Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 .

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Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 .

Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 .

Documents copied or collected by American historian and president of Harvard Jared Sparks.

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Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803

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Epithet: of Add MS 36068 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000741.0x0001d1 Continental Congressman; of Boston, Mass.; graduated Harvard in 1740; leading spirit behind the Boston Tea Party; signer of Declaration of Independence; lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, 1789-1794; governor of Massachusetts, 1794-1797. From the description of Samuel Adams correspondence, 1775. (Unknown). WorldCat record id:...

Stark, John, 1728-1822

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John Stark, American revolutionary war general. He was promoted to Brigadier General in October 1777. In September 1780, he was ordered to relieve General Saint Claire at West Point. While at West Point, Stark was a member of the board that convicted John André of treason. From the description of Orderly book of John Stark, 1780, Sept. 17 - Nov. 19. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122288813 U.S. Continental Army general; of...

Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792

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Naval hero of the United States Revolutionary War and founder of the United States Navy. From the description of Typescript, [19--]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58758919 John Paul Jones, American naval officer. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy in 1775, and captain in 1776. In 1778 he began rading the English coast; a year later he commanded the Bon Homme Richard in its victory over the Serapis. After the Revolution, he went t...

Du Portail, Louis Lebegue, 1743-1802

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Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786

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Revolutionary War officer. From the description of Papers, 1778-1786. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19593641 Army officer. From the description of Nathanael Greene papers, 1775-1785. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979865 Nathanael Greene was a major general in the Continental Army. He was promoted to Quartermaster General in 1778. From the description of Papers, 1778-1780. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat ...

Bowen, Jabez, 1739-1815

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Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

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Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobi...

Huntington, Jedediah, 1743-1818

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Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington was born in Norwich, Conn. He graduated from Harvard in 1763 and received his master's in 1770 from Yale. After graduating from Harvard, he became involved with the Norwich Militia, eventually becoming a Captain in May, 1774. In the spring of 1776, now a Colonel, he marched to Dorchester Heights. After the British left Boston, he marched to New York. In 1777 he became a Brigadier General. He stayed in Valley Forge in the winter of 1777. After the war became ...

Corny, De

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Hawley, Joseph, 1723-1788

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Resident of Hadley, Mass. From the description of Will of Joseph Hawley, 1775, 1778. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979256 American Revolutionary patriot and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Northampton [Mass.], to Moses Bliss at Springfield, 1766 Apr. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270471283 Resident of Northampton, Mass.; known as Major Joseph Hawley; considered a colonial radical. From the description of L...

Fitch, Thomas, 1700?-1774

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The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) Governor, Connecticut (Colony) From the description of Thomas Fitch letter, 1755. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451592 ...

John Dickinson

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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Johnstone, George, 1730-1787

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Famous commodore Johnston. From the description of Autograph letter signed, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270488823 Johnstone, a British naval officer, served as governor of West Florida from 1763 to 1767. In 1778 he was one of three commissioners sent to America to try to negotiate an end to the war. From the description of ALS, 1778, June 19, off New Castle, Del., to Richard Oswald. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122466148 ...

William Ellery

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Carmichael, William, 1739?-1975

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William Carmichael (b. 1739?, Queen Anne's County, MD-d. Feb. 9, 1795, Madrid, Spain) was an American diplomat and Maryland's representative to the Continental Congress (1778, 1779). He served as the principal diplomat for the United States to Spain (1782-1794)....

Latting, John

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James, Morgan

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Burke, Edmund, 1729? -1797

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Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815

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Civil engineer, artist, and inventor. From the description of Letter : New York, to Edward P. Livingston, Clermont, [N.Y.], 1814 February 11. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50631960 Inventor, engineer, and artist. From the description of Papers, 1812-1815. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50799372 Inventor. From the description of Robert Fulton papers, 1809-1838. (Columbia University In the City of New York). World...

Carpenter, Joseph

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Hare, ...

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Epithet: of Sloane MS 4075 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001094.0x0002f7 ...

Washington, John Augustus.

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Sir Guy Carleton

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Wentworth, Benning, 1696-1770

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Governor of New Hampshire, 1741-1767. From the description of Instructions, 1741 Sept. 10. (Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 70926277 Governor of New Hampshire. From the description of Letter, 1749 April 15, Portsmouth, to the New Hampshire General Assembly. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 174141871 Colonial governor and legislator of New Hampshire. From the description of Instructions of Benning Wentwor...

Buchan, David Stewart Erskine, Earl of, 1742-1829

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Historian, artist, scholar. From the description of Autograph note with a sketch : to Lady Anne Hamilton. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614608 From the description of Autograph letter : to "Urania" (Lady Anne Hamilton), not dated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614598 From the description of Autograph memorandum to accompany Col. Erskine of Mar's letter. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270614595 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Lad...

Ellery, William, 1727-1820

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Addressee is Commissioner at the Rev. Mr. Marshall's. From the description of Letter, 1783, September 1, Philadelphia, to Benjamin Stelle, Philadelphia. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122529391 Representative to U.S. Continental Congress and signer of Declaration of Independence, of Newport, R.I. From the description of William Ellery autograph letter signed, 1780. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 273925427 William Ellery was born ...

Moore, Henry, Sir, 1713-1769

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Sir Henry Moore, 1st Baronet, was colonial governor of New York from 1765 to 1769. From the description of Henry Moore letters, 1767-1769. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 715264680 Colonial governor of New York. From the description of Autograph signature to a letter : Fort George, 1768 July 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270638890 Acting governor of Jamaica, 1756-1762; governor of New York. From the description ...

Skinner, John S. (John Stuart), 1788-1851

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William Livingston

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Hardy, Sir Charles, 1716? -1780

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Saltonstall, Richard, 1586?-1661

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Epithet: lawyer; son of Sir R Saltonstall British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000409.0x000060 Epithet: Mayor of London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001219.0x000277 ...

Lewis, Betty

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McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786

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Epithet: General British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000220.0x00016f In October 177, Alexander McDougall was appointed Major General and was put in command of a division consisting of seven Connecticut and Massachusetts regiments. In the late fall of 1777, McDougall's division attempted to prevent a British advance southwest of Philadelphia. From the description of Orderly book of Alexander McDougall's ...

Phillips, William, 1731?-1781

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Major general of Royal Artillery. Phillips was second in command under Burgoyne when he was captured at Saratoga. He was exchanged in 1781 and died on campaign in Virginia later that year. From the description of AL (3rd person) : to George Washington, [ca. 1779]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122690105 British general in Burgoyne's army, captured at the surrender of Saratoga in October, 1777. Paroled in 1779 and sent to New York. In October, 1780, wa...

Kościuszko, Tadeusz, 1746-1817

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Polish patriot and army officer. From the description of Commission and letter of Tadeusz Kościuszko, 1776-1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014909 Polish patriot and American general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Thomas Jefferson, 1814 Jan. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596972 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Philadelphia?], to Thomas Jefferson, [n.d., 1798 Apr.?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record...

Dickinson, John, 1732-1808

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Pennsylvania lawyer, Continental Congressman. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson, 1779 Sept. 18. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442835 Dickinson asks Booth to help him replace omissions in his set of The Delaware law prior to the revolution. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to James Booth, 1784 July 10. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525016 Pennsylvania ...

Colden, Cadwallader, 1688-1776

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Scientist, New York colonial official. From the description of Cadwallader Colden Papers, 1677-1832 (bulk 1711-1775). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 476912237 Governor of New York (Colony) and scientist. From the description of Cadwallader Colden family papers, 1686-1830. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453882 Colonial New York philosopher and scientist, and political official. From the description of Letter : New York, [N.Y.], t...

McElderry, Thomas.

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Washington, Charles

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Lestarjette, Lewis.

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Wooster, David, 1710-1777

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Livingston, William, 1723-1790

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William Livingston was born in Albany, New York, on November 30, 1723. After graduation from Yale College in 1741, he practiced law in New York. In 1772 he moved to Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), New Jersey. He served as a member of the Continental Congress from 1774-1776 and also served as a brigadier general in the New Jersey militia. From 1776 until his death in 1790 Livingston served as governor of New Jersey. In 1787 he was a delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention and was a signe...

George, Clinton

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Howard, John Eager, 1752-1827

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U.S. Continental Congress delegate and U.S. senator from and governor of Maryland, and army officer. From the description of Collection of John Eager Howard and (?) Hollingsworth, 1814-1821. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451030 Army officer and governor of Maryland. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Baltimore, to General Greene, 1782 Mar. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269521961 Governor of Maryland, from "Belvedere," Baltimore Cou...

Peter Wraxall

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Johnson, William, 1715-1774

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British official in America. From the description of Receipt signed to an autograph letter signed (signature obliterated) dated Schonectady [sic] 24 December, 1764 : [n.p.], 1764 Dec. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270496465 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Johnson Hall, to an unidentified correspondent, 1769 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270487684 Sir William Johnson was a wealthy land owner and trader, controlling most of the lands in...

Horry, P. (Peter)

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Peter Horry was Captain and Major of 2nd South Carolina Regiment. From 1779 till the close of the Revolutionary War he was Colonel of South Carolina militia. From the description of Orderly book of Peter Horry, 1776, Aug. 18 - 1777, May 18. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122560054 ...

Hamilton, James, 1710-1783

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The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) The son of William Penn, Thomas Penn served as proprietor of Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Thomas Penn correspondence, 1747-1771, with...

Witherspoon, John, 1723-1794

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John Witherspoon became one of the most outspoken supporters of the revolutionary cause, even before the colonies and the British fired the first shots of war in 1775. His radical outlook influenced students at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) where he was president, including James Madison and Aaron Burr. In 1776, Witherspoon was sent by the State of New Jersey as a delegate to the Continental Congress. Later that year, he signed the Declaration of Independence as one of the delegates ...

Clinton, James, 1733-1812,

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Galvan, ...

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Stevens, Edward, 1745-1820.

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Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800

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Mifflin was a Continental Congressman, Major General, and governor of Pennsylvania. From the description of LS, 1784 May 6 : Annapolis, to Governor Clinton. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13782989 Thomas Mifflin (1744-1800) was a Philadelphia merchant, military officer during the Revolutionary War, and U.S. Congressman. He served as the first governor of Pennsylvania from 1790 to 1799. From the description of Thomas Mifflin papers, 1791-1...

Eddy, Samuel

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Waterbury, David

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Sherman, Roger, 1721-1793

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Declaration of Independence signer from Connecticut. From the description of Document signed by Roger Sherman, 1764 August to 1766 November. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230754 Roger Sherman was born in 1721 in Newton, Massachusetts, and early moved to Stoughton, Massachusetts, where he attended the public schools and later learned the shoemaker's trade. He moved to New Milford, Connecticut, in 1743 and became surveyor of New Haven County in 1745. During t...

Jon Trumbull

http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6430qpr (person)

Sullivan, John, 1740-1795

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Army officer, public official of New Hampshire, and jurist. From the description of John Sullivan correspondence and warrant, 1779-1787. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980732 Army officer and statesman. From the description of Papers of John Sullivan, 1774-1789. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78377480 Continental Army officer, Continental Congressman, Governor of New Hampshire. From the description of Letter to Noah Emery, 1789 August 28. (...

Clark, Abraham, 1726-1794

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Declaration of Independence signer from New Jersey. From the description of Abraham Clark letter to Colonel Elias Dayton, 1776 July 4. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 137284274 From the description of Abraham Clark letter to Colonel Elias Dayton [manuscript], 1776 July 4. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647975915 At this time, Abraham Clark was an attorney in New Jersey. From the description of Legal document, 1769 April 4-177...

Haldimand, Frederick, Sir, 1718-1791

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Sir Frederick Haldimand was chief commander of British Florida (1767-1778) and governor of Québec (1778-1786). From the description of Sir Frederick Haldimand papers, 1769-1772. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 166422543 British army officer. From the description of Papers of Sir Frederick Haldimand, 1782-1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450710 British general, governor and commander-in-chief of Canada. From the descri...

Abercromby, James, 1706-1781

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Army general, second in command of the British forces in America, 1756-1758, and commander of the Albany, N.Y., garrison. From the description of Letter : Albany, [N.Y.], to Sir Wm. Johnson, 1757 Dec. 27. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 35988285 British army officer. From the description of James Abercromby correspondence, 1758. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449865 In 1756 James Abercromby was appointed second in command to John Campbell, 4th ...

Bieniewsky, comte de.

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Gadsden, Christopher, 1724-1805

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Revolutionary soldier and legislator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Chas. Town" [SC], to General Lincoln, 1780 May 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269567031 Charleston, South Carolina merchant, plantation owner, Revolutionary War general, South Carolina state Representative and Governor, and U.S. Continental Congressman. In January 1776 Gadsden resigned from the Continental Congress in order to accept a commission as a brigadier general and commander o...

Dickinson, John D.

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James Caldwell

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Jay, John

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Epithet: US statesman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000296.0x00011d Epithet: US diplomatist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000750.0x00003d Epithet: violinist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000562.0x0001d8 Epithet: Sheriff of Bristol in 14...

Gen. F. Nash

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Hume, David, 1711-1776

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Scottish philosopher and historian. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London?], to the Earl of Eglinton, 1767 Spring. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269528546 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to [William Strahan], 1757 May 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269524752 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to [Richard Davenport], 1767 Oct. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269529984 From the de...

Assembly of N. Y.

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Lee, William, 1739-1795

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William Smallwood

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Caldwell, James, 1734-1781

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John Jay

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Drayton, William Henry, 1742-1779

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South Carolina Revolutionary War leader. Educated in England and a champion of British rights, William Henry Drayton was appointed to the South Carolina council in 1772. By 1775 Drayton had become an avid leader of the American opposition in the province. During the summer of that year he toured the back country to win support for the patriot cause. On Sept. 25, Drayton met at Congarees with five Lower Town Cherokee leaders to explain the American's quarrel with Great Br...

John Andre

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Hyle, Adam.

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Barras, Louis, comte de, d. 1800

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Parsons, Samuel Holden, 1737-1789

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In January 1789 the Connecticut General Assembly appointed Samuel Parsons, legislator and revolutionary major-general, and James Davenport, lawyer and judge, as commissioners to purchase Indian land titles held in the Connecticut Reserve in Ohio. From the description of Letter : Philadelphia, to his excellency Governor [Samuel] Huntington, 1789 Apr. 6. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 39287161 Army officer. From the description of Orderly books of Samuel H...

Hosack, David, 1769-1835

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Physician, botanist and minerologist of New York. From the description of Papers, 1801-1827, New York, New York. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35092174 David Hosack was a New York physician and horticulturist; he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1810. From the guide to the David Hosack letters and papers, 1795-1835, 1795-1835, (American Philosophical Society) David Hosack was a New York physician and horticulturist, and was e...

Randolph, Peyton, 1721-1775

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President, U.S. Continental Congress and Virginia legislator. From the description of Papers of Peyton Randolph, circa 1774. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132218 ...

Samuel Lyman

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Gen. Washington

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Robert Morris

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Jones, Allen, 1739-1807

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Allen Jones was a brigadier general with the North Carolina militia. From the description of Allen Jones papers, 1781. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 24040672 ...

Alexander MacDougall

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Martha Washington.

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Clinton, George, approximately 1686-1761

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Colonial Governor of New York. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Lt. Gov. Thomas, 1744 Sept. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904165 From the description of Autograph signature to document : Fort George in the City of New York, 1750 Sept. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904167 George Clinton (ca. 1686-1761) was a British naval officer and politician who served as colonial governor of New York from 1743 to 1753. From the descri...

King, Rufus, 1755-1827

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Americal political leader. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mr. Hopkins, 1797 Jul. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270488877 Banker and diplomat who served as delegate to the Continental Congress from Massachusetts and U.S. senator from Massachusetts and New York. From the description of Rufus King papers, 1784-1822. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980830 Member of the Continental Congress, Signer of the Constitution, Mini...

Greene, William, 1731-1809

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Williams, Ephraim, 1715-1755

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Army officer and philanthropist. From the description of Ephraim Williams correspondence, 1750 October 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981372 ...

Jay, John, 1745-1829

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Statesman and jurist. From the description of Letter, 1813 Jan. 1. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49243562 Governor of New York State; U.S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court. From the description of Letter, 1797 October 27 : Albany, to John Trumbull, London. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50806321 From the description of Letter, 1778 January 2 : Poughkeepsie, to Marinus Willet. (New Yo...

Sumter, Thomas, 1734-1832

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Army officer and U.S. senator from South Carolina. From the description of Papers of Thomas Sumter, 1761-1838 (bulk 1780-1832) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78618773 American soldier and legislator. From the description of Autograph letter in third person : [n.p.], to the President of the United States, 1804 Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574308 Virginia soldier and legislator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n...

Heath, William, 1737-1814

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American Major-General. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Boston, to Ebenezer Hancock, 1777 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864067 Army officer. From the description of Papers of William Heath, 1776-1782. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71061920 Army officer in the Revolution, Massachusetts state senator, and jurist. From the description of Papers of William Heath, 1774-1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83784932 ...

Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794

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Delegate from Virginia to the First Continental Congress. Schuyler was one of the four major generals in the Continenetal Army and delegate to the Continental Congress. Father-in-law to Alexander Hamilton. From the description of Letters, 1775. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41417645 Richard Henry Lee was a staunch defender of colonial rights and was aligned with Patrick Henry as a strong opponent of the Stamp Act. From the description of Richard Henry L...

Ellery, William, 1727-1820

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Addressee is Commissioner at the Rev. Mr. Marshall's. From the description of Letter, 1783, September 1, Philadelphia, to Benjamin Stelle, Philadelphia. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122529391 Representative to U.S. Continental Congress and signer of Declaration of Independence, of Newport, R.I. From the description of William Ellery autograph letter signed, 1780. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 273925427 William Ellery was born ...

Major Genl. Sullivan

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Young, Arthur, 1741-1820

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Arthur Young was an English civil servant and writer on agriculture and social economy. Born and raised in Suffolk, he began farming his family land and managed a farm in Essex; his agricultural experiments were largely unsuccessful, but he learned from the experience and produced several popular books on farming. He continued to write and travelled extensively, ultimately establishing himself at a farm in Bradfield. He became England's best-known advocate of agricultural reform, founded and edi...

Duane, James

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Grayson, William, 1736? -1790

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Joseph Gales

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Charles Folson

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Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806

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American revolutionary general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Traveller's Rest, to F. Meriwether, Esq., 1787 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864014 Revolutionary general. Born in England, Gates settled in Virginia in 1772 after a career in the British army that included service in the French and Indian War. He was commissioned adjutant-general of the Continental Army in 1775, and was in command at the pivotal victory of Saratoga. After Saratoga...

Church, Benjamin, 1734-1778

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Physician, poet, author, and traitor; b. Newport, R.I.; graduate of Harvard, 1754; lived in Boston and Raynham, Mass.; after correspondence with British was intercepted in 1775, he was tried by court martial. Continental Congress resolved on Nov. 6, that he should be imprisoned at Norwich, Conn., but because of illness was removed to Massachusetts and put on parole; allowed to sail from Boston in May 1776 for London but ship never heard from again; family was pensioned by the Crown. ...

Deane, Silas

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Henry White

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Lee, Charles, 1731-1782

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General Lee lost his command after he was found guilty at court martial. Later considered a traitor. From the description of ALS, 1778 July 3 : Brunswick, to Robert Morris. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13730721 Lee was a veteran British Army officer who settled in America in 1773 and was appointed a major general in the Continental Army at the outbreak of the Revolution. In 1778, he was appointed to lead the attack at the Battle of Monmouth, but in...

Adams, John, 1735-1826

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John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States, born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He served as defense counsel for British soldiers accused of Boston Massacre in 1770; as delegate to Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778; as member of committee charged with drafting Declaration of Independence in 1776; as congressional commissioner to France from 1778 to 1779; as minister to United Provinces in 1780; and negotiated a loan from Dutch bankers in 1782. Adams join...

Marsh, Joseph, 1726-1811

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Epithet: Keeper of York Gaol British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001192.0x00037a ...

Beers, Nathan

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Galloway, Joseph, 1731-1803

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Joseph Galloway (1731-1803), an American British loyalist. In 1753, he married Grace Growden, daughter of Lawrence Growden, Jr. (1694-1770), one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in colonial Pennsylvania. As a member of the Pennsyvalvania Assembly, Galloway was part of Benjamin Franklin's anti-proprietary faction. He was the Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress in 1774 and signed the non-importation agreement, but refused to sign the Declaration of Independence. In 1776, he jo...

Richard Montgomery

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Nathaniel Folsom

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Loudoun, John Campbell, Earl of, 1705-1782

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Born in 1705. Entered army in 1727. Commissioned major general in 1755, and appointed the following year as commander-in-chief of British forces in America during the French and Indian War, and named titular governor of Virginia. Died at Loudoun Castle, the family seat in Ayrshire, in 1782. From the description of Memorandum book, 1757 Jan. 1-Apr. 1 [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122612272 John Campbell, Fourth Earl of Loudoun (5 May 1705 - 27 Apr. 1782) was the...

Muhlenberg, Peter, 1746-1807.

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Smith, William, 1728-1793

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William Smith (1728-1793) was an American lawyer and historian of New York. An influential leader of the New York Presbyterian Whigs, he served as the last Royal Chief Justice of the Province of New York and Chief Justice of the Province of New York and Chief Justice of Lower Canada. His son, William Smith III (1769-1847), was a clerk of the provincial parliament, Secretary of State for the colonies, a member of the executive council, and historian of Canada. From the guide to the Wi...

Edward Braddock

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Leslie, Alexander, 1740-1794.

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Williams, Otho Holland, 1747-1794

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Army officer. From the description of Otho Holland Williams correspondence, 1781-1793. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981380 Williams, of Maryland, was a Revolutionary War officer and, after the war, collector of the port of Baltimore. From the description of Letter, November 27, 1781. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 477274243 ...

Chittenden, Thomas, 1730-1797

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The state of Vermont granted 23,040 acres of land in Littleton to Benjamin Whipple and sixty-four associates on November 8, 1780. In March 9, 1797 Littleton became Waterford, Vermont. From the description of Copy of the charter of Littleton, Vermont, dated November 8, 1780, 18--? (Vermont Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 664367115 ...

Anderson, G.

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Epithet: Mrs. of Goodmayes Essex British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000699.0x000222 ...

Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808

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Army officer and public official of Great Britain and governor of Quebec (Colony). From the description of Guy Carleton papers, Baron Dorchester, circa 1775-1786. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009537 British governor of Quebec and commander of the British Army in Canada. From the description of Papers of Guy Carleton, Baron Dorchester, 1774-1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009530 Governor of Quebec and British army officer. From the ...

Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770

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Governor of Virginia. From the description of Transcripts of correspondence edited by Louis Knott Koontz, 1739-1769. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067647 From the description of Autograph signature (clipped) from a document : [n.p.]., 1754 Apr. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270534556 Colonial official; lieutenant governor of Virginia 1751-1758. From the description of LS : Williamsburg, Va., to Robert Hunter Morris, 1754 Mar. 1. (Rosenbach Museum...

Jackson, Hall, 1739-1797

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Jackson (Harvard, Hon. M.D. 1793) practiced surgery and obstetrics in Portsmouth, N.H., from 1760 to 1775; he then served in the Revolutionary War as a military surgeon, returning to Portsmouth afterwards. He was the first American surgeon to perform operation of couching of cataracts and he also administered innoculations for smallpox. From the description of Papers of Hall Jackson, 1771-1823 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 281435207 Physician and arm...

Gen. Gates

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Parks, Andrew

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Tallmadge, Benjamin, 1754-1835

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Tallmadge was an officer in the Revolutionary War and a congressman from Connecticut. From the description of Benjamin Tallmadge collection, 1756-1846. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 609870436 Continental Army officer and U.S. representative from Connecticut. From the description of Benjamin Tallmadge correspondence, 1781-1782. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980354 United States representative from Connecticut and army officer. ...

Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814

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American statesman. From the description of Copy of a letter : Paris, to the Minister of Foreign Affairs [Talleyrand], 1798 Apr. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269595261 From the description of Letter, 1790 June 18, New York, to John Hancock, [Boston]. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 15174967 Declaration of Independence signer from Massachusetts. From the description of Letter to [James Warren] and portrait, 1776 June 15. (University of Virgi...

Jedediah Elderkin

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Warren, Joseph, 1741-1775

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Warren was President of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress; three weeks after this letter he was killed at Bunker Hill. From the description of ALS, 1775 May 25 : Watertown, to [Committee of Correspondence]. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14040204 Warren was a Boston physician who in 1770 became involved with the Sons of Liberty who protested the British presence in Massachusetts. He was involved with the Committee of Correspondence and was respon...

Mason, George, 1725-1792

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Mason was a U.S. statesman; as a delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, he signed the Constitution. From the description of [Letter] 1784 Aug. 4, Gunston Hall [to] Col. John Fitzgerald / G. Mason. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 271131801 American planter and Revolutionary statesman. From the description of Receipt signed : [n.p.], 1777 Dec. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609532 From the description of Autograph letter ...

Destouches

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Epithet: of Add MS 35412 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000355.0x0001c9 Epithet: of Sloane MS 4054 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000355.0x0001cb Epithet: French Resident at the Hague British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_...

Barber, Francis, 1751-1783

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Spencer, Joseph, 1714-1789

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Epithet: of Add MS 35789 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001392.0x000291 Epithet: American, Major -General British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001392.0x000290 Army officer and Continental Congressman from Connecticut. From the description of Papers of Joseph Spencer, 1775-1778. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71069599 ...

Woedtke, Friedrich Wilhelm, baron, 1740-1776

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Cornwallis

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Peter, Martha.

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Poor, Enoch, 1736-1780

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Army officer. From the description of Military order of Enoch Poor, 1779. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449736 Enoch Poor was a brigadier general for the Continental Army, 1777-1780. As a colonel, he commanded the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment in 1775, reinforced Benedict Arnold's retreating forces in Canada in 1776 and fought at Trenton and Princeton, 1776-1777. From the description of Orderly book, 1778. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id:...

Caldwell, James

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Merchants of Albany, N.Y. From the guide to the James and William Caldwell papers, 1783-1844, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Epithet: of Add MS 33981 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000987.0x000324 Epithet: Count of Milan Title: 3rd Baronet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : P...

Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785

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Continental Congressman. From the description of ALS : Burlington, to Ester DeBerdt, 1767 Nov. 17. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525172 Donop, a Hessian mercenary fighting for the British in the Revolutionary War, was fatally wounded at the Battle of Red Bank and died 25 Oct. 1777. From the description of Letter : to Thomas Wharton, 1777 Oct. 24. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612882108 Delegate from Pennsylvania to ...

André, John, 1751-1780

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British army officer. From the description of The American times, a satire, in three parts : poem, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070981 John André, a British army officer during the American Revolutionary war. In January 1777, he became captain of the 26th Regiment of Foot ; in early summer he became the aide-de-camp to Charles Gret, 1st Earl of Grey (1729-1807). and in 1778 was promoted to major. In 1779 André became adjutant general of the British Army and wa...

Laurens, John, 1754-1782

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Aide and secretary to George Washington. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Col Stewart, 1780 Oct. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598003 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to the quarter master general, 1781 Oct. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598007 From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Camp before York", 1781 Oct. 19th. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595601 From the description of Autograph letter...

Earl of Dartmouth

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Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829

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Timothy Pickering (b. July 17, 1745, Salem, MA–d. January 29, 1829, Salem, MA) was a politician from Massachusetts who served as the third United States Secretary of State under Presidents George Washington and John Adams. He also represented Massachusetts in both houses of Congress as a member of the Federalist Party. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Pickering began a legal career after graduating from Harvard University. He won election to the Massachusetts General Court and served as a cou...

Washington, Lund.

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Betsy i. e., Elizabeth Downes) Franklin?

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Pulaski, Kazimierz, ca. 1748-1779

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Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802

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Morgan was a frontiersman who prospered as a Virginia farmer. His military career began when he served as Captain of one of the two Virginia rifle companies, and led Arnold's march to Quebec (1775). He rose to the rank of brigadier general in 1780, serving until July, 1781 when he retired to "Saratoga," his estate near Winchester, Va. He commanded militia troops during the Whiskey Insurrection of 1794, and was elected to the Fifth Congress as a Federalist representing Virginia. From ...

Col. Benjamin Tupper

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Fairfax, George William, 1724-1787

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George William Fairfax was the son of Colonel Sir William Fairfax, lieutenant of the County of Fairfax, and member and president of the council in Virginia. He came to Virginia at a young age and was a contemporary and companion of George Washington. Fairfax and his wife Sally returned to England in 1773 to care for property there. They were not able to return to Virginia after the Revolutionary War. From the description of George William Fairfax, letters, 1779-1780 (Colonial William...

Cramahe, H. T.

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John R. Livingston

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Walton, George, 1741-1804

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Georgia (Province). Assembly.

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Guerard

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Baron De Kalb

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Marshall, John, 1755-1835

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John Marshall (1755-1835) was born near Germantown, Prince William (currently Fauquier) County, Virginia on 24 September 1755 to parents Thomas Marshall and Mary Randolph Keith. From 1775-1781, Marshall served in the Continental Army and fought in the Revolutionary War. During the spring and summer of 1780, Marshall attended classes at the College of William and Mary and received his license to practice law. After the war, he moved to Richmond, Virginia and began his practice. Marshall married M...

Franks, D. S. (David S.)

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Ward, Artemas, 1727-1800

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Revolutionary general. From the description of Order for payment signed : [Boston], 1777 July 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270867855 Army officer, delegate to the Continental Congress and U.S. representative from Massachusetts, state legislator, and jurist. From the description of Orderly book of Artemas Ward, 1775 June 7-Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070590 U.S. representative of Massachusetts and army officer. From the desc...

John Nixon

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Rutledge, Edward, 1749-1800

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Delegate to the First Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, state legislator, and governor of South Carolina, 1798-1800. From the description of Papers, 1790-1802 (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 174146355 From the description of Papers, 1790-1820. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20273120 From the description of Papers, 1790-1820. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122581362 At this time, E...

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796

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At this time, Samuel Huntington was the governor of Connecticut. George Clinton was the governor of New York. From the description of Letter to George Clinton, 1791 November 11. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866432 Samuel Huntington (1731-1796) was born on July 16 in Windham, Connecticut. After private study, Huntington received permission to practice law in Connecticut in 1754. He moved to Norwich in 1760. He was elected as a Representative fr...

Laurens, Henry, jr.

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G. V. Schaick

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Roger Sherman

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Samuel Eliot

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Randolph, John, 1773-1833

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Randolph served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1799-1813, 1815-1817, 1819-1825, 1827-1829), the U.S. Senate (1825-1827), the Virginia Constitutional Convention (1829-1830), and as Minister to Russia (1830-1831). From the description of Letter of introduction, 10 July 1813. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235133950 U. S. Congressman from Virginia. From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Liverpool, England, to Jacob Harvey, Cork Irela...

Paca, William, 1740-1799

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Paca was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman, governor of Maryland, and federal judge. From the description of AL, 1781 November 2 : Talbot Courthouse, In Special Council, to John Voorhees. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13814151 Governor of, delegate to the U.S. Continental Congress, jurist, and public official of Maryland. From the description of Papers of William Paca, 1784-1789. (Unknown). WorldCat r...

Ledyard, William, 1738-1781

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Lewis, Morris.

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Epithet: son of W K Lewis teacher and hymnographer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000207.0x0001fb ...

Committee of Convention

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Crigan, Claudius, bp. of Sodor and Man, d. 1813

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Lancaster, Joseph, 1778-1838

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Joseph Lancaster (1778-1838) was the founder of a monitorial method of teaching which came to be known as the Lancasterian system of education. Born in England, he opened in 1798 a school to educate inexpensively poor children in the Borough Road neighborhood of London. His system of education gained widespread popularity and led eventually to the establishment of over two hundred schools modeled after the Borough Road institution. Dissension and monetary problems plagued him throughout his care...

Fitz-Herbert

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Floyd, William

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Epithet: groom to John, 1st Duke of Marlborough British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001242.0x00014f Epithet: of Add MS 38224 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001242.0x000151 Epithet: Chevalier British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001242.0x00014e ...

Samuel Miles Hopkins

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M. Evers

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Paine, Robert Treat, 1835-1910

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Bartlett, Josiah, 1729-1795

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Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795) physician, jurist, and delegate to the U.S. Continental Congress from, and governor of, New Hampshire; his sons Levi (1763-1828) and Ezra (1770-1848), physicians and jurists, and Josiah (1768-1838), physician and member of Congress; Ezra's son Josiah (1803-1853), physician; and other family members. From the description of Josiah Bartlett family papers, 1710-1931 (bulk 1800-1890). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979979 Physician, delegate to the ...

W. Jones

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Shimmin, William

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Shreve, J.

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Ogden, Aaron, 1756-1839

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U.S. senator and governor of New Jersey, ship builder, and army officer. From the description of Receipts of Aaron Ogden, 1789. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454779 Governor of New Jersey and United States senator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Major Elias B. Dayton, 1802 Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611449 U.S. senator and governor of New Jersey. From the description of Papers, 1783-1833. (...

Fairfax, Thomas Fairfax, Lord, 1692-1782

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This land grant was issued in 1741 by Thomas, 6th Lord Fairfax, Baron of Cameron, to Richard Brown (d. 1745), descendent of Quaker minister William Brown. The grant was one of five that Richard Brown had received in Virginia's Northern Neck; at the time of his death, he owned a total of 2,774 acres in Loudoun County. Furthermore, his extensive plantation included a house, malthouse, mill, millhouse, saw, sawmill, brewhouse, outhouses of all sorts, and sundry accessories. The 634-acre tract of la...

Caswell, Richard, 1729-1789

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Caswell served as governor of North Carolina from 1776-1780. From the description of Appointment of Justices of the Peace, Craven County, North Carolina, 1779. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 235991081 American Rev. General. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Camp near Harrisburg", to Major General Greene, 1781 Mar. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133327 Richard Caswell (1729-1789) was governor of North Carolina, ge...

Macaulay, Catharine, 1731-1791

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British historian and radical political writer. From the description of [The history of England from the revolution to the present time, in a series of letters to the Reverend Doctor Wilson] : holograph, [17--]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58760508 From the description of History of England from the accession of James I to that of the Brunswick line : holograph, 1762-1763. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58760493 ...

Thomas Bee

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Varick, Richard, 1753-1831

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Revolutionary soldier. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Gen. Greene, 1780 Oct. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574176 Varick was military secretary to Schuyler, later to Arnold, then Washington. From the description of AMS, 1775 November 30-1776 August 27 : Albany. Major General Schuyler's Account Current with Capt. Richard Varick. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14105134 Richard Varick (1743-1831), an Am...

Cooke, Nicholas

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Epithet: deanery of Nottingham and Bingham British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000759.0x000013 ...

Abarca de Bolea, Pedro Pablo, conde de Aranda, 1719-1798

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The Conde de Aranda was a minister of state in Spain. From the description of Dictamen reservado que el Conde de Aranda dió al Rey sobre la independencia de las colonias inglesas : despues de haver firmado el tratado de paz ajustado en Paris en el año de 1783 : manuscript, [ca. 1783?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702136985 ...

Eden, Robert, 1741-1784

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Robert Eden was born on 2 September 1804. He was educated at Westminster School and studied at Christ Church, Oxford. He was ordained as a deacon and priest by the Bishop of Gloucester in 1828 and then he served in Weston-sub-Edge in Gloucestershire and at Messing and Peldon in Essex. He became Rector of Leigh, Essex, in 1837. It was while he was in Leigh that he accepted the offer of the Scottish Episcopalian Bishopric of Moray and Ross on the death of Bishop Low, and he was consecrated at St. ...

Parks, Harriot.

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Abbot, Joseph H.

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Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797

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Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) was lieutenant governor of Connecticut from 1787 to 1796 and then governor in 1796 and 1797. His son, Oliver Wolcott (1760-1833), was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1795 to 1800 and governor of Connecticut from 1817 to 1827. He also served as comptroller of the state and presided over the 1818 constitutional convention which formulated the constitution for Connecticut. George Gibbs (1815-1873), a grandson of Oliver Wolcott (1760-1883), was a lawyer, historian, and...

Johnson, Thomas, 1732-1819

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Continental congressman, Maryland governor, and U.S. Supreme Court justice. From the description of Letter, 1793 Sept. 25. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70942009 Johnson was a leader in the American Revolution and a member of the Continental Congress (1774-1777). He served in the Continental army and nominated Washington as Commander in Chief. He was the first governor of Maryland (1777-1779) and served as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme C...

Arthur Lee

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Rutledge, John, 1739-1800

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American statesman and jurist. From the description of Autograph letter in third person : [Charleston?], to William Drayton, 1788 Aug. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270633315 State legislator, militia officer, and U.S. Representative from South Carolina. From the description of Papers, 1760-1862; (bulk 1788-1798). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20159068 Governor of South Carolina, delegate from South Carolina to U.S. Continental Congr...

Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813

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Edmund Randolph (1753-1813) was serving as Secretary of State at the time this letter was written. Alexander Addison (1759-1807) was a lawyer from Pittsburgh, Pa. From the description of Letter : Dept. of State, to Alexander Addison, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1795 March 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122538927 American politician. From the description of Circular letter signed : Department of State, to the governor of the state of Connecticut, 1795 Feb. 7. (U...

Nash, Abner, approximately 1740-1786

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Abner Nash (circa 1740-1786) was a Revolutionary governor of North Carolina, 1780-1781, and member of the Continental Congress. He was born in Virginia and moved to North Carolina in 1762, living at various times in Jones County and near New Bern, N.C. From the guide to the Abner Nash Letters, ., 1777-1783, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Governor of North Carolina, North Carolina delegate of the U.S. Continental Congre...

Pintard, John, 1759-1844

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Merchant, philanthropist, and founder of the New-York Historical Society. From the description of John Pintard papers, 1779-1880. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 475888555 ...

Humphreys, David, 1752-1818

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Army officer, diplomat, and author. From the description of Papers of David Humphreys, 1776-1810. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71065032 Army officer, diplomat, and poet, of Connecticut; b. in Derby; d. in New Haven. From the description of David Humphreys papers, 1687-1819. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 430490748 Connecticut Revolutionary War Officer, statesman, and poet. From the description of Poems, [...

Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833

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Egbert Benson (June 21, 1746-Aug. 24, 1833) was the first attorney general of New York State, a representative from New York in the first two Congresses under the Constitution, appointed a justice of the supreme court of New York in 1794, and in 1801 he was appointed as chief judge of the second United States circuit court. He was also one of the founders of the New-York Historical Society in 1804, and was its first president from 1805 to 1815. From the description of Papers, 1772-19...

William Whipple.

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Pelham, C. A.

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Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Paterson, John, 1744-1808.

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Gage, Thomas, 1721-1787

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Thomas Gage, British military officer and last royal governor of Mass., was commander-in-chief in North America, 1763-1773. From the description of Letters : New York, to Sir Wm. Johnson, 1766-1771. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 37737851 From the description of Letter : New York, to Honorable Lt. Governor Penn, 1766 July 2. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 37737693 From the description of Letter : Montreal, to Monsr. L'anglade, 1763 July 17. (Newber...

Clinton, George, 1739-1812

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Colonial governor of New York State, later elected Vice-President of the U.S. From the description of Letter, 1780 June 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122487881 Member of the Continental Congress, Vice-President of the U.S. & Governor of N.Y. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Thomas Jefferson, 1801 July 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904181 From the description of Autograph signature to Resolution, 1790 Mar. 22. (Unknown...

Watson, Brook, 1735-1807

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Richard Hutson.

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Cilley, Joseph, 1734-1799

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Skene, Philip, 1725-1810, Colonel Governor of Crown Point and Ticonderoga

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Epithet: Colonel Governor of Crown Point and Ticonderoga British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001240.0x000223 ...

Bingham, William, 1751-1804

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John, Sullivan

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Wirt, William, 1772-1834

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William Wirt, lawyer and author of Richmond, Va., and Baltimore, Md., served as United States attorney general from 1817 until 1829. He wrote Letters of the British Spy (1803) and Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry (1817). From the description of William Wirt letters, 1816-1820; 1832-1833 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 23469832 Philip Lightfoot of Culpeper County, Virginia served as a lieutenant in the Continental Army Artillery ...

Lee, Richard Henry, 1794-1865

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Richard Henry Lee (1794-1865) of Leesburg, Virginia was a lawyer, professor and minister. He was the grandson of Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), Westmoreland County, Virginia, a member of the Continental Congress (1774-1779, 1784-1785 and 1787) and the State House of Delegates (1777, 1780, 1785), U.S. Senator (1789-1792) and signer of the Declaration of Independence; grandnephew of Arthur Lee (1740-1792), who was also a member of the Continental Congress (1782-1784) and the State House of Delegat...

Brearly, David, 1745-1790

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Brearley was a New Jersey lawyer, served as an officer in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War and was a delegate from New Jersey to the U.S. Constitutional Convention and a signer of the U.S. Constitution. He was the New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice from 1779-1789 and was appointed a federal judge in 1789 but died shortly thereafter. From the description of [Letter] 1788 May 27, Trenton, [N.J. to] Governor Livingston / David Brearley. (Smith College). WorldCat record ...

Maxwell, William

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Epithet: of Carriden British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000135.0x0002d8 Epithet: of Add MS 38224 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001197.0x0001e6 Title: 5th Earl of Nithsdale British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000135.0x0002da Epithet: Colonel ...

Morris, Robert H. (Robert Hunter), 1802-1855

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Magaw, Robert, 1738-1790

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Stedman, James

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Lyman, Phineas, 1716-1774

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Johnson, John, Sir, 1742-1830

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Son of Sir William Johnson, Bart. From the description of Deed to Robert Adams, 1771 September 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122346499 Sir John Johnson (1742-1830), a New York loyalist leader. In May 1776, he fled to Canada, and, having reached Montreal was authorized to raise a body of rangers that became known as King's Royal Regiment of New York (also known as Queen's Loyal New Yorkers, Sir Johnson's Regiment or Johnson's Royal Greens). In 1776, Johnson's regiment wa...

Tryon, William, 1729-1788

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Colonial governor of North Carolina, 1764-1771, and New York, 1771-1780. From the description of William Tryon papers, 1772-1784. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58779879 British army officer and colonial lt. governor and governor of North Carolina. From the description of Correspondence of William Tryon, 1773-1774. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82551846 Colonial gov. of New York. From the description of Letter si...

Willett, Marinus, 1740-1830

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Officer during the American Revolution, Mayor of New York, N.Y. From the description of Letter book, 1781 June-September. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 122487915 Revolutionary War officer, commander of the New York Levies. From the description of Petition to the New York State Legislature, 1807 March 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122519509 Revolutionary War army officer; when writing the orders and letters in this volume, he was a Lie...

Belcher, Jonathan, 1682-1757

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Jonathan Belcher was born on January 8, in 1681 or 1682, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Andrew and Sarah Belcher. In 1746, upon hearing about Governor of New Jersey Lewis Morris's poor health, Belcher actively pursued the opportunity for another royal appointment. Although the Morris Family nominated the former governor's son, Robert Hunter Morris, the alliance of Quakers in New Jersey and London cultivated by Belcher and his brother-in-law, Richard Partridge, managed to obtain the appo...

D. R. (Daniel Rogers), 1573-1652

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Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794

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Prussian army officer who trained the American forces during the American Revolution. From the description of Letter, February 28, 1781. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 436785682 Prussian army officer, volunteered service to United States in Revolution; as Inspector General of Continental Army introduced drilling procedures and directed reorganization; later assisted in plans for national defense. From the description of LS : to the pr...

Mr Provost's

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Craik, James, 1730-1814

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Epithet: minister of Scone British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000680.0x000334 Physician. From the description of James Craik deposition, 1812. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450005 Physician to George Washington. From the description of Documents, 1757-1762. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35007048 From the description of Will : of James Craik, 1813 June 5. (Gunst...

McKesson, John.

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Troup, Robert, 1757-1832

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Soldier, jurist, and land agent. From the description of Robert Troup letter, 1822 Sept. 28. (New London County Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 71130654 From the description of Robert Troup correspondence, 1780-1820. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981043 Epithet: Sergeant; 78th Regt British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000353.0x000393 Revolutionary officer, lawyer in Albany a...

George Clymer.

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Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819

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Johnson was the son of Samuel Johnson, Anglican clergyman and first president of King's College (Columbia University). He served in the Continental Congress from Connecticut and signed the U.S. Constitution, served in the U.S. Senate (1789-1791) and eventually as president of Columbia University. He spent time in England from 1767-1771. From the description of [Letters] / Wm. Sam. Johnson. [between 1768 and 1773] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244252285 Statesman, juri...

Eustace, J. S. (John Skey), 1760-1805

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Army officer. From the description of J.S. Eustace remarks, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009917 ...

Sir William Johnson

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Sharpe, Horatio, 1718-1790

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British colonial governor of Maryland. From the description of Horatio Sharpe papers, 1758-1784. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980438 Colonial Governor of Maryland. From the description of Letter signed : Annapolis, to the Commissioners of the Paper Currency Office, 1761 May 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664850 ...

William Jay

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Trumbull, Jonathan, 1710-1785

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Governor of Conn. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lebanon, to Major-General Huntington, 1779 Mar. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573362 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hartford, to Thomas Mumford in Groton, 1781 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573366 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lebanon, to Major-General Huntington and Captain Mumford, 1779 Jun. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573357 ...

Lloyd, Richard.

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Epithet: Lieutenant; RN British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000569.0x000054 Epithet: of the Custom House British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000569.0x00005c Epithet: of Add MS 29599 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000569...

James McHenry

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Kirkland, Samuel, 1741-1808

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Clergyman and missionary among the Oneida Indians. From the description of Diary, 1799-1801. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50722511 Born in Norwich, Connecticut and educated at the College of New Jersey, Kirkland was a student of Eleazar Wheelock. He traveled to New York where he became a missionary to the Six Nations and the Oneida peoples for more than 40 years. Kirkland is credited with preventing several conflicts between native peoples and colonists. He ...

Jared Sparks.

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Fauquier, Francis, 1704?-1768

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Francis Fauquier was Lt. Governor of Virginia between 1758-1768. From the description of Correspondence, 1758-1768. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 26924538 Francis Fauquier (1703-3 March 1768) was a Lieutenant Governor of the colony of Virginia and served as acting governor from 1758 until his death in 1768. From the guide to the Commission of Oyer and Terminer, 1761 August 15, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foun...

Franklin, William, 1731-1813

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William Franklin was born in 1731, the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin; his mother's identity is unknown. Prime Minister, Lord Bute, named William Franklin to the position of Royal Governor of New Jersey when the office became available in 1762. At first, Franklin was greeted in New Jersey with trepidation, as it was assumed that his famous father had obtained the office for him. In contrast to the low expectations of him, William Franklin became one of the most effective royal governors N...

Committee of Tryon County

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Ternay, Charles Louis d'Arsac de

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Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792

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Charleston, S.C. merchant, plantation owner, and politician. In June 1775 Laurens became president of the first Provincial Congress. From the description of Correspondence, 1775. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37521798 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charleston, S. C., to an unidentified recipient, 1762 Sept. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871270 Henry Laurens was a merchant; he w...

Gérard, Conrad-Alexandre 1729-1790

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Epithet: French Envoy to the United States British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000565.0x0000fb First French minister to the United States. From the description of ALS (3rd person) : Philadelphia, to Elias Boudinot, [1778] août 16. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541834 From the description of ALS (3rd person) : Philadelphia, to Elias Boudinot, Philadelphia, 1779 Mar. 3...

Leroy, Bayard

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Philip Livingston

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John Hanson

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Deane, Silas, 1737-1789

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Continental Congressman from Connecticut. First American agent appointed to deal with European governments, authorized by Congress to purchase arms and supplies and begin negotiations for alliance with France, 1776-1778. From the description of ALS, 1776 Dec. 1, Paris, to Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122316894 Continental Congressman from Connecticut. First American agent appointed to deal with European government...

Lillington, Alexander.

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Joshua Barker

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Orme, Robert, 1728-1801

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Historiographer to the East India Company, 1769-1801. From the description of Letter, 1769 Aug. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122413200 1744-1758 offical of the East India Company; 1754-1758 member of Madras Council; 1769 first official historiographer of the East India Company; 1770 fellow of the Society of Antiquaries Epithet: East India Company official and historian British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : De...

Bronson, J.

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Gouvion, Jean-Baptiste, 1747-1792

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French general. From the description of Signature to an order : Paris, to M. Sarrette, 1791 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269599495 From the description of Document signed : Paris, 1790 Feb. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270867712 ...

Richard Caswell

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De Lancey, James, 1703-1760

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Chief Justice and Lieut-Gov. of New York. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to William Kempe, Attorney General, 1758 Apr. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526072 James De Lancey (1703-1760) was the Lieutenant Governor of the English Province of New York from 1753 to 1760. From the guide to the James De Lancey speech, 1783, (Brooklyn Historical Society) ...

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

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Robert Morris (1734-1806), "the Financier of the American Revolution," was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, a powerful committee chairman in the Continental Congress, an important figure in Pennsylvania politics, and perhaps the most prominent businessman of his day. From the description of Robert Morris letter, to Managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1783 November 26. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat reco...

Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799

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Patrick Henry, born in Hanover County, Virginia, was a symbol of America's struggle for liberty and self-government. Henry was a lawyer, patriot, orator, and participant in almost every aspect of the founding of America. He studied law on his own, and in 1760, he appeared in Williamsburg to take his attorney's examination before Robert Carter Nicholas and others. Henry served in the Virginia House of Burgesses, was a member of the Virginia committee of Correspondence, a delegate to the Virginia ...

American army

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Congress

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Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

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American revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Thomas Jefferson, 1793 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596665 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to General Henry Jackson, 1796 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596669 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westpoint, to Colonel Pickering, Quartermaster General, 1782 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598200 ...

Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809

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Appointed governor of Virginia in 1771. From the description of Correspondence, 1771-1778. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 26923951 Lord Dunmore was the British governor of the Virginia Colony, from September 25, 1771 until his departure to New York on New Years Eve, 1776. From the guide to the Land Grant to Ambrose Gatewood, 1773 June 15, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation) Governor of New York (1...

Stanwix, John, 1690?-1766

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Epithet: Lieutenant-General formerly Roos MP British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000696.0x000257 British army officer serving in colonial America. From the description of John Stanwix correspondence, 1760 April 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980523 ...

Lanman, James, 1767-1841

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Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824

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Secretary of the Continental Congress, biblical translator, and merchant. From the description of Papers of Charles Thomson, 1765-1888 (bulk 1765-1818). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060797 Charles Thomson was the secretary of the Continental Congress. From the description of Journal (notebook), 1782. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122441800 Mr. Thomson was Secretary of the Continental Congress 1774-1789. From th...

Durkee, John, 1728-1782

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Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804

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Epithet: American Major -General British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000618.0x000312 Revolutionary War general and agent appointed to negotiate with the Oneida, Onondaga and Cauyga Indians. From the description of Account with New York State for Expenses as Indian Agent, 1795-1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122364391 Revolutionary War general. From the descripti...

Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 1734-1797

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Declaration of Independence signer from Virginia. From the description of Letter to Colonel Landon Carter, 1776 January 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230164 Virginia politician; member of Continental Congress, signer of Declaration of Independence; brother of Richard Henry, William, and Arthur Lee. From the description of ALS : Menokin, Richmond Co., Va., to Ludwell Lee, Richmond, 1796 Nov. 23. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat reco...

Caverley, John

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William Franklin

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Avery, John, 1837-1887

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B.A., Amherst, 1861; studied at Yale, 1863-1867; professor of Latin and Greek, Iowa College, Grinnell, 1870-1877; professor of Greek, Bowdoin, 1877-1887; steady contributor to the American Oriental Society. From the description of John Avery papers, ca. 1867-1885 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165958 From the guide to the John Avery papers, 1867-1885, (Manuscripts and Archives) ...

U.S. Continental congress.

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Thomas Adams

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H. C. Van Schaack

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Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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Benjamin Franklin (b. January 17, 1706, Boston, MA-d. April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the ligh...

Francis Hopkinson

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Thacher, James, 1754-1844

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Thacher (Honorary M.D., Harvard, 1810) was an American physician and writer, chiefly known for his contributions to American medical history. From the description of Letters of James Thacher, 1781-1842 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 281427909 ...

Thornton

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Epithet: Dr British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001344.0x0002a9 Epithet: Colonel British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001344.0x0002a8 ...

Ternant, Jean Baptiste, chevalier de, 1750-1816.

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Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814

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American statesman. From the description of Copy of a letter : Paris, to the Minister of Foreign Affairs [Talleyrand], 1798 Apr. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269595261 From the description of Letter, 1790 June 18, New York, to John Hancock, [Boston]. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 15174967 Declaration of Independence signer from Massachusetts. From the description of Letter to [James Warren] and portrait, 1776 June 15. (University of Virgi...

Seagrove, J.

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Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

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John Quincy Adams (b. July 11, 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts-d. February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the sixth President of the United States. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in neg...

The Jesuits.

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Ritzema, Rudolph.

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Chase, Samuel, 1741-1811

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At this time, Samuel Chase was a justice in the district of Baltimore. William Smallwood was the governor of Maryland. From the description of Letter to William Smallwood, 1788 September 6. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866539 Jurist. From the description of Samuel Chase papers, 1776-1805. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144571402 Delegate from Maryland to the Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, ...

Lowell, John, 1769-1840

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Lowell graduated from Harvard College (1786) and studied law with his father until 1789 when he was admitted to the Suffolk bar. He left for Europe in 1803 and upon his return devoted himself exclusively to humanitarian endeavors and federalist politics. From the description of Statement to the jury, ca. 1803. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 236087815 Lawyer and political writer. From the description of Letters, 1833-1834. (Boston Athenaeum). Wo...

Dandridge, Bartholomew.

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Benjamin Stanton

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Houston, William

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Dayton, Elias, 1737-1807

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Revolutionary general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Chatham [N.J.], to General Hand, 1782 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270517668 Revolutionary War Army officer. From the description of Papers, 1759-1783. (New Jersey Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70954594 ...

Pinckney, Charles

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James, Otis.

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Hastings, Francis Rawdon-Hastings, Marquess of, 1754-1826

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British soldier and colonial administrator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Donington, to Charles Phillips, 1811 Jul. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270467641 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Donington, to Colonel John Ogle, 1803 Jan. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270467619 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Donington, to the bishop of Peterborough, 1812 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270467663 ...

Howe, Robert, 1732-1786

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Robert Howe (1732-1786) was a major-general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He served as justice of the peace in Bladen and Brunswick counties, N.C., and member of the North Carolina Assembly. From the guide to the Robert Howe Papers, ., 1776-1853, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Army officer. From the description of Papers of Robert Howe, 1776-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710...

Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821

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Lawyer; member of Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1777-1784, president 1782-1784; member of first three federal congresses; director U.S. Mint, 1795-1805. From the description of ALS (draft), 1797 Aug. 27-Sept. 5, Philadelphia, to Samuel Bayard. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122617033 Pres. of the Continental Congress. 1st Pres. of the American Bible Society. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Burlington, to Jonathan S...

Stoddert, Benjamin, 1751-1813

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First Secretary of the Navy, 1798-1801. From the description of Letter : Georgetown, to Messrs. Samuel & J. Smith, Baltimore, 1786 March 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22919290 From the description of Letter : Georgetown, to John Templeman, Philadelphia, 1792 Oct. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22919313 Benjamin Stoddert, a Maryland native, was the first Secretary of the Navy, serving from 1789 to 1801. He built a powerful fleet and established the Marine...

Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801

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Revolutionary patriot, Continental Army general, and traitor. From the description of Benedict Arnold papers, 1761-1794. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 432702702 Prior to the U.S. Revolutionary War Arnold was a merchant and trader in the West Indies. He served in the Revolutionary Army, but defected to the British in 1780 and served until the War was over. He then went to Canada and eventually to England. He was married to Margaret Mansfie...

Madison, James, 1751-1836

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James Madison (1751-1836) was the fourth president of the United States, born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1786, and the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1783. His proposals at and management of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 earned him title "father of the U.S. Constitution." He cooperated with Alexander Hamilton and Jay in writing a series of papers (pub. 1787-88 under title of The Federalist) explaining the ne...

Nancy Barber

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J. Gilman

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Alexander, William, 1726-1783

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American Revolutionary soldier; Lord Stirling. From the description of Document signed : [n.p.], 1772 July 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132554 Revolutionary soldier; better known as Lord Stirling. During the French and Indian War, he was aide and secretary to Governor Shirley, and defended Shirley before the House of Commons in 1756. From the description of Letter : on board the sloop Massachusetts, to Governor Robert Hunter Morris, 1755 July 6. (Buffalo...

Provincial congress of Massachusetts Bay

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Abraham Clark

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Lewis, Francis, 1713-1803

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Epithet: Lieutenant British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000361.0x000188 Lewis was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a Continental Congressman. From the description of DS, 1770 August 23 : New York. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13725364 At this time, Francis Lewis was a member of the Continental Congress. From the description of Letter to Fran...

Shipley, Catherine Louisa.

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Howard, Frederick

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Title: 5th Earl of Carlisle British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001185.0x000027 ...

Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842

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William Ellery Channing (1780-1842) graduated from Harvard College in 1798. He served on the board of the Harvard Corporation from 1813 to 1826, where he worked for the establishment of the Divinity School, which occurred in 1816. A Unitarian minister, Channing served as the pastor of the Federal Street Church in Boston from 1803 until his death in 1842. In 1819 he gave the landmark Unitarian sermon, Unitarian Christianity, which upon publication sold thousands of copies. A believer in the aboli...

Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813

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First chancellor of New York State; agriculturalist and ambassador to France. From the description of Robert R. Livingston papers, 1707-1862. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58779437 Continental Congressman, diplomat, member of the New York Provincial Covention, the Continental Congress and served as U.S. Minister to France. From the description of Letter, 1802. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145407295 Robert R. Livingston ser...

Skinner, Cortland.

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Dumas, Charles Guillaume Frédéric, 1721-1796

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Colonial agent in Holland. From the description of Charles Guillaume Frédéric Dumas papers, 1775-1793. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455621 ...

John Marshall

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Hartley, Thomas, 1748-1800

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Epithet: of Roscrow, near Penryn British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000218.0x00013b Revolutionary War officer, lawyer, politician. Hartley commanded two regiments, Hartley's Additional Continental Regiment (Jan. 1, 1777-Jan. 13, 1779) and the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment (Jan. 13-Feb. 13, 1779), before resigning to accept a seat in the Pennsylvania Assembly. From the description ...

Henry Laurens

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Elias Dayton

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Hancock, John, 1737-1793

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John Hancock (b. January 23, 1737, Braintree, MA-d. October 8, 1793, Boston, MA) was a prominent Boston merchant and leading statesman during the American Revolutionary War period. A 1754 graduate of Harvard College, he served as its treasurer from 1773 until 1777. Born in Braintree, Massachusetts, Hancock moved to Boston after the death of his father, the Reverend John Hancock (1702-1744) and lived with his uncle and aunt, Thomas (1703-1764) and Lydia Hancock (1714-1776). Upon grad...

Lowndes, Rawlins, 1721-1800

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Colonial member of S.C. General Assembly; President then Governor of S.C.; anti-Federalist attorney and planter of Charleston, S.C.; native of island of St. Kitts (British West Indies); migrated to S.C. with his family in 1730. From the description of Rawlins Lowndes papers, 1773 July 9-1959, (bulk, 1773 July 9-1779 Jan. 30). (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 34528546 Governor of South Carolina and jurist. From the description of Bill and letter...

Gilman, P.

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Oliver Ellsworth

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Murray, William Vans, 1760-1803

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Diplomat and U.S. representative from Maryland. From the description of Papers of William Vans Murray, 1778-1805 (bulk 1797-1801). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455680 Murray was member of Congress from Maryland and Minister to the Netherlands. McHenry was Secretary of War. From the description of Autograph letters (13) signed : to James McHenry, Secretary of War, 1794 Dec. 16-1797 Nov. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613098 American diplomat. ...

Acland, John Dyke, d. 1778.

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Nathanael Greene

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Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810

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Continental Army officer, collector of customs for the port of Boston; from Hingham (Plymouth Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1778-1804. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903396 Benjamin Lincoln was an American general during the Revolutionary War. He accepted the British surrender at Yorktown. From the description of Benjamin Lincoln collection, 1775-1782. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 712651132 Ma...

Silas Deane

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Howley, Richard, 1740-1784

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Richard Howly (ca. 1740-1784) was a planter and a lawyer. He was elected as governor of Georgia on January 4, 1780, but left the position on February 18, 1780 to become a member of the Continental Congress, a position he held until 1781. Howly served as justice of the Georgia state supreme court, 1782-1783. His name is also commonly spelled "Howley." From the description of Richard Howly papers, 1782-1784 (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 76829170 ...

Lee, Thomas Sim, 1745-1819

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Member of the Continental Congress and governor of Maryland. From the description of Autograph signature to a permit : Annapolis, in council, 1780 Mar. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598660 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Annapolis, to G. Washington, 1780 May 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595482 Governor of Maryland, 1779-1782 and 1792-1794. From the description of Commission : of John Thompson, Annapolis, 1780 Apr. 20. (...

Kirkwood, Robert, 1756-1791

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RobertHowe

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Charles Thomson

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Burnside, James

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James Burnside was Quartermaster at Morristown, N.J. during the Revolutionary War. From the description of Papers, 1778-1779. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122579819 ...

Alexander McDougall

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La Luzerne, Anne-César, chevalier de, 1741-1791

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French diplomat. From the description of Papers of Anne César, chevalier de La Luzerne, 1781. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71015029 First French minister to the United States. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Baron von Steuben, 1783 June 3. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442796 ...

Duane, James, 1733-1797

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Jurist, satesman, and member of Continental Congress, born in New York City. He was the leading advocate of the rights of New York to the New Hampshire grants, and drew up a memorial to the assembly in 1773 in support of the claim of his state to an eastern boundary on the Connecticut river. From the description of State of the evidence and argument in support of the territorial rights and jurisdiction of New York against the government of New Hampshire and the claiments under it and...

Andrew Lewis

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Wheelock, Eleazar, 1711-1779

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Eleazar Wheelock was born in Windham, Conn. in 1711. A Congregational minster, he was the founder and first president of Dartmouth College. He died in Hanover, N.H. in 1779. From the description of Records, 1882-1965. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldCat record id: 237296583 American congregational divine. First president of Dartmouth College. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dartmouth College, 1773 Nov. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 2705874...

Penn, John, 1729-1795

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The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) Grandson of William Penn, last lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania and Delaware under the proprietorship. From the description of Warrant : ...

Francis, Lewis

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Abraham Yates

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Hutchinson, Thomas, 1711-1780

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Governor of Massachusetts. From the description of Certification, 1752. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70960172 At this time, Hutchinson was judge of probate in Suffolk County (1749-1766); later he was royal governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (1771-1774) From the description of A Brief State of that Part of Massachusetts Bay which is situated East of the Province of Main (sic) with reasons for erecting it into a separate & distinct Province : manuscript...

Cooper, Samuel, 1725-1783

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Boston, Mass. clergyman. From the description of Papers, 1718-1798. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36854566 Samuel Cooper, scholar and Congregational minister was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Following in the footsteps of his father, William Cooper, he was educated for the ministry and was graduated from Harvard in 1743. In the same year, before his ordination took place, he was called to be assistant pastor of the Brattle Street Church in Boston. Four year...

Williams, Otho Holland, 1747-1794

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Army officer. From the description of Otho Holland Williams correspondence, 1781-1793. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981380 Williams, of Maryland, was a Revolutionary War officer and, after the war, collector of the port of Baltimore. From the description of Letter, November 27, 1781. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 477274243 ...

Dartmouth, William Legge, Earl of, 1731-1801

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This volume contains a list of offices and office holders in the North American and West Indian colonies created by the British Secretary of State of the colonies in 1775. The item was created by or for William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth, who was Secretary of State from 1772 through November of 1775, when he resigned and was replaced by Lord Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville. The official title for this cabinet level office was "Colonial Secretary," a position created in 1768 to help manage the ...

Vergennes, Charles Gravier, comte de, 1719-1787

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French statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Versailles, to an unidentified recipient, 1777 Oct. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270583336 French foreign minister. From the description of Letter, 1779 Feb. 13, Versailles, to John Adams. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 173971950 Title: Comte British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000563.0x00...

Lynch, Thomas

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William Duer

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Whipple, William, 1730-1785

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire, Brigadier General. From the description of ALS, 1776 March 17 : Philadelphia, to Doctor Joshua Bracket, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14123096 At this time, William Whipple was conducting a business through sea trade. From the description of List 1755 May 4. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866516 Statesman from N...

Bouquet, Henry, 1719-1765

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British colonel. From the description of Speech at Fort Pitt, 1764 Sept. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70974526 Henry Bouquet was a colonel in the Southern Brigade of British forces in the United States in 1765. From the description of The Henry Bouquet papers, 1765. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 50140401 British army officer. From the description of Henry Bouquet papers, 1765-1788. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 794...

Fay, Jonas, 1737-1818

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Braxton, Carter, 1736-1797

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Declaration of Independence signer from Virginia. From the description of Letter to [Landon Carter?], 1776 October 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55228030 At this time, Benjamin Harrison was the governor of Virginia. Carter Braxton was a Virginia planter whose fortune was largely depleted during the Revolution. From the description of Letter to Benjamin Harrison, 1783 June 24. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866491 ...

Smith, John Pye, 1774-1851

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John Pye Smith (1774-1851). From the guide to the Journal of a tour in France, Switzerland and Italy by John Pye Smith, 1816, (University of Oxford, Bodleian Library) ...

Smith, Samuel, 1752-1839

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Army officer. From the description of Papers of Samuel Smith, 1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070916 American general and statesman. From the description of Autograph notes. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664494 From the description of Autograph signature and 7 lines of writing. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270664550 Maryland merchant, soldier, and politician. Served in the Revolution and during the War of 1812 commanded the defense ...

Mauduit Duplessis, Thomas Antoine, 1752-1791

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Warner, Seth, 1743-1784

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Warner headed the Green Mountain Boys in the Continental Army. From the description of ALS, 1775 May 12 : 11,Clock Evening, Head Quarters, Crown Point, to the Governor [Jonathan Trumbull] & Council & General Assembly, Connecticut. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14040157 ...

Belknap, Jeremy, 1744-1798

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Jeremy Belknap was born in Boston on June 4, 1744. He received an AB from Harvard in 1762 and an AM in 1765. He became the minister of the First Congregational Church of Dover, New Hampshire in 1767, and later served as the minister of the Church in Long Lane, Boston. As a historian, Belknap published the History of New Hampshire and American Biography. His work on American Biography encouraged an interest in Harvard's history, and he explained in a letter two months before his de...

Adams, Andrew, 1736-1797

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Andrew Adams (December 11, 1736-November 27, 1797) was a prominent attorney and politician in Litchfield, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale in 1760 and married Eunice Samuel in 1761. He was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly in 1776, was selected as a delegate to the Continental Congress from 1777 to 1780, and was a signer of the Articles of Confederation. During the Revolutionary War he served as colonel in the Connecticut militia. After the war, he was appointed to the Connecticut S...

Marion, Francis, 1732-1795

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Francis Marion organized his brigade of South Carolina militia late in 1780. From the description of Orderly book of Marion's Brigade of South Carolina militia, 1781, Feb. 16 - 1782, Dec. 15. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122560055 General Marion is known as the "Swamp Fox" since he based his guerrilla operations in the South Carolina low country. From the description of ALS, 1781 May 29 : Georgetown, to Major ...

Gordon, William, 1728-1807

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Massachusetts minister. Author of The rise, progress and establishment of the United States of America (1788). From the description of ALS : Jamaica Plain, N.Y., to Nathanael Greene, 1785 Sept. 26. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525034 ...

Lee, Henry, 1756-1818

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Henry Lee III (b. January 29, 1756, Dumfries, VA–d. March 25, 1818, Cumberland Island, GA) was an early American Patriot and politician who served as the ninth Governor of Virginia and as the Virginia Representative to the United States Congress. Lee's service during the American Revolution as a cavalry officer in the Continental Army earned him the nickname by which he is best known, "Light-Horse Harry". Lee was the father of Civil War-era Confederate general Robert E. Lee....

John Langdon

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Knyphausen, Wilhelm, baron von, 1716-1800

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Woolsey, Theodore Dwight, 1801-1889

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Epithet: American author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000439.0x000244 President of Yale College. From the description of Autograph letter of recommendation signed : New Haven, 1862 Jan. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584067 From the description of Autograph letter signed : New Haven, to W. Hayes Ward, 1872 Feb. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584074 From the descrip...

Lovell, James, 1737-1814

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Lovell was a member of the Continental Congress, serving here on the Committee of Foreign Affairs. From the description of ALS, 1780 July 24 : [s.l.], to unknown. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13755662 Delegate to the Continental Congress from Massachusetts. From the description of James Lovell papers, 1780. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983144 James Lovell (1737-1814) received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1756 and his M....

Morris, Staats Long, 1728-1800

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Alsop, John

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Epithet: Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000923.0x00017a Epithet: late of Hognaston, co. Derby, yeoman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000615.0x000366 ...

Mercy Scollay

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Angell, Israel, 1740-1832

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Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819

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Johnson was the son of Samuel Johnson, Anglican clergyman and first president of King's College (Columbia University). He served in the Continental Congress from Connecticut and signed the U.S. Constitution, served in the U.S. Senate (1789-1791) and eventually as president of Columbia University. He spent time in England from 1767-1771. From the description of [Letters] / Wm. Sam. Johnson. [between 1768 and 1773] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244252285 Statesman, juri...

Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866

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Jared Sparks (1789-1866) was the President of Harvard University from February 1, 1849 to February 10, 1853. He was also a Unitarian minister, editor, and historian. Jared Sparks was born to Joseph Sparks and Elinor (Orcut) Sparks on May 10, 1789 in Willington, Connecticut. Sparks was one of nine children and came from a family of modest means. When he turned six years old, Sparks went to live with an aunt and uncle in Camden, New York, to help relieve the family of a mout...

Rodgers, John, 1727-1811

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John Rodgers was the chaplain of the New York Provincial Congress. George Clinton was Governor of New York from 1777-1795 and 1801-1804, and a brigadier general in the Continental Army. From the description of John Rodgers letter : to Governor Clinton, 1779 December 14. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 775572727 John Rodgers, Colonial Presbyterian minister; pastorates: St. George's, Del., and Brick Church, New York City; Continental Army chaplain; first Mode...

Horatio Gates

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Dandridge, John.

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Warren, James

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Armstrong, John, 1758-1843

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The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society) American soldier and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Michael O'Mealy, agent of the American merchant, ...

Benjamin Lincoln

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Gen. Schuyler

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Ruggles, Timothy, 1711-1795

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Nicola, Lewis, 1717-1807

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Editor, army officer, and businessman. From the description of Papers of Lewis Nicola, 1777-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452337 ...

Morris, Gouverneur, 1752-1816

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Lawyer, diplomat, and U.S senator from New York. From the description of Gouverneur Morris papers, 1771-1834 (bulk 1789-1816). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980176 American politician and diplomat; appointed minister to France 1792, replaced in 1794 by James Monroe. From the description of ALS : Villeneuve la Guyard, France, to James Monroe, 1794 Oct. 14. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165772 Morris was a Continental Congressm...

Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène, approximately 1736-1784

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Artist. From the description of Papers, 1770-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 156975997 Artist and antiquarian. From the description of Papers of Pierre Eugène Du Simitière, 1774-1784. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71064130 Portrait painter, curator and naturalist; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born in Geneva, Switzerland. Came to America in 1765 after spending several years in the West Indies collecting natural history spec...

Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804

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Delegate of the U.S. Continental Congress, U.S. representative and legislator, army officer, and banker from Connecticut. From the description of Papers of Jeremiah Wadsworth, 1775-1833. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067840 Merchant, soldier, and commissary general in the Continental Army; resident of Hartford, Connecticut. From the description of Jeremiah Wadsworth papers, 1776-1802. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58780060 ...

Fraser, Simon, d. 1777

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Lord Howe

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Jonathan Shipley, bp. of St. Asaph.

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Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

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Aaron Burr (b. Feb. 6, 1756, Newark, NJ–d. Sept. 14, 1836, Port Richmond, NY) was an American politician. He was the third Vice President of the United States, serving during Thomas Jefferson's first term. Burr served as a Continental Army officer in the Revolutionary War, after which he became a successful lawyer and politician. He was elected twice to the New York State Assembly, was appointed New York State Attorney General, was chosen as a U.S. senator from the State of New York, and serv...

Mathews, John, 1744-1802

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Clinton, Sir Henry, 1738? -1795

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Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805

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British politician and antiquary. From the description of Memorandum on examination of John Hustler, 1781 October 31 : Lincoln, Eng. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19465117 From the description of Memorandum on examination of John Hustler, 1781 October 31 : Lincoln, Eng. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270559 Thomas Pownall was a British colonial politician and author. In 1776 he wrote a one volume work called A Topographical Descri...

Oswald, Richard, 1705-1784

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Scottish merchant for many years engaged in business in America and London; in 1781 he gave bail to Henry Laurens when he was imprisoned in the Tower; negotiated the peace with the Americans, and signed the preliminary articles of peace at Paris, Nov. 30, 1782. From the description of Papers of Richard Oswald [manuscript], 1779-1781. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647860036 British merchant and politician, chief negotiator of the peace treaty that ended the Am...

Sumner, Jethro, 1733?-1785

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U.S. Continental army officer. From the description of Letter and note of Jethro Sumner, 1780-1784. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71064689 Brigadier General of the Continental Army. From the description of ALS, 1780 January 28 : Halifax Town, to Governor Richard Caswell. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13911082 Jethro Sumner (1733?-1785) was a brigadier general in the Contintental Army. Sumner served in the Virginia militia, 1755...

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

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Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter to Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania concerning the payment of indents to Pennsylvania [manuscript] 30 September 1790. 1790. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647960750 Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was influential in founding the United States government and served as its first Secretary of the Treasury (1789-1795) under President George Washington. ...

Thomas Wharton

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William Denny

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Hugh Mercer

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Mercer, Hugh, approximately 1725-1777

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Virginian physician, and French and Indian War and Revolutionary War officer. From the description of Letters of Hugh Mercer, 1767-1774. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32960048 Brigadier General Mercer served in the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. From the description of ALS, 1776 July 22 : Perth Amboy, to General George Washington. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13767822 Brigadier General Mercer served in the Ba...

Scott, John Morin, 1730-1784

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John Morin Scott (?-1784) was a general and a land speculator, with holdings in Cosby's Patent, Oneida County, New York. From the description of Map of Kingsbury, Washington County, New York laid out in plots. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122537119 ...