Pettit, Charles, 1736-1806

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Businessman, lawyer, and government official in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Because of his financial expertise he was chosen to present Pennsylvania's Revolutionary War claims to the federal government in 1790.

From the description of Correspondence : with Elias Boudinot, 1790. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86138990

Pennsylvania delegate to U.S. Continental Congress, New Jersey and Pennsylvania public official, businessman, and army officer.

From the description of Letters of Charles Pettit, 1779-1792. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450045

A Pennsylvania merchant, politician, and member of the United States Congress.

From the description of Charles Pettit letter, 1786 January 18. (Hartford Public Library). WorldCat record id: 60717577

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creatorOf Pettit, Charles, 1736-1806. Correspondence : with Elias Boudinot, 1790. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785. Joseph Reed papers, 1757-1785. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Pettit, Charles, 1736-1806. Letters of Charles Pettit, 1779-1792. Library of Congress
creatorOf Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801. Correspondence, 1772-1782. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Fitch, John, 1743-1798. John Fitch papers, 1783-1854. Library of Congress
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume VII, Miscellany, 1764-1792. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Wurts, John S. (John Sparhawk), 1876-1958,. Wurts family papers, 1699-1964. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn James Hutchinson papers, 1771-1928, 1771-1928 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Dearden, Robert R. (Robert Rowland),. Early American watermarks: collection, 1695-1937. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn United States. Congress. Resolutions regarding the lottery, 1777 February 26. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Nathanael Greene papers, Greene, Nathanael, papers, 1762-1852, 1780-1785 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Abeel, James, 1733-1825. James Abeel letterbook and correspondence, 1778-1780. Library of Congress
referencedIn Nathanael Greene Papers, 1777-1780 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Hutchinson, James, 1752-1793. Papers, 1771-1928. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Morris, Samuel, 1734-1812. Ledger, receipt book, and accounts, 1740-1811. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Benedict Arnold Letter Volume, 1772-1782 @ 2010 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Nathanael Greene papers, 1762-1852, bulk 1780-1785. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Nelson, William, 1847-1914. Papers, 1690-1875. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. Nathanael Greene papers, 1774-1793 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Pettit, Charles, 1736-1806. Charles Pettit letter, 1786 January 18. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Franklin, William, 1731-1813. Letter of administration : Perth Amboy, N.J., 1771 Apr. 24. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library
creatorOf De Kalb, Johann, 1721-1780. ALS, 1778 September 22, At Camp near Col. Humphrey's, to Colonel Charles Pettit, Fredericksbourgh. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1877. Houghton Library
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correspondedWith Abeel, James, 1733-1825. person
associatedWith Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801. person
associatedWith Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821, person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Dearden, Robert R. (Robert Rowland), person
associatedWith De Kalb, Johann, 1721-1780. person
correspondedWith Fitch, John, 1743-1798. person
associatedWith Franklin, William, 1731-1813. person
associatedWith Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. person
associatedWith Hutchinson, James, 1752-1793. person
associatedWith Morris, Samuel, 1734-1812. person
associatedWith Nelson, William, 1847-1914. person
associatedWith Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785. person
correspondedWith Stewart, Charles, 1729-1800 person
associatedWith United States. Congress. corporateBody
associatedWith William L. Clements Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Wurts, John S. (John Sparhawk), 1876-1958, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Western Reserve (Ohio)
New Jersey
Debts, Public
Army officers
Delegates, U.S. Continental Congress--Pennsylvania
Public officials--New Jersey
Public officials--Pennsylvania


Birth 1736

Death 1806



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