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Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786) to Joseph Webb

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02863 Author/Creator: Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786) Place Written: Camp at Kaykeyotte Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 July 1778 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written as Quartermaster General, mentions the Battle of Monmouth and that he is crossing the Hudson (North) River. Adds that the French fleet is off Sandy Hook. Ridicules the "farcical" Parliamentary propositions for reconciliation with the United States.

People: Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786.
Webb, Joseph, 1734-1778.
Webb, Joseph, 1734-1778.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Battle of Monmouth, Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Battle, Military History, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Government and Civics, Peace, France, Continental Army, Navy

Sub Era: The War for Independence