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Title
Letter to Mrs. Elias Boudinot [Baskin-ridge, N. J.]
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Boudinot, Mrs. Elias (Recipient)
Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821 (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XXVIII. Miscellaneous Manuscripts

B

Dates / Origin
Place: York Town, Pa.
Date Created: 1777-12-22
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Genres
Documents
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
A. L. S. 2 pp. Fo
Description
Describes his journey to York, was surprised at the size of Reading, and Lancaster thrice larger, a close, regular, well-built town, many of the houses superb and elegant, so like the heart of Philadelphia that he expected to find General Howe in possession; trade going on as brisk as the city, shops full of goods, like a seaport town whose trade was open; extortion and extravagance multiplied many fold beyond New Jersey; here he left his servant sick; Congress has an account of a French vessel arriving at Boston, with 48 brass 4-pounders, 19 brass 9 inch mortars, 2500 shells, 2000 4 1b shot and other specified munitions of war; Lord Cornwallis, [Jacob] Duché and many officers were gone to England; the army had gone into winter quarters at Swede's Ford on both sides of river, in huts of sods; a noble thing to possess patriotism enough to keep warm through a winter's frost; the army would deserve much from those who stayed at home in comfort.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 279928
Calendar number: EM. 20018
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9a31d8d0-c540-012f-57ff-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1777: Place
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

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APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to Mrs. Elias Boudinot [Baskin-ridge, N. J.]