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

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Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866,. 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 Jared Sparks in the course of his editorial and historical work; the focus of the collection is the American Revolution. Includes letters and documents of John Armstrong, Benedict Arnold, William Ellery, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Lincoln, and Joseph Reed, among others. Also includes letters addressed to George Washington from various correspondents.

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Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801

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Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785

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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 ...

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 ...