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Hawley, Joseph (1723–1788) to Elbridge Gerry

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02505.23 Author/Creator: Hawley, Joseph (1723–1788) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 April 1776 Pagination: 1 p. + addr.

Summary of Content: Criticizes the use of prohibited tea. Mentions sending Gerry a memento. Comments that regiments are ineffective without "a man of Judgment and Spirit" leading them. A long postscript discusses Artemas Ward's resignation (because of poor health) from his position as the commanding major general in the Continental Army in April, 1776, and his sensitivity to issues relating to liberty and property. Also mentions quartering soldiers.

People: Hawley, Joseph, 1723-1788
Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814
Ward, Artemas, 1727-1800

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Diet and nutritionCommerceMerchants and TradeGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralCivil RightsFreedom and IndependenceContinental ArmyMilitiaHealth and MedicalMilitary HistoryMilitary LawLawAmerican Statesmen

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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