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Marchant, Henry (1741-1796) to Joseph Clarke

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.104.01 Author/Creator: Marchant, Henry (1741-1796) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 August 1779 Pagination: 4 p. ; 19.5 x 16 cm.

Summary of Content: States he has received his letter and is concerned to hear that Marchant has not located two missing bundles of money yet. Advises that he will support his integrity in this matter should he be blamed for it or for another problem with counterfeit bills. Advises him to send copies of all the letters pertaining to the lost money and the counterfeit bills to William Ellery, a Continental Congressman from Rhode Island. Congratulates him on Major Henry Lee's brilliant attack on the British at Paulus Hook (19 August 1779). Reports that he has heard things look well at Penobscot, (referring to the Penobscot expedition in present-day Maine, July-August 1779), but he is anxious and thinks they need reinforcements. Comments that affairs look well in the West Indies and Europe. Marchant was a member of the Continental Congress from Rhode Island. Clarke was the Treasurer of Rhode Island.

People: Marchant, Henry, 1741-1796
Clarke, Joseph, 1719-1792

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryCounterfeitingFinanceBattleGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCaribbeanCoins and Currency

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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