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Bartlett, Josiah (1729-1795) to William Whipple

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00193 Author/Creator: Bartlett, Josiah (1729-1795) Place Written: Kingston, New Hampshire Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 April 1777 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses various Tory conspiracies, such as counterfeiting currency (to cause inflation) and spreading smallpox. Describes the difficulties of recruiting sufficient men for the army. Notes that many men have marched to Ticonderoga. Postscript dated 22 April 1777 mentions the arrival of a French ship. Bartlett represented New Hampshire in the Continental Congress.

People: Bartlett, Josiah, 1729-1795.
Whipple, William, 1730-1785.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Economics, Finance, Loyalist, Banking, Disease, Counterfeiting, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Revolutionary War, Health and Medical, Smallpox, Continental Army, Continental Congress, Military History, France, Navy, Recruitment

Sub Era: The War for Independence