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Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794) to Landon Carter re: calling for America's independence, troubles with Britain

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03421 Author/Creator: Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 02 June 1776 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written as delegate to Congress from Virginia. Docketed with comments by Carter, the recipient.

People: Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794.
Carter, Landon, 1710-1778.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

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

Sub Era: The War for Independence