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Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) to James Madison re: peace negotiations, his nephew's missing slave

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00099.094 Author/Creator: Pendleton, Edmund (1721-1803) Place Written: Edmundsbury Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 August 1782 Pagination: 2 p. 21 x 18 cm

Summary of Content: Progress of peace negotiations, his nephew's missing slave, Anthony Wayne and Indian Wars, American independence and restitution. Also mentions: Edmund Pendleton, Jr. (nephew)-Runaway slave of, Anthony Wayne, Gen. Carlton, Gen. Washington, Peace negotiations, Paris (France), Admiral Rodney.

People: Pendleton, Edmund, 1721-1803
Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796
Madison, James, Sr. 1723-1801

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: African American HistoryAmerican Indian HistoryRunaway SlaveSlaveryPresidentMilitary HistoryRevolutionary WarFinanceEconomicsTreatyNavyCaribbean

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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