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Kingston, Robert M. (d. 1794) Burgoyne-Kingston collection: papers concerning Convention Army after Saratoga [word processed inventory available] [decimalized]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04764 Author/Creator: Kingston, Robert M. (d. 1794) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: December 1776-March1779 Pagination: 93 items

Summary of Content: Bulk 11/1777-04/1778. Papers retained by Lieut. Gen. John Burgoyne's Adjutant General, mostly his (frequently strained) communications with Maj. Gen. William Heath concerning the conditions of the British officer prisoners (41 items). The collection includes a broadside "Burgoyne's Lament" printed at Boston, eight dispatches from various company commanders, three cypher templates, documents on daily business before and after surrender (25 items) and a packet of four miscellaneous items. The broadside is apparently rare. Materials of interest include the broadside, cypher templates, and an attempt by Burgoyne's officers to nullify the terms of the Saratoga Convention (#42-49).

Background Information:

People: Kingston, Robert M

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarConvention ArmyPrisoner of WarBattleBattle of SaratogaMilitary HistoryMusicPoetryCodes and Signals

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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