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Title
Letter to George Washington [New York]
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Recipient)
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series VI. Declaration of Independence

Dates / Origin
Place: Philadelphia, Pa.
Date Created: 1776-06-21
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Topics
United States. Declaration of Independence
Genres
Documents
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
A. L. S., with initials only "B. F." 1 page. 4o
Description
Speaks of the threatened invasion, and predicts the ruin of Great Britain if she persists in distant expeditions; returns Gen. Sullivan's letter inclosed; "I am just recovering from a severe fit of the Gout, which has kept me from Congress & Company almost ever since you left us, so that I know little of what has pass'd there, except that a Declaration of Independence is preparing.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 275656
Calendar number: EM. 1514
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c9260770-c52e-012f-66a8-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1776: Place
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Letter to George Washington [New York]