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Ellery, William (1727-1820) [Journal of William Ellery's journey from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00107.03 Author/Creator: Ellery, William (1727-1820) Place Written: various Type: Autograph manuscript Date: 28 June - 23 July 1778 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses his travels through Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Princeton, New Jersey, southern New York State, Connecticut, Providence, Rhode Island, and Massachusettes. Describes the defeat of Sir Henry Clinton at the Battle of Monmouth and speaks of Philadelphia's mood after its liberation. Mentions Elbridge Gerry and Francis Dana, members of the Continental Congress. Item in original brown wrappers fastened with a pin.

People: Ellery, William, 1727-1820.
Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795.
Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814.
Dana, Francis, 1743-1811.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Battle, Revolutionary War, Military History, Continental Army, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Continental Congress

Sub Era: The War for Independence