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Ellery, William (1727-1820) [Journal of William Ellery's journey from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00107.03 Author/Creator: Ellery, William (1727-1820) Place Written: various Type: Autograph manuscript Date: 28 June - 23 July 1778 Pagination: 16 p. ; 16 x 10 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00107.03 Author/Creator: Ellery, William (1727-1820) Place Written: various Type: Autograph manuscript Date: 28 June - 23 July 1778 Pagination: 16 p. ; 16 x 10 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses his travels through Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Princeton, New Jersey, southern New York State, Connecticut, Providence, Rhode Island, and Massachusettes. Describes the defeat of Sir Henry Clinton at the Battle of Monmouth and speaks of Philadelphia's mood after its liberation. Mentions Elbridge Gerry and Francis Dana, members of the Continental Congress. Item in original brown wrappers fastened with a pin.

Background Information: This is the third of five travel journals Ellery kept from 1776 to 1780. Ellery was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and was a member of the Continental Congress from ...Rhode Island from 1776 until 1785.See More

People: Ellery, William, 1727-1820
Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1730?-1795
Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814
Dana, Francis, 1743-1811

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: BattleRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyContinental Congress

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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