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Ko\B4sciuszko, Tadeusz (1746-1817) to Mary Walton Morris

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01767 Author/Creator: Ko\B4sciuszko, Tadeusz (1746-1817) Place Written: Newport, Rhode Island Type: Letter signed Date: 4 April 1784 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Written by Kosciuszko, the great Polish hero of the American Revolution to the wife of Declaration of Independence signer, Lewis Morris. Letter of introduction for a Mr. Bernard, saying he was of high character and discerning judgment. Playfully tells her he will quarrel with her for not writing him. Says General and Mrs. Greene send their compliments to the entire Morris family. Humorously adds "give a K___ to your husband for me."


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: Immigration and Migration, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Humor and Satire, Revolutionary War, Women's History, Military History

Sub Era: Creating a New Government