Pierce family correspondence, 1775-1825 and undated.


Pierce family. Pierce family correspondence, 1775-1825 and undated.

Pierce family correspondence, 1775-1825 and undated.

Consists primarily of letters to and from the children of John Pierce and his first wife (Mary Paterson Pierce), his second wife (Mary Goodman Pierce), and his brother James Pierce. Correspondents represented include: Polly Pierce, Abraham Bradley, Jonathan Burrall, Samuel Hodgdon, Horace Reed, Frederick Sheldon, Jedediah Strong, Elkanah Tisdale, Jonathan Trumbull, Jabez Wetmore, David Witherspoon, and Oliver Wolcott. Subjects represented include: the yellow fever epidemic in New York City; the capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1777; medicine in the U.S. during the 18th century; banks and banking; slavery and plantations in South Carolina; the British and Continental armies; General John Burgoyne; desertions of soldiers during the Revolutionary War; the death of Alexander Hamilton; women's fashion and tea sets from Liverpool, China, and India; the Treaty of Ghent; a visit by the Marquis de Lafayette; the coal mining industry in Pennsylvania; President Jefferson, Congress, and the White House; a performance of Shakespeare's "Othello"; Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Emile; the Reeve School; Congress's attempt to disband the Connecticut regiment of the Continental Army; West Point; and criticism of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense."

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