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Whipple, William (1730-1785) to Joseph Whipple

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07700 Author/Creator: Whipple, William (1730-1785) Place Written: Portsmouth, New Hampshire Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 8 April 1783 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 19 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs his brother that "The Treaties of Peace were sign'd," officially ending the American Revolution, and that "The British I suppose are preparing to leave our Territory." Indicates that soldiers will soon be coming home in need of employment. Joseph Whipple was William's only living brother (by blood), although it is possible that the addressee was a brother-in-law.

Background Information:

People: Whipple, William, 1730-1785
Whipple, Joseph, 1738-1816

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyTreatyGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsLabor

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