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Needham, Stephen (1732-1801) to Samuel Holten

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.020.02 Author/Creator: Needham, Stephen (1732-1801) Place Written: Danvers, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 September 1779 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.5 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Recipient inferred from content and because collection is described as letters to or from Lovell, a Continental Congressman. Informs Lovell that he is one of the four delegates chosen to represent the town in the convention at Cambridge for forming a new state constitution. Writes out a copy of the vote of the town stating this. Reports that he has enclosed a list of prices of provisions and other articles for the town of Danvers. Docket indicates that Needham is the town clerk of Danvers.

People: Needham, Stephen, 1732-1801
Lovell, James, 1737-1814

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: State ConstitutionGovernment and CivicsFinance

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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