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Hartley, David (1732-1785) Letters on the American War

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02154 Author/Creator: Hartley, David (1732-1785) Place Written: London, England Type: Book signed Date: 1778 Pagination: 1 v. : ii, 92 p. ; 27 x 22 cm.

Summary of Content: A collection of letters sent to the mayor, wardens, and burgesses of Kingston upon Hull. Letters related to American Revolution, called a "very alarming state of national affairs." Accuses great Britain of tyranical rule, urges recognition of American independance. John Almon- Kearseley-Dilly-Crutwell-Mullet imprint. Signed by Hartley on p. ii, and at the end of each letter, p. 32, 51, 68, and 92.

Background Information: David Hartley sat in Parliament, opposed to the war in America, and was sent in 1783 to negotiate a peace treary with the Americans.

People: Hartley, David, 1732-1813

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryLiterature and Language ArtsFreedom and IndependenceGovernment and CivicsCivil Rights

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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