Civil War. Most prominently represented are the presidents of the United States, including all from Washington through Truman. The amount of material affiliated with each individual or subject varies widely, though there are a number significant larger groups:

A group of letters and documents written by George Washington (1732-1799) spans his entire adult life and includes over 150 items. The earliest items are Virginia land surveys conducted in the 1750s. The bulk of the material dates from the years of the Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Many of the letters detail the countless important decisions Washington was forced to make as commander of America's revolutionary forces, from issues of staffing and rank to how to adequately provision soldiers with clothing and food. Also included are letters and documents from Washington's time as president, including two and a half pages of an undelivered inaugural address, and letters debating the extent of constitutional and congressional powers.

The collection includes an equally rich group of personal and professional correspondence from Washington's trusted general Nathanael Greene (1742-1786). The Greene correspondence, dating from 1775-1785, is primarily focused on his service in the Revolutionary War, from the difficulties he experienced as quartermaster general to his appointment as commander of the Southern Army. His letters to Washington and other army officers communicate troop locations and various successes and failures of the war. In addition, they highlight the difficult conditions experienced by many Continental soldiers who lacked appropriate shoes, clothing, and food. Personal correspondence between Nathanael and his wife, brothers, and cousin reveal the family's investment in multiple privateering ventures, as well as the family ironworks, which was occasionally commissioned to make weapons for the war.

Additional materials related to the Revolutionary War abound. Correspondence and documents from dozens of American officers are filed under their respective names. A United States Continental Army file includes official muster rolls, payrolls, warrants, and ration receipts from various New England companies. A general American Revolutionary War file includes correspondence from unknown or lesser known individuals who were involved in the war or lived during the time period, as well as two lengthy manuscripts written by unidentified Englishmen, one in favor of the revolution and the other opposed.

The Asa Waterman correspondence chronicles the failures of the early commissariat system, which was established during (and in response to) the Revolutionary War. Waterman (1743-1789), originally a ship merchant, served as assistant commissary in Rhode Island from 1777 to 1780. Comprised of approximately 100 items, his correspondence highlights the difficulty of provisioning the troops with adequate, nutritious food due to a scarcity of staples (most often flour) and the problem of shipping goods at the risk of enemy seizure. His letters also address the frequent reorganization of the commissariat system and its negative effect on both the commissary officers and the troops they served.

In addition to papers of various official military officers, the collection includes the business papers of Samuel White and John Cushing, merchants and privateers during the American Revolutionary War. Privateers were sanctioned by the government to aid in the war effort by capturing enemy ships, known as "prizes." Privateers played a significant role in the war, outnumbering government-owned vessels by more than ten to one and capturing nearly 600 British ships over the course of the war. Cushing & White invested in multiple vessels that sailed along the North American coast and to the West Indies throughout the course of the war.

The collection also contains significant holdings from the post-war Federal period. Correspondence from John Adams (1735-1826) is largely focused on his role as diplomat for the newly formed American nation in the years before he became second president of the United States. His letters include strong viewpoints on the American government and his role within it. He laments the "insignificance" of his position as vice president (under George Washington), discusses the growth of democracy in various states, and complains that the American people have little tolerance for hardship.

Third U.S. President Thomas Jefferson has over 100 items in the collection. His correspondents are a veritable who's who of early American leaders. Topics range from subjects of personal interest (e.g., what materials should be used to decorate Monticello, his Virginia estate) to American agriculture, foreign diplomacy, and relations with Native Americans. Not one to mince words, Jefferson strongly states his opinions on political rivalries, government policies, and international relations, often touching on multiple issues within single letters. The letters also provide a glimpse of his scientific and inventive pursuits including a diagram for an improved water wheel and his establishment of a nail manufactory.

The collection also contains significant holdings from the American Civil War. Correspondence from Union general (and eighteenth U.S. President) Ulysses S. Grant Grant dates from 1858-1884. Many of the letters were sent directly from the battlefields of the Civil War. His correspondence with other generals and army officers captures the fevered pace and constant strategizing of the war. The progression of certain battles can be traced through the many notes he sent throughout the same day, week, or month. Telegraph notes marked "cipher" highlight the threat of enemy interception. Many of his letters in this collection were written from City Point, Virginia, the Union headquarters and base of supplies during 1864 and 1865.

Additional Civil War materials include select letters and documents from other prominent Civil War officers including Union general William T. Sherman and Confederate general Robert E. Lee, as well as a large group of official papers from the United States Army of the Potomac consisting of orders, regulations, appointments, and official correspondence. A general American Civil War file contains items relating to relatively unknown men who served in the war and wrote about their experiences; collectively, they provide a glimpse of the impact of the war on average soldiers and their families. The Frederic A. Waterhouse correspondence, between a young Union soldier and his family in Pennsylvania, vividly traces one family's experience of the war and follows Frederic through battles, injury, and eventually death in the field.

The papers of sixteenth President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) form one of the largest groups in the collection. The earliest items date from Lincoln's time as a lawyer. Included are legal briefs from all three of his formal law partnerships as well as cases from his time on the Illinois judicial circuit. Correspondence includes letters both to and from Lincoln; a handful of letters deal specifically with the Civil War. Documents from his time as president mainly consist of memoranda, discharges, pardons, commissions, and orders.

Other well-represented American presidents include Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), whose letters reflect many of the positions he held before being elected president, and Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), whose correspondence demonstrates his lifelong passion for the study of government and history.

Hundreds of other American individuals and subjects are covered by the collection. There are significant letters from Americans of the stature of Samuel Adams, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, Benjamin Franklin, and Patrick Henry, and informative and characteristic ones of such diverse personages as John Wilkes Booth, Robert Fulton, and Thomas Paine. A large group of papers from eighteenth and nineteenth-century Massachusetts is filed by town and contains many legal documents in the form of land deeds, writs, and tax forms.

Researchers should note that Andre De Coppet saved many clippings from the auctions and dealers where he purchased the items in this collection. These clippings and provenance files are available in Boxes 43 and 44.

The collection is arranged alphabetically by name of originator and/or subject; in the Miscellaneous and Provenance Files boxes (Boxes 43-44) the material is arranged alphabetically under the subject (ex.: "Washington, George.").

Gift of Andre Coppet, Howard Froelick, Col. Richard Gimbel.

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

This collection was processed by Rebecca Garcia during the period of November 2007 - October 2008. Finding aid written by Rebecca Garcia in 2008.

During 2022, restrictions on original materials, including items related to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln, were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

Collection title revised to provide more information about the collection by Faith Charlton in 2022.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Rebecca Garcia
Finding Aid Date
2002
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Collection Inventory

Adams, Henry Brooks (1838-1918), 1904 January 7. 1 folder.
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Historian of American history and great grandson of John Adams. ALS on the place of literature in the past, present, and future. 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

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John Adams served as an elected member of the First and Second Continental Congresses, a U.S. diplomat, vice president under George Washington, and second president of the United States (1797-1801). This series primarily consists of select letters written by Adams from 1775 to 1816. Recipients include prominent Americans such as John Jay (1745-1829), James Madison (1749-1812), Benjamin Rush (1746-1813), and John Trumbull (1750-1831)—who received over a third of the letters in this collection. Subject matter is nearly always political in nature whether official government communication or personal correspondence. Also included are three miscellaneous documents signed by Adams. The series is arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent with the three miscellaneous documents housed in Box 46 (oversize). Many of the letters have been published in multi-volume series devoted to Adams. Two such sources were consulted in the preparation of this finding aid:

HUP - Papers of John Adams, The Adams Papers Series (Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1977-2006).

BLP - The Works of John Adams, Select Bibliographies Reprint Series (1850-56; Reprinted Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1969).

Letters in this collection that are published in either of these series contain a bracketed notation in the item description including the above designated abbreviations (by publisher), volume, and page number. Since Adams often wrote multiple copies of his letters as well as kept a letter-book, multiple institutions may own copies of the same letter. An asterisk (*) in the item description designates the citing of this specific copy of the letter. RC indicates the item is the original recipient's copy.

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2 boxes

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1 box

Adams, Thomas Boylston, 1794 December 3. 1 folder.
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ALS, Philadelphia. To son Thomas [in the Netherlands]. Updating on friends from home and encouraging intellectual and moral pursuits. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Boylston, John, 1783 June 12. 1 folder.
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ALS (RC), Paris. Thanking Boylston for an introduction to Eliphalet Fitch and party. 1 p.

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1 folder

Carey, Matthew, 1813 June 1. 1 folder.
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ALS, Quincy. Commending the naval exploits of Commodore Samuel Tucker during the Revolution and War of 1812 with the suggestion that Carey include Tucker in his Naval History. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Collector and Naval Officer at New York, 1800 November 14. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Recommending a Colonel Smith and requesting the recipients provide him support and assistance. 1 p.

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1 folder

Cranch, William, 1815 March 3. 1 folder.
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ALS (RC), Quincy. On the fishery rights of the United States versus Great Britain, asking that the judge prove the treaty of 1783 is still in effect. 3 pp. [BLP: Vol. X, 131-133]

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1 folder

Gravier, Charles, 1781 July 19. 1 folder.
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LS, Paris. To the Comte de Vergennes emphasizing the need to recognize the sovereignty of the United States and thereby allow a U.S. Minister to attend the Congress at Vienna. 6 pp. [HUP: Vol. 11, 425-430]

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1 folder

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1 box

Humphreys, David, 1786 February 8. 1 folder.
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ALS, Grosvenor Square (London). Paying tribute to Humphreys' performance of his duties as representative of the U.S. and encouraging him to reconsider his resignation. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Humphreys, David, 1786 March 4. 1 folder.
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ALS (RC), London. Addressed to "Humphries" care of [Thomas] Jefferson, asking him to procure passage for a couple and their servant on the packet from L'Orient to New York. 1 p.

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1 folder

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1 box

Jay, John, 1782 August 10. 1 folder.
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LS, The Hague. Concerning European politics and the impossibility of meeting in Paris unless the British representative will treat with America as an independent nation. 3 pp. [HUP: Vol. 13, 227-228]

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1 folder

Jay, John, 1782 August 13. 1 folder.
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LS, The Hague. Emphatically insisting upon patience and firmness in peace negotiations with England. 3 pp. [HUP: Vol. 13, 236-239]

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1 folder

Lincoln, General Benjamin, 1796 November 7. 1 folder.
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ALS, Quincy. Promising to send a sum of money. 1 p.

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1 folder

Livingston, [Robert R.], 1782 August 18. 1 folder.
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Letter (copy), The Hague. Transcribing British diplomat [Alleyne] FitzHerbert's commission from the King (in Latin) and discussing the negotiation of treaties of commerce with various European nations. Page 2 contains ANS in which Adams explains that the bracketed paragraph was not copied from his letter book or sent to Congress because he deemed it "unprudent." (See HUP for more on this.) 7 pp. [HUP: Vol. 13, 243-250]

Physical Description

1 folder

Madison, James, 1812 January 17. 1 folder.
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ALS, Quincy. Describing and recommending to the President three young men from Boston and Newburyport who desire naval appointments. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Middleton, Arthur, 1779 April 24. 1 folder.
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ALS (RC) written "On Board the Alliance, St Lazare" concerning the plans of the Commodore [referring to Alexander Gillon] and the response of the French Court. 1 p. [*HUP: Vol. 8, 39-40]

Physical Description

1 folder

Nichols, [John?], 1786 February 14. 1 folder.
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ANS, written in third person, originally enclosing a resolution of the President and Fellows of "the University of Cambridge" Massachusetts (i.e. Harvard). 1 p.

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1 folder

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1 box

Rush, Benjamin, 1808 August 31. 1 folder.
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ALS, Quincy. Analyzing Napoleon and the war with Great Britain, responding to an allegation that he is a "weak man," and discussing American political affairs. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Rush, Benjamin, 1809 January 23. 1 folder.
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ALS, Quincy. Advocating the formation of a large navy and the removal of the embargo, and discussing the effects of France and England on American politics. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Rush, Benjamin, 1809 April 12. 1 folder.
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ALS (RC), Quincy. Recounting his entrance into political life from 1770 to 1783 and dividing the period into eight sections, with mention of other prominent figures of the time including Thomas Paine, John Hancock, and cousin Samuel Adams. 5 pp. [BLP: Vol. IX, 616-619]

Physical Description

1 folder

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Rush, Benjamin, 1811 January 18. 1 folder.
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ALS, Quincy. Requesting Rush [Treasurer of the U.S. Mint at Philadelphia] send specimens of coins to his son, John Quincy Adams. Also discussing the influence of Napoleon and the American Revolution on the revival of Greek and Latin studies. 3 pp

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1 folder

Rush, Benjamin, 1812 July 10. 1 folder.
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ALS (RC), Quincy. Discussing various political issues and prominent American figures. 3 pp.

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1 folder

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1 box

Rush, Richard, 1814 December 11. 1 folder.
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ALS (RC), Quincy. Introducing Francis C. Gray, discussing his reading, and commenting on the pursuit of happiness. 1 p.

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1 folder

Rush, Richard, 1815 June 11. 1 folder.
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ALS (initials) (RC), Quincy. Discussing religion and government, mentioning prominent Europeans of the eighteenth century. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Story, Joseph, 1816 May 22. 1 folder.
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ALS, Quincy. Eulogizing [Samuel] Dexter, who served under him as secretary of war and of the Treasury. 1 p.

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1 folder

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1 box

Trumbull, John, 1775 November 5. 1 folder.
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AL (RC) signed "your Friend." Thanking him for a copy of poem McFingal, lamenting the loss of [Silas] Deane and others' services [to the Continental Congress], and expressing enthusiasm and hope towards the end of tyranny. 2 pp. [*HUP: Vol. 3, 278-279]

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1 folder

Trumbull, John, 1791 January 23. 1 folder.
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AL with signature removed, Philadelphia. Discusses his book-- A Defence [sic] of the American Constitutions--, the condition of the government (commending Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton), and the "insignificance" of the office he holds [Vice President]. 3 pp. [BLP: Vol. IX, 572-573]

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1 folder

Trumbull, John, 1791 March 31. 1 folder.
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ALS, Philadelphia. Concerning Alexander Hamilton's success as Secretary of Treasury, the French Revolution, different types of government, and his own conduct and response to detractors. 4 pp. Housed with separate address sheet (1 folded leaf).

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1 folder

Trumbull, John, 1793 January 31. 1 folder.
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AL (RC) signed "your sincere friend," Philadelphia. An enigmatic letter comparing a set of men (under pseudonyms) to Mother Carey's chickens. 2 pp. Separate address sheet (1 leaf).

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1 folder

Trumbull, John, 1793 March 10. 1 folder.
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AN (RC), Hartford. Written in third person, asking Trumbull to spend the evening at "Mr. David Bulls." 1 p.

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1 folder

Trumbull, John, 1793 March 11. 1 folder.
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ALS, Hartford. Asking Trumbull for two favors: to deliver a bank bill and to procure a subscription to the Hartford paper for the "Vice President" (i.e. Adams) 2 pp.

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1 folder

Trumbull, John, 1793 March 18. 1 folder.
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ALS, Quincy. Introducing his son, John Quincy Adams, with mention of his literary abilities and the belief that he will enter politics; referring also to [Alexander] Hamilton. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Trumbull, John, 1793 December 31. 1 folder.
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ALS, Philadelphia. Inviting Trumbull to visit the following summer and speaking of the domestic and foreign situations. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Trumbull, John, 1795 January 24. 1 folder.
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ALS, Philadelphia. Discussing the peace treaty and praising [John] Jay. Originally enclosed with copies of letters relating to the treaty, including one unsent passage which Adams emphasized be kept secret. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Trumbull, John, 1796. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ANS, (RC) [Hartford]. Written in third person, asking Trumbull to spend an hour with him at David Bull's house. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Trumbull, John, 1797 January 19. 1 folder.
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ALS, Philadelphia. Commending Trumbull on his improved health and a forthcoming edition of his writings. Asking his opinion on the politics of France & Spain, and the nature of humility and honor. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Trumbull, John, 1800 August 12. 1 folder.
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ALS, Quincy. Regarding an interview with an unnamed citizen of New Haven who reported uneasiness in Connecticut at the removal of Secretary of State (Timothy Pickering) and who advised Adams on the condition of roads. 2 pp. [BLP: Vol. IX, 74-75]

Physical Description

1 folder

Trumbull, John, 1800 September 10. 1 folder.
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ALS, Quincy. Expressing extreme frustration with the Federalist party. 2 pp. [BLP: Vol. IX, 83-84]

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1 folder

Trumbull, John, 1805 July 8. 1 folder.
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ALS, Quincy. Touching on a variety of topics including suspicion of foul play in the post office, the Federalist party, Connecticut politics, and a history of Mount Wollaston, his family home. 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Trumbull, John, 1805 August 5. 1 folder.
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ALS (RC), Quincy. Commenting on a "gross and naked" letter allegedly written by George Washington and published in Matthew Carey's American Museum magazine. Praising Washington's character and suggesting Hamilton was the true author of the letter. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Trumbull, John, 1805 February 6. 1 folder.
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ALS (RC), Quincy. Friendly correspondence and queries about the growth of democracy in Connecticut as compared to Massachusetts. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Tufts, Cotton, 1787 October 16. 1 folder.
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ALS (RC), London. Writing in response to the threat of war. Sends instructions about the care of a trunk packed with personal papers; refers to the international situation and mentions [Thomas] Jefferson. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Varnum, Joseph B, 1812 December 7. 1 folder.
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ALS, Quincy. Defending Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse and lamenting that the people of the U.S. are unable to bear hardship unless supported by a sense of duty or hope of glory. 1 p.

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1 folder

Vaughan, Benjamin, 1783 February 14. 1 folder.
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ALS, Paris. Anticipating negative feedback from the debates over the preliminary treaties and asking for news. 1.5 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Ship's papers - Thomas, 1797 June 13. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Ship's papers for the Thomas. Form printed in French, Spanish, English, and Dutch. Signed John Adams (President) and Timothy Pickering (Secretary of State). 1 p.

Physical Description

1 box

Documents, undated. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Ship's papers for the Hope. Form printed in French, Spanish, English, and Dutch. Signed John Adams (President) and John Marshall (Secretary of State). 1 p.

Physical Description

1 box

Certificate, 1804 May 27. 1 box.
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Certificate of fellowship in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for David Humphries [sic]. Signed John Adams (President), Joseph Willard (Vice President) and John Davis and John Quincy Adams (Secretaries). 1 p.

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

John Quincy Adams is best known for being the son of John Adams and serving as sixth president of the United States (1825-1829). Prior to his presidency he also served in multiple diplomatic positions and as secretary of state under James Monroe. This series primarily consists of letters and documents written by Adams from 1786 to 1848. The letters are both personal and professional in nature and span varying stages of his career from diplomat to congressman to president. Also included are four manuscripts—two poems, a speech delivered to Congress, and minutes of a cabinet meeting. Folders are arranged alphabetically by correspondent with manuscripts at the end.

Physical Description

1 box

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1 box

Adams, Thomas B, 1802 October 13. 1 folder.
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ALS, Boston. Asking his brother about the exchange rate in Philadelphia and noting a defect in their father's copy of Dobson's Encyclopaedia. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Aspinwall, Thomas, 1817 October 31. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Thanking the U.S. Consul for a favor and introducing Richard Rush, the bearer of the letter and newly appointed Minister to the Court of London. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Baker, Daniel C, 1841 April 9. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Washington. Declining to lecture before the Lynn Union Lyceum. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Barker, Josiah, 1807 December 3. 1 folder.
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ALS, written from the Committee Room of the Senate. Questioning the recipient's knowledge of Senator John Smith (Ohio), who was under investigation for his alleged connection with the Aaron Burr conspiracy. Barker is believed to have been the recipient 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Belcher, Jonathan, 1840 March 7. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Transmitting a message from the Commissioner of Pensions. 1 p.

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1 folder

Belcher, Samuel, 1835 February 3. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Sending copies of Belcher's papers, as requested in a letter to the Department of War. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Blunt, Joseph, 1831 January 21. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Clarifying his role in the estrangement between President [Andrew] Jackson and Vice President [John C.] Calhoun, outlining the nature of his relationship with [Martin] Van Buren, and promising to write a chapter for Blunt's Register. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Brent, Daniel, 1821 September 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Boston. Regarding the legal implications of an incident involving naval lieutenant [Robert Field] Stockton boarding French slaver, Jeune Eugenie. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Bridge, James, 1786 October 22. 1 folder.
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ALS, Braintree. On vacation plans and the pursuit of happiness. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

De Grand, P. P. F, 1818 January 21. 1 folder.
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AL Signed "Your Friend," Washington. Responding to a confidential letter regarding German and Spanish intrigues in Florida and the revolutions in the South American republics. 2 pp.

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1 folder

De Grand, P. P. F, 1824 May 3. 1 folder.
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ALS (initials), Washington. Written in French, referring humorously to morphine and slanders incident to public life. 1 p.

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1 folder

Gay, Ebenezer, 1818 October 16. 1 folder.
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A letter written by Gay requesting Adams' aide in the appointment of a midshipman. Below the letter is a signed note by Adams testifying to Gay's character. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

McCulloch, James, 1822 January 19. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. To the Collector of the Port of Baltimore, asking him to forward two boxes to Brown's Hotel. 1 p.

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1 folder

Oxnard, Edward, 1792 February 2. 1 folder.
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ALS, Boston. Regarding a legal dispute in which Adams acted as Oxnard's lawyer. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Pinckney, Thomas, 1794 November 30. 1 folder.
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ALS, The Hague. Regarding the capture of American ship Mary and her possible violation of the neutrality agreement between America and France, with news of European affairs. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Plumer, William, 1817 December 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Washington. Writing to the governor of New Hampshire on various political affairs including the appointment of government officers and a new course of action regarding South America. 1 p. Plumer's draft reply is written on pages 2-4.

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1 folder

Plumer, William, 1827 April 24. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Decrying the lack of principles in his political opponents and discussing the growing interest in biographies of distinguished American men. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Sprague, William B, 1839 May 25. 1 folder.
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ALS, Quincy. Regarding a manuscript to be printed by Joseph Blunt. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Stone, William L, 1831 December 24. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Regarding restrictions placed on gatherings of Masonic lodges in Great Britain. 1 p.

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1 folder

Thompson, Jonathan, 1826 February 27. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. To the Collector at New York paying duties and thanking him for his help. 1 p.

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1 folder

Toland, George W, 1844 February 14. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Introducing the bearer, Mr. Nathan Hale of Massachusetts.

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1 folder

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1 box

Speech, 1832 February 8. 1 folder.
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AMsS, Washington. Speech in Congress on a Congressional apportionment bill. 16 pp.

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1 folder

Poem, 1841 August 23. 1 folder.
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AMsS, Washington. "The Wants of Man," a poem presented to William C. Dawson. 10 pp.

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1 folder

Minutes, 1843 February 11. 1 folder.
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AMs. Minutes of a cabinet meeting relating to the settlement of Oregon and the issue of slavery there.

Physical Description

1 folder

Poem, 1848 April 22. 1 folder.
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AMsS, Washington. A poem "To Miss Sarah M. Benton."

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Revolutionary politician, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Massachusetts governor.

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1 box

Letter, 1766 November 17. 1 folder.
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ALS, Boston. To Dennys De Berdt, agent for Massachusetts, regarding the issue of compensation for persons injured during the Stamp Act riots. 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Commission, 1796 April 14. 1 folder.
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DS. Printed form issued by Adams (as Massachusetts Governor) commissioning Turner King as captain in the state militia. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Alexander, Joseph Addison (1809-1860), 1849 December 19. 1 folder.
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Biblical scholar. ALS, Princeton. To Dr. Potts, declining an invitation to preach. 4 pp.

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1 folder

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"Earl of Stirling" and American Major General during the Revolutionary War.

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1 box

Scope and Contents

Filed by recipient.

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1 box

Clinton, George, 1782 October 25. 1 folder.
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Letter signed "Stirling," Albany. To the Governor of New York. Reporting on his inspection of the Mohawk Valley and requesting clothing for the troops, with mention of the interrogation of a spy. 2 pp.

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Tucker, Samuel, 1776 February 2. 1 folder.
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AL signed "Stirling," Elizabeth Town. Insisting New York and New Jersey authorities furnish him with promised arms. 1 p.

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1 folder

Tucker, Samuel, 1778 October 17. 1 folder.
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AL signed "Stirling," Elizabeth Town. Again insisting New York and New Jersey authorities furnish him with promised arms. 1 p.

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1 folder

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1 box

Land Deed, 1767 September 1. 1 folder.
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DS. Transferring land in Freehold, New Jersey from Stirling to David Johnston. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Account Statement, 1781 June 5. 1 folder.
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DS with ANS. Account of all the advances made to Major General Lord Stirling by the Paymaster General at New Windsor (John Pierce). 1 p.

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1 folder

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The items in this file relate to relatively unknown men who served in the American Civil War and wrote about their experiences. Collectively, they provide a glimpse into the impact of the war on average soldiers and their families. Researchers should note that the Andre De Coppet Collection contains many other materials related to the Civil War, which are filed under the names of specific authors and correspondents; this general "Civil War" file is simply for the benefit of grouping items which might otherwise be overlooked.

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2 boxes

Bailey, George B., Jr, 1853-1862. 1 item.
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Bailey was an American physician and Civil War officer. This bound volume of letters includes 9 ALsS written by Bailey to his friend John Hill Martin, largely discussing friendly matters, with mention of West Point classmate U.S. Grant. Only one of the letters was written from war. At the end of the volume are 3 letters written after Bailey's death, describing how he was killed at Guyandotte, West Virginia on November 10, 1861, when he was thrown over the side of a bridge by Confederate forces. In the front of the volume, Samuel W. Pennypacker (Governor of Pennsylvania from 1903-1907) inscribed a message on August 28, 1914. 12 pieces in bound volume.

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1 item

Gibbs, George W, 1863 September 17. 1 folder.
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Oath of allegiance to the Constitution and Government of the United States by George W. Gibbs of Morris Township, Missouri. Printed form. Signed William McHurath, Provost Marshall, Chillicothi [sic], Missouri.

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1 folder

Holmes, J.C., 1865 April 13. 1 folder.
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ALS, Greensboro, NC. To Colonel J[ohn] M[arshall] Otey. Asking that Major Edmonston be ordered to return two horses impressed from James Moore for the President's ambulances. Countersigned by Otey and Edmonston. 2 pp.

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1 folder

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Union Lieutenant in the American Civil War. Letters to "Friend Alice."

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1 box

Olds, William C., 1863 October 4. 1 folder.
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ALS, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Describing his emotions upon seeing his fellow soldiers dead and wounded on the battlefield and in hospitals, commenting that Confederate soldiers are an "ignorant set", and happily reporting that [Confederate General Braxton] Bragg was recently thwarted in battle. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Olds, William C., 1864 January 28. 1 folder.
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ALS, Conneaut, Ohio. Describing how he was dispatched from Chattanooga to Ohio to recruit men for the Union army, giving family news, and mentioning [Confederate General Braxton] Bragg. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Olds, William C., 1864 August 11. 1 folder.
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ALS. Stressing the importance of cheerful letters from home and good health in keeping up the spirit of soldiers, lamenting the constant hard work on the battlefield and the cycle of "dig and fight, fight and dig," and describing the constant threat of enemy fire at his camp. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Olds, William C., 1864 October 25. 1 folder.
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ALS, Gaylesville, Alabama. Describing his regiment's movements as they follow Confederate General [John Bell] Hood; sending his picture [not included]. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Olds, William C., undated. 1 folder.
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ANS, Goldsboro. Rejoicing that [Ulysses S.] Grant has taken Richmond, describing the excitement at his camp, and wondering what [William T.] Sherman's next move will be. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Timpson, J. H, 1864 November 3. 1 folder.
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Soldier in the American Civil War. ALS, camp near Richmond. To Captain E. M. Townsend and the Members of Company A. Describing his camp and military engagements around Richmond. 3 pp. with envelope.

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1 folder

Van Duzer, John C, 1864-1865. 1 item.
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Duzer was a telegraph officer in the Military Division of Tennessee during the Civil War. Manifold (tissue paper) reproduction of an AMs diary. Giving a detailed, daily account of General [William T.] Sherman's march through Georgia. The diary starts Nov. 15, 1864 in Atlanta, Georgia and ends Dec. 22, 1864 in Hilton Head, South Carolina (also included is a copy of an August 3, 1865 letter). House in the original protective case. 64 pp. A typed transcription of the diary is available.

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1 item

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This group of letters centers around Frederic A. Waterhouse, a young man from Pennsylvania who served with Union forces in the American Civil War. The majority of the letters are between Frederic, his father (E.G. Waterhouse), his mother, and his sister (Lucretia). A few of the correspondents are other family members or friends. The letters vividly trace the impact of the war on one family. The letters follow Frederic's army career from a short-lived stint in the field, to an illness that left him unfit for fighting, to his reassignment to the "invalid corps" and the army's decision to put him in charge of a hospital ward. Frederic's letters from the field and the hospitals describe common war themes: lack of food and clothing, horribly injured men, the desire for the war to end, etc. The letters from the family to Frederic highlight their constant fear for his safety and health, and their attempts to comfort him by sending news from home. The final two letters were written to Frederic's father, informing him that his son was mortally wounded to the head and died November 1, 1864, only a month after rejoining his regiment in the field. The final folder includes 12 of the original envelopes in which the letters were sent.

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1 box

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1856 August 11. 1 folder.
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Frederic to a brother. ALS, Philadelphia. Describing his trip to Trapp, Montgomery County (Pennsylvania); with family news. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1858 August 10. 1 folder.
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Frederic to a sister. ALS, Philadelphia. Sending gossip of an engagement based on false pretenses, reporting on pets, responding to her description of Freemansburg; with news of friends and family. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1860 June 9. 1 folder.
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AMs. Excerpt from a poem ["Only a Year" by Harriet Beecher Stowe]. 1 p.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., circa 1861. 1 folder.
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Lucretia to brother Frederic. ALS, Portland. Responding to news of the family pets, describing her time in Portland with family and friends. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1861 September 14. 1 folder.
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Catherine to a brother [not Frederic]. ALS, Boston. Giving an updating on their sister Lucretia, asking her brother to stay in touch more regularly. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1861 December 29. 1 folder.
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George F. Brounley to Frederic. ALS, Camp Graham on Queens Farm, Washington, DC. Saying he had a good Christmas, discussing whether England will become involved in the American Civil War, mentioning picket duty. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1862 March 21. 1 folder.
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George F. Brounley to Frederic. ALS, Camp Graham, Washington, DC. Describing his experience in the army thus far, sharing his worry that he might serve and yet never see a fight, updating on a mutual friend who has fallen ill and will likely be discharged. On letterhead containing the name and likeness of General McClellan. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1862 July 28. 1 folder.
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Lucretia to brother Frederic. ALS, Lowell, MA. Reporting on her visit to Lowell including a description of the liberal religious environment; encouraging her brother to volunteer for the army to avoid the "disgrace" of being drafted; with family news. 6 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1862 August 5. 1 folder.
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Lucretia to brother Frederic. ALS, Portland. Asking her brother to please write and let her know if he has been drafted; with family news. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., circa 1862 September. 1 folder.
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Lucretia to brother Frederic. ALS. Writing a final note to her brother before he leaves for war, telling him that the family is proud of him and supporting him though they may not show it outwardly, promising to send him supplies when he needs them. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1862 September 17. 1 folder.
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Frederic to his family. ALS, Chambersburg. Written over the course of a few days, giving account of his first experiences in the army including his duties, sleeping conditions, unpleasant food, and a dangerous march to Chambersburg. 8 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1862 September 21. 1 folder.
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Frederic to his family. ALS, Green Castle, PA. Describing how close his company came to battling [T.J. "Stonewall"] Jackson in Maryland and the difficult living conditions they are enduring. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., Late 1862. 1 folder.
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E.G. to son Frederic. ALS, Philadelphia. Happy to hear his son currently safe, discussing "The Invincibles" of the Republican Party and how Irishmen are the epitome of Democrats. 4 pp.

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Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1863 January 5. 1 folder.
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E.G. to son Frederic. ALS, Philadelphia. Hoping his son will be granted furlough, enclosing ten dollars and reminding Frederic of the need to be frugal, describing home life and the family's plan to move to a new house. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1863 January 5. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Lincoln Hospital, Washington, DC. Reporting his disappointment that his request for a furlough was rejected, saying he is out of money and lacks adequate shoes, fearing he will be injured, saying things have slightly improved at camp, asking for news and pictures from the family. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1863 October 20. 1 folder.
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E.G. to son Frederic. ALS, Philadelphia. Saying the family is worried that Frederic has not withstood a recent battle, discussing his frustrations with the postal system and how he will send money in the future; asking Frederick to write as often as he can. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1863 October 24. 1 folder.
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Frederic to father. ALS, camp near Warrenton, VA. Describing their new camp, reporting a victory at Mount Auburn and how he avoided Bull Run, describing his regiment and asking his family to send handkerchiefs and pills for dysentery. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1863 October 29. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Camp near Warrenton, VA. Saying he is unwell due to poor food, bad weather, and wet clothes but is happy to be serving as a clerk; responding to deaths, marriages, and other news of friends and family; reiterating a request for handkerchiefs. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1863 October 29. 1 folder.
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Frederic to father. ALS, Camp near Warrenton, VA. Thanking his father for sending a dollar and for helping Frederic procure a position as clerk, which saves him from more arduous military duties. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1863 November 4. 1 folder.
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E.G. to son Frederic. ALS, Philadelphia. Happy to hear his son is now a clerk; asking if he has received items including money, pills, buttons, newspapers, tobacco, thread, stationery supplies, and dry Jamaica ginger; reporting the result of elections and the strength of the Republican emancipation movement. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1863 November 5. 1 folder.
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Frederic to father. ALS, Camp near Warrenton, VA. Reporting that he is extremely ill and appears "cadaverous," wishing he could be home with his family. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1863 November 9. 1 folder.
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E.G. to son Frederic. ALS, Philadelphia. Saying he is doing all in his power to get Frederic discharged from the army but needs the name of the regiment's surgeon in order to do so. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1863 November 17. 1 folder.
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E.G. to son Frederic. ALS, Philadelphia. Encouraging his son to remain courageous, promising to do all he can to get him discharged. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1863 November 24. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Lincoln Hospital, Washington, DC. Reporting that he is being cared for at a good hospital but remains weak and frail; saying he might like to run the ward of a hospital when out of the service; longing for his mother's cake. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1863 December 13. 1 folder.
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E.G. to son Frederic. ALS, Philadelphia. Updating on his continued efforts to get his son discharged including writing to a congressman, petitioning a doctor, and planning a trip to Washington. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864. 1 folder.
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Frederic to family member [unspecified]. ALS. Declaring Washington, DC a modern day Sodom. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 January 9. 1 folder.
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Lucretia to brother Fred. ALS, Philadelphia. Describing the new house the family is renting for $15/month, expressing her disappointment that Frederic was not granted a furlough, updating on friends and family. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 January 11. 1 folder.
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E.G. to son Frederic. ALS. Telling his son it would be a mistake to transfer to a hospital in Philadelphia as the Washington, DC hospital has his medical records and has already declared him unfit to rejoin his regiment in the field. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 January 12. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Lincoln Hospital, Washington, DC. Describing the food he receives at the hospital, reporting deaths among the rebel soldiers at the hospital, saying his requests for a discharge or furlough were thwarted by the "lying duplicity" of Dr. Ruggles, responding to news of friends and family. 6 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 January 18. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Camp Convalescent, Virginia. Reporting that he has been moved to a new camp from which he will likely be sent back to his regiment. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 January 19. 1 folder.
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E.G. to son Frederic. ALS, Philadelphia. Expressing astonishment and outrage that Frederic is to be sent back to his regiment; updating on the family's move to a new house. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 January 23. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Camp Convalescent, Virginia. Remembering life before the war, giving a detailed description of his camp and life there, asking for some socks and an undershirt. 6 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 February 1. 1 folder.
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E.G. to son Frederic. ALS, Philadelphia. Telling Frederic to be on the lookout for some packages and acknowledge their receipt, asking him to write and calm his mother's fears. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 February 6. 1 folder.
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Frederic to mother. ALS, Camp Convalescent, Virginia. Thanking his mother for her sacrificial love, saying he has gained weight and is only occasionally called upon to perform manual labor, describing the beauty of the camp, sending news and thanks to Aunt Kate. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 February 11. 1 folder.
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Lucretia to brother Frederic. ALS, Philadelphia. Promising to send a picture of herself, describing his room in their new home. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 February 15. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Announcing his intention to write a diary of all his experiences in the army and send it to his sister, discussing if and when he will be paid, describing the pleasantness of the hospital. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 February-March. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALsS. Series of four letters written in "diary" format, giving an account of Frederic's experiences in the army. 22 pp. total.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 February 21. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Promising to cherish a picture of his sister, describing the exact location of the hospital, asking for some items, with other small bits of news. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 February 23. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Describing a celebration of Washington's birthday which included speeches and a parade; complaining about a serious lack of food. 4 pp. with an additional small illustration of soldiers in a mess hall calling for more bread & beans.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 February 29. 1 folder.
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Frederic to father. ALS, Columbian General Hospital, Washington, DC. Complaining that doctors keep diagnosing him with diarrhea when he feels the real problem is a natural disposition to heaviness and shortness of breath. 6 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 March 1. 1 folder.
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Frederic to mother. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Stressing how much he would like a picture of his mother to complete his family gallery; speaking about friendship. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 March 12. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Saying he dislikes the "invalid corps" and would prefer to either be discharged or be sent out as a full-fledged soldier; warning that a female friend should not visit him at the hospital since it is not a place for women; reporting that the doctors now think he suffered from Typhoid Fever when at the front. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 April 7. 1 folder.
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Frederic to mother. ALS, Columbian Hospital. Writing to tell of his arrival at the hospital after a short visit home. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 April 12. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Describing his visit to Crystal Springs, with news of family and friends. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 April 22. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Reporting the arrival of new patients from the Army of the Potomac, saying he frequently "rambles off" into the country as the doctors believe it is beneficial, with other bits of news. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 April 23. 1 folder.
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Frederic to father. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Discussing whether he can get back pay with an order to Captain Davis to remit any back pay to his father, E.G. Waterhouse. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 April 30. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Speaking of his loneliness and propensity for poetical thought; reporting an expected pay date; responding to a review of English literature; saying he continues to visit the country; reporting deaths at the hospital. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 May 4. 1 folder.
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Frederic to mother. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Reporting he has been put in charge of a ward at the hospital, which will likely be moved to tents as the building is needed for college purposes. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 May 8. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Giving more description of his duty as warden, saying many men have been moved and newly injured men are expected shortly. Letter incomplete. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 May 15. 1 folder.
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Lucretia to brother Frederic. ALS. Reporting that a cousin has died in the war, with other family news. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 May 18. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Describing the worst case in his ward, a gunshot wound to the arm and the terrible smell associated with it; passing on reported news from his Pennsylvania regiment. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 May 22. 1 folder.
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Lucretia to brother Frederic. ALS. Reporting that a cousin and uncle are visiting the family, with other bits of news. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 May 23. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Describing his tent and tentmates in detail, with mention of assisting in amputations. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 May 26. 1 folder.
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Frederic to "Friend William." ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Recalling the events of the past year, mentioning [Robert E.] Lee's retreat to Richmond, anticipating the reelection of Abraham Lincoln. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 May 29. 1 folder.
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Cousin Maria to Frederic. ALS, Philadelphia. Telling Frederic that his family is treating her well during her visit with them. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 May 30. 1 folder.
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Frederic to father. ANS. A quick note to tell his father he is sending his overcoat home for the summer. 1 p.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 June 5. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Proudly reporting that only one man has died while under his care, attributing success to his treatment of both the body and mind. Saying he mailed a print of the hospital two days earlier. 5 pp. with a newspaper clipping from The Crutch.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 June 10. 1 folder.
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Frederic to mother. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Updating on his patients, wishing he had more free time to enjoy the season, asking for news of family and friends, inquiring about a debt, asking about a picture. 6 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 June 19. 1 folder.
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Frederic to father. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Reporting that he is caring for three men with amputated arms, thanking his father for sending clothes and fruit, discussing the renomination of Abraham Lincoln and related political issues. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 July 5. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Asking after the state of the family, discussing reports of military movements around Philadelphia and the possibility of invasion by the enemy. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 July 15. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Reporting that the enemy tried to take Washington but was thwarted, saying many of the men now in the hospital are sick rather than wounded. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 July 21. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Comparing their hopefulness and enthusiasm of four years ago to the present state of affairs and the brokenness of the country. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 July 24. 1 folder.
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Frederic to father. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Planning to send money to his father for safekeeping, discussing his patients and the problem of gangrene, giving his opinion on the mistakes made by government and the resulting broken state of the nation. 6 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 July 26. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Complaining about a difficult relative, saying he believes Grant's summer campaign is over. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 August 2. 1 folder.
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Lucretia to brother Frederic. ALS. Lamenting that Frederic may be sent to the front. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 August 7. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Wishing his sister could visit him, updating on his patients, saying the rebels seem most active. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 August 22. 1 folder.
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Frederic to father. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Making provisions in case of his death, directing that his money be split evenly between his mother, father, and sister. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 August 23. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Responding to family news, saying he has become numb to war news. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., circa 1864 August. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital. Reporting war news from Petersburgh, the Shenandoah Valley, and Mobile; discussing the political prospects of Abraham Lincoln. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 September 4. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Reporting the he was almost sent to the front but was declared physically unfit through the help of a doctor friend; saying he is tired of being a hospital attendant and spending time with men who are not of his social class, suggesting Irishmen are better suited for the work; rejoicing over good news from Atlanta and hoping for an end to the war. 6 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 September 11. 1 folder.
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Frederic to mother. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Saying his ward is empty and he expects to be transferred somewhere new; considering his past year of service and what he has learned. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 September 16. 1 folder.
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Frederic to father. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Discussing the candidates in an upcoming election, wondering whether he might be granted a furlough, surprised to hear there is a shortage of clothing in Philadelphia, telling of a recent ramble through the countryside. 6 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 September 21. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, Columbian Hospital, Washington, DC. Remembering old friends and past times, considering how life has changed. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 October 7. 1 folder.
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Frederic to mother. ALS, camp before Petersburgh. Reporting on life from the front, saying he has enough to eat but is in a dangerous situation as his regiment is besieging Petersburgh. Incomplete letter 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 October 11. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, "On Picket Duty before Petersburgh." Describing the dangerous and lonely picket duty, attributing his being sent to the front to Mrs. Blanchard, an ornery and vindictive nurse at the hospital where he worked. 6 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 October 25. 1 folder.
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Frederic to father. ALS, Camp before Petersburgh, VA (Fort Morton). Describing his picket duty and how he risked his life to retrieve letters from his mother and sister, with an illustration of an entrenched line and picket posts. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 October 25. 1 folder.
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Frederic to sister Lucretia. ALS, before Petersburgh. Describing army life as "a composition of dirt, rags, & recklessness...ridiculous, sad & terrible." 4 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 November 6. 1 folder.
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T. Spencer Harrison to E.G. Waterhouse. ALS, 1st Division Hospital. Informing E.G. Waterhouse that his son has been moved to the hospital at City Point, but that his injuries are too great to overcome and death is imminent; expressing great sympathy at the impending loss. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., 1864 November. 1 folder.
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Consisting of two ALsS, one from E.G. Waterhouse to Dr. O'Meagher asking for news of his son who was reported to have been "mortally wounded in the head." The second ALS, on the same paper, from the clerk of the hospital to E.G. Waterhouse, informs him that his son died at the hospital on November 1, and was buried with a marked gravestone. 3 pp. total.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., October 26. 1 folder.
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Mary to sister. ALS, Portland. Asking for forgiveness, with news of friends and family. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Waterhouse, Frederic A., undated. 1 folder.
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In Lucretia's hand, "Barbara Frietchie," a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier. 4 pp.

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1 folder

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This file consists of miscellaneous items related to the American Revolutionary War. In the Correspondence section are letters written by unknown or lesser known individuals who were involved in the war or lived during that time period (1775-1783). In the Manuscripts section are two lengthy manuscripts written by unidentified Englishmen, one in favor of the revolution and the other opposed. Researchers should note that the Andre De Coppet Collection contains many other materials related to the Revolutionary War, which are filed under the names of specific authors and correspondents; this general "Revolutionary War" file is simply for the benefit of grouping items which might otherwise be overlooked.

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3 boxes

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1 box

Adams, Samuel, M.D., 1779 June 14. 1 folder.
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Military surgeon during the Revolutionary War [not to be confused with the politician or the loyalist of the same name]. ALS to his wife, Sally, requesting news from home and updating on life in the army and movement of the enemy. 1 p.

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1 folder

Ball, Edward John, 1800 April 26. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. To John Halsted. Enclosing a certificate [included] from Major Frederick Weisenfel attesting to Halsted's service as commissary to the army in Canada from 1775-1776; with other bits of news. 1 p.

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1 folder

Barton, Henry L, 1785 January 25. 1 folder.
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DS. Written oath that between October 1783 and December 1784 his only source of income was from half pay as a reduced lieutenant in Brigadier General Hinner's New Jersey volunteers. 1 p.

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1 folder

Campbell, Donald, 1776 March 28. 1 folder.
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American Lieutenant Colonel. ALS, Quebec. Giving his eyewitness account of the Battle of Quebec [December 1775]. Explaining the circumstances of his assuming command and ordering retreat after the death of Major General Richard Montgomery. 11 pp.

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1 folder

Chambers, James, 1777 June 18. 1 folder.
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Commander of the 1st Pennsylvania regiment. ALS, Mount Prospect Camp. To Edward Hand, Brigadier General Commanding the Western Department. Describing various military operations and speculating on General Washington's plans. 2 pp.

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1 folder

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Continental soldier writing to his family from war.

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1 box

Clark, Amos, 1775 July 31. 1 folder.
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ALS, Roxbury. To his mother, Sarah, thanking her for her letters and packages, giving description of a recent battle. 1 p.

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1 folder

Clark, Amos, 1775 September 12. 1 folder.
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ALS, Roxbury. To his brother, Nathaniel, describing the men from his regiment and a few of their military activities. 1 p.

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1 folder

Clark, Amos, 1775 October 24. 1 folder.
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AL, Roxbury. To his mother, Sarah, discussing a possible timeframe for his return home from military service. 1 p.

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1 folder

Clark, Amos, 1776 March 6. 1 folder.
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ALS, Brookline. To his brother, Nathaniel, giving brief accounts of various military skirmishes. 2 p.

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1 folder

Clark, Amos, 1776 August 5. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. To his mother, Sarah, complaining about the high prices and lack of food, asking her to send him provisions. 1 p.

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1 folder

Clarke, James, 1778 April 20. 1 folder.
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Assistant Commissary. ALS, Commissary General's Office, Newport. To Samuel Barret enclosing a return of provisions. 1 p.

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1 folder

Craft, Thomas, 1778 November 8. 1 folder.
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DS, Boston. A list of the field and staff officers in Colonel Craft's artillery regiment. 1 p.

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1 folder

Davis, Thomas, 1777 April 26. 1 folder.
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ALS, Morristown. Describing the enemy's surprise ambush of General Lincoln's forces near Bound Brook, commenting on the growth of the army, and questioning the delay in expected reinforcements from Virginia. 1 p.

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1 folder

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Captain in the Continental Army.

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1 box

Note, 1777 December 19. 1 folder.
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ANS to Isaac Reddington, requesting a gun for a Mr. Balch, who wishes to join the regiment at Winter Hill. On a small slip of paper.

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1 folder

Document, undated. 1 folder.
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ADS noting that Nathaniel Peas Cogswill and Samuel Harriman have refused to pay a tax related to the Continental Army. 1 p.

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1 folder

Gardner, Sylvester, 1779 May 21. 1 folder.
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ALS, "Northkingstown." To Ephraim Bowen. Concerning a change in procedure for filing returns with the quartermaster. 1 p.

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1 folder

Graham, Elizabeth, 1782 August 16. 1 folder.
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ALS, Brunswick. To William Paterson. Explaining that the death of her husband and the loss of her estate at the hands of British plunderers left her family in desperate need of money; she therefore feels justified in suing the equally destitute Mr. Courtland for money owed her. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Howell, John, 1778 March 25. 1 folder.
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ALS (draft), Middletown. To Captain John Patten. About the procuring of wagons requested by General Washington. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Huse, Samuel, 1778 May 16. 1 folder.
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Copy of a letter written to the Commanding Officer at Winter Hill reporting the escape of a number of enemy prisoners. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Kearny, Michael, 1779 December 13. 1 folder.
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Kearny was a captain for the British. Printed British press warrant granting Kearney permission to impress seamen to man His Majesty's ships. Signed by Lords Sandwich, Buller, and Penton. 1 p.

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1 folder

Martin, Nathaniel, 1775 October 6. 1 folder.
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ADS. Ordering Captain Thomas Allen to immediately call his company of men together. Signed as colonel. 1 p.

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1 folder

Mason, John, 1775 October 18. 1 folder.
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ALS, Boston. To Samuel White. Sympathizing with his difficulties and offering to help. 2 pp.

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1 folder

McMichael, James, 1776-1778. 1 item.
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American Revolutionary soldier. AMs journal. "Journal for Jas. McMichael commencing the 27th May A.D. 1776 containing a brief account of the marches of the Penna. Rifle Regt. with the distance in miles from place to place--and some remarks on the country and inhabitants." Original autograph manuscript journal of an officer during the American Revolution, who took part in the battles of Long Island, White Plains, the retreat through New Jersey, Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown, and the winter at Valley Forge. 126 pp., bound.

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1 item

Molliere, 1776 November 9. 1 folder.
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French infantry captain. ALS in French. To his uncle, M. de St. Esteve. Containing an account of the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Parsons, Lawrence, 1775 June 14. 1 folder.
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British officer in the American Revolution. ALS, Boston. To London bankers Arnauld & Albert Nesbit. Planning to pay some debts for "the unfortunate Mr. Delap," and mentioning the "disagreeable war" and intentions to "sally out on the enemy this very night." [Written just days before the battle at Bunker Hill.] 1 p.

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1 folder

Read, John, 1776 June 2. 1 folder.
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Read was the Commissary, Barrack Master, and Clerk at Fort Island. ALS, Fort Island. To Owen Biddle. On business commissions he is undertaking. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Runyan, Hugh, 1778 July 5. 1 folder.
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American Revolutionary soldier. ALS, Trenton. About the difficulty of buying supplies; asking for money. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Seely, Silvanus, 1779 November 2. 1 folder.
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American Revolutionary officer. ALS, Elizabethtown. Recipient unknown. Describing the dire situation of the troops under his command, saying that wood is so scarce they have started burning fences and that hay & grain are often unavailable; begging for some help. 1 p.

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1 folder

Thompson, Samuel, 1775 June 27. 1 folder.
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Secretary of the Committee of Observation of Brookhaven, New York. AMsS. Copy of the minutes of a meeting of the Committee, giving resolutions to cooperate with Congress in order to seek redress for grievances against the British government. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Wade, Francis, 1776 January 9. 1 folder.
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ALS, Philadelphia. To the Committee of Safety of Pennsylvania. Referring to his contract to supply armed vessels for the defense of the province and the necessity of a cash advance to complete his duties as contracted. 1 p. with separate address sheet.

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1 folder

Wall, George, 1780 August 23. 1 folder.
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American Revolutionary Officer in the Pennsylvania militia. ALS, Bucks County. To General John Lacey. Apologizing for the poor quality of soldiers coming from his county, reporting a rumor that the general illegally confiscated horses from some racers and jockeys, sharing his suspicions that the seal on a letter written him by the President was broken before the letter reached him. 3 pp.

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1 folder

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Letters to his children.

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1 box

White, Anthony, March 29. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. Giving directions regarding his upcoming trip to Newark. 1 p.

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1 folder

White, Anthony, 1783 November 22. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. Describing the upcoming evacuation of New York by the British and how it affects his business dealings; with family news. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Williamson, Mathias, 1776 September 15. 1 folder.
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American Revolutionary general. LS, Elizabeth Town. To New Jersey Governor William Livingston. Saying that the soldiers in the New Jersey militia have not been receiving their monthly pay and as a consequence many will likely abandon. Requesting that a paymaster be appointed to oversee the situation and informing Livingston of a lack of ammunition. 3 pp.

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1 folder

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Yeates was politician and justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. This files consists of letters written to him by his nephews and a fellow Pennsylvanian concerning the war.

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1 box

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Yeates' nephew.

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1 box

Ewing, Jasper, 1776 July 24. 1 folder.
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Long Island. Sending money as partial repayment of a loan and giving instructions as to his possessions should he die in the war. 1 p.

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1 folder

Ewing, Jasper, 1776 August 30. 1 folder.
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New York. Giving his account of the Battle of Long Island. 1 p.

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1 folder

Ewing, Jasper, 1776 September 14. 1 folder.
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West Chester. Reporting the enemy's landing on Long Island, damage to English ship Rose under "infamous" Commander [James] Wallace, and the capture of American prisoners. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Ewing, Jasper, 1777 August 26. 1 folder.
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Fort Pitt. Discussing plans to combat the "savage barbarity" of the Indians, with the exception of the friendly and compliant Delaware tribe. 1 p.

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1 folder

Ewing, Jasper, 1778 March 9. 1 folder.
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Fort Pitt. Describing an attack on an Indian camp believed to be full of warriors, which actually consisted of women and children. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Ewing, John, 1776 August 4. 1 folder.
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Yeates' nephew. ALS, Elizabeth Town. Giving account of a small skirmish and stressing that no major engagements are yet anticipated. 1 p.

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1 folder

Hartley, Thomas, 1776 June 12. 1 folder.
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Hartley (1748-1800) was an American soldier and politician from Pennsylvania. ALS, Camp at Sorel. Reporting on the attack on the British forces at Three Rivers, the defeat of the Americans, and the retreat to the Sorel, mentioning all prominent officers, [John] Burgoyne, and the overall British plan. 5 pp.

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1 folder

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3 boxes

Considerations of the Present Claims of the Americans, circa 1774. 1 folder.
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Unsigned, undated manuscript written by a supporter of the British government arguing against the colonies' claims concerning taxation and land ownership, using the charters and grants to the colonies as evidence. 43 pp. with a partial contemporary fair copy.

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1 folder

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An unbound manuscript entitled "A Brief History of the American War." The writer was an Englishman who supported the colonies' fight for independence. A "Preliminary Discourse" and the early chapters of the main text largely consist of the author's philosophical viewpoints on war, religion, and civil government. Later chapters include more historical detail. The history is incomplete, stopping with an account of a 1778 battle in Rhode Island. The manuscript was originally housed in a wooden box covered in brown leather with gold tooling on which is written "The Revd. E. Cartwright." (Now housed in Box 5a). Initial speculation that the manuscript may have been written by British reformer Major John Cartwright or his brother Edmund Cartwright has been quelled, largely based on the author's extremely antagonistic view of the Church of England, of which both Cartwrights were members. The author never references himself by name, making attribution difficult and speculative. The manuscript consists of four parts: an introductory letter (partial), a 46-page "Preliminary Discourse," the 265-page history (split into 7 books), and a few short addendums. In addition, the author wrote summary descriptions of the sections and chapters. It is foldered in the order it is intended to be read, with the addendums at the end.

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2 boxes

Introductory Letter, undated. 1 folder.
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Two pages of a letter introducing the manuscript. Signed "The Author." The beginning of the letter is lost.

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1 folder

Section Descriptions (Preliminary Discourse), undated. 1 folder.
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Seven slips of paper on which are summary descriptions of the 7 sections of the Preliminary Discourse.

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1 folder

Preliminary Discourse, undated. 1 folder.
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Concerning civil government and the power of the clergy. Accusing the Church of England of encouraging and fermenting the war in America. 46 pages.

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1 folder

Chapter Descriptions, undated. 1 folder.
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Chapter descriptions for Book I, Chapters II-VI are cut into separate sheets (Book I, Chapter I is written in the text). Descriptions for Books II-VII are written on 10 contiguous pages.

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1 folder

History, pp. 1-50, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

History, pp. 51-100, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

History, pp. 101-152, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

History, pp. 153-202, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

History, pp. 203-265 (end), undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Addendums, undated. 1 folder.
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Three slips of paper on which are written textual addendums. Originally attached to their respective pages with pins.

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1 folder

Wooden Box Labeled "The Revd. E. Cartwright", undated. 1 box.
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Original container for "A Brief History of the American War."

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1 boxWooden box covered in brown leather with gold tooling on which is written "The Revd. E. Cartwright."

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Proof of Muster, 1782 May 13. 1 folder.
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Proof of muster provided to John Lock, serving in Colonel Hawkins' regiment in Dutchess County (NY). Possibly signed by George Washington [damaged]. Printed form, on a slip of paper.

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1 folder

Money Order, 1782 June 21. 1 folder.
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French form issued by the Marine Royal du Roy, directing the payment of a sum to Samuel Breck; signed by Breck and the Consul General of France. 1 p.

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1 folder

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Commander-in-Chief of the British troops during the American Revolutionary War. Letters filed by recipient.

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1 box

Bradstreet, John, 1761 January 6. 1 folder.
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LS, New York. Regarding horses necessary for logging at Ticonderoga. 1 p.

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1 folder

Campbell, Donald, 1762 July 8. 1 folder.
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LS, New York. Arranging for the transportation of Virginia recruits. 1 p.

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1 folder

Recommendation, 1787 September 12. 1 folder.
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ADS, sent to the king. Recommending officers to lead a second troop of horse guards. 1 p.

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1 folder

Andrews, George L. (1828-1899), 1863 May 17. 1 folder.
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Union officer in the American Civil War. LS, Simmesport, Louisiana. To Major General N[athaniel] P. Banks. Reporting the arrival of fresh supplies and troops, the need for coal and other supplies, and the absence of rebels in the area. 3 pp.

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1 folder

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Commissioner of Loans for Massachusetts.

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1 box

Letter, 1789 May 29. 1 folder.
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ALS, Boothbay. To Appleton from Joseph Langdon. Explaining that he does not currently have any cash but plans to sell some of his property in order to pay his debts. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letter, 1790 May 8. 1 folder.
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ALS. To Appleton from Isaac Bolster. Thanking Appleton for helping him recover some state securities which were burned in a house fire. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Receipt, 1791 January 24. 1 folder.
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Receipt for a stock certificate issued by Commissioner of Loans Nathaniel Appleton to Simon Howard, Treasurer of the Humane Society in Massachusetts. Printed form, on a slip of paper.

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1 folder

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American soldier and diplomat; U.S. Minister to France (1804-1810).

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1 box

Letter, 1808 February 22. 1 folder.
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ALS, Paris. To M. Perignon. Giving instructions regarding the recovery of debt due the United States by the estate of J. J. Miller. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letter, 1810 February 18. 1 folder.
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ALS, Paris. Presenting a project for renewing the Franco-American Convention of 1800. French diplomat Count Talleyrand was the likely recipient. 2 pp.

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1 folder

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General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War; known for plotting treason with the British.

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1 box

Bill, 1775 May-August. 1 folder.
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ADS. Bill to the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts Bay for expenses from various expeditions. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Bill, 1775-1780. 1 folder.
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ADS. Summary of bill rendered to U.S. for pay, clothing, and table expenses accrued over five years. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letter, 1780 August 23. 1 folder.
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ALS, West Point. To [Timothy] Pickering, Quartermaster General, outlining the supplies needed at West Point, with mention of the Hudson River chain. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Letter (copy), 1780 October 17. 1 folder.
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Copy of a treasonable letter sent August 30, 1780 from Benedict Arnold to British Major John Andre under the pseudonyms of Gustavus and John Anderson respectively. On the verso is an autograph certificate by Robert H. Harrison, secretary to George Washington, explaining how the letter was obtained and that the copy was made for the use in the Varick Court of Inquiry. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Arthur, Chester Alan (1829-1886), 1884 March 4. 1 box.
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Twenty-first President of the United States. DS. Printed commission appointing James Kell as Postmaster at York, Pennsylvania. Signed by Arthur and W[alter] Q[uintin] Gresham, Postmaster General.

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1 box

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German-born American financier who made a fortune in fur trading and real estate. Letters filed by recipient.

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1 box

Cambreling, C. C, 1831 February 17. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. About a court case and a loan sought by the State of Virginia. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Le Roy, Bayard, McEvers & Co, 1818 January 5. 1 folder.
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ALS, third person. Regarding a financial matter. 1 p.

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1 folder

Olyphant, D. W. C, 1831 April 12. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. Concerning a business venture involving quicksilver. 1 p. Attached are multiple newspaper clippings announcing Astor's death.

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1 folder

Schaick, G. W. Van, 1803 May 11. 1 folder.
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LS, New York. To a banker in Albany, introducing the bearer. 1 p.

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1 folder

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1 box

Smith, Peter, 1798 February 1. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. Referring to a law suit in relation to the estate of Sir William Johnson, with mention of [Alexander] Hamilton and [Aaron] Burr. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Smith, Peter, 1798 July 13. 1 folder.
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ALS, Schenectady. Expressing his desire for an immediate trial of his case in common law. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Astor, John Jacob, III (1822-1890), 1885 April 2. 1 folder.
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Grandson of American financier John Jacob Astor. ALS, New York. To James R. Gibson, Jr. regarding a proposed statue of Alexander Hamilton to be erected in New York. 2 pp.

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1 folder

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Deputy Commissary of Prisoners at Lancaster, PA during the Revolutionary War. Letters filed by recipient

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1 box

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1 box

Hay, John, 1777 August 23. 1 folder.
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ALS, Lancaster. Planning for the movement of prisoners. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Hay, John, 1777 August 27. 1 folder.
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ALS, Lancaster. Detailed update on the movement of prisoners and the enemy's attempts to recapture their own. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Reed, Joseph, 1780 December 28. 1 folder.
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ALS, Lancaster. Describing in detail a number of prisoners, suspected spies, and informers. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss (1816-1894), 1862 November 15. 1 folder.
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American politician and soldier, served as a Union general during the American Civil War. LS, "Head Quarters Banks' Expedition." To Colonel W. Knipe. Expressing thanks and appreciation for time spent together in the field. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Barlow, Joel (1754-1812), 1803 April 29. 1 folder.
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American poet and diplomat. ALS, London. To James Monroe, greeting him on his arrival in Paris [to negotiate the Louisiana Purchase]. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Bartlett, Josiah (1729-1795), 1781 November 24. 1 folder.
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New Hampshire statesman, signer of the Declaration of Independence. DS. Order for Nicholas Gilman to pay Jonathan Smith. Issued by Bartlett as Chairman of the Committee of Safety of the State of New Hampshire. 1 p.

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1 folder

Barziza, Count Philip J, 1790 March 12. 1 folder.
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Venetian noble. ALS, in French. To William Short, congratulating him on succeeding Jefferson as ambassador to France. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Bates, Edward (1793-1869), 1866 July 19. 1 folder.
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U.S. lawyer and statesmen. ALS, St. Louis. To Edmund Cooper, concerning the character and political viewpoints of General Albert Gallatin Edwards, who desires a seat in the Senate. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Beatty, John (1749-1826), 1778 July 9. 1 folder.
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Physician and statesman from Princeton, New Jersey; served as Commissary General for Prisoners during the Revolutionary War. ALS, "Princetown," concerning the clothing and feeding of prisoners. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Beaumarchais, Pierre (1732-1799), 1796 October 29. 1 folder.
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French playwright. ALS, in French, from Paris. Writing to a Mr. Hamilton on the recommendation of Talleyrand, asking for help to procure compensation for his services in the Revolution. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Beauregard, G. T. (1818-1893), 1889 February 9. 1 folder.
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General for the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. ALS, New Orleans. To W. P. Young, briefly describing his military career. 1 p.

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1 folder

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Served as colonial governor of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. Letters filed by recipient.

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1 box

Hopkins, Stephen, 1755 November 20. 1 folder.
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LS, Elizabethtown, NJ. To the Governor of Rhode Island, declining an invitation to a Commissioners' Convention. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Waldron, Richard, 1738 June 5. 1 folder.
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LS, Boston. To the New Hampshire Secretary, on various political affairs in Massachusetts. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Belmont, August (1813-1890), 1860 August 16. 1 folder.
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German-born American banker and politician. ALS, Newport. To Flanton Duncan, on political maneuvering in the election of 1860, especially in Maine. 6 pp.

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1 folder

Benham, Henry W. (1813-1884), 1861 November 11. 1 folder.
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Engineer and Union soldier. ALS, Kanawha Valley, VA. To Mr. Smith about payment of a debt. 1 p.

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1 folder

Benson, Egbert (1746-1833), 1904 December 21. 1 folder.
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Lawyer, jurist and politician from New York. Memoir, Read before the Historical Society of the State of New-York, 31st December, 1816. On the names of places in New Netherland. 72 printed pages, bound, with interleaved manuscript additions in Benson's hand. Printed by William A. Mercein, New York.

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1 folder

Berkeley, William (1606-1677), 1666 October 26. 1 box.
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Colonial Governor of Virginia. DS. Grant of fifty acres in York County, Virginia, to Elizabeth Meige. 1 p.

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1 box

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Colonial governor of Massachusetts.

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2 boxes

Commission, 1762 January 28. 1 folder.
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DS. Printed form commissioning Joseph Andrews as coroner for Suffolk County, Province of the Massachusetts-Bay. 1 p.

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1 folder

Commission, 1762 April 6. 1 folder.
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DS. Printed form commissioning a board to administer oaths of office for Dukes County, Province of the Massachusetts-Bay. 1 p.

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1 folder

Commission, 1765 September 25. 1 box.
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DS. Printed form commissioning John Jones as Captain of a Militia Company in Dedham, Province of the Massachusetts-Bay. 1 p.

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1 box

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Banker and legislator from Pennsylvania. Letters filed by recipient.

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1 box

Continental Navy Board, 1778 January 14. 1 folder.
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DS, St. Pierre, Martinique. To the Commissioners of the Continental Navy Board at Philadelphia, a note for money to be paid to the "Honorable Secret Committee of Congress." 1 p.

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1 folder

Jackson, Henry, 1800 June 5. 1 folder.
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ALS, Philadelphia. Giving Jackson power of attorney and instructions about several financial operations. 2 pp.

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1 folder

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Blackler was a ship owner and captain from Marblehead, MA, said to have commanded the boat that took George Washington across the Delaware River in December 1776. This file consists of a letter to him, as well as a letter to his son of the same name who carried on the family shipping business.

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1 box

Letter, 1809 October 9. 1 folder.
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ALS, London. From Atkins Adams to William & John C. Blackler and John Pedrick III of Marblehead, Mass. Informing the men that he was forced to sell Rising States, the ship they have been working on; providing an account statement of the ship's expenses. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Letter and memo, 1845 March 28. 1 folder.
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Boston, MA. From Henshaw, Ward & Co. to Blackler (the son). Directing the quantity and quality of products to purchase in Canton including roots & seeds, silk, and tea. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Bladen, Thomas (1698-1780), 1741 November 26. 1 folder.
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Colonial governor of Maryland. DS. Indenture granting 52 acres in Baltimore County to John Ramsey from Benjamin Tasker. 1 p.

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1 folder

Blaine, Ephraim (1741-1804), 1778 February 10. 1 folder.
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Commissary General of Purchases for the Continental Army. ALS, Camp Valley Forge. To John Ladd Howell giving orders to immediately procure meat and salt provisions. 1 p.

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1 folder

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Prominent American politician from Maine.

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1 box

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Filed by recipient.

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1 box

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Editor of the Iowa State Register and Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

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Clarkson, J. S., 1878 October 6. 1 folder.
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ALS, Chicago. Expressing affection and requesting copies of the Register. Written on Grand Pacific Hotel Stationery. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Clarkson, J. S., 1878 November 30. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Thanking him for the Register, commenting on an unreliable journalist, and inviting his wife to Washington. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Clarkson, J. S., 1878 December 8. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Notifying him to expect more mail in the coming week. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Clarkson, J. S., 1879 January 2. 1 folder.
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ALS, Augusta, Maine. Discussing war correspondents with mention of "Bull Run Russell" and John Russell Young. 5 pp.

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1 folder

Clarkson, J. S., 1879 December 10. 1 folder.
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ALS, Augusta, Maine. Concerning business in Chicago, asking him to help with publication and circulation. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Clarkson, J. S., undated. 1 folder.
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ALS, asking him to publish an editorial. Probable date April 1880.

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1 folder

Clarkson, J. S., 1884 March 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Washington. Regarding [Chester A.] Arthur's Republican party nomination. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Clarkson, J. S., 1888 September 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Augusta, Maine. Scheduling stops on a speaking tour. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Clarkson, J. S., 1890 March 20. 1 folder.
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ALS, Department of State, Washington. [Illegible.]

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1 folder

Clarkson, J. S., 1892 February 6. 1 folder.
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LS, Washington. Clarifying that he is not a candidate for President. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Clarkson, J. S., undated. 1 folder.
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Autograph post script, unattached to original letter, requesting the anonymous publication of an anecdote. 1 p.

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1 folder

Colfax, Schuyler, 1865 October 16. 1 folder.
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ALS, Augusta, Maine. Welcoming him home and discussing the likelihood of Colfax's re-election as Speaker of the House. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Phelps, Edward J, 1889 March 30. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Regarding the settling of accounts. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Article, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Incomplete article about honesty in American political officers, containing an anecdote about Blaine's policy in handling reporters. Possibly written by Welles B. Hawkins. 8 pp.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

British politician, secretary of the Committee on Trade and Foreign Plantations. Blathwayt's affiliation with these documents is based on an auction note from the time of their purchase by Andre De Coppet.

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1 box

Essay, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

"An Essay for the better Regulating and Qualifying of Governors for his Ma'ts Plantations." 4 pp.

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1 folder

Extract, 1666 February 4. 1 folder.
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Extract from Lord William Willoughby of Parham's instructions. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Commission, 1684 February 9. 1 folder.
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Commission for Samuel Pepys to prepare a ketch to carry the King's proclamations to his plantations. 1 p.

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1 folder

Order, 1684 February 13. 1 folder.
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Order from Samuel Pepys to lift an embargo on plantation ships. 1 p.

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1 folder

Order, 1684 June 8. 1 folder.
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Instructions to the governor of East Jersey to enact a law punishing privateers and pirates, by His Majesty's Command. 1 p.

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1 folder

Petition, 1685 February 23. 1 folder.
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Movement to renew commissioners in the plantations. 1 p.

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1 folder

Account of Expenses, 1715 June 17. 1 folder.
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"Account of Petty Expences [sic] & Incidental Charges in the Service of the Commissioners for Trade & Plantation." 1 p.

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1 folder

Blennerhassett, Harman (1765-1831), 1800 April 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Early settler of Ohio. DS, a note for money owed to Silas Bent. 1 p.

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1 folder

Blount, William (1749-1800), 1796 February 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Territorial governor and senator. LS, Knoxville. To Lieutenant Samuel McClellan, ordering the recruiting of 30 militia infantry for the defense of the frontiers. 1 p.

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1 folder

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French statesman.

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1 box

Letter, circa 1820. 1 folder.
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ALS (draft), Paris. To Thomas Jefferson, recalling the days of Jefferson's ministry to France. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Notebook, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Notebook, in French. "No. 14." Giving his reflections on free trade, the Americans, the independence of the Spanish colonies, and other matters. 36 pp.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Actor, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln.

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1 box

Scope and Contents

Series of letters to Joseph H. Simonds of Boston.

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1 box

Letters, 1861 December 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, St Louis. Planning for the purchase of pictures. 2 pp. with original envelope.

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1 folder

Letters, 1862 April 3. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS. Giving directions for bidding on lots of land in Boston's Back Bay. Probable date 1862. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Letters, 1862 December 6. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Chicago. Expressing concern for [fellow actor] Frank Hardenbergh and reporting high earnings from his first week in Chicago. 2 pp. With original envelope from the Tremont House, Chicago.

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1 folder

Letters, 1863 February 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Philadelphia. Planning investments in water power stock and the Ogdensburg railroad. Probable date 1863. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Letters, 1863 March 1. 1 folder.
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ALS, Philadelphia. Following up on a previous letter concerning investments. Probable date 1863. 3 pp. with original envelope.

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1 folder

Letters, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, St. Nicholas. Planning a travel itinerary, updating on a search for "Joe." 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Washington. Updating on various matters. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Photograph, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed photograph of Booth.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Statesmen from New Jersey. President of the Continental Congress (1782-1783) and Commissary General of Prisoners during the Revolutionary War.

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2 boxes

Scope and Contents

Filed by recipient.

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1 box

Burd, Edward, Jr, 1815 August 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Philadelphia. About the purchase of some property on 11th Street. 1 p.

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1 folder

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1 box

Dayton, Jonathan, 1789 April 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Elizabeth Town. Declining an invitation to attend a "cold collation" with the President. 1 p.

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1 folder

Dayton, Jonathan, 1801 July 27. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, "Bank U.S." To Jonathan Dayton about a missing note. 1 p.

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1 folder

Lacey, John, 1778 March 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Valley Forge. Concerning the advisability of allowing William Rush to carry provisions to a prisoner of war in Philadelphia. 1 p.

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1 folder

Low, Nicholas, 1794 April 29. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Philadelphia. Introducing the bearer, Mr. Gillespy.

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1 folder

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2 boxes

Land Deed, 1764 February 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

DS, deed of land to George Clark. 1 p.

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1 folder

Manuscript, 1776 January 11. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

AMs. Incomplete copy of "The True Interest of America Impartially Stated" by Charles Inglis. Docketed as "Thoughts on the present state of affairs." 6 pp. [Though this does not appear to have been written or copied by Boudinot, it remains filed under his name based on provenance.]

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1 box

Boudinot, Tobias, 1800 July 18. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Beverwyck. To Nicholas Low, about the sale of some land. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Bowdoin, James (1726-1790), 1785 July 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

American politician, served as governor of Massachusetts (1785-1787). LS, Boston. Circular letter to the Governor of Georgia, transmitting a Massachusetts resolution against a British commercial policy which could be "ruinous to the trade of the United States." 2 pp.

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1 folder

Bradford, Edward (1798-1871), 1830 February 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Edward Bradford and his brothers moved from North Carolina to northern Florida to establish a number of prominent plantations in the early 1830s. Document from Halifax County, North Carolina, transferring ownership of a slave from Henry Bradford to Edward, his son. 1 p.

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1 folder

Bradford, William (1755-1795), 1789 March 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Attorney General of Pennsylvania. ALS, Philadelphia. To Jasper Yeates, about various legal proceedings. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Brodrick, Henry (1738-1785), 1781 September 30. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Aide-de-camp to British Lord Cornwallis. Copy of letter sent from Brodrick to Lord Townshend. Written from New York, describing the British and American positions before the battle of Yorktown. 7 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Brown, John (1800-1859), 1851 December 9. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

American abolitionist. ALS, Troy, NY. To his wife, Mary, advising her on various domestic matters and the care of stock. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Brown University, 1800 March 28. 1 folder.
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ALS, "Rhode Island College". From John McKie to Benjamin Bourn, Jr. Writing on the necessity of friendship and attempts by his college class to get Bourn "restored" to the school after being expelled for committing some illegal act. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Served as Governor of Tennessee from 1865-1869.

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1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Letters to Ira. F. Hart, 1862 October 18. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Niles, Michigan. Outlining his availability to lecture. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters to Ira. F. Hart, 1862 October 29. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Decatur, Illinois. Agreeing to lecture in December. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters to Ira. F. Hart, 1862 December 24. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Philadelphia. Notifying him of his travel plans. Written on George W. Childs, Publisher letterhead. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters to Ira. F. Hart, 1863 June 27. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Nashville. Conditionally agreeing to a request, with a caveat should [Union] forces capture East Tennessee. 1 p.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Historiographer to the East India Company.

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1 box

Letter, 1794 October 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, India Office, Whitehall. To Henry Dundas, introducing enclosed extracts of letters, the authors of which were kept anonymous. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Extract No. 1, 1793 December 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

On conditions in America following independence including the spread of Yellow Fever, Americans fleeing to Canada, the possible impact of the French Revolution, and the struggle for unity among all the states. 19 pp.

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1 folder

Extract No. 2, 1794 January 29. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

On America's potential role in the French revolution, discussing religion& government, American Jacobins, and strong anti-English sentiment. 8 pp.

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1 folder

Extract No. 3, 1794 March 24. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Expressing growing concern about the impact of [Edmond Charles] Genet [French ambassador to America], and his creation of democratic societies encouraging war against England. 9 pp.

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1 folder

Extract No. 4, 1794 June 28. 1 folder.
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Discussing the power of public opinion in America, with mention of Dr. [Joseph] Priestley's arrival in America, and his [the author's] personal background. 7 pp.

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1 folder

Extract No. 5, 1794 May 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Expressing relief that war with England is no longer a threat, pending the negotiations of [John] Jay. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Extract, 1794 August 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Extract of a letter from an officer in "Basse Terre Guadaloup" [West Indies]. Updating on military movements in the region. 1 p.

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1 folder

Bryan, George (1731-1791), 1779 October 11. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Vice President of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. DS, Philadelphia. Proclamation of an embargo on the exportation of foodstuffs, to better supply the American army and French fleet. 1 p.

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1 box

Bryan, William Jennings (1860-1925), 1923 August 22. 1 folder.
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American politician. Typed LS, Miami, FL. To Irving S. Sayford, asking him to find a publication venue for an article entitled "Back to God," with mention of his many critics including Republicans, "corporation Democrats" and evolutionists. 1 p.

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1 folder

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James Buchanan served as fifteenth President of the United States (1857-1861). His letters in this collection date from 1822 to 1864 and touch on a variety of miscellaneous matters. While much of the correspondence is official, a few of the letters contain Buchanan's personal viewpoints on various political issues and candidates. Of note are an 1838 letter to the Pennsylvania Enquirer and an 1856 pamphlet, both of which refute an alleged statement made by Buchanan which came to be known as the "drop of blood falsehood."

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1 box

Scope and Contents

Filed by recipient.

Physical Description

1 box

Bartle, George, 1853 February 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Wheatland [Lancaster]. Resisting a request to recommend a Mr. Flinn for a government post in Washington, expressing support for [James K.] Polk's action in expelling the British from San Juan and the Mosquito Coast, and requesting the source material of a recent article in the National Intelligencer. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Bennett, James Gordon, 1857 December 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Washington. Marked "Private & Confidential." Enclosing a Presidential message, not to be printed until the next day. [The message is not included.] 1 p.

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1 folder

Buchanan, James, 1858 August 23. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS to President James Buchanan from citizens of the Nebraska Territory petitioning for the appointment of O.D. Richardson as judge. Signed W.A. Richardson, Governor, and J. Sterling Morton, Secretary, along with 35 other citizens. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Childs, George W, 1852 April 8. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Wheatland [Lancaster]. Declining to write an opinion on [Benson John] Lossing's forthcoming history of the "Great Rebellion." 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Davis, Richard D, 1862 February 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Wheatland [Lancaster]. To Richard D. Davis, defending his final actions as President before the inauguration of his successor, [Abraham] Lincoln. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Hamilton, A. Boyd, 1849 June 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Wheatland [Lancaster]. To A. Boyd Hamilton. Offering financial aid for the purchase of a Lancaster paper, The Intelligencer. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Hamilton, A. Boyd, 1849 November 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Wheatland [Lancaster]. To A. Boyd Hamilton, concerning a loan and local Democratic politics. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Hamilton, A. Boyd, 1850 March 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Wheatland [Lancaster]. To A. Boyd Hamilton, about paying installments on a loan and the possible publication of a letter. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Hamilton, Hugh, 1822 March 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Washington. Marked "Confidential." On the upcoming Presidential nomination, the candidates (namely Calhoun and Crawford with brief mention of John Quincy Adams), political parties, and bits of personal correspondence. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Hamilton, Hugh, 1823 March 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Lancaster. Questioning the character and reputation of John Gloninger and dismissing him as a potential candidate for governor. Declining to advance a loan. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Hamilton, Hugh, 1823 December 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Lancaster. Referring to the congressional caucus system for presidential nominations advocated by [William Harris] Crawford and his followers. 1 p.

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1 folder

Hamilton, Hugh, 1824 January 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Washington. On the efforts of [William Harris] Crawford and his supporters to institute a caucus and secure the presidential nomination. With mention of [Andrew] Jackson and his popularity in Pennsylvania. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Hood, John M, 1836 July 11. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Lancaster. Agreeing to aide in the appointment of Hood's son to a captaincy in the Corps of Topographical Engineers, pending the ratification of a bill. 1 p.

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1 folder

Keene, Daniel M, 1861 June 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Wheatland [Lancaster]. Sending condolences to the family of the late General George M. Keene. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Kennedy, John C. G., 1862 November 25. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Wheatland [Lancaster]. Marked "Private." Recommending that a clerk be continued in office under Lincoln. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Kennedy, John C. G., 1864 December 23. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Wheatland [Lancaster]. Referring to [John Bell] Hood's damage to the Confederacy, Lincoln's appointment of [Salmon P.] Chase as Chief Justice, and mutual business. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Mauran, Edward O, 1857 December 30. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Washington. Acknowledging receipt of the "Annual Return of the Militia of the State of Rhode Island." 1 p.

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1 folder

Paulding, James K, 1839 July 31. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Bedford Springs. Referring to the next presidential election and candidates [Henry] Clay, [Martin] Van Buren, and [William Henry] Harrison, with reference to the voting tendencies of the anti-Masonic block. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Pennsylvania Enquirer, 1838 February 27. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS (draft), Washington. To the Editor of the Pennsylvania Inquirer, requesting publication of a letter refuting an accusation made by J. F. Cox, known as the "drop of blood falsehood." (see Pamphlet below). 2 pp.

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1 folder

Rockafellar, A. J, 1841 July 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Washington. Thanking Rockafellar for defending Buchanan, and discussing the strength of the Democratic party, with reference to [John] Tyler's likely veto of [Henry] Clay's bank bill. 1 p.

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1 folder

Sengstack, C. P, 1851 December 23. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Wheatland [Lancaster]. On efforts to secure Sengstack a government appointment. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Tyler, Robert, 1850 December 26. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Wheatland [Lancaster]. Referring to growing support for his presidential aspirations. 1 p.

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1 folder

Tyler, Robert, 1857 July 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Washington. Asking about the legal residence of an applicant for a post. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Pamphlet, 1856. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed Pamphlet. Short Answers to Reckless Fabrications Against the Democratic Candidate for President, James Buchanan. Refuting "falsehoods" (including the above "Drop of Blood falsehood") and outlining Buchanan's stance on various issues. Philadelphia: William Rice, Book and Job Printer. 32 pp.

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1 folder

Order, 1860 March 22. 1 folder.
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DS. Ordering the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a warrant for the commutation of the sentence of John Raper. 1 p.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Wife of British General John Burgoyne. Letters to Lady Dacre (Mary Fludyer).

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1 box

Burgoyne, Charlotte Stanley, 1775 July 20. 1 folder.
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ALS. Sending news from her husband, stationed in Boston. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Burgoyne, Charlotte Stanley, 1775 July 27. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, enclosing an extract from a letter from her husband in which he describes a battle in Boston. 7 pp.

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1 folder

Burgoyne, Charlotte Stanley, 1776 June 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, The Oaks. Written by Elizabeth Stanley (to Lady Dacre) expressing grief at the death of her sister, Charlotte. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

British general. Letters to Lord and Lady Dacre (Charles Trevor Roper and Mary Fludyer).

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1 box

Burgoyne, John (1722-1792), 1777 January 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Hertford Street. Apologizing for being remiss in his communication and mourning the death of his wife, Charlotte. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Burgoyne, John (1722-1792), 1777 January 23. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Hertford Street. Gifting a piece of his late wife's jewelry to Lady Dacre. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Burgoyne, John (1722-1792), 1778 June 16. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS. Sending speeches in which he defends himself against his adversaries, noting possible publication [speeches not included]. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Burgoyne, John (1722-1792), 1780 February 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS. Sending copies of his "sole publication" [not included]. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Burgoyne, John (1722-1792), 1780 March 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Hertford Street. To unspecified recipient. Thanking him for some verses and sending him a book in response. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Burgoyne, John (1722-1792), 1781 April. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS. Apologizing for being remiss in his communication. 1 p.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

British statesman.

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1 box

Letter, 1775 February 23. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, St. Stephens Chappele [sic]. To Mark Huish, about a petition concerning American trade sent from Nottingham manufacturers to the House of Commons, with mention of the brothers Howe. 2 pp. with separate address sheet.

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1 folder

Letter, 1775 March 9. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS to unnamed recipient. Updating on the status of a petition and requesting the recipient's attendance in the House of Commons for the purpose of testifying on trade with America. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Letter, 1776 May 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS to unnamed recipient. On mutual acquaintances and news from America including General Howe's retreat to Halifax. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

American politician and attorney, Vice President to Thomas Jefferson (1801-1805).

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2 boxes

Scope and Contents

Letters filed by recipient.

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1 box

Biddle, William S, 1815 December 31. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, New York. Asking his opinion on the legality of a court room procedure recently adopted by the District Judge in New York. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Edwards, Pierpont, 1804 June 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, New York. To his uncle, about legal and financial matters. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Lush, Stephen, 1793 March 31. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, New York. Giving advice on a court case involving potential perjury. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Madison, James, 1801 April 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, New York. About an applicant for a government post in Kentucky and the coming election in New York. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Morris, General, 1782 July 18. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Paramus. Reporting on family and business news and requesting the use of Morris' library. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Morris, Thomas, 1800 August 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, New York. About legal business which he is handling for Morris. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Ogden, Aaron, 1791 August 29. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, New York. On a legal matter. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Schaak, Peter Van, 1791 April 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, New York. Asking him to forward a letter to a Mr. Sedgwick. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Yates, John V. N, 1800 April 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, New York. Regarding delays in a court case. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Indenture, 1796 April 2. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

DS, New York. Written on vellum.

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1 box

Scope and Contents

American Revolutionary officer. Letters filed by recipient.

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1 box

Wayne, Anthony, 1782 March 30. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Carlisle. On the difficulties of paying the troops, the soldiers' petition to the Pennsylvania Legislature, and family affairs. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wharton, Thomas, 1778 February 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Camp at Valley Forge. To the Governor of Pennsylvania. Reporting on difficult conditions at the camp and asking for immediate state aide. 1 p.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Statesmen from South Carolina. Under various U.S. Presidents, Calhoun served in the roles of vice president, secretary of war, and secretary of state. Letters filed by recipient.

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1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Ingham, Samuel D., 1823 June 25. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Washington. On various political matters including the strength of caucuses, [Henry] Clay's prospects in various states, and potential candidates for the Supreme Court. 5 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Ingham, Samuel D., 1831 July 31. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Fort Hill. Concerning Calhoun's public statement on nullification, his belief that the union will dissolve without it, his lack of faith in various political figures, and the Masonic question. 10 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Taylor, Zachary, 1849 July 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS, Washington. Recommending J.D.B. DeBow for Commissioner of Patents, with signatures of other members of the South Carolina delegation. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Thompson, Waddy, 1830 July. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Fort Hill Place. On South Carolina politics, particularly the lack of harmony in the state's senatorial representation. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Calvert, Benedict (1725?-1788), 1784 September 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Illegitimate son of Charles Calvert (1637-1715), served as Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland (fifth Baron Baltimore). ALS, Mount Airy. To John Fitzgerald, ordering 300 weight of butter. 1 p.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland (Third Baron Baltimore).

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1 box

Land Lease, 1674 October 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

DS, on vellum. Lease of land to William Howes. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Land Deed, 1683 June 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

DS, on vellum. Deed of land to Vincent Lowe "in consideration of 10,000 pounds of tobacco." 1 p.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Senator from Pennsylvania, served as secretary of war under Abraham Lincoln (1861-1862).

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1 box

Scope and Contents

Filed by recipient.

Physical Description

1 box

Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1862 June 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, St. Petersburg. Commending him on his conduct in a recent retreat. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Nicolay, John George, 1863 March 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Lochiel, [Pennsylvania]. [To Abraham Lincoln's secretary], requesting that the President delay the appointment of Pennsylvania Provost Marshals until Cameron speaks with him on the subject. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Weed, Thurlow, 1858 October 25. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, New York. Congratulating him on an anticipated election victory and saying [James] Buchanan has no friends left in Pennsylvania. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Note, 1861 September 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ANS attesting to a Mr. Miller's loyalty.

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1 folder

Campbell, George W. (1769-1848), 1828 June 16. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

American statesman. ALS, Nashville. To former President James Monroe, commenting on Monroe's memoir of his missions to Europe, and expressing support for greater remuneration for Americans serving abroad. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Commanded British troops in the American Revolutionary War. Served as Governor of the Province of Quebec and Governor-in-Chief of British North America.

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1 box

Power of Attorney, 1775 May 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

DS, Quebec. Power of attorney from Carleton to Alexander Adair and Thomas Bullock.

Physical Description

1 folder

Commission, 1775 June 24. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

DS, Montreal. In French, appointing a captain in the army. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter (copy), 1782 November 18. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Copy of a letter to Thomas Townshend, informing the British government about negotiations with George Washington in regard to Loyalists within lines. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Proceedings, 1782 December 30. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Copy of Proceedings of the Board appointed by His Excellency General Sir Guy Carleton, K.B., to enquire into the State of Exchange &c. Lengthy examination of the bills of exchange due Messrs. Harley and Drummond, who provided sterling for the military chest in New York. 46 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Caroll, Charles (1660-1720), 1695 December 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Agent of Lord Baltimore, appointed Attorney General of Maryland. DS. Bond for money owed Edward Rumney by John Cross. Caroll signed as a witness. 1 p.

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1 folder

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In 1792, a French land company, Compagnie de New York, bought 600,000 acres of land in Tompkins County, NY, with the intention of splitting it into lots and selling them for a profit. To promote sales the tract was called Castorland, castor being the French word for beaver. Ultimately, the venture proved unsuccessful due to problems with the land and lack of funds. The company dissolved in 1814.

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1 box

Coupons, 1794. 1 folder.
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Drafts of coupons to be issued by the Compagnie de New-Yorck [sic] to purchasers of lots of land. 2 pp.

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Coupons, 1794. 1 folder.
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Drafts of coupons to be issued by the Compagnie de New-Yorck [sic] to purchasers of lots of land. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letter, 1803 December. 1 folder.
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Letter declaring the death of company Director Pierre Chassanis and assigning administrative responsibilities to [Rene] Lambot and a Mr. Guyot (signed by both). 1 p.

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1 folder

Cerrachi, Giuseppe (1751-1801), 1792 July 28. 1 folder.
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Italian sculptor. ALS, Amsterdam. Referencing a monument to celebrate American liberty. 1 p. [James Madison may have been the recipient.]

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1 folder

Cerri, Urbano, 1677. 1 item.
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Cerri was Secretary of the Propaganda for Pope Innocent XI. Ms, in Italian. "Stato della religione Catholica in tutto el mondo." Manuscript concerning the state of the Roman Catholic Church throughout the world, written for the use of Pope Innocent XI. Includes missions in Asia, Africa, and America (California, Canada, New England, Virginia, and the Spanish and Portuguese colonies). With alphabetical index by place. 274 pp., bound.

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Champagny, Duc de Cadore (1756-1834), 1809 June 27. 1 folder.
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French politician. LS, Vienna. To General [John] Armstrong, U.S. Minister to France, about an agreement recently concluded in Washington. 1 p.

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American statesmen. Served as senator and governor of Ohio, U.S. Treasury secretary under President Abraham Lincoln, and chief justice of the Supreme Court. Letters filed by recipient.

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1 box

Anthony, Henry Bowen, 1868 May 25. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. To a Rhode Island Senator, repeating a statement of [Horace] Greeley in regard to the impeachment [of President Andrew Johnson] and stating his position as Chief Justice. 1 p.

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1 folder

Diman, Byron, 1861 September 10. 1 folder.
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Circular Instructions for Receiving Subscriptions for Treasury Notes under the Act of July 17, 1861. Printed. Signed by Chase as Secretary of the Treasury. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Grimes, James Wilson, 1864 April 1. 1 folder.
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ALS. Discussing staffing of the Treasury and War Departments. 1 p.

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1 folder

Lincoln, Abraham, 1861 July 1. 1 folder.
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ALS, Treasury Department. To the President, forwarding recommendations from prominent citizens for a government appointment. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Newell, William Augustus, 1861 October 26. 1 folder.
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ALS, Treasury Department. To former Governor of New Jersey, marked "Private." Acknowledging thanks for a favor he rendered Newell. 1 p.

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1 folder

Cheves, Langdon (1776-1857), 1820 August 28. 1 folder.
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Politician, President of the Second Bank of the United States. ALS, Philadelphia. To Judge [Henry] De Saussure introducing Mr. Eppes of Virginia, son of Senator John W. Eppes. 1 p.

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1 folder

Christian, William (1743-1786), 1776 May 10. 1 folder.
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Soldier and politician from Virginia. ALS, Williamsburg. To Captain William Campbell, updating on troop movements, expressing a desire for a break from public service, and sending regards to various military officers. 1 p.

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1 folder

Clarke, Alured (1744-1832), 1782 June 17. 1 folder.
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British army officer. ALS, Savannah. To American General [Anthony] Wayne, regretting "the necessity of my considering you as an enemy in any situation." 1 p. [Clarke evacuated the British troops from Savannah a month after this letter was written; Wayne marched in.]

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1 folder

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Senator from Kentucky. Founder and leader of the Whig party.

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1 box

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Filed by recipient.

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1 box

Barney, Mrs, 1832 March 20. 1 folder.
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ALS, Senate Chamber. Regretting his inability to recommend her husband to Governor Howard of Maryland but agreeing to attend the christening of her child. 1 p.

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1 folder

Clark, Peter, 1846 August 14. 1 folder.
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ALS, Ashland. Expressing extreme doubts about the availability of funds for a projected Richmond and Ohio railroad. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scamwell, 1832 September 6. 1 folder.
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ALS, Ashland. About the coming national elections and the strength of the National Republican party, with news of state elections. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Everett, Elizabeth, 1850 March 9. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Happily granting her request for an autograph. 1 p.

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1 folder

Fendall, Philip Ricard, 1849 April 7. 1 folder.
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ALS, Ashland. Thanking him for handling a financial matter and authorizing Fendall to use Clay's name to get a job under the new Whig administration. 1 p.

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1 folder

Greeley, Horace, 1847 December 10. 1 folder.
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ALS, Ashland. Marked "Confidential." About preparations for the Whig convention of 1848 (mentioning Zachary Taylor), his slavery resolution at Lexington, candidates for Vice President, and comments about nativism. 3 pp.

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Mason, John, 1816 January 29. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Asking if there are any vacancies in the Indian Department. 1 p.

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1 folder

Mercer, Colonel, undated. 1 folder.
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ALS, marked "Private." Suggesting Mrs. Mercer invite some young Southern visitors to a party. 1 p.

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1 folder

Peabody, Oliver, 1826 September 26. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Agreeing to forward letters to Peabody's daughter in Madrid, courtesy of the Department of State. 1 p.

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1 folder

Sloane, John, 1840 July 27. 1 folder.
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ALS, Ashland. Declining an invitation to Steubenville and commending Americans who wish to "expel from power the miserable faction" [i.e. the Democratic Party]. 1 p.

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1 folder

Thompson, George C, 1828 November 25. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Discussing Colonels Daveiss and Burr, his dislike but acceptance of the election of [Andrew] Jackson, and his pending retirement. 2 pp.

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Weed, William H, 1844 November 20. 1 folder.
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LS, Ashland. Regretting the unexpected result of his Presidential bid [Clay lost to Democrat James K. Polk]. 1 p.

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1 folder

Photograph, undated. 1 folder.
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Photograph of Clay. Holmes' Park Gallery, New York.

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1 folder

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Served as Governor of New York (1883-1885) and twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States (1885–1889 and 1893–1897). The correspondence in this series mainly consists of miscellaneous requests for autographs, speaking engagements, and honorary memberships in various clubs. A select few of the letters deal with Cleveland's politics. Also included are pictures of Cleveland and his wife.

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1 box

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Filed by recipient.

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1 box

Bragg, Edward S, 1892 July 26. 1 folder.
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TLS, Buzzards Bay, Mass. Regarding the success of his presidential campaign in various states, asking for literature on the "school question," and brainstorming content for his letter of acceptance for the nomination. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Chamberlain, 1889 August 22. 1 folder.
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ALS, Saranac Inn, New York. To a Mr. Chamberlain, thanking him for a book containing a chapter on trout fishing. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Chambers, Julius, 1892 August 12. 1 folder.
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TLS, Buzzards Bay, Mass. Marked "Not to be Published." Asking Chambers to forego his plans to publish a picture of Mrs. Cleveland in Once a Week. 1 p.

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1 folder

Dorsheimer, William, 1885 January 24. 1 folder.
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ALS, Albany. Regretting his inability to accept the invitation of a Mrs. Duncan because of business. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Eaton, Seymour, 1901 July 5. 1 folder.
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ALS, Tyringham, Mass. Suggesting to the librarian four works for a reading club studying "Problems of Modern Democracy." 3 pp.

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1 folder

Fiske, Harrison Grey, 1887 May 15. 1 folder.
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ALS, Executive Mansion, Washington. Thanking Fiske for his election as an honorary member of the Actors Fund of America and complimenting the organization. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Gallaudet, Edward Miner, 1886 October 6. 1 folder.
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ALS, Executive Mansion, Washington. Congratulating Gallaudet on an invitation to testify before a British commission concerning the education of the blind, deaf, and dumb. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Garland, Augustus H, 1887 November 7. 1 folder.
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ALS, Executive Mansion, Washington. To the Attorney General, giving reasons for granting pardons in two cases, Tarbox and Paterson. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Handy, M. P, 1887 December 22. 1 folder.
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LS, Executive Mansion, Washington. Thanking Handy for his election as an honorary member of the Clover Club of Philadelphia, of which Handy served as President. 2 pp.

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1 folder

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1 box

Hanks, Edward C., 1881 November 19. 1 folder.
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ALS, Buffalo. Asking the city attorney to drop in for some gossip. On Cleveland & Bissell letterhead. 1 p. with original envelope.

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1 folder

Hanks, Edward C., 1881 December 20. 1 folder.
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ALS, Buffalo. Asking for information on Hanks' department. On Cleveland, Bissell & Sicard letterhead. 1 p.

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1 folder

Hawes, Fred M, 1900 June 7. 1 folder.
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ALS, Princeton. Sending a photograph of himself and refusing payment for it. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Henkels, Stan V, 1892 September 15. 1 folder.
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TLS, Buzzards Bay, Mass. Marked "Private." Thanking Henkels, an auctioneer, for copies of items written by [George] Washington, and suggesting he write to the Democratic National Committee regarding their possible use as campaign documents. 1 p.

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1 folder

Hinckley, Charles, 1883 May 9. 1 folder.
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ALS, State of New York Executive Chamber, Albany. Commenting on public duty. 2 pp.

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1 folder

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1 box

Hughes, P. M., 1904 April 28. 1 folder.
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ALS, Princeton. Refusing to sell lots for a proposed price of seventeen cents per foot. 1 p.

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1 folder

Hughes, P. M., 1904 May 3. 1 folder.
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ALS, Princeton. Telling Hughes to consult his agent about the sale of his Cleveland Heights property. 1 p.

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1 folder

Kaplan, A.O., 1891 October 11. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. Thanking him for the gift of a baby book. [Cleveland's daughter Ruth was born the week before.] 2 pp.

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1 folder

Lament, Daniel S, 1888 September 15. 1 folder.
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LS from Lament, Private Secretary to the President, to Dr. Jesse C. Green. Writing on behalf of Mrs. Cleveland, expressing her regrets at her inability to comply with a request. 1 p. with two original envelopes.

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1 folder

Levy, Arthur, 1888 March 21. 1 folder.
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LS, Executive Mansion, Washington. Thanking Levy for his birthday congratulations and gift of a book. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Lowell, James Russell, 1889 December 15. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. Thanking Lowell for some verses he wrote about Cleveland. [Concluding with the line "...honoring one who did his best." Copy of verses available in folder.] 2 pp.

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1 folder

Manning, Daniel, 1885 January 21. 1 folder.
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ALS, Albany. Reluctantly agreeing to meet some discontented persons who are unknown to him. 2 pp.

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1 folder

McIntire, Mrs. B.G., 1906 August 12. 1 folder.
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ALS, Tamworth, NH. Declining in invitation to speak to the Civic Club. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Merrill, Ernestine L, 1906 October 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Princeton. Complying with her request for a note on "Edward Little High School" letterhead. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Olney, Peter B, 1884 July 1. 1 folder.
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ALS, Executive Mansion, Albany. Introducing the bearer, J. K. Brown, as the recently appointed Commissioner of dairy products. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Ottendorfer, Oswald, 1892 August 4. 1 folder.
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ALS, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Enthusiastically thanking him for his support of Cleveland's bid for president, and commending him on his service as a Democrat and his devotion to "good government." 4 pp.

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1 folder

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1 box

Pendleton, George H., 1885 January 12. 1 folder.
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ALS from Senator Pendleton to Grover Cleveland. Marked "Personal." Concerning the ratification of treaties for a Nicaragua canal and commercial reciprocity with Spain, asking if Cleveland (as incoming President) would prefer the Senate wait and ratify under his new administration. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Pendleton, George H., 1885 January 17. 1 folder.
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ALS (draft), Albany. To Senator G[eorge] H[unt] Pendleton. Responding to the above letter, suggesting the treaties be handled by responsible authorities, provided they have the interests of the country in mind. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Reed, Theodore F, 1892 September 27. 1 folder.
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TLS, Buzzards Bay, Mass. Marked "Personal." Commending Reed for his work on behalf of the members of the Grand Army of the Republic [comprised of Union veterans from the Civil War]. 1 p.

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1 folder

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1 box

Reynolds, Cuyler, 1902 October 19. 1 folder.
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ALS, Princeton. Suggesting Reynolds' copy of the book The Self Made Man may have been lost in the mail. 2 pp. with original envelope.

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1 folder

Reynolds, Cuyler, 1903 February 4. 1 folder.
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TLS, Princeton. Saying that Cuyler's copy of The Self Made Man is still missing, and thanking him for sending Albany Authors.1 p. with original envelope.

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1 folder

Rice, Walter Allen, 1901 July 7. 1 folder.
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ALS, Tyringham, Mass. Thanking Rice for sending copies of a new patriot song entitled "A National Paean." 1 p.

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1 folder

Seitz, Don C, 1901 January 20. 1 folder.
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ALS, Princeton. Thanking him for sending the 1901 World Almanac and commenting on its usefulness. 1 p. with original envelope.

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1 folder

Shiebler, George W, 1890 December 29. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. Thanking him for some gifts. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Smith, Miss A. H, 1903 October 1. 1 folder.
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ALS, Princeton. Concerning telegraph franks used during his summer stay in Buzzards Bay. 1 p. with original envelope.

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1 folder

Stephenson, C. B, 1900 May 11. 1 folder.
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ALS, Princeton. On the gold standard and the confusion among some as to whether gold should be used as actual currency. 1 p.

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1 folder

Stern, M. J, 1889 April 16. 1 folder.
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ALS. Providing Stern with the name and address of the man who sailed his boat at Buzzard's Bay. 2 pp. with original envelope.

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1 folder

Stone, William E, 1902 January 20. 1 folder.
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ALS, Princeton. On payment for architect's fees for a Princeton building and questioning bills for extra work. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Tod, J. Kennedy, 1897 November 13. 1 folder.
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ALS, Princeton. Regretfully declining an invitation to attend a dinner of the St. Andrew Society. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Tracy, Peter, 1890 October 21. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. Reluctantly declining an invitation to visit Memphis since his planned trip to Dallas was cancelled. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Van Kirk, Foster W, 1899 February 7. 1 folder.
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ALS, Princeton. Outlining the terms for his purchase of a piece of real estate referred to as "the Hollinger place." 2 pp.

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1 folder

Wilson, Oliver G, 1904 March 25. 1 folder.
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ALS, Princeton. Returning an unopened $200 fishing reel as the price is too high. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Winchell, J. Rice, 1904 April 9. 1 folder.
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ALS, Princeton. Saying that the Democratic platform should include a demand for "sane and practical" tariff reform. 1 p.

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1 folder

Wolf, Simon, 1903 June 3. 1 folder.
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ALS, Princeton. Declining an invitation to a meeting about the "recent outrages upon the Jews in Russia." 1 p.

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1 folder

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1 box

Amendment, 1884 March 13. 1 folder.
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DS, State of New York Executive Chamber, Albany. To the Senate, returning a bill for amendment. 1 p.

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1 folder

Legal Brief, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AM, legal brief on the case of Stanfield v. New York Central & Harlem Rail Road Company. 12 pp.

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1 folder

Photographs, undated. 1 folder.
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Two signed photographs of Grover Cleveland and one signed photograph of his wife, Frances Cleveland.

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1 folder

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Served as senator and governor of New York.

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1 box

Scope and Contents

Filed by recipient.

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1 box

Clinton, Charles, 1791 March 7. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. Concerning money owed by a Mr. Backman, the dissatisfaction of the South with the federal government, changes in the New York legislature, and intrusions by British and Indians. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Tayler, John, 1817 April 25. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. To the Lieutenant Governor of New York. Writing as Chairman of the [Erie] Canal Commission, reporting that work on the canal will commence June 1st; asking for funds from the Board. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Land Deed, 1812 May 13. 1 folder.
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DS, New York. Deed for a lot of land purchased by William Hyde De Neuville. Signed by Clinton as Mayor of New York City. 1 p.

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1 folder

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American soldier and politician. Served as Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

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1 box

Scope and Contents

Filed by recipient.

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1 box

Tappen, Peter, 1776 September 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, King's Bridge. Describing the evacuation of New York City, a battle with the British, and a summary of losses. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Willett, Marinus, 1781 October 6. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Poughkeepsie. To [Marinus] Willet[t]. Giving instructions on clothing and arming the troops, discussing the payment of levies, and sending news of naval battles. 3 pp.

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1 folder

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1 box

Land Grant, 1751 May 16. 1 folder.
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DS. Grant of land to Thomas Braive. Signed by Clinton as Governor.

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1 folder

Permit, 1778 October 9. 1 folder.
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DS, Poughkeepsie. Permit for Ezra L'Hommedieu to travel to Long Island. 1 p.

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1 folder

Order, 1795 January 2. 1 folder.
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DS. Ordering New York Treasurer Gerard Banker to issue one thousand pounds in compliance with an "act authorizing the erecting of fortifications within this state." 1 p.

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1 folder

Clinton, Henry (1738-1795), 1778 October 28. 1 folder.
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Served as British Commander-in-Chief in North America during the American Revolutionary War. DS, New York. Subsistence warrant to pay William Newton, Deputy Paymaster, six thousand pounds for a "secret expedition" under the command of Major General Grant. 1 p.

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1 folder

Clymer, George 1739-1813), undated. 1 folder.
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American politician, signer of the Declaration of Independence. ALS, to unnamed correspondent, mentioning a possible British evacuation from New York and a coalition of Whig interests. Probably date circa 1783.

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1 folder

Coffyn, Francis, 1794 May 8. 1 folder.
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Coffyn was appointed by Benjamin Franklin as American consul at Dunkerque, France. DS. Passport for George Whippey, mate on the ship Friendship. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Collier, Sir George (1738-1795), Late 1700s. 1 item.
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Collier was a British naval commander during the American Revolutionary War. Manuscript: "A detail of some particular services performed in America" from 1776-1779, "compiled from journals and original papers." Giving an account of the naval battles and expeditions of the British fleet under the command of Sir George Collier during the American Revolutionary War. Written from original journals, probably by Sir George Collier himself, or by a secretary or aide who accompanied him during his command in America. It also contains a note from Ithiel Town, who purchased it at a manuscripts sale in London in 1830. 156 pp., bound.

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1 item

Colman, Benjamin (1673-1747), dates not examined. 1 folder.
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Served as pastor of Boston's Brattle Street Church. ALS, Boston. To a reverend friend staying with Judge Davenport in Boston. Asking his friend to visit before he leaves as Colman would like to show him some letters from London. 1 p.

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1 folder

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United States Postal Inspector and moral reformer, founder of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice.

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1 box

Scope and Contents

Letters to Bamberger, Comstock's secretary and protégé in the cause of vice suppression.

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1 box

Bamberger, Charles, 1909 August 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Stamford, New York. Giving instruction for the payment of various bills, with a reminder to keep an eye out for the "foul stuff" of the street fakirs. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Bamberger, Charles, 1909 August 11. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. Giving lengthy instructions on various matters of bookkeeping. Written on New York Society for the Suppression of Vice letterhead. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Bamberger, Charles, 1909 August 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Stamford, New York. Giving direction in the handling of a specific case involving a Mr. O'Leary. Written on Post Office Department letterhead. 1 p.

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1 folder

Bamberger, Charles, 1909 August 12. 1 folder.
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ALS, Stamford, New York. Instructing Bamberger to interview an elevator boy in connection with a case involving M.A. Feldman, with other bits of business. Written on Post Office Department letterhead. 1 p.

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1 folder

Bamberger, Charles, 1915 August 17. 1 folder.
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ALS, Asbury Park, New Jersey. Directing Bamberger to conduct various bits of business and keep Comstock updated. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Bamberger, Charles, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Stamford, New York. Requesting more information on the content of a play entitled "The Girl from Proctor." 2 pp.

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1 folder

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1 box

Deed, 1789 April 30. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Transferring land in Norwich, CT from Stephen & Sarah Gifford and Abel & Sarah Calkins to Simon John Thatcher. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Deed, 1853 March 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Norwich, CT. Document signed by multiple men relinquishing Center Church to the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church after repairing the steeple. 1 p.

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1 folder

Conway, Henry S. (1721-1795), 1766 March 31. 1 folder.
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British soldier and statesman, served as British secretary of state (1765-1768). DS, to the Deputy Governor of Maryland, announcing the repeal of the Stamp Act and urging tolerance and cooperation with the British government. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Cooke, Nicholas (1717-1782), 1775 October 11. 1 folder.
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Governor of Rhode Island (1775-1778). LS, Providence. Ordering Colonel [John] Waterman to withdraw his troops from Providence but keep them in readiness to march, with additional directions for the movement of provisions. 2 pp.

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1 folder

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Served as Governor of Massachusetts (1918-1920), Vice President to Warren G. Harding (1920-1923), and thirtieth President of the United States upon Harding's death in 1923. He was elected to the Presidency in his own right in 1924. The correspondence in this file is primarily concerned with small matters of miscellaneous business such as speaking engagements and travel plans, with just a few letters dealing with Coolidge's politics. Also included are a typed manuscript entitled "The Measure of Progress" and photographs of Coolidge, his wife, and Cabinet.

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2 boxes

Scope and Contents

Filed by name of correspondent.

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1 box

American Association for the Recognition of Merit, 1930 May 15. 1 folder.
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TLS, Northampton, Massachusetts. Declining membership. 1 p.

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1 folder

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1 box

Andrews, Charles A., 1919 May 1. 1 folder.
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TLS, Boston. Designating Andrews as a delegate to represent Massachusetts at the National Tax Association conference. 1 p.

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1 folder

Andrews, Charles A., 1920 September 24. 1 folder.
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TLS from Coolidge's secretary, Henry F. Long, explaining that Coolidge will likely miss Andrews' banquet due to a speaking engagement with the National Republican Committee. 1 p.

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1 folder

Andrews, Charles A., 1920 September 29. 1 folder.
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TLS from Coolidge's secretary, Henry F. Long, reiterating Coolidge's inability to attend Andrews' banquet. 1 p.

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1 folder

Clark, [Edward T.], 1921 April 16. 1 folder.
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ALS (initials), Hotel Touraine, Boston. To Clark, his private secretary, directing him to forward the President's [Warren G. Harding] speech on coal and railroads, and prevent Coolidge's own speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars from being placed in the Record. 1 p.

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1 folder

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1 box

Dana, Richard Henry, 1923 November 15. 1 folder.
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TLS, The White House, Washington. Thanking him for a suggestion to modify the process of selecting Presidential postmasters. 1 p.

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1 folder

Dana, Richard Henry, 1923 November 30. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

TLS, The White House, Washington. Recalling their conversation about the Civil Service. 1 p.

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1 folder

Dana, Richard Henry, 1923 December 9. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

TLS from Dana to Coolidge. Praising him for his message to Congress regarding Civil Service. 1 p.

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1 folder

Denny, Daniel E, 1919 January 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

TLS, Boston. Thanking the senator and his colleagues for sending flowers on the occasion of Coolidge's inauguration. 1 p.

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1 folder

Greenway, Cornelius, 1922 October 9. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Vice-President's Chamber, Washington. To Greenway at Tufts College, one sentence on the "aim and duty of a college man." 1 p.

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1 folder

Grondahl, Joseph, 1924 April 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

TLS, The White House, Washington. To the President of the Safety First League, endorsing his efforts to reduce automobile accidents. 1 p. with original envelope.

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1 folder

Holt, Hamilton, 1927 February 14. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

TLS, The White House, Washington. Sending greetings to the annual meeting of the Florida Historical Society. 1 p.

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1 folder

Lowell, Freeman L, 1917 December 18. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Boston. Enclosing a small check. 1 p. with original envelope.

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1 folder

O'Shea, Michael, 1914 April 2. 1 folder.
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TLS, Boston. Thanking O'Shea for a leaflet on the protective tariff. 1 p.

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1 folder

Peyser, Julius I, 1924 January 23. 1 folder.
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TLS, The White House, Washington. Declining an invitation to a banquet of the Order of B'nai B'rith. 1 p.

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1 folder

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1 box

Scott, Walter, 1919 September 17. 1 folder.
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TLS, Boston. Thanking Scott for his support, expressed in a letter to a Mr. Munro. 1 p.

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1 folder

Scott, Walter, 1923 March 31. 1 folder.
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TLS, Northampton, Mass. TLS, thanking Scott for books; outlining his traveling schedule with the hopes of meeting. 1 p.

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1 folder

Walker, Henry C, 1924 May 9. 1 item.
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ALS, The White House, Washington. Saying that if Walker has trouble walking he has all the more time to improve his mind. 1 p.

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1 item

Young, Alton M, 1925 December 3. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

TLS, The White House, Washington. Commending the work of the Volunteers of America during the Christmas season. 1 p.

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1 folder

Manuscript, circa 1918-1920. 1 folder.
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TMS. "The Measure of Progress." Championing the measure of success as the quality of manhood, not the quantity of merchandise. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Filed by subject.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Coolidge, Calvin, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed images of Coolidge in various formats (photograph, reproduction sketch, reproduction photograph -- four in total, one housed in Box 46 (oversize).

Physical Description

1 folder

Coolidge, Grace, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed photograph of the President's wife.

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1 folder

Cabinet, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed photograph of Coolidge and his Cabinet.

Physical Description

1 folder

Cornell, Ezekiel (1733-1800), 1776 December 29. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ADS, to the Council of Safety, Philadelphia. A return of prisoners "from Headquarters." 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Coxe, Tench (1755-1824), 1808 September 26. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

American political economist. ALS to Charles Thompson, former secretary of the Continental Congress, requesting materials for a proposed biography of John Dickinson and reporting the death of friend David Jackson. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Cranfield, Edward, 1684 November 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Served as Governor of New Hampshire. DS, sealed, agreement with Robert Elliot regarding some boards in Cranfield's possession. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Crawford, Samuel Johnson (1835-1913), 1863 June 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

American general, served as third Governor of Kansas (1865 – 1868). Draft letter, Upton's Hill, Virginia. To an unidentified general, reporting on various military movements including [Joseph] Hooker's plans to attack [Robert E.] Lee. 2 pp. [Affiliation with Crawford based on provenance.]

Physical Description

1 folder

Cruger, John (1710-1791), circa 1757-1766. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Served as mayor of New York (1757-1766). DS, with two seals, portion of a larger document forwarding a writ of certiorari. 1 narrow strip.

Physical Description

1 folder

Cullimore, Isaac, 1641 October 2. 1 folder.
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DS, signed by two others (Samuel Bright, Nick Upsall). Deed of land sold from Bartholmey Passmore of Boston to John Sweet, provided that Sweet finish the house on the property. Recorded 1650 and 1704. 1 p.

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1 folder

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This series consists of the papers of business partners Samuel White and John Cushing (1743-1822), merchants and privateers during the American Revolution. Cushing & White operated out of Boston and acted as administrative agents and part-owners in multiple vessels that sailed along the North American coast and to the West Indies. John Cushing appears to have been the leader in the partnership as the bulk of papers bear his name. Cushing was a native of Massachusetts, born in Scituate, Plymouth County in 1743 to John and Deborah Barker Cushing. In 1773 he married Olive Wallingford, daughter of Colonel Thomas and Elizabeth Wallingford. He was chosen Colonel, 2nd Plymouth County Regiment in 1776 but resigned the commission in 1779 citing ill health. By that time, he had already started his merchant and privateering partnership with Samuel White. By definition, privateers were privately funded but government sanctioned vessels that preyed on enemy ships. Captured ships were known as "prizes," and the goods and cargo on board were sold to the profit of the owners and crewmembers. Privateers played a significant role in the American Revolutionary War, outnumbering government-owned vessels by more than ten to one and capturing nearly 600 British ships over the course of the war. Cushing & White acted as agents and owners of various ships outfitted for privateering, most prominently from 1777-1780. They experienced both successes and failures but by 1784 seemed to have fallen into serious financial difficulties. A letter dated 1787 to "John Cushing—Supervising partner of the late House of Messrs. Cushing & White" suggests by then the partnership dissolved—either due to bankruptcy or the death of Samuel White. Papers dating from 1784 onward suggest Cushing continued to earn his living as a merchant. The papers in the series are largely focused on the privateering years, and include correspondence, financial records, and official documents often signed by captains and crewmembers. Subject matter is focused on investments, prizes, the sale of captured goods, and the threat of the enemy. Of note is a printed license to arm issued by the Continental Congress and signed by president John Hancock. The papers are arranged alphabetically by name of ship, with miscellaneous material at the end. Known information about the ship is given in the description. Within the ship folders, the papers are arranged chronologically unless otherwise noted.

Physical Description

3 boxes

Physical Description

2 boxes

Insurance Policy, 1784 December 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Insurance policy purchased for Alexander's trip from Portsmouth to the West Indies, issued to John Cushing by the office of Edward Payne. Printed form. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Bill of Sale, 1785 January 1. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Bill of Sale of ship from Alexander Romain to John Cushing. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Receipt, 1785 April 23. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Receipt for French custom house duty. Printed form. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Pass, 1785 April 23. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Pass from French admiral L. J. M. de Bourbon (oversize). Printed form. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 box

Letter, 1785 April 30. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AL (copy) from John Cushing to authorities in Hispaniola in response to seizure of ship. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Receipt, 1785 June 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Receipt for anchor. Half leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Alliance was a frigate captained by Peter Lander (aka Pierre Landais) in 1779. In 1783, under Captain John Barry, Alliance took part in the last Naval battle of the American Revolution.

Physical Description

1 box

Contract, 1779 January 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

James Bragg's (ship's carpenter) obligation for a quarter share of all prizes accrued to be paid to Cushing & White. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Account Statement, 1783 April 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Accounting of prize money for the officers & crew. Signed by Captain John Barry. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Letter, 1787 July 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from John Walmsley explaining his tardiness in paying money owed; accompanied letter from Joseph Valentine (below). 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter, 1787 July 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from Joseph Valentine regarding failed attempt to collect money from John Walmsley. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Bill, 1787 July 26. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Notarized bill of money owed to John Cushing by John Walmsley for prosecuting claim for the ship Black Queen. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

The Cabbot/Cabot was a brig captained by Elisha Hinman in 1776. In 1777 it became the first Continental naval ship taken by the British.

Physical Description

1 box

Correspondence, 1777 June-September. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

On one sheet of paper is a series of correspondences between Cushing, White, and attorneys regarding prize money and wages owed two crew members of the Cabbot who sailed under Hinman. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

On September 19, 1778, under Captain Ishmael Hardy, the privateer General Hancock successfully defeated the British ship Levant when a shot hit Levant's magazine causing an explosion and the death of most of her crew. Soon after, with the help of American privateer Beaver, General Hancock successfully took Lady Erskine. The file contains documents and correspondence in preparation for and in response to the 3-month cruise during which the above took place. The papers are housed in two folders: Documents and Correspondence.

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

File contains a collection of official documents drawn up for the June 1778 cruise of General Hancock. Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

1 box

Articles of Agreement, 1778 June. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed by captain and crew agreeing to a 3-month cruise starting June 28, 1778 against "enemies of the United States of America." 1 large folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Powers of Attorney, 1778 June. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two powers of attorney for various crew members. 1 leaf each.

Physical Description

1 folder

Orders, 1778 June 23. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Cushing & White's signed copy of their orders to Captain Hardy. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Warrant for Delivery, 1778 November. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Warrant for delivery requiring Cushing & White to deliver barrels of indigo to Benjamin Tatem, master of captured prize ship Charity. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Muster Roll, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

List of names of the officers and crew with their stations and shares. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Correspondence from investors in General Hancock, including Christopher Leffingwell (1734-1810), a prominent Connecticut businessman who funded multiple privateering vessels in support of the Continental Army. Leffingwell also referenced General Hancock in correspondence found in the Minerva file. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Description

1 box

Bull, William, 1779 February. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting his share of prize money. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Lamb, James, Jr, 1778 June. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS buying share in ship ( General Hancock not mentioned by name but deduced based on date, other correspondence). 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Lamb, James, Jr, 1778 June 8. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, received report that ship is slow but pledges to buy a share despite. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Leffingwell, Christopher, 1778 February 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS offering money to fund ship. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Leffingwell, Christopher, 1778 March 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS regarding funding of ship. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Leffingwell, Christopher, 1778 May 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting update after receiving news there has been difficulty manning the ship. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Leffingwell, Christopher, 1778 June 3. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS suggesting the name of a potential Prize Master. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Leffingwell, Christopher, 1778 October 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting news of ships General Hancock and Minerva. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Leffingwell, Christopher, 1779 February 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS settling accounts related to ships General Hancock and Minerva. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Lockwood, Ja, 1778 May 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting his brother be added to the crew. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Lockwood, Ja, 1779 January 24. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting his share from sale of ship. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Lockwood, Ja, 1779 February 26. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting his share from sale of ship. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Olmsted, Aaron, 1778 December 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting his share of money from potential sale of ship. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Margarett was captured as a prize by the Cushing & White ship Satisfaction in March 1777.

Physical Description

1 box

Receipt, 1777 June 26. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Receipt for sale of Margarett. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

The ship Minerva was built in 1777 at Old York for Cushing & White. File contains information related to two cruises. The first, a three-month cruise under Captain John Grimes, sailed in June 1778 and resulted in the successful capture of eight British prize ships off the coast of Newfoundland. During the second cruise, in June of 1779, Minerva and two other American privateers were captured by the British and carried to Antigua. Papers housed in three folders: Documents (First Cruise), Documents (Second Cruise), Correspondence.

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

File contains documents related to Minerva's construction and first cruise, sailed June-August 1778. Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

1 box

Day Book, 1777 September-November. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Day Book of ship Minerva, kept during its construction at Old York. 20 pages, bound.

Physical Description

1 folder

Bill of Sale, 1778 January 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Bill of sale for new ship Minerva, built at Old York. Sold by John Stone to Messrs. Cushing & White. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Invoice, 1778 March 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Bill of supplies and services bought of Dr. John Greenleaf for Minerva. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Contracts, 1778 May 24-26. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two crewmembers signed obligations to give a quarter share of all potential prizes to Cushing & White. 1 leaf each.

Physical Description

1 folder

Muster Roll, 1778 June. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

List of names of crew with their respective shares.1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Account Statement, 1778 November 14. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

List of owners (shareholders) and balances owed each after the sale of prizes taken in the 1778 cruise. 1 large folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Record Book, 1778. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Records and accounts of the 1778 cruise of Minerva, under Captain John Grimes. Includes weekly inventories of provisions and crew, lists of captured vessels and prizes, and copies of letters and orders given by captain to prizemasters. Among crew members was Robert Cushing, related to owner John Cushing. 60 pages, bound.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

File contains documents related to Minerva's second cruise, sailed June 1779. Arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

1 box

Articles of Agreement, 1779 June. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed by captain and crew agreeing to cruise from Boston to West Indies and back. 1 large folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Ledger, 1779. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Alphabetized records of money awarded crew members after capturing the prize ship Revenge (early June 1779). Cover verso gives brief timeline of ships activities April-June 1779. 24 pages, bound.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, largely from investors in Minerva. Prominent are Peter & Isaac Wikoff and Christopher Leffingwell (1734-1810), a Connecticut businessman who funded multiple privateering vessels in support of the Continental Army. Leffingwell also referenced Minerva in correspondence found in the General Hancock file. Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Description

1 box

Austin, David, 1779 April 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from David Austin requesting an administrative position onboard the Minerva. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Austin, Elijah, 1778 November 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting settling of accounts and prize money owed. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Blair, Archibald & Robert, 1778 October 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS settling account of shares in ship. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Broom, John, 1778 June 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS suggesting a man to fill the roll of Captain Mariner. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Griffin, Samuel, 1778 May 30. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting news of the ship. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Griffin, Samuel, 1778 October 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AL (copy) regarding the sale of his shares of Minerva to Messrs. Peter & Isaac Wikoff. Sent with October 26, 1778 letter from Wikoffs. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Grimes, John, 1778 September 17. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from Captain reporting safe return to Old York after 3-month cruise during which he captured eight prizes. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Leffingwell, Christopher, 1778 October 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting his share of prizes taken by Minerva, as well as note regarding General Hancock, another Cushing & White ship in which he invested. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Leffingwell, Christopher, 1779 January 1. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS and copy of previous letter regarding fate of ships General Hancock and Minerva, including the possibility of selling both ships to Congress. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Purviance, Sam & Robert, 1778 June 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from Sam and Robert Purviance, shareholders, requesting news of the ship. Included is a copy of a previous letter sent April 23, 1778. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Sheaf, Jacob, 1778 June 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting payment for rum and sundries purchased for Minerva. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wikoff, Peter & Isaac, 1778 October 26. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting their portion of prizes be sent in goods, not cash. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wikoff, Peter & Isaac, 1779 January 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS. Detailed letter giving suggestions for Minerva's next sailing, as well as a long list of goods requested in lieu of cash. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wikoff, Peter & Isaac, 1779 April 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting a variety of textiles as payment. Post script mentions Minerva will next set sail for the West Indies. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wikoff, Peter, 1779 June 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS regarding Minerva successfully taking a British ship. Also writes about the cost and availability of goods during the war. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wikoff, Isaac, 1779 July 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS discussing family life, conditions in Philadelphia, and the successful capture of various prize ships. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wikoff, Peter & Isaac, 1779 August 17. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS regarding insurance for Minerva, lately arrived at Hispaniola.1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wikoff, Peter & Isaac, 1779 August 24. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS responding to news Minerva was captured by a Liverpool privateer. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Wooster, Thomas, 1779 May 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS explaining delay in payment. 1 folded leaf (torn).

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Bill of Lading, 1784 December 14. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Issued by John Cushing to ship's Master John Callahan for voyage from Boston to London. Printed form. Half leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Journal, 1795 March. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Unbound journal of a voyage from Portsmouth, NH to Barbados kept by Samuel N. Cushing, mate aboard the Neptune. Mathematical records of location and notes on weather. 1 large folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Revenge was captured as a prize by the Cushing & White ship Minerva in June 1779

Physical Description

1 box

Orders (copy), 1779 October 23. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Cushing & White's signed copy of their orders to Captain Elisha Turner to sail from Boston to Hispaniola and back (prohibited from privateer cruising). 1 folded leaf.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Runfast was used by Cushing & White as a commercial schooner, not directly involved in privateering.

Physical Description

1 box

Pay Voucher, 1776 October. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed by four crew members agreeing to wages. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Insurance Policy, 1776 December 14. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Insurance policy purchased for Runfast's trip from Virginia to Boston. Printed form. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Orders (copy), 1777 January 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Cushing & White's signed copy of their orders to Captain Nehemiah Tomes, to sail from Boston to Baltimore and back. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter, 1777 February 3. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from Cumberland Dugan (Baltimore flour merchant), concerned the British ships off the coast of Maryland are preventing Runfast's arrival. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter, 1777 February 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from Cumberland Dugan confirming the capture of Runfast by the "Kings Ships," bemoaning the war's influence on the markets for various perishable goods. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Satisfaction, a sloop, completed at least two cruises under the administration of Cushing & White. The first, under Captain John Stevens, ended somewhere between March and May 1777. The second, under Captain John Wheelwright, took place from June 1777-October 1777. Satisfaction took prizes in both instances. The papers suggest payment of prize money after the second cruise was rather contentious.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Ledger, 1777 March. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Ledger containing the division of prizes from captured ships Margarett and Royal George, taken March 1777 under Captain John Stevens. 100 pages, bound.

Physical Description

1 folder

Receipts, 1777 March. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two receipts for prize money given three crewmembers (signed by each). Half leaf each.

Physical Description

1 folder

Pay Vouchers, 1777 March 20-June 25. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed by crewmembers agreeing to wages and share in prizes. 8 pages and 1 folded leaf respectively.

Physical Description

1 folder

Articles of Agreement, 1777 April-May. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed by captain and crew agreeing to a six-month cruise against "enemies of the United States of America" (second cruise). 1 large folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Muster Roll, 1777 May. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

List of names of the officers and crew with their stations and shares (first cruise). 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Receipt and Power of Attorney, 1777 May-November. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Power of Attorney for Captain John Wheelwright and receipt for goods given Samuel Hill from ship Hero. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Powers of Attorney, 1777 May-October. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Three powers of attorney for various crewmembers. 1 leaf each.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter, 1777 May 27. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from Tristram Dalton questioning delay in receiving prize money. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Receipt Book, 1777 June-1778 January. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Book of signed receipts of prize money paid owners and crew of Satisfaction after first cruise (May 1777). 34 pages, bound.

Physical Description

1 folder

Ledger, 1777-1778. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Ledger containing the division of prizes from ship Hero, captured under Captain John Wheelwright (second cruise). 90 pages, bound.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter, 1777 June 6. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from Tristam Dalton urging immediate payment of prize money to himself and other owners. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter, 1777 June 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from Captain John Wheelwright announcing his plan to start the cruise ( Satisfaction not mentioned but implied by name and date). 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Muster Roll, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

List of names of the officers and crew with their stations and shares (second cruise). Probable date June 1777. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Book of names, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Alphabetical book of names "For Ship Hero." Probable date sometime after end of second cruise, October 1777. 26 pages, bound.

Physical Description

1 folder

Receipt Book, 1777-1779. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Book of signed receipts of prize money paid owners and crew of Satisfaction (second cruise). 24 pages, bound.

Physical Description

1 folder

Account, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Brief account of powder expended by gunner. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter, 1777 October 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from Tristram Dalton directing the sale of prizes and questioning Satisfaction's ability to function as a privateer ship. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter, 1778 May 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from Benjamin Dearborn imploring payment of six-month delayed prize money and goods. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Account Settlement, 1789 March 11. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Copy of settlement between Cushing & White and Captain John Wheelwright (originally written January 1778), testified true by former Cushing & White clerk Edward Holyoke (March 1789). 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Account of Sales, 1789 April. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Copy of the 1778 account of sales from captured ship Hero, testified true by Edward Holyoke and signed by a Justice of the Peace. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

File contains paperwork related to two cruises by Tracy, both Captained by J. B. Hopkins. The first sailed May 1780, the second August 1780.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Muster Roll, 1780 May 30. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

List of names of the officers and crew. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Articles of Agreement, 1780 May 30. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Signed by captain and crew agreeing to a three-month cruise against "enemys of the United States of America." 1 large folded leaf. (Previously in Box 9, Folder 4. Moved to oversized box in 2012)

Physical Description

1 box

Account, 1780 May. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

An account of the gunner's stores expended onboard ship Tracy. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Receipt, 1780 September 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Receipt for prize money. Quarter leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Articles of Agreement, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed by crew agreeing to 3-month cruise against "enemies of the United States of America." Printed form. 1 large folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Articles of Agreement, 1780 August. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed by captain and crew agreeing to a seven-week cruise against "enemys of the United States of America." 1 large folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

List of Shareholders, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Letter, 1778 January 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from Peter Faneuil Jones alleging he was grossly underpaid for his work preparing True Blue to sail. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter, 1778 February 16. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from Tristram Dalton concerning shares in two Cushing & White ships. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous Cushing & White documents including business letters and invoices as well as some personal Cushing family papers. Arranged alphabetically by relevant name.

Physical Description

1 box

Baxter, Richard, 1778 February 26. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS cancelling plans to sail on an (unnamed) Cushing & White ship. Half leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Bromfield, Jr, 1779 June-July. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from a Mr. Bromfield Jr. giving detailed plans to outfit ships. Includes a copy of a previous letter sent. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Brown, John, 1778 March 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS posing numerous questions about two ships in which he may invest. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Burling & Perkins, 1787 February 6. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed list of items with handwritten prices issued by Burling & Perkins, Cape-Francois. Printed form. Half leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Caldwell, Robert, 1784 February 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS reporting on the price of goods in Martinique.1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Codman, Stephen, 1784 October 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS coordinating arrival of ship and availability of goods. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Cogswell, Amos, 1787 July 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS concerned about a dispute over payment of a note. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Crafts & Shattuck, 1784 January 1. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed letter signed by William Crafts announcing his mercantile partnership with Will Shattuck. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Cushing, John, 1774-1784. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Four powers of attorney granted to John Cushing by Thomas Aylwin (2), Samuel Phillips, and Marke Lafitte. 1 folded leaf each.

Physical Description

1 folder

Cushing, John, 1784 February 1. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Invoice to John Cushing for pew tax. Marked "paid Sunday 20 March." Quarter leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dalton, Tristram, 1777 January 27. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting payment for rum shipped on board the schooner Deborah. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dalton, Tristram, 1787 January 27. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS arranging for housing in Boston. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

de la Lande & Fynje, 1784 August 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed letter from Dutch merchants de la Lande & Fynje announcing their post-war terms of business. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Document, 1783 October. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed French document. 1 folded leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Eliot, Josiah, 1792 April 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS regarding a check and a failed tontine. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Glover, Jon, 1777 April 24. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from Colonel Jon Glover (1732-1797, Commander of the regiment that carried Washington's army across the Delaware River on 26 December 1776). 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Hancock, John, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed license to arm issued by the Continental Congress and signed by President John Hancock. Blanks not filled in. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Hancock, John, 1777 January 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Bill from Thomas Cushing to John Hancock for use of ships, requesting 1300 dollars in Continental bills. 1 leaf.

Physical Description

1 folder

Hazard, Thomas, 1778 February 6. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS to Samuel White. About the recovery of prizes from the brig Fanny, which had been seized in France. With an excerpt from Captain Talmadge, who mentions that General [William] Howe has forbidden the British from calling the Americans "rebels." 2 pp.

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1 folder

Higginson, Stephen, 1785 September 8-9. 1 folder.
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Invoice settling accounts between John Cushing and Stephen Higginson (1743-1828, Massachusetts delegate in Continental Congress). 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Hooper, Stephen, 1777 December 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting money. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Hooper, Stephen, 1778 February 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS insisting immediate payment for rum. 1 folded leaf.

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1 folder

Hooper, Stephen, 1778 March 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS imploring at least part of his bill be paid immediately. 1 folded leaf.

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1 folder

Hooper, Stephen, 1778 October 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting the rest of his bill be settled. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Hurd, John, 1782 December 14. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Settling accounts between John Cushing and John Hurd. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Jackson, Henry W, 1780 July 15. 1 folder.
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Receipt for money paid Henry W. Jackson. Quarter leaf.

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1 folder

Little, Moses, 1778 February 14. 1 folder.
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Invoice settling accounts between Moses Little and Cushing & White. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Morse, John, 1778 October 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting payment of wages. 1 folded leaf.

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1 folder

Mugford, J, 1777 August. 1 folder.
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ALS regarding the price and availability of cable and canvas. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Newhall, Samuel, 1777 May 26. 1 folder.
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ALS purchasing iron for shipbuilding. 1 folded leaf.

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1 folder

Oliver, A, 1784 August. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS requesting a copy of a deed. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Oliver, A, 1784 November 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS asking for loan to pay taxes. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Oliver, B. Lynde, 1784 May 25. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS regarding potential purchase of a warehouse. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Parker, Noah, 1777 February 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS settling accounts and requesting price of flour and rice. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Parker, Noah, 1787 January 16. 1 folder.
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ALS coordinating delivery of books. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Parsons, Theodore, 1793 May 20. 1 folder.
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ALS. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Romain, Alexander, 1787 April 10. 1 folder.
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ALS, in French, from Alexander Romain (sold ship Alexander to Cushing & White in 1785). 1 folded leaf.

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1 folder

Rowe, John, 1778 October 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Bill from John Rowe (1715-1787, prominent Boston merchant and smuggler) to Robert Morris (1735-1806, Pennsylvania delegate to Second Continental Congress and signer of Declaration of Independence). 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Stacey, Rich, 1777 March 15. 1 folder.
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ALS regarding money and goods. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Stanwood, Peter, 1781 April 27. 1 folder.
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Receipt for shot. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Stickney, Jeremiah, 1795 April 24. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS expressing interest in renting a house owned by John Cushing. 1 folded leaf.

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1 folder

Sullivan, James, 1787 March 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS concerned about a missing note. 1 leaf

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1 folder

Sullivan, James, 1787 March 24. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS apprehensive about a note bearing his name. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Sullivan, James, 1787 April. 1 folder.
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ALS, desirous to settle a note. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Tetard, Benjamin, 1784 June 3. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed letter signed by mercantile house of Benjamin Tetard & John Lee, announcing business in Cape Nichola Mole. 1 folded leaf.

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1 folder

Wallingford Family Papers, 1767-1794. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Paperwork relating to Colonel Thomas Wallingford and his wife Elizabeth Wallingford (John Cushing's parents-in-law). Includes a land deed, an invoice, a receipt, and a court ruling. 1 leaf each.

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1 folder

Walmsley, John, 1780 May 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Signed obligation of John Walmsley to pay John & Noah Parker. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

White, Major, 1778 November. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Account of expenses from a trip taken by White from Boston to Baltimore. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

White, Samuel, 1777 June 11. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

List of names and amounts, paid by "SW" (Samuel White). 1 leaf.

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1 folder

White, Samuel, 1784 July 24. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS from Sam White to John Cushing, suggests Cushing & White are experiencing serious financial difficulties. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Wikoff, Peter, 1787 August 8. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS asking to settle account dating from 1777-8. 1 folded leaf.

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1 folder

Williams, George, 1784 September. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Wooster, Thomas, 1778 May 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS recommending a former captain in the militia be a prize master for Cushing & White. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

United States Representative from Massachusetts. Letters filed by recipient.

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1 box

Scope and Contents

Letters to his father.

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1 box

Cutts, Thomas, Sr., 1797 April 14. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Charleston, South Carolina. Discussing the forthcoming journey of his ship (carrying freight) and his concerns about encountering French cruisers. 1 p.

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1 folder

Cutts, Thomas, Sr., 1797 September 1. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Hamburg. Reporting on his purchase of Russia Hemp and glass, with plans to sail the freight to Boston as soon as possible. 1 p.

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1 folder

Cutts, Thomas, Sr., 1803 January 24. 1 folder.
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Washington. Eulogizing his recently deceased mother. 1 p.

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1 folder

Cutts, Thomas, Sr., 1804 November 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Washington. Celebrating the "complete success" of Republicanism in Massachusetts and its indication of growing national unity. Mentioning a meal with the President, the arrival of French minister Thuriot, and quoting high prices for produce. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Cutts, Thomas, Sr., 1805 March 8. 1 folder.
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Washington. Reporting confusion among French diplomats as to the payment of bills and anticipating the impact of continued war in Europe. 1 p.

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1 folder

Cutts, Thomas, Sr., 1808 December 8. 1 folder.
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Washington. Reporting on the passage of a resolution in the House of Representatives placing an embargo on goods and vessels from Great Britain and France. 1 p.

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1 folder

Cutts, Thomas, Sr., 1809 March 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Washington. Sending news of the overthrow of the Spanish patriots in Spain. With a handwritten note from his young son, James Madison Cutts. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Cutts, Thomas, Sr., 1810 February 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Washington. Reporting that the Senate passed Macon's bill, which calls for a repeal of the Non-Intercourse Act against Britain and France. 1 p.

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1 folder

Cutts, Thomas, Sr., 1811 February 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Washington. Reporting on various bills and charters up for the vote in the House of Representatives. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Cutts, Thomas, Sr., 1812 June 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Washington. Discussing the likely passage of an unidentified bill that he feels is not in the best interest of the country. 1 p.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Letters to his brother.

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1 box

Cutts, Thomas, Jr., 1806 February 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Washington. Asking about some expenses, updating on a petition for a light house, mentioning a non-importation motion, and questioning whether Britain would declare war on the United States. 1 p.

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1 folder

Cutts, Thomas, Jr., 1812 June 29. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Washington. Expressing regret at the declaration of war against his wishes. 1 p.

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1 folder

Reynolds, James, 1826 December 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS, Washington. To the Ohio Agent for Pensions, ordering him to resume full payment of a pension which had been mistakenly cut. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dagworthy, John, 1758 October 25. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

American Lieutenant Colonel. A return of Maryland troops under his command, requesting blankets and coats for his men. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dahlgren, John A. (1809-1870), 1862 June 17. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

American naval officer. ALS, Navy Yard, Washington. To a Miss Randall, sending a facsimile of the President's [Abraham Lincoln] handwriting [not included]. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

D'Aiguillon, Duc (1720-1782), 1772 October 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

French minister of foreign affairs. LS, Fontainebleau. To unnamed correspondent, about a projected move from Louisiana to Santo Domingo. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Dana, Charles A, 1863 June 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

American journalist. ALS, "Grant's Headquarters, Rear of Vicksburg." To Robert Bonner, editor of the New York Ledger. Describing Grant's tactics in the siege of Vicksburg. 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Danforth, Thomas (1622-1699), 1666 August 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Colonial governor of Massachusetts. DS, appointment of arbiters in a dispute between John Smith and George Blancher. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Letters filed by correspondent.

Physical Description

1 box

Benjamin, Judah P, 1863 August 27. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Message between various officers of the Confederate States of America. LS, Richmond, from J[udah] P. Benjamin, Secretary of State, to C. G. Memminger, Secretary of the Treasury, transferring funds. The transaction was then approved and signed by Davis, President. 1 p.

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1 folder

Congressional Union, 1847 December 29. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Washington. To the proprietor of the "Congressional Union" [a publication], ordering a subscription for Reuben H. Grant of Macon, Mississippi. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Day, Mary C, 1884 January 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Beauvoir, Mississippi. To Mary C. Day, an autograph collector, giving the addresses of relatives of Lee, Jackson, Mason, Slidell, and J. P. Benjamin, that she might also apply for their autographs. 3 pp. with original envelope.

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1 folder

General, 1848 January 24. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS. To an unnamed general asking for his views about promoting officers of the army to new corps raised for the war, with mention of a captain in Mexico. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

Herbert, Sidney, 1882 July 6. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Beauvoir, Mississippi. Regarding Herbert's project of making a complete roster of Confederate Generals, giving his knowledge and opinion of various ranks. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Herbert, Sidney, 1883 January 29. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Beauvoir, Mississippi. Discussing how he might have applied for a Mexican War pension any time since 1847. 2 pp. with original envelope.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dayton, Jonathan (1760-1824), 1776 November 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

American politician and Revolutionary War officer. Receipt issued by Dayton as Paymaster of the third Jersey regiment. Signed John Mott. On a small slip of paper.

Physical Description

1 folder

Deane, Silas (1737-1789), 1779 March 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

American diplomat. ALS, Philadelphia. To George Grand, requesting his aid in a financial transaction. 1 p.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Secretary of war under Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809). Letters filed by recipient.

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1 box

Scope and Contents

His son.

Physical Description

1 box

Dearborn, Henry, 1805 October 12. 1 folder.
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ALS, Georgetown. Encouraging his son to consider the consequences before breaking his engagement to a "Miss S." 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dearborn, Henry, 1807 January 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Washington. Containing advice on the purchase of land sold for taxes, with lengthy discussion of the effects of another son's death on the family. 4 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Henly, David, 1801 March 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS, "War Department." To David Henly, directing him to sell the Dragoon horses in Tennessee, as the Dragoons are to be converted into foot soldiers. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

De Lancey, Stephen (1663-1741), 1721 November 7. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, New York. To Evert Wendell, concerning some business involving animal skins. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

American Naval Officer.

Physical Description

1 box

Appointment, 1812 June 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ADS to Luke Wheeler or Littleton W. Tazewell. Appointing Wheeler and Tazewell prize agents for the U.S. frigate United States. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1812 October 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two ALsS written at sea from the frigate United States. One to the captain of American ship Mandarin, ordering him to proceed to Norfolk and report to [Littleton W.] Tazewell and [Luke] Wheeler. The other to Tazewell and Wheeler, explaining that the Mandarin is suspected of having British property on board. 1 p. each.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dewey, George (1837-1917), 1903 March 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

High-ranking American Naval officer. ALS, Washington. To C. Gallup, agreeing to comply with a request. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dexter, Samuel, Jr. (1761-1816), 1795 February 18. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

American statesman and lawyer. ALS, Philadelphia, to unnamed correspondent. Reporting on the lack of progress in two court cases. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dickerson, Mahlon (1770-1853), 1842 October 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Served as senator and governor of New Jersey, and secretary of the Navy. ALS, Sackasunny [sic], NJ, to Benjamin F. Thompson. Giving a detailed account of his ancestors in Southold, Long Island. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Served as lieutenant governor of colonial Virginia (1751-1758).

Physical Description

2 boxes

Land Grant, 1755 September 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

DS. Grant of land in Augusta County, Virginia, to James Claypool. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letter, 1767 March 17. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Bath, to unnamed correspondent. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

American politician and Civil War General, briefly served as secretary of the Treasury under James Buchanan.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Letter, 1861 April 23. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, New York. To John E. Wool. Writing as Chairman of the "Union Defence Committee of the City of New York" asking for help in provisioning and transporting troops. Also signed by W[illiam] M. Evarts and S[imeon] Draper. Countersigned by John E. Wool and Thurlow Weed. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Broadside, 1861 November 13. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Printed broadside "Proclamation to the People of Accomac and Northampton Counties, Va.," warning not to aid the rebellion against the Union under penalty of severe punishment. Issued by Dix as "Major General Commanding." 1 p. With original copy of the proclamation in a clerk's hand. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 box

D'Olivary, Chevalier de, 1777-1783. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

37 unsigned letters addressed to D'Olivary. Concerning the American Revolution, politics, curiosities, etc. In French with index. 53 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dongan, Thomas (1634-1715), 1687 June 14. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Earl of Limerick, served as Governor of the Province of New York. DS. Empowering Isaac Arnold to administer the oath of allegiance and naturalize residents of Suffolk County, authorizing him to charge a fee of nine pence for such service. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Doughty, John (1754-1826), 1783 November 14. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, West Point. To Timo[thy] Matlack, explaining the delay of his plans due to George Washington's arrival at West Point and the prospect of the enemy evacuating New York. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Douglas, Stephen A. (1813-1861), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

American politician. Photograph of Douglas.

Physical Description

1 folder

Downing, George (1623-1684), 1668 June 8. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS to a Mr. Clayton. Pressing for the payment of a debt. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

American politician, served as Mayor of New York.

Physical Description

1 box

Land Grant, 1784 October 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

DS, for land under water at Wall Street and Maiden Lane. Grant is to the executors of William Brownjohn and concerns lands left by Colonel Abraham de Peyster. Signed by Duane as Mayor.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Printed forms permitting the recipients to run an inn or tavern. Signed by Duane as Mayor.

Physical Description

1 box

Tavern Licenses, 1789 April 9. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

To Morris Smith.

Physical Description

1 folder

Tavern Licenses, 1789 April 25. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

To John Waggener.

Physical Description

1 folder

Tavern Licenses, 1789 May 1. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

To William Martin.

Physical Description

1 folder

Tavern Licenses, 1789 May 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

To William Marshall.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

British naval officer, served as Governor and Commander-in-Chief in Newfoundland from 1810-1813.

Physical Description

1 box

Petition, 1812 August 14. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Petition addressed to Duckworth from American passengers on board American vessels captured by His Majesty's cruisers; requesting that they be allowed to purchase a small vessel and granted passports to travel back to America. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Petition, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Petition addressed to Duckworth from Americans being held prisoner on board the Hazard. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Colonial governor of Massachusetts (1702-1715). In this group of letters Dudley negotiates the conquest of Canada. Many are addressed to the Earl of Sunderland (Charles Spencer), who served as "Principal Secretary of State for Great Britain."

Physical Description

1 box

Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720), 1707 August 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS, Boston. To unspecified recipient. Complaining of marauding French & Indians and planning an assault on French post Port Royal [Nova Scotia]. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720), 1709 January 31. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS, Boston. [To the Earl of Sunderland.] Giving lengthy updates on various matters related to Her Majesty's land and ships in America, with plans for invading Canada.

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1 folder

Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720), 1709 February 3. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS, Boston. To the Earl of Sunderland. Recommending the bearer, Major Pidgeon, and requesting he be allowed to return to aid in the planned expedition against the enemy. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720), 1709 February 3. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS, Boston. To Colonel Francis Nicholson, enclosing an address from the General Assembly [of Massachusetts], which he asks be presented to the Queen [address not included]. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720), 1709 March 9. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS, Boston. To the Earl of Sunderland. Asking for a continuance of his charge to defend against French & Indians. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720), 1709 June 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Boston. [To the Earl of Sunderland.] Enclosing an address from the General Assembly of Massachusetts notifying the queen that they are ready for the arrival of the fleet for the expedition against Canada [address not included]. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720), 1709 July 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS, Boston. [To the Earl of Sunderland.] Notifying of his successful recruitment of 1200 men for the expedition against Canada, with adequate provisions and ships ready to leave "at an hours warning." 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720), 1709 October 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Copy of a warrant issued by Dudley concerning the security of powder and stores sent to New Hampshire. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720), 1709 October 25. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS, Boston. To the Earl of Sunderland. Updating on the plans to attack Port Royal [Nova Scotia] and giving his opinion on the proposed idea of sending men to the Bahamas to remove the French and establish the English there. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720), 1709 November 8. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS, Boston. To Captain Nicholas Smith, commander of the ship Enterprise. Ordering him to sail to the Bahamas to help the British take over any French settlements, with a reminder of the damages he caused in the last mission when he refused to sail to Port Royal [Nova Scotia]. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720), 1709 November 8. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two copies of a letter sent to the Governors of New York and Virginia, notifying them of Captain Nicholas Smith's orders, with copies of those orders. 3 pp. each.

Physical Description

1 folder

Dudley, Joseph (1647-1720), 1709 November 25. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Two copies of LS, Boston. [To the Earl of Sunderland.] Expressing hope that the resolution of going against Quebec will be renewed after winter, updating on ships sent to the Bahamas, and asking what to do with detainee Don Carlos De Sacre, Lieutenant Du Roy, who was a passenger on a captured French ship. 2 pp. each.

Physical Description

1 folder

Duplessis, Comte de, 1787 August 1. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS, Paris, in French. To General Anthony Wayne, thanking him for his friendship, with mention of the Marquis de Lafayette and the Comte d'Estaing. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

French economist. Letters filed by recipient.

Physical Description

1 box

Canteleu, Le Couteulx de, 1802 April 26. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, in French. About an appeal in a law case that went against them. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Charpentier, Citoyen, 1795 September 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, in French. About private financial dealings. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Faulcon, Marie-Felix, 1801 April 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, in French. Giving his opinion of Napoleon as First Consul and of Lafayette as French minister, also speaking of Jefferson and his current work. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Duportail, Louis Le Begue (1742-1802), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

French general who served as chief engineer in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Copy of letter written from the Camp at Whitemarsh [near Philadelphia]. To Claude Louis, Comte de St. Germain. Outlining the immediate campaign and discussing the long range military situation, feelings toward France, and advantages of helping the United States. 6 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Early, Jubal (1816-1894), 1887 November 3. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Confederate general in the American Civil War. ALS, Lynchburg, Virginia. To General Marcus J. Wright, regretting his inability to furnish letters he wrote in 1864 but providing his best recollections of his force's movements at that time. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Served as Governor of Maryland.

Physical Description

1 box

Note, 1769 December 15. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

DS, a note for $800 drawn on state funds to James Brooks, with receipt by Brooks. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Proclamation, 1775 June 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

DS, a proclamation of the prorogation of the State Assembly until June 26. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Eustis, William (1753-1825), 1812 April 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Served as U.S. secretary of war (1809-1813). LS, Washington. To David Holmes, requesting detachments of militia to reinforce General Wilkinson in case of emergency. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

American Naval officer.

Physical Description

1 box

Letter, 1852 July 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Draft ALS (initials), Norfolk. To General [Archibald] Henderson. Agreeing with and encouraging the use of Marines aboard ships to aid in the preservation of discipline and to act as landing parties. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

General Order, 1862 June 17. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

DS, U.S. Flagship Hartford Baton Rouge. A general order reminding officers of the necessity of complying with the regulations set forth in an April 1800 act when reporting transfers, deaths, desertions, etc. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Transfer Order, 1868 July 1. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

DS, U.S. Flagship Franklin, Southampton, England. Transferring C.W. McKee from flagship Franklin to U.S.S. Canandaigua. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Fayerweather, Thomas (1724-1804), 1762 February 27. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Successful Boston merchant. ALS from Benaiah Young to Thomas Fayerweather. Concerning a dispute about the disbursement of goods and money from a sloop Young captained. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Fenner, Arthur (1745-1805), 1783 May 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Served as Governor of Rhode Island (1790-1805). DS, an order for the arrest of Amos Sutherland. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Fessenden, William Pitt (1806-1869), 1858 July 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

American politician from Maine. ALS, Portland. To a Mr. Blunt, explaining the necessity of retaining "Republican" as the name of the party opposed to the Democrats. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

American politician from New York, served as U.S. President from 1850-1853 upon the death of Zachary Taylor.

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

Filed by name of recipient.

Physical Description

1 box

Forward, Walter, 1842 January 19. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS to the Secretary of the Treasury from the Committee of Ways and Means [Fillmore was Chairman], requesting information on the payment of members of the Ordnance Board. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Gates, Joseph & William Seaton, February 23. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, House of Representatives. To Messrs. Gates & Seaton of the [National] Intelligencer newspaper. Asking them to publish a report issued by the Committee of Ways &Means. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Harris, Ira, 1868 December 9. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Buffalo. Explaining that the dangers of traveling in winter will keep him from visiting the Harrises and attending a meeting of commissioners. 3 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Harris, Mrs. Ira F, 1857 March 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Buffalo. Planning to visit with she and her husband, the judge, in Albany. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Haskins, G. W, 1841 May 31. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Washington. Reporting on his inability to obtain a copy of the "New Army Regulations" requested by Haskins. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Kite, Nathan, 1863 May 11. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Buffalo. Thanking Kite for information which Fillmore intends to present to the [Buffalo] Historical Society. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Lincoln, Abraham, 1861 April 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Buffalo. Introducing R. A. Wilson of Dansville, New York, who desires to meet Lincoln during his visit to Washington, D.C. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Description

1 box

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Phelps, Edward J., 1852 November 19. 1 folder.
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LS, Washington. Notifying Phelps that George F. Comstock has been appointed solicitor for the Treasury. 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Phelps, Edward J., 1853 February 10. 1 folder.
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LS, Washington. Accepting Phelps' resignation as Second Comptroller [of the Treasury Department] and planning for the appointment of a Mr. Broadhead in his place. 1 p.

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1 folder

Trumbull, Mrs, 1863 November 3. 1 folder.
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ANS, in third person, presenting his photograph [included]. 1 p. and carte-de-visite photograph.

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1 folder

Varnum, Joseph Bradley, 1850 December 22. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington. Through Varnum, thanking an anonymous donor of some horses. 1 p. with original envelope.

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1 folder

Wood, James, 1848 February 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Albany. Concerning various political subjects including the appointment of a Mr. Clapp as loan commissioner, and the "ascendancy" of [Henry] Clay. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Pamphlet, 1864 February 26. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed pamphlet entitled: "Where We Stood and Where We Stand. By the Author of 'The Union As It Was and the Constitution As It Is." Author's name unknown. Signed and dated by Fillmore on front wrapper. 13 pp.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Served as governor of New York (1849-1850) and secretary of state under President Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877).

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1 box

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1 box

Letters to William Pitt Fessenden, 1858 May 6. 1 folder.
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ALS, Paris. Giving detailed accounts of his travels in Europe, with other bits of news. 12 pp.

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1 folder

Letters to William Pitt Fessenden, 1859 February 3. 1 folder.
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ALS, Paris. Discussing various matters related to international politics. 10 pp.

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1 folder

Fisk, James, Jr. (1834-1872), 1860 July 28. 1 folder.
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American financier. ALS, Northfield. To Messrs. Woodbridge & Fisker, requesting an answer to a previous letter about a lawsuit. 1 p.

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1 folder

Fitch, Thomas (1700-1774), 1775 November 10. 1 folder.
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Served as colonial governor of Connecticut (1754-1766). LS, Norfolk. To Stephen Hopkins [colonial governor of Rhode Island]. Requesting Rhode Island pay or excuse bills of credit held by citizens of Connecticut, as the Connecticut General Assembly has chosen to discontinue the use of such "Old Tenor Bills." 2 pp.

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1 folder

Folliot, George (1730-1810), 1767 May 9. 1 folder.
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New York merchant and Loyalist. LS, New York. To David Ogden. Writing to the executor of the late Robert Hunter Morris' estate, asking that a bond be settled. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Foot, Solomon (1802-1866), 1862 May 19. 1 folder.
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ALS, Washington, D.C. To Edward De Faut (?), giving a brief history of his life and career. 2 pp.

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1 folder

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Fourquevaux served as French ambassador to Spain and was heavily involved in the dispute over claims to Florida. His correspondence with France's Charles IX and Catherine de Medici highlights some of the major elements of the dispute and Spain's harsh response and massacre of French settlers there. Also included is miscellaneous correspondence relating to the Americas and West Indies, as well as Fourquevaux's letterbook. All items are in French unless otherwise noted.

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1 box

Scope and Contents

Filed by correspondent.

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1 box

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1 box

Charles IX, undated. 1 folder.
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Copy of a complaint by Philip II to Charles IX relative to Florida. In Spanish. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Charles IX, undated. 1 folder.
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In Fourquevaux's hand, a copy of Charles IX's response to Philip II's complaint (above). 1 p.

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1 folder

Charles IX, 1565 November 28. 1 folder.
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LS to Fourquevaux. Arguing that his arms have been planted in Florida for a long time and he sees no reason to change plans to settle there. Adding that if any of his subjects had really committed any fault against treaties he would have them punished. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Charles IX, 1565. 1 folder.
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In Spanish, a response to Charles IX's letter of November 28 (above). 1 p.

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1 folder

Charles IX, 1565 December 24. 1 folder.
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Copy of a letter from Fourquevaux to the Charles IX, saying that he heard thirty years earlier that Florida was then known as "Coast of the Bretons." 4 pp.

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1 folder

Charles IX, 1566 March 6. 1 folder.
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LS to Fourquevaux. Expressing surprise about a fleet headed for Florida, wondering if they might be better sent to the Netherlands to crush rebellions. 1 p.

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1 folder

Charles IX, 1566. 1 folder.
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Response of the King of France to the King of Spain. Saying that the Bretons were the first to land in Florida and therefore France has the rightful claim to the land. 1 p.

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1 folder

Charles IX, 1566. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Draft AL from Fourquevaux to Charles IX concerning Florida. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Charles IX, 1566 May 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS from Charles IX. Demanding reparations for the barbarous and inhuman acts against his subjects. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Charles IX, 1566 June 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS from Charles, IX.. Further inflammatory response to the dispute over Florida. 1 p.

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1 folder

Charles IX, 1566 September 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS from Charles, IX. Concerning a man taken prisoner after the massacre in Florida, responding to requests for ransom. 1 p.

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1 folder

Charles IX, 1568 July 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS from Charles, IX. Announcing the creation of a fleet of war, likely with hopes of avenging the massacre in Florida. 1 p.

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1 folder

Charles IX, 1571 October 15. 1 folder.
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LS from Charles, IX. Asking the ambassador to handle the matter of Jacques LaLouette, a mariner captured by the Spanish. 2 pp.

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1 folder

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1 box

Medici, Catherine de, 1565 December 30. 1 folder.
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LS from Catherine to Fourquevaux. Citing the significance of the Bretons in the dispute with Spain over Florida. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Medici, Catherine de, 1566 January 20. 1 folder.
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LS from Catherine to Fourquevaux, responding to Spain. Making further claims about the rights of the French to Florida based on the Bretons' expedition there; responding to Spain's threat of war. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Medici, Catherine de, 1566 January 21. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Draft ALS from Fourquevaux to Catherine. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Medici, Catherine de, 1566 March 17. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS from Catherine to Fourquevaux. Expressing her horror over the Florida massacre by the Spanish. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Medici, Catherine de, 1569 December 19. 1 folder.
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Extract of a letter from Fourquevaux to Catherine de Medici, writing of possibilities of conquest in Brazil. 2 pp.

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1 folder

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1 box

Miscellaneous, 1566 June 20. 1 folder.
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Copy of a complaint presented to Philip II by Fourquevaux, on behalf of Charles IX. Outlining cruelties and demanding reparation. 8 pp.

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1 folder

Miscellaneous, circa 1566. 1 folder.
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Propositions for the conquest of three countries in Africa, America, and the East Indies. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Miscellaneous, 1567 April-October. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AMs of Fourquevaux, taking note of individuals and events following the massacre in Florida. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Miscellaneous, circa 1568. 1 folder.
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Copy of an extract from Captain Jean Pedro, Governor of St. Helen in Florida, reporting on discoveries there. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Miscellaneous, 1571 November. 1 folder.
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Letter from a group of prisoners on the island of St. Domingue (Santo Domingo). In Spanish. 1 p.

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1 folder

Miscellaneous, 1571 November 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Letter from Philiber Villendeau and Jacques Cochereau who were captured in American and are now being held prisoner in Spain by Philip II. Begging the French ambassador to help procure their release. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letterbook, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Fourquevaux's letterbook containing copies of his correspondence. 87 pp.

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1 folder

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A prominent figure in the founding of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was, among other things, an author & printer, politician, and diplomat. Each of these roles is represented in this series dating from 1740-1789. His correspondence includes transactions from his printing business (including a 1740 printing from his press); official documents signed as President of the Executive Council of Pennsylvania; letters concerning funding and supplies for the American government and army; and letters from his service as a diplomat in Europe negotiating the terms of the new American nation.

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2 boxes

Scope and Contents

Filed by recipient.

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1 box

Fox, Joseph, 1766 February 24. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, London. To the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Announcing news that the British House of Commons has voted to repeal the Stamp Act [Franklin testified in support of its repeal], with a warning that Americans must behave respectfully and gratefully to continue winning such "favours." 1 p.

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1 folder

Galloway, Joseph, 1767 June 18. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, London. Sending a power of attorney for himself for the recovery of a debt and enclosing one for [Peter] Collinson for the same reason. 1 p.

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1 folder

Hall, David, 1765 September 14. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, London. Hall was a Philadelphia printer. Concerning accusations against Franklin in connection with the Stamp Act, with a vindication of his recent accomplishments in England. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Laurens, Henry, 1783 March 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Passy. Concerning the claims of loyalists, the peace treaty, and an issue involving John Adams and some anonymous letters. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Lee, Arthur, November 27. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Note signed "F. & D." [Franklin & Silas Deane]. To Arthur Lee, asking him to call in order to consult on dispatches. On a slip of paper.

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1 folder

Livingston, Peter Van Brugh, 1775 August 29. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Perth Amboy. Concerning gunpowder for New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Pemberton, Israel, 1758 June 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, London. To Israel Pemberton. Concerning the fight for justice for Indians who were robbed of their land by the Penn proprietors. With mention of Franklin's plans to publish an "Enquiry [into the Cause of the Alienation of the Shawanese and Delaware Indians."] 2 pp.

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1 folder

Pringle, John, 1762 May 27. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS. A detailed inquiry into the genuineness of "A Letter from Adm. B[artholomew] De Fonte" on the Northwest Passage, enclosing an engraved map pasted to the last page. 13 pp. with an 1840 paper wrapper.

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1 folder

Quincy, Josiah, 1779 April 22. 1 folder.
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LS, Passy. On the general pleasantness of the French national character, with a rebuke of Americans for spending money on tea instead of war. 4 pp.

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1 folder

Sargent, John, 1783 December 29. 1 folder.
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ALS, Passy. To Mr. & Mrs. Sargent. Thanking them for their friendship and invitation to visit their home. 1 p.

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1 folder

Shippen, Edward, 1755 May 29. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Philadelphia. To Edward Shippen, informing him that a Committee is sending money for work on a road, as well as wagon loads of forage. 1 p.

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1 folder

Speaker of Pennsylvania, 1774 December 24. 1 folder.
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ALS, London. To the Speaker of the Assembly of Pennsylvania. Announcing that the King received the Petition of the General Congress [the colonists' request that recent acts restricting their liberties be repealed] and reacted well. Signed by Franklin, Arthur Lee, and William Bollan [agents for various colonies.] 2 pp.

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1 folder

Stevenson, Polley, 1768 October 28. 1 folder.
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ALS. Sympathizing with her unhappiness at having to live with her difficult aunt, but advising her that fulfilling this duty will prove best in the long run. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Strahan, William, 1764 September 24. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, Philadelphia. Strahan was a London printer. Thanking Strahan for some favors with regards to publications, and humorously discussing Franklin's "decline" in judgment. With a postscript signed Wm. Franklin. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Thomson, Charles, 1789 January 25. 1 folder.
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ALS, Philadelphia. To Charles Thomson. Referring to a letter which Thomson is to give [to George Washington], apparently pertaining to Franklin's financial transactions with Grand, his next-door neighbor at Passy. 2 pp.

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1 folder

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2 boxes

Printing, 1740 October 20. 1 folder.
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From Franklin's press. Handwritten heading on first page: "A Letter from Geo. Thomas, Esq'r. Gov'r of Pensilvania to the Lords of Trade & Plantation" with George Thomas' signature on the last page. 8 pp.

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1 folder

Receipt, 1746 March 17. 1 folder.
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ADS. Receipt for 20 shillings paid by Thomas Pearson for subscription to Franklin's newspaper "[The Pennsylvania] Gazette." 1 p.

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1 folder

Receipt, 1747 September 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ADS. Receipt for money paid by Mr. Gambold for 1400 German spelling books and some pasteboard. 1 p.

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1 folder

Permit, 1757 March 10. 1 folder.
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ADS, General Post Office, Philadelphia. Permitting William Frizzel to deliver mail between Philadelphia and Lancaster until an official post is there established. Issued by Franklin as Postmaster General. 1 p.

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1 folder

Loan Proposals, circa 1779. 1 folder.
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Three drafts of proposals to loan money to the Continental Congress by Dutch bankers John de Neufville and Son. One in French, addressed to B. Franklin. 10 pp. total.

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1 folder

Note, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

AN. Referring to [British statesman David] Hartley and saying that he (Franklin) is not concerned about French spies since he has nothing to hide. On a small slip of paper. Probably date circa 1782.

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1 folder

Order for Payment, 1785 November 23. 1 folder.
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DS. To David Rittenhouse, Treasurer. Ordering payment of five men for attendance "at the bar of the House of Assembly." Signed by Franklin as President (of Pennsylvania) and John Nicholson [Comptroller General of Pennsylvania]. 1 p.

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1 folder

Petition, 1786 August 14. 1 folder.
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DS. Petition of William Wistar concerning money owed him by John Garret. Affirmed by Franklin. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Land Grant, 1787 April 5. 1 box.
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DS, on vellum. Signature on land grant of 200 acres in Westmoreland County to ex-soldier John Kilby. 1 p.

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1 box

Legal Endorsement, 1788 February 22. 1 folder.
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Autograph endorsement on document directing action in the case of Bridget McGowen, owed money by James Barrett. Signed by Franklin as President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

American engineer and inventor.

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1 box

Scope and Contents

Filed by recipient

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1 box

Decatur, Stephen, 1813 July 27-29. 1 folder.
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Two draft ALsS, New York. To [Stephen] Decatur. Soliciting Decatur's interest in and endorsement of Fulton's experiments in firing under water. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Gales, Joseph, 1811 August 3. 1 folder.
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ALS to the proprietor of the National Intelligencer. Asking the newspaper to anonymously print some enclosed material [not included]. 1 p.

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1 folder

Livingston, John, 1813 April 6. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. Notifying Livingston that ten workmen have been sent to Pittsburgh to work on steamboats, with a contract signed by Fulton and the men. 3 pp.

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1 folder

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1 box

Receipt, 1798 October 12. 1 folder.
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DS, Paris, in French. Receipt for 500 francs from Nathaniel Cutting on a contract relating to a machine for spinning hemp and making rope. 1 p.

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1 folder

Check, 1812 February 15. 1 folder.
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Check for Fulton from the Bank of Columbia, George Town; signed by Fulton on verso. 1 leaf.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

British general, Commander in Chief of the North American forces from 1763 to 1775. Letters filed by recipient.

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1 box

Bradstreet, John, 1765 March 26. 1 folder.
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ALS with DS, New York. A list of stores for the 46th Regiment and an order for their transport to Oswego. 1 p.

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1 folder

King George III, 1775 October 6. 1 folder.
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DS, Boston. A list of recommended promotions for military officers, to be submitted to King George III. 1 p.

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1 folder

Townshend, Viscount, 1769 March 28. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALS, New York. Concerning troublesome affairs in Ireland where the presence of British troops is resented, and the American colonies where all seems quiet but will not remain so unless Britain keeps a firm hand. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Wilson, Captain, 1768 May 19. 1 folder.
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LS, New York. Notifying Wilson of new regulations for the acquisition of bedding, fuel, candles, and utensils for the troops, as well as new requirements for the submission of receipts for such provisions. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Gaines, Hugh (1727-1807), 1776 May 26. 1 folder.
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Printer. Sending news concerning the movements of Sir John Johnson, General Washington, and Benjamin Franklin, with mention of an alarming sabotage on some artillery. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Swiss-American financier and statesmen, served as U.S. secretary of the Treasury from 1801-1814. Correspondence filed by recipient.

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1 box

Bank of the United States, 1810 May 3. 1 folder.
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LS. To the President and Directors of the Bank of the United States, asking whether the bank will authorize a $3,750,000 loan to the government. 1 p.

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1 folder

Call, Daniel, 1816 June 10. 1 folder.
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ALS, New York. To attorney Dan[iel] Call. Concerning lawsuits involving a Mr. Davies and a deceased Mr. Lockhart. 3 pp.

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1 folder

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Collectors at New Haven, Connecticut. Items before June 1803 are addressed to Samuel, all afterwards are addressed to Abraham.

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1 folder

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1 box

Letters, 1801 July 17. 1 folder.
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LS. Approving the appointment of John Rutherford Throop as Inspector; delaying a decision regarding the custom house boat. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1801 August 1. 1 folder.
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ALS. Chastising Samuel Bishop for tardiness in sending returns. Providing detailed instructions for their timely submission. 3 pp.

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1 folder

Letters, 1801 August 24. 1 folder.
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LS. Asking if public monies collected in New Haven might be applied to the payment of the interest on public debt. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1801 September 24. 1 folder.
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ALS. Cancelling the request from his August 24, 1801 letter regarding public monies collected in New Haven. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1801 October 17. 1 folder.
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LS. Printed form letter with details filled in by hand, sending eight Mediterranean passports. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1801 November 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Concerning the payment of allowances to fishing vessels. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1801 December 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Sending the official signature of U.S. Treasurer Thomas Tudor Tucker, to protect against counterfeiting. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1802 January 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Concerning a bill drawn by Clark and Pecks on the U.S. Secretary of War. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1802 March 16. 1 folder.
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LS. Approving the appointment of Samuel B. Marshal as gauger. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1802 July 6. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Asking for a statement of unpaid debentures. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Letters, 1802 November 8. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Concerning the payment of allowances to fishing vessels. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1802 November 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Immediately requiring a copy of the monthly schedule of bonds. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1803 February 10. 1 folder.
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LS. Ordering the immediate cessation of money advances sent to Joseph Wilcox and requesting an explanation as to why he was sent such payments. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1803 June 11. 1 folder.
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LS. Forwarding sea-letters issued from the President, with a request that they not yet be issued unless war is declared between France and England. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1803 November 1. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Concerning the payment of allowances to fishing vessels. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1803 November 25. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Announcing the repeal of an April 1800 act that allowed a drawback of duties on goods exported to New Orleans. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1804 June 18. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Transmitting the President's decision to extend provision for sick seaman from the port of New Haven. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Letters, 1804 November 5. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Concerning the payment of allowances to fishing vessels. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1805 March 8. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Giving instructions for the distribution of the papers, stamping press, and marking & gauging instruments of Colonel Kirby, late Supervisor of Connecticut. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Letters, 1805 November 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Concerning the payment of allowances to fishing vessels. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Letters, 1806 November 1. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Concerning the payment of allowances to fishing vessels. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1806 December 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Announcing the President's repeal of an act prohibiting the importation of certain goods from Great Britain. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1807 February 24. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Announcing the passage of an act continuing an embargo between the United States and certain parts of the island of St. Domingo. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1807 April 6. 1 folder.
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LS. Requesting Abraham Bishop to provide funds to the Collector of Middletown. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1808 February 8. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Concerning regulations for coasting vessels confined to bays, rivers, and sounds. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1808 April 16. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Regarding an application to dispatch vessels in ballast. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Letters, 1808 April 21. 1 folder.
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ALS. Regarding a request from the Spanish Consul. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1808 April 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Regarding Solomon Pinto's application to sail a vessel in ballast to Trinidad . 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1808 July 1. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Concerning the President's decision to deny vessels permission to sail to Europe, Asia, Africa, or America "south of the line," for the purpose of bringing back property to the United States. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1808 July 16. 1 folder.
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LS. Encouraging Bishop to stand firm in his denial of Caleb Townsend's request to send a vessel in ballast to Guadalupe. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1808 October 7. 1 folder.
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ALS. Requesting information regarding the prosecution of Amos White. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1809 January 16. 1 folder.
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LS. Ordering the hiring of an armed vessel under Captain Frederic Lee to cruise Long Island Sound. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1809 March 10. 1 folder.
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LS. Concerning crimes committed against the Revenue Cutter and sloop Hope. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1809 April 24. 1 folder.
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LS. Directing the transmission of weapons to the Revenue Cutter. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1809 April 26. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Concerning the Dragon, a Connecticut vessel under master Bartlet Lewis, which lately arrived in Liverpool with a cargo of cotton and therefore violated embargo laws. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1809 April 29. 1 folder.
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LS. Concerning the account for repairs and rations for brig Potomack, hired as a temporary cutter. 1 p.

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1 folder

Letters, 1810 May 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

LS. Clarifying the rules for supplying rations and provisions to revenue boats as outlined in an act of March 2, 1799. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Scope and Contents

Signed by Gallatin.

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1 box

Circulars, 1801 November 16. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed. Announcing the appointment of Thomas Tudor Tucker as U.S. Treasurer. 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1802 May 31. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed. Announcing the passage of an act to create a general fund for monies collected for the Marine Hospitals. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1802 December 9. 1 folder.
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Printed. Announcing the President's decision that sea letters are now only needed for vessels traveling beyond the Cape of Good Hope. 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1803 March 31. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed. Transmitting two resolutions recently passed by the House of Representatives concerning the levying of duties. Soliciting recommendations and/or alterations. 2 pp.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1804 February 28. 1 folder.
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Announcing the repeal of an act imposing duties on the importation of goods from New Orleans. 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1804 March 29. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Regarding an act concerning the registering and recording of ships and vessels. 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1804 June 4. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed. Transmitting a new form of Mediterranean passports to be issued to U.S. vessels. 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1805 January 31. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed. Concerning the issuing of sea-letters being granted to naturalized citizens residing abroad. 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1805 December 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed. Asking for an estimate as to what would constitute a yearly supply of passports and sea letters. 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1806 February 10. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Announcing that mediocre work by Gaugers, Measurers, and Weighers will no longer be tolerated. 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1806 December 22. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed. Announcing the repeal of an act entitled "An act to prohibit the importation of certain goods, wares and merchandize [sic], and to remit the penalties incurred under the same." 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1807 February 13. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed. Concerning goods imported from the port of Trieste and the exchange rate for the florin. 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1807 December 31. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Instructions from the President not to exchange registers for licenses (or vice versa), and to detain certain vessels headed for foreign ports. 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1808 January 20. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed. Notice of the renewal of an act requiring a two and a half percent duty, commonly called "the Mediterranean fund." 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1808 February 11. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed. Concerning regulations for coasting vessels that are confined to bays, rivers, and sounds. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Circulars, 1808 March 2. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed. Concerning a supplementary act that exempts certain American vessels from the penalties of embargo. 1 p.

Physical Description

1 folder

Circulars, 1808 March 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed. Providing a copy of an act "for extending the terms of credit on revenue bonds in certain cases, and for other purposes." 2 pp.

Physical Description

1 folder

Circulars, 1808 March 12. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Printed. Explaining multiple acts concerned with the issuing of bonds to various types of vessels. 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1808 March 21. 1 folder.
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Printed. Concerning the regulation of American vessels that desire to be dispatched in ballast. 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1808 March 29. 1 folder.
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Printed. Announcing permission from the President to export empty hogsheads and casks to the West Indies, as they are in short supply and are needed for the importation of rum and molasses. 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1808 April 7. 1 folder.
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Printed. Calling for stricter and uniform adherence to embargo laws and the issuing of permits for vessels within bays, rivers, and sounds. 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1808 April 26. 1 folder.
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Printed. Outlining the major points of a new act concerned with embargo laws as they apply to the sailing of various vessels. 1 p.

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1 folder

Circulars, 1808 May 20. 1 folder.
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Printed. Allowing for the importation of small amounts of flour and provisions that are in short supply, despi