Revolutionary War papers, 1774-1784.


Revolutionary War papers, 1774-1784.

Papers, largely military, concern the American Revolution, especially in the Hudson Valley, and include Revolutionary pledges and proceedings of local meetings against British rule, 1774-1776; orders and letters relating to the expedition against Canada, 1775-1776; order book of Gen. Burgoyne, June to October, 1777, with articles of convention between Burgoyne and Gen. H. Gates; minutes, arrest warrants, and a letter from Robert Benson relating to affairs of the Committee for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies, 1777; items relating to Claudius Smith, Orange County Tory, consisting of the confession of band member William Cole and execution orders for Smith and others, 1779; orderly books kept by Capt. Nathan Strong, Valley Forge, 1777, Gen. John Brooks at Dobb's Ferry, 1781, and Lt. Col. Josiah Harmar of the First American Regiment, 1784; military returns, payrolls, commissions, passes, warrants, discharges, and other records, 1775-1781; proceedings of a meeting of army officers concerning compensation for losses, 1792; several letters of William Denning, a commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Board, 1780-1781; and miscellaneous letters, 1775-1784, concerning appointments, election riot in Philadelphia (1775), Loan Office business, need for supplies, military news, and the life of soldiers.

ca. 150 items.

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Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site (Newburgh, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Collecting area: Revolutionary War history in the Hudson Valley. From the description of Repository description. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155527162 ...

Strong, Nathan, 1781-1837 (person)

Committee for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies. (corporateBody)

Harmar, Josiah, 1753-1813 (person)

Army officer. From the description of Orderly book of Josiah Harmar, 1794. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068546 Lieutenent Colonel Josiah Harmar commanded the Pennsylvania troops at Camp Port Vincennes. From the description of Muster roll, 1787. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122625429 Soldier in American Revolution; brigadier-general, U.S. Army; adjutant-general of Pennsylvania. In 1790 he waged a campaign near Fort Wayne, ...

Smith, Claudius F. (Claudius Ferdinand), 1860- (person)

Brooks, John, 1752-1825 (person)

Governor of Massachusetts and army officer. From the description of John Brooks papers, 1786-1823. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451608 Physician and Governor of Massachusetts, 1816-1823. From the description of John Brooks documents, 1819-1821, Massachusetts. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 34848020 ...

Burgoyne, John, 1722-1792 (person)

Burgoyne was a Lieutenant General of British forces during the American Revolution, who surrendered at Saratoga in Oct. 1777. From the description of John Burgoyne letter : to M.G. Gates, 1777 Dec. 12. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936829 British general. From the description of ALS : near Bemis Heights, N.Y., to Horatio Gates, 1777 Sept. 27. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591552 General and Dramatist. ...

Denning, William F. (William Frederick), 1848- (person)

United States. Board of Treasury (corporateBody)

Standing committee of five members appointed by the Continental Congress in February 1776; succeeded by the Treasury Department in 1787. From the description of Letter : New York, N.Y., to Thomas Smith, 1787 May 15. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525195 ...

Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806 (person)

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...

Benson, Robert (person)

Title: Baron Bingley British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001243.0x00020a Epithet: of Cockermouth Cumb British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000758.0x000042 Epithet: of Add MS 21425 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001243.0x000207 Dirck Bens...

United States. Army. American Regiment, 1st (corporateBody)

Cole, William H. (person)