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Boudinot Family Collection

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Boudinot, Elias

Elias Boudinot was an American lawyer and public official who represented New Jersey in the Continental Congress. Born in Philadelphia in 1740, Boudinot became a lawyer in 1760. At the onset of the American Revolution, he became a member of the Revolutionary Party although he was a conservative Whig. He served as deputy in the New Jersey provincial assembly and then as a New Jersey representative in the Continental Congress. He later served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1789 to 1795 before becoming director of the U.S. Mint from 1795 to 1805. Boudinot died in 1821.

The collection consists of correspondence and documents of various members of the Boudinot family of New Jersey, regarding family, business, and political affairs. Most of the correspondence is related to Elias Boudinot IV (Trustee of Princeton University, 1772-1821) and his brother Elisha but includes many letters by their nephew Richard Stockton (1764-1828). Represented as well are Annis Stockton; Gerard Beekman; Tench Cox; Elias Boudinot II and Elias Boudinot III; Elias E. Boudinot; Hannah Boudinot; Jane J. Boudinot; Richard Rush; John Woodhull; and Robert Stockton. Of note is a 1783 proclamation by the United States of America in Congress assembled, declaring the cessation of arms between the United States and Great Britain, signed by Elias Boudinot and Charles Thomson.

This collection is not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Elias Boudinot was a founding member and president of the American Bible Society. Some papers from the original collection were retained by the Society; others were placed in the New York Historical Society.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2002
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Fragile original materials in Box 3 and 4 are restricted. Researchers use access copies in Box 1 and 2.

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Collection Inventory

To Elisha Boudinot from Gerard Beekman, 2 letters, 1812. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elias Boudinot from Lewis Boudinot, Susan Stockton, Esther Coxe and Trench Coxe, 4 letters, 1772-1809. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elias E. Boudinot from Elias Boudinot, 6 letters, 1813-1821. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elias Boudinot from Elisha Boudinot, 3 letters, circa 1778-1816. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elias E. Boudinot from Elisha Boudinot, his sister, and Martha Reed, 3 letters, 1819. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elisha Boudinot from various people, 46 letters, 1787-1813. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elias Boudinot from Hannah (Stockton) Boudinot, 3 letters, 1778-1789. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elias Boudinot from Mrs. Hannah Boudinot, 1 letter, 1798 August 20. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elisha Boudinot from Annis Stockton, 3 letters, 1784-1797. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elias Boudinot, Director of the Mint, from Miss Rachel Bradford, 1797 November 12. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Susan (Boudinot) Bradford from various people, 7 letters, 1784-1846. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elias Boudinot from (Captain) James Cuthbert, 7 letters, 1785-1786. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Lewis Boudinot James Cuthbert, 1 letter, 1785. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elias Boudinot from Ross Cuthbert, 1 letter, 1802. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elisha Boudinot from Susan Cuthbert, 1808 October 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elisha Boudinot from Amelia Smith, 1815 February 13-July 8. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Memorial for James Drummond," 7 pages, 1714. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elias Boudinot, from Mary Hetfield, his neice, 1790. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"Extract of a letter To Mr. Jay." 1782 September 12, from R.R Livingston, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, and copy of a letter from Robert Morris, Superintendent of Finance, to the President of Congress, 1782 July 29, 1782 September 12-1782 July 29. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elias E. Boudinot from Lajos Kossuth, 1 letter, 1852. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Fanny Martel from Samuel Miller, 1807. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elias E. Boudinot from Fanny Martel, 1819. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elias Boudinot, President of Congress, 2 letters and 2 invoices from John Searle and Company, Madeira, 1783-1787. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Mrs. Elias Boudinot from Mrs. Annis (Boudinot) Stockton, 1 letter; and to Elias Boudinot, 3 letters, 1790-1797. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Rachel Bradford from Annis (Boudinot) Stockton, ("Emelia" to "Amanda"), 8 letters, 1787-1788. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elias Boudinot from The Reverend Philip Stockton, 5 letters, 1790 April-August. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To his uncle, Elias Boudinot, from Richard Stockton, 11 letters, 1789-1811 1 letter to Elias E. Boudinot, 1823, 1789-1823. 1 folder.
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1 folder

To Elisha Boudinot from Richard Stockton, 83 letters, 1782-1815. 2 folders.
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2 folders

To Elisha Boudinot from Richard Stockton, 3 letters, 1792-1798. 1 folder.
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1 folder

A printed broadside containing a "Song, to follow the prayer in the service on the Fourth of July, 1793", dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Philadelphia, "Third Street. 1783 October 18": Unsigned and incomplete letter from William Bradford to Jared Ingersoll, 1783 October 18. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Excerpts and descriptions of items in folders 1-27, dates not examined. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Boudinot, Elias, 1706-1770: Bill and receipt for wine, 1758 February 17. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Boudinot, Elias, 1706-1770: Account with the estate of President Aaron Burr, 1757 April-August. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Boudinot, Jane J., ALS to Varnum Lansing Collins concerning his "Life of Elias Boudinot", 1898 September 1. 1 folder.
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1 folder

ALS to Robert Morris asking to correct E. Boudinot's ministry in the Minutes of Action Sweeny v. Dickinson, it being an action of debt and not damages against freeman, 1781 December 28. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letter from Elisha Boudinot dated 1777; ALS to Colonel Jonathon Thea, 1809; ALS from Timothy Green, September 30, 1812, 1777-1812 September 30. 1 folder.
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1 folder

DS by Elisha Boudinot, a certificate of membership to the Society for Useful Manufactures, 1791 December 10. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Elisha Boudinot, receipt for money mentioned in a deed given by Betsey Bradley to John Dildine for a small house in Princeton, 1784 May 13. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Receipt for $10, August 29, 1806; Receipt to W. McCullough for $200; promissory note payable to Elisha Boudinot, May 7, 1807, 1806 August 29-1807 May 7. 1 folder.
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1 folder

ALS to Jonathon Dayton of Elizabeth Town re: Colonle Burr's bonds and mortgage, 1797 July 29. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

A Proclamation by the United States of America in Congress Assembled Declaring the Cessation of Arms, 1783 April 11. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

"By the United States of America in Congress assembled. A proclamation, declaring the cessation of arms, as well by sea as by land, agreed upon between the United States of America and His Britannic Majesty; and enjoining the observance thereof. ... Done in Congress, at Philadelphia, this eleventh day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty three, and of our sovereignty and independence the seventh." Broadside printed by David C. Claypoole, with manuscript signatures by Elias Boudinot and Charles Thomson.

Physical Description

1 box

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