Papers collected by Bentley Courtenay [manuscript], 1775-1805.


Courtenay, Bentley,. Papers collected by Bentley Courtenay [manuscript], 1775-1805.

Papers collected by Bentley Courtenay [manuscript], 1775-1805.

Include letter, 13 February 1775, from Thomas Cushing, Boston, Mass., to Samuel Purviance, Baltimore, Md., regarding the beginning of hostilities between Great Britain and the United States; letter, 18 May 1775, from Thomas Johnson, Philadelphia, Pa., regarding the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y.; and letter, 19 May 1775, from Samuel Adams, Philadelphia, Pa., to Samuel Purviance, regarding the siege of Boston, Mass. Also include a certificate, 20 January 1786, granting Samuel Purviance membership in the American Philosophical Society, signed by Benjamin Franklin; and letter, 10 March 1786, from George Washington, Mount Vernon, Va., regarding settlements on the Kanawha River and rivers most suited to commercial navigation, with a map, n.d., of the principal settlements and topography surrounding Fort Pitt, Pa. Also include letter, 10 September 1787, from Elbridge Gerry, Philadelphia, Pa., to Samuel Purviance, Baltimore, Md., regarding a new settlement northwest of the Ohio River and immigration to Louisiana and Florida; receipt, 17 December 1787, for a sum settling a legal dispute involving Thomas Johnson; and letter, 14 September 1804, granting John Henry Purviance permission to use the Westminster Library. Also include letter, 12 April 1805, from Stephen Cottrell [to James Monroe], inviting Monroe to a ceremony for installing Knights of the Garter; and photograph, n.d., of the gravesite of John Henry Purviance.

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Epithet: of Add MS 36068 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000741.0x0001d1 Continental Congressman; of Boston, Mass.; graduated Harvard in 1740; leading spirit behind the Boston Tea Party; signer of Declaration of Independence; lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, 1789-1794; governor of Massachusetts, 1794-1797. From the description of Samuel Adams correspondence, 1775. (Unknown). WorldCat record id:...

Cushing, Thomas, 1725-1788 (person)

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James Monroe, fifth president of the United States of America (b. April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia-d. July 4, 1831, New York, New York) fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and he practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a young politician, he joined the anti-Federalists in the Virginia Convention which ratified the Constitution, and in 1790, an advocate of Jeffersonian policies, he was elected United States Senator. As Minister to France in 1794-1796, Monroe showed strong ...

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Courtenay, Bentley, (person)

Collector of Madison, Wis., and Sanibel, Fla. From the description of Papers collected by Bentley Courtenay [manuscript], 1775-1805. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647860063 ...

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Purviance, Samuel, (person)

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