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Political Correspondence

MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Unidentified
Dates:
1777
Abstract:  

Letter to "Rev'd Sir," Lonehead, January 6, 1777, concerning the religious aspects of following the King's command for a fast day: does this constitute prayers against the American troops?
Call #:  
Mss.973.315.L56
Extent:
1 items



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Creator:
Great Britain. Board of Trade
Dates:
1707-1709
Abstract:  

These are miscellaneous documents relating to appointments, money acts, defense, etc., mostly addressed to Charles Spencer, Earl of Sunderland, Secretary of State for the Southern Department. Contain signatures of important Englishmen, among whom are: Wm.Blathwayt, Jas. Craggs. Mitford Crow, Dartmouth, Herbert, Sir P.Meadows, Wm. Popple, Jr., Matthew Prior, John Smith, Stamford, Sunderland,etc.
Call #:  
Mss.972.9.G81
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Unidentified
Dates:
1770
Abstract:  

Intelligence of Parliamentary affairs in the wake of the Stamp Act, tea taxation, etc.
Call #:  
Mss.973.3.Ex7
Extent:
1 items



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Creator:
Logan, James, 1674-1751
Dates:
1736-1744
Abstract:  

Copies by Mrs. Deborah Norris Logan of letters from Logan, while president of the Council, to the Proprietors of Pennsylvania, the Duke of Newcastle, and Ferdinand John Paris, on province business. The letters relate to the choice of Logan's successor, his retirement, crown-proprietor relations, and the Pennsylvania-Maryland boundary.
Call #:  
Mss.974.8.L82
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Swan, Caleb.
Dates:
1790-1791
Abstract:  

This volume includes Swan's report to Henry Knox (1791), in which he reports contact with and observations of the Creek Indians, while acting as deputy agent to the Creek Nation.
Call #:  
Mss.B.B284.d.vol.32
Extent:
1 Volumes



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815
Dates:
1763-1802
Abstract:  

Born May 26, 1750, to the niece of Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Williams was a prominent merchant, scientist and soldier. Elected to the APS in 1787 as a result of his observations on temperature and barometrical readings, as well as work on sugar production, Williams had a distinguished military career highlighted by his appointment as first superintendent of the Military Academy at West Point. The Jonathan Williams Papers consists of 46 letters and documents, written by or to Jonathan Williams Sr. and Jr., dealing primarily with financial and legal matters. The collection includes five letters written by Benjamin Franklin and many of the others are signed by Williams' father-in-law and brother-in-law, William and Robert Alexander.
Call #:  
Mss.B.W6765
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
unknown
Dates:
1782-1798
Abstract:  

There are letters, petitions, and reports concerning the Loyalists and the losses they sustained in the Revolutionary War. Includes the Committee of American Merchants, Observations on trade (1783), Banished American merchants petition (1789), and Classes of American loyalists and their claims.
Call #:  
Mss.973.314.L95
Extent:
10 items



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Creator:
Pennsylvania (Province)
Dates:
1748-1758
Abstract:  

Volume of extracts from provincial records compiled by Thomas Sargeant, and printed in part in Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania 4 (1829), 205 through vol. 6 (1830), 369.
Call #:  
Mss.974.8 Sq7B.P31 4
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Pennsylvania.Provincial Council.
Dates:
1748-1819
Abstract:  

This is a volume of extracts from provincial records copied by Thomas Sargeant when Secretary of the Commonwealth. Includes material on Indian affairs and French and Indian wars in Pennsylvania and the New England colonies.
Call #:  
Mss.974.8.Sa7
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Hazard, Ebenezer, 1744-1817
Dates:
1766-1813
Abstract:  

This is miscellaneous material relating to postal affairs, including Hazard's appointments in the service, and certificates of membership in various institutions. There are letters from Richard Bache, George Clinton, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Samuel Huntington, Thomas Jefferson, Timothy Matlack, Samuel Miller, George Washington, and others. One manuscript is endorsed, "My Covenant with the most high God," which is Hazard's reaffirmation of the vows made for him by his parents at the time of his baptism.
Call #:  
Mss.B.H338
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Dates:
1791-1840
Abstract:  

This collection consists almost entirely of letters, mostly written by Jefferson, to various people. The largest portion of the letters are from Jefferson to Louis Hue Girardin concerning the latter's work in completing The history of Virginia: from its first settlement to the present day, Volume 4 . Of particular interest is Jefferson's notes on his colleges' role in that history, including the plot to establish a dictator of Virginia. The letters to Girardin also include discussions of plants, the building of the University of Virginia, and books.
Call #:  
Mss.B.J35.Le
Extent:
63 items



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Creator:
Logan, James, 1674-1751
Dates:
1699-1750
Abstract:  

Copied by Mrs. Deborah Norris Logan from original letters and papers in her family, with additions by J. Francis Fisher and Redmond Conyngham. Includes Logan's correspondence with William Penn, Hannah Callowhill Penn, Isaac Norris, Governor George Clarke of New York, Governor William Gooch of Virginia, and Governor George Thomas of Pennsylvania. Contains materials regarding early Philadelphia and Indian and colonial affairs.
Call #:  
Mss.B.L82
Extent:
4 Volumes



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Creator:
Savile, George, Sir, 1726-1784
Dates:
1761-1782
Abstract:  

These papers include letters and documents concerning the American Revolution, from British and American perspectives, as well as issues involving trade, fishing, and trapping in America.
Call #:  
Mss.B.Sa92
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



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Creator:
Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775
Dates:
1747-1771
Abstract:  

This volume contains approximately 175 letters written by Thomas Penn and Richard Penn on public business. A few are copies of letters by James Hamilton, a member of the Provincial Council and lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, and by or to Abraham Taylor.
Call #:  
Mss.974.8.P36c
Extent:
1 Volumes



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Creator:
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808
Dates:
1768-1807
Abstract:  

Sarah Franklin Bache (1743-1808), a Revolutionary War patriot and daughter of Benjamin Franklin, led an active public life according to the standards of womanhood in the late eighteenth century. As the daughter of Benjamin Franklin she had an unusual access, for a woman, to the political life in revolutionary Philadelphia. Although her primary role was of caretaker of her family and home, Bache played an active role in the Revolution through her relief work and as her father's political hostess. The Sarah Franklin Bache papers consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence ranging from 1768 to 1807 mostly of a personal nature to and from friends and relatives. The correspondence of her relatives includes her nephew William Temple Franklin, her brother William Franklin and her children.
Call #:  
Mss.B.B1245
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



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Creator:
Cadwalader, Lambert
Dates:
1779-1798
Abstract:  

This collection of letters, while tiny, is actually quite rich in content. Cadwalader wrote to Samuel Meredith, a politician and fellow Revolutionary War soldier, concerning the war, his real estate holdings in Philadelphia, and the local political climate. The seven items are dated from October 5, 1779 to March 9, 1798, during which Cadwalader served in the military, reentered politics, got married, and then retired from public service.
Call #:  
Mss.B.C625.1
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794
Dates:
1766-1823
Abstract:  

A politician and arch revolutionary, Richard Henry Lee was an impassioned supporter of American independence from the mid-1760s. Born into one of the most prominent families in the colony on January 20, 1732, Lee was bred to a political life, serving in the Virginia House of Burgesses during the Stamp Act and Non-importation crises, helping convey his state into the revolutionary camp. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, Lee was the first to officially move that a declaration of independence be drafted, and he ended his public career as a principled opponent of ratification of the Constitution and as Virginia's first U.S. Senator. He died at home in Virginia in June 1794. A small, but highly valuable collection, the papers of Richard Henry Lee document the political life and activities of one of the most ardent revolutionaries in Virginia. The 0.5 linear feet of letters (193 items), most addressed to Lee, are an important resource for study of pre-Revolutionary political agitation in Virginia, the increasing connections forged between the colonies, and the political course of the war. To a lesser degree the collection documents Lee's late-life anti-federalism. Among the major correspondents are Lee's brothers Arthur and William, and such leaders in the revolutionary cause as George Washington, Samuel Adams, Charles Lee, John Adams, and Thomas Paine.
Call #:  
Mss.B.L51
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet



MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION

Creator:
Smyth, Frederick, 1732-1815
Dates:
1756-1816
Abstract:  

These papers relate principally to Smyth's career in New Jersey before the American Revolution, and includes addresses to grand juries and their reports, and a copy of a petition to the Earl of Carlisle and its response (1778).
Call #:  
Mss.B.Sm95
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet



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