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Schuyler, Philip John (1733-1804) to Stephen Van Rensselaer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02498.11 Author/Creator: Schuyler, Philip John (1733-1804) Place Written: Saratoga, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 July 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 30.7 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by Schuyler as a New York state senator to Van Rensselaer as a wealthy landowner. Thanks him for his letter of 12 July and for dispatching the letters. Says the cotton and locks arrived after he had written his daughter Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. Says he has nothing new to tell other than the "meeting" in Philadelphia, but since it is in the newspapers he will not repeat it. Probably in reference to the June 1783 incident when Congress was scared out of Philadelphia by a few hundred newly released soldiers and some civilians who threatened to rob the national bank and hold the delegates hostage. Although nothing beyond the exchange of some acrimonious threats and insults occurred, Congress deserted Philadelphia for Princeton. Says he is so busy that he probably won't see him until 23 July.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Children and FamilyCottonTextileCongressMutinyGovernment and CivicsMilitary HistoryWomen's History

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