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Ellery, William (1727-1820) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03236 Author/Creator: Ellery, William (1727-1820) Place Written: Dighton, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 August 1778 Pagination: 6 p. 20 x 17 cm

Summary of Content: Reports that his son left the recipient's horse at Daggets instead of at Sanfords in Bristol, where William Ellery had promised to deliver it in his last letter as his part in the "Newport Expedition." Comments on General John Sullivan and the withdrawal of Charles, Count d'Estaing, from the siege of Newport. Tells him he has heard from Philadelphia that the French Ambassador has met with an audience of Congress. Asks for any news he can be given and indicates that he has heard New York is to be evacuated by the British. A Member of the Continental Congress from 1776 until 1785, William Ellery was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: BattleContinental CongressCongressRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryFranceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyNavyTransportationContinental ArmyExtreme WeatherDiplomacyMaritime

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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