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Brown, Elijah (fl. 1777) to Robert Morris

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04263 Author/Creator: Brown, Elijah (fl. 1777) Place Written: Winchester, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 November 1777 Pagination: 1 p. + address + docket. 19.3 x 23.9 cm

Summary of Content: Requests that Morris deliver letters from Brown to his wife. Brown calls his separation from his wife cruel because he is "conscious of not administering any offence to the true friends of America." Addressed to Morris as a Member of Congress at Yorktown. Brown, a Philadelphia Quaker, had been exiled to Virginia on suspicion of Loyalist sympathies.

People: Brown, Elijah, fl. 1777
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMarriageWomen's HistoryLoyalistQuakersReligion

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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