Papers, 1768-1877.

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Stewart, Charles, 1729-1800. Papers, 1768-1877.

Papers, 1768-1877.

Contains correspondence, official accounts, reports, and legal papers, chiefly from Charles Stewart's tenure as Commissary General of Issues during the American Revolution. These materials document the acquisition and distribution of food and clothing supplies for the Continental Army troops. Stewart's correspondents include George Washington, Nathanael Greene, Benedict Arnold, Alexander Hamilton, and John Hancock. Transcripts of letters, 1778-1780, from Stewart to Moore Furman (from originals in New Jersey State Archives), drafts and copies of other letters written by Stewart, and some family documents are included. Other materials are Charles Samuel Stewart's letters, 1821-1833, to his mother, the earliest from his student years at Princeton Divinity School; and letters to his children from a voyage to Japan, 1860-1861, and during the blockade of Gulf ports in the Civil War, 1861-1862. Also Charles Seaforth Stewart's letters, from George B. McClellan and others; and a letter, 1833, from James Fenimore Cooper to William Cullen Bryant concerning the French Treaty of 1831.

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