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Deane, Silas (1737-1789) to Samuel B. Webb

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02505.15 Author/Creator: Deane, Silas (1737-1789) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 March 1779 Pagination: 1 p. ; 17 x 16.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to Colonel Webb, his stepson, to tell him to be careful in all his affairs. Also indicates that Congress may soon settle his own affairs. Deane had been accused of fraud in foreign procurement of military supplies while on a diplomatic mission in France.

People: Deane, Silas, 1737-1789
Webb, Samuel Blachley, 1753-1807

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: American StatesmenFinanceCongressDiplomacyForgery and FraudRevolutionary WarMilitary Supplies

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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