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Reed, Joseph (1741-1785) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05547 Author/Creator: Reed, Joseph (1741-1785) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 June 1780 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 29.5 x 18.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses General Washington's need for reinforcements in case British general Henry Clinton returns to New York before the arrival of the French fleet. Under these circumstances, Reed believes that Washington would be pushed to the Delaware River or beyond. Mentions the creation of a subscription bank for the supply of the army and the need to recruit more troops.

Background Information: Reed was a lawyer, Revolutionary statesman, and soldier. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania in 1777 and was chosen president of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania ...in 1778.See More

People: Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785
Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1730?-1795

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralContinental ArmyMilitary HistoryFranceNavyGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsMilitary SuppliesRecruitmentFinanceBanking

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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