James Wilkinson : miscellaneous papers, 1786-1819.

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Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825. James Wilkinson : miscellaneous papers, 1786-1819.

James Wilkinson : miscellaneous papers, 1786-1819.

Papers include a 19 Apr. 1791 bond between Wilkinson and Charles Vancouver of £100; a 20 Mar. 1816 letter to Solomon Van Rensselaer discussing New York politics, national politics, and the presidential campaign; a 23 Sept. 1817 letter to Joseph Reed, Jr. mentioning manuscripts in his possession relating to the Revolutionary War, George Washington, Joseph Reed, Sr., Monroe's tour of the country, and epidemic affecting New Orleans, and offering advice on being a good countryman; and a 23 May 1819 letter to Reed mentioning his move to New Orleans, Reed's father's service in the Revolutionary War, notes Penn. politics, and Monroe.

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