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Boudinot, Elias (1740-1821) to [Ezekiel Williams]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02471.05 Author/Creator: Boudinot, Elias (1740-1821) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1778/06/13 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Regarding P.O.W.s. [Continental Congress members]

People:

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: American Statesmen, Revolutionary War, Prisoner of War, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Military History, Congress, Continental Congress, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence