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Houston, William C. (ca. 1746-1788) to Robert Morris

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03147 Author/Creator: Houston, William C. (ca. 1746-1788) Place Written: Trenton, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: February 7, 1782 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Forwards an affidavit and other documents (not included), mentions his expectation that news of the American victory at Yorktown has reached London, and sends personal news related to a smallpox epidemic. One bust engraving of Robert R Livingston included.

People: Houston, William Churchill, ca. 1746-1788.
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Epidemic, Medical History, Health and Medical, Disease, Smallpox, Revolutionary War, Battle, Battle of Yorktown, Surrender, Military History, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Law

Sub Era: The War for Independence