Letters of Members of the Continental Congress, Tema 299,Volumen2

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Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1923
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John Hancock to George Washington July
26
Thomas Jefferson to John Page July 30
31
Samuel Chase to Richard Henry Lee July 30
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John Hancock to George Washington Aug 2
35
John Hancock to John Haslet Aug 3
38
Josiah Bartlett to John Langdon Aug 5
39
William Hooper to Jonathan Trumbull jr Aug 6
40
Secret Committee to Silas Deane Aug 7
42
John Hancock to George Washington Aug 8
44
James Wilson to Jasper Yeates and John Montgomery Aug 10
45
Josiah Bartlett to John Langdon Aug II
47
Thomas Jefferson to Edmund Pendleton Aug 13
48
Francis Lewis to Mrs Gates ? Aug 13
49
John Adams to Mrs Adams Aug 14
50
Philip Livingston to the New York Convention Aug 16
51
Rhode Island Delegates to Nicholas Cooke Aug 17
53
Edward Rutledge to Robert R Livingston Aug 19
54
John Adams to Samuel Holden Parsons Aug 19
57
Benjamin Franklin to Lord Howe Aug 20
58
John Adams to James Warren Aug 21
59
John Hancock to George Washington Aug 24
61
John Hancock to Artemus Ward Aug 26
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John Hancock to George Weedon Aug 28
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Francis Lewis to Jonathan Trumbull jr Aug 29
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Philip Livingston to Abraham Yates jr Aug 30 55448888
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Josiah Bartlett to William Whipple Sept 3
67
Caesar Rodney to George Read Sept 4
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William Ellery to Nicholas Cooke Sept 7
79
Benjamin Franklin to George Washington Sept 8
80
Lewis Morris to John Jay Sept 8
82
Edward Rutledge to George Washington Sept 11
83
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Caesar Rodney to George Read Sept 13
87
William Ellery to Nicholas Cooke Sept 14
88
John Adams to Mrs Adams Sept 14
89
John Penn to the North Carolina Council of Safety Sept 16
90
John Adams to Samuel Adams Sept 17
94
Thomas Nelson jr to John Page Sept 17 ?
95
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Committee of Secret Correspondence to William Bingham Sept 21
97
John Hancock to the New Hampshire Assembly Sept 24
98
Benjamin Rush to Anthony Wayne Sept 24
100
Lewis Morris to Abraham Yates jr Sept 24
101
John Adams to James Warren Sept 25
102
Edward Rutledge to John Rutledge Sept 25
103
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105
John Hancock to Philip Schuyler Sept 27
108
Secret Committee to the Maryland Council of Safety Oct 1
109
Committee of Secret Correspondence Statement Oct 1
110
153A John Hancock Certificate Oct 1
114
John Hancock to George Washington Oct 4
115
William Ellery to Nicholas Cooke Oct 5
116
New York Delegates to the New York Convention Oct 7
119
Elbridge Gerry to Joseph Trumbull Oct 8
120
Elbridge Gerry to Horatio Gates Oct 9
121
John Adams to Mrs Adams Oct 1I
123
Richard Henry Lee to Samuel Purviance jr Oct 11
124
Josiah Bartlett to John Langdon Oct 15
125
Edward Rutledge to Robert R Livingston Oct 19
126
Elbridge Gerry to Joseph Trumbull Oct 22
127
Board of War to Nathanael Greene Oct 22
128
Committee of Secret Correspondence to Silas Deane Oct 23
129
Committee of Secret Correspondence to the Commissioners in Paris Oct 24
131
Board of War to George Washington Oct 24
132
William Ellery to Nicholas Cooke Oct 26
133
New York Delegates to the New York Convention Oct 26
134
Robert Morris to Horatio Gates Oct 27
135
John Hancock to George Washington Oct 28
136
William Hooper to the President of the North Carolina Convention Oct 29
137
John Witherspoon to Horatio Gates Oct 30
138
William Hooper to the North Carolina Provincial Congress Nov 1
139
Robert Morris to George Read Nov 6
141
William Williams to Jonathan Trumbull jr Nov 6
142
Samuel Adams to James Warren Nov 6
143
Edward Rutledge to Philip Schuyler Nov 6
144
William Whipple to Josiah Bartlett Nov 8
145
Board of War to the Maryland Council of Safety Nov 8
146
Board of War to George Washington Nov 8
147
Josiah Bartlett to John Langdon Oct 7
148
Francis Lightfoot Lee to Landon Carter Nov 9
149
George Wythe to Thomas Jefferson Nov 11
150
John Hancock to George Washington Nov 14
151
John Witherspoon to William Livingston Nov 14
152
John Hancock to the North Carolina Convention Nov 15
153
William Hooper to Richard Caswell Nov 16
154
William Hooper to Joseph Hewes Nov 16
155
William Ellery to Nicholas Cooke Nov 16
156
William Whipple to Josiah Bartlett Nov 16
157
William Whipple to John Langdon Nov 16
158
Samuel Chase to the Maryland Council of Safety Nov 19
159
John Hancock to the Virginia Assembly Nov 20
160
Samuel Chase to the Maryland Council of Safety Nov 21
161
Samuel Chase to the Maryland Council of Safety Nov 23
162
Oliver Wolcott to Mrs Wolcott Nov 24
163
Richard Henry Lee to Samuel Purviance jr Nov 24
164
John Hancock to George Washington Nov 26
165
Oliver Wolcott to Timothy Edwards Nov 29
166
Samuel Chase to the Maryland Council of Safety Nov 30
168
Richard Henry Lee to Patrick Henry Dec 3
169
Secret Committee to the Massachusetts Assembly Dec 4
170
Samuel Adams to James Warren Dec 6
171
Charles Carroll to Daniel of St Thomas Jenifer Dec 7
172
Elbridge Gerry to Joseph Trumbull Dec 7
173
Samuel Chase to James Nicholson Dec 11
174
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Oliver Wolcott to Mrs Wolcott Dec 13
176
Robert Morris to the Committee of Secret Correspondence Dec 16
178
Benjamin Rumsey to Daniel of St Thomas Jenifer ? Dec 19
179
John Hancock to the Maryland Convention Dec 20 ?
180
Charles Carroll to the Maryland Council of Safety Dec 21
181
Robert Morris to the Commissioners at Paris Dec 21
183
John Hancock to George Washington Dec 23
184
John Hancock to Robert Morris Dec 23
185
William Whipple to Josiah Bartlett Dec 23
186
William Whipple to John Langdon Dec 24
187
Matthew Thornton to Meshech Weare Dec 25
188
Samuel Adams to James Warren Dec 25
189
Francis Lewis to Robert Morris Dec 26
190
Robert Morris to George Washington Dec 26
191
John Hancock to Joseph Trumbull Dec 27
192
John Hancock to Robert Morris Dec 27
193
Committee in Philadelphia to John Hancock Dec 28
194
William Hooper to Robert Morris Dec 28
195
Benjamin Harrison to Robert Morris Dec 29
196
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197
William Whipple to Josiah Bartlett Dec 31
198
William Ellery to Nicholas Cooke Dec 31
199
Richard Henry Lee to William Shippen Jan 1
200
John Hancock to George Washington Jan 1
201
Samuel Adams to James Warren Jan 1
202
Committee in Philadelphia to William Palfrey Jan 2
203
Samuel Chase to the Maryland Council of Safety Jan 3
204
Committee in Philadelphia to George Washington Jan 5
205
Francis Lewis to the New York Committee of Safety Jan 7
207
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208
Samuel Adams to James Warren Jan 8
209
Committee in Philadelphia to George Washington Jan 9
212
Committee in Philadelphia to James Wilson Jan 9
213
Robert Morris to John Jay Jan 12
214
James Wilson to Robert Morris Jan 14
215
Francis Lightfoot Lee to Landon Carter Jan 14
217
John Hancock to the Committee in Philadelphia Jan 14
218
Francis Lewis to Robert Morris Jan 15
219
Francis Lewis to Abraham Ten Broeck Jan 16
220
Richard Henry Lee to Patrick Henry Jan 17
221
Committee in Philadelphia to Richard Dallam Jan 18
222
John Hancock to the Committee in Philadelphia Jan 18
223
317A Secret Committee to Robert Morris Jan 18
224
Samuel Chase to William Livingston Jan 23
225
102
226
John Hancock to Joseph Trumbull Jan 30
227
John Hancock to the Maryland Assembly Jan 31
228
Samuel Chase to the Maryland Council of Safety Jan 31
229
Robert Morris to George Washington Jan 31
230
Elbridge Gerry to Joseph Trumbull Jan 31
231
William Hooper to Robert Morris Feb 1
232
Samuel Adams to James Warren Feb 1
233
Benjamin Rush Diary Feb 4
234
Thomas Burke to Richard Caswell Feb 4
235
Samuel Chase to the Maryland Council of Safety Feb 6
236
John Adams to Mrs Adams Feb 7
237
William Whipple to Josiah Bartlett Feb 7
238
Benjamin Rush to Robert Morris Feb 8
239
Thomas Burke Abstract of Debates Feb 8
240
Thomas Burke Abstract of Debates Feb 8
241
Abraham Clark to John Hart Feb 8
242
103
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Benjamin Rush to Robert Morris Feb II
245
John Hancock to the Maryland Council of Safety Feb 11
246
Thomas Burke Abstract of Debates Feb 12
249
Benjamin Rush Diary Feb 14
250
Thomas Burke Abstract of Debates Feb 15
253
William Ellery to Nicholas Cooke Feb 15
254
William Hooper to Joseph Hewes Feb 15
256
Thomas Burke to Richard Caswell Feb 16 ?
257
Samuel Adams to James Warren Feb 16
259
John Adams to James Warren Feb 17
260
Francis Lewis to Abraham Ten Broeck Feb 18
261
Benjamin Rush Diary Feb 19
262
Benjamin Rush Diary Feb 20
263
Thomas Burke Abstract of Debates Feb 20
265
John Hancock to the Maryland Assembly Feb 20
266
Samuel Chase to the Maryland Council of Safety Feb 20
267
John Adams to Joseph Palmer Feb 20
268
John Adams to Mrs Adams Feb 21
269
John Adams Diary Feb 21
270
William Whipple to Josiah Bartlett Feb 22
271
Committee in Philadelphia to George Washington Feb 22
272
John Hancock to George Washington Feb 23
273
Thomas Burke Abstract of Debates Feb 24
274
Thomas Burke Abstract of Debates Feb 25
275
John Hancock to Robert Morris Feb 26
281
Thomas Burke Abstract of Debates Feb 26
282
Benjamin Rush Diary Feb 26
284
Thomas Burke Abstract of Debates Feb 27
285
John Hancock to Robert Morris Feb 27
286
Thomas Burke to Richard Caswell Mar 2
287
Mann Page jr to George Weedon Mar 5
288
William Ellery to Nicholas Cooke Mar 6
289
Robert Morris to George Washington Mar 6
290
John Adams to Mrs Adams Mar 7
291
Abraham Clark to James Caldwell Mar 7
293
Thomas Burke to Richard Caswell Mar 11
294
John Hancock to the New York Delegates Mar II
296
Francis Lewis to the New York Convention Mar 12
297
Thomas Burke Abstract of Debates Mar 14 ?
298
John Adams to Nathanael Greene Mar
299
William Ellery to Nicholas Cooke Mar 15
301
John Hancock to George Washington Mar 17
302
William Whipple to Josiah Bartlett Mar 17
303
John Hancock to Philip Schuyler Mar 18
304
Samuel Adams to Miss Mercy Scollay Mar 18
305
Daniel Roberdeau to Thomas Johnson jr Mar 22
307
James Lovell to John Trumbull Mar 22
308
William Whipple to John Langdon Mar 24
310
Elbridge Gerry to Joseph Trumbull Mar 26
311
William Ellery to Nicholas Cooke Mar 30
312
John Adams to James Warren Mar 31
313
Roger Sherman to Jonathan Trumbull jr Apr 1
314
John Hancock to Thomas Johnson jr Apr 2
316
John Adams to Mrs Adams Apr 6
317
John Adams to James Warren Apr 6
318
William Whipple to Josiah Bartlett Apr 7
319
Thomas Burke Abstract of Debates Apr 18
320
Committee of Congress to George Washington Apr 10
322
George Walton to Lachlan McIntosh Apr 18
333
Secret Committee to Samuel and Robert Purviance Apr 19
334
John Adams to Mrs Adams Apr 19
335
New York Delegates to Abraham Ten Broeck Apr 21
336
Charles Thomson to George Washington Apr 22
338
Richard Henry Lee to Patrick Henry Apr 22
339
Roger Sherman to Jonathan Trumbull Apr 23
340
Oliver Wolcott to Joshua Huntington Apr 24
341
William Whipple to Josiah Bartlett Apr 27
342
Maryland Delegates to Thomas Johnson jr Apr 28
343
New York Delegates to Abraham Ten Broeck Apr 29
344
Thomas Burke to Richard Caswell Apr 29
345
John Hancock to Horatio Gates Apr 29
346
Philip Schuyler to George Washington Apr 30
347
Maryland Delegates to Thomas Johnson jr May 1
348
Robert Morris to Thomas Johnson jr May I
349
Benjamin Rumsey to Thomas Johnson jr May 1
350
Daniel Roberdeau to Benjamin Franklin May 1
351
Committee of Foreign Affairs to the Commissioners at Paris May 2
352
Thomas Burke to Richard Caswell May 2
353
John Adams to James Warren May 3
354
John Hancock to George Washington May 3
355
John Adams to Joseph Palmer May 6
356
William Whipple to Josiah Bartlett ? May 7
357
John Adams to Mrs Adams May 10
359
Board of War to George Washington May 11
360
James Lovell to George Washington May 12
361
Roger Sherman to Jonathan Trumbull May 16
362
Thomas Nelson jr to George Wythe May 16
363
Philip Schuyler to George Washington May 18
364
John Hancock to George Washington May 20
365
Virginia Delegates to George Wythe May 20
365
Roger Sherman to Oliver Wolcott May 21
366
Richard Henry Lee to George Washington May 22
368
James Lovell to Horatio Gates May 22
370
New York Delegates to the New York Council of Safety May 23
371
Richard Henry Lee to Patrick Henry May 26
373
John Adams to Thomas Jefferson May 26
374
James Lovell to George Washington May 26
375
Daniel Roberdeau to George Washington May 26
376
John Adams to John Sullivan June 3
378
James Lovell to Joseph Trumbull June 6
379
Secret Committee to Oliver Pollock June 12
380
James Duane to Robert R Livingston June 19
381
James Duane to Philip Schuyler June 19
382
William Duer to Philip Schuyler June 19
384
John Adams to James Warren June 19
386
James Duane to Robert R Livingston June 24
387
John Hancock to John McKinley June 25
388
James Duane to Robert R Livingston June 28
389
Robert Morris to Silas Deane June 29
390
Samuel Adams to James Warren June 30
391
Eliphalet Dyer to Joseph Trumbull June
392
James Lovell to Joseph Trumbull June 30
394
James Duane to Robert R Livingston July 1
395
New York Delegates to the New York Council of Safety July 2
396
James Duane to Robert R Livingston July 2
397
James Lovell to Benjamin Franklin July 4
398
William Williams to Jonathan Trumbull July 5
399
Henry Marchant to the Governor and Company of Rhode Island July 5
401
James Lovell to William Whipple July 7
402
John Adams to James Warren July 7
404
Eliphalet Dyer to Joseph Trumbull July 7
405
Eliphalet Dyer to Joseph Trumbull July 8
407
Elbridge Gerry to Joseph Trumbull July 8
408
New York Delegates to the New York Council of Safety July 8
409
William Duer to Robert R Livingston July 9
410
John Hancock to the Massachusetts Assembly July 10
411
John Hancock to Benedict Arnold July 12
412
John Hancock to the Massachusetts Assembly July 14
413
Eliphalet Dyer to Joseph Trumbull July 15
414
John Hancock to Philip Schuyler July 18
415
Thomas Burke to Richard Caswell July 22
416
105
417
559A Charles Thomson Notes of Debates July 24
421
559B Charles Thomson Notes of Debates July 25
422
Henry Laurens to John Lewis Gervais July 25
423
560A Charles Thomson Notes of Debates July 26
424
Nathaniel Folsom to Meshech Weare July 26
426
Samuel Adams to Paul Revere July 28
427
William Duer to Philip Schuyler July 29
428
New York Delegates to the New York Council of Safety July 29
429
James Lovell to William Whipple July 29
430
Thomas Burke to Richard Caswell July 30
431
John Hancock to the Maryland Assembly July 31
432
Samuel Adams to James Warren July 31
433
Samuel Adams to James Warren Aug I
434
James Lovell to William Whipple Aug 1
435
William Williams to Jonathan Trumbull Aug 2
436
James Lovell to William Whipple Aug 4
437
Henry Laurens to John Lewis Gervais Aug 5
438
George Walton to George Washington Aug 5
439
Nathaniel Folson to Josiah Bartlett Aug 5
440
John Hancock to the New York Assembly Aug 6
441
James Lovell to William Whipple Aug 7
442
Henry Laurens to Lachlan McIntosh Aug 11
443
James Lovell to William Whipple Aug 11
445
Nathaniel Folsom to Josiah Bartlett Aug 12
449
Charles Carroll of Carrollton to Benjamin Franklin Aug 12
450
John Hancock to Horatio Gates Aug 14
452
Henry Marchant to Nicholas Cooke Aug 17
453
James Lovell to William Whipple Aug 18
454
Henry Laurens to John Rutledge Aug 19
455
George Frost to Josiah Bartlett Aug 19
456
William Paca to Thomas Johnson jr Aug 19
457
Henry Laurens to Joseph Clay Aug 20
458
Roger Sherman to Horatio Gates Aug 20
459
Henry Laurens to John Lewis Gervais Aug 21
460
John Hancock to George Washington Aug 21
463
James Duane to Philip Schuyler Aug 23
465
Cornelius Harnett to Richard Caswell Aug 23
466
Henry Marchant to Nicholas Cooke Aug 24
467
Richard Henry Lee to Thomas Jefferson Aug 25
468
Henry Laurens Heads of Inquiry as to the State of the Army Aug 27
469
Henry Laurens to Lachlan McIntosh Sept I
471
Thomas Burke to Richard Caswell Sept 2
472
Committee of Intelligence to George Washington Sept 2
473
John Hancock to Israel Putnam Sept 3
474
Committee of Congress to Joseph Trumbull Sept 5
475
Henry Laurens to John Lewis Gervais Sept 5
476
Committee of Congress to George Washington Sept 6
483
James Lovell to Joseph Trumbull Sept 7
484
Eliphalet Dyer to Joseph Trumbull Sept 7
485
James Lovell to Vicomte de Mauroy Sept 8
486
John Adams to Mrs Adams Sept 8
487
Henry Laurens to John Rutledge Sept 10
488
Eliphalet Dyer to Joseph Trumbull Sept 12
492
John Hancock to William Livingston Sept 12
493
John Adams to Mrs Adams Sept 14
494
Henry Marchant to the Rhode Island Assembly Sept 17
495
William Williams to Jonathan Trumbull Sept 17
496
John Adams Diary Sept 18
497
John Adams Diary Sept 19
498
Charles Carroll of Carrollton to George Washington Sept 22
499
James Lovell to Joseph Trumbull Sept 23
500
Elbridge Gerry to George Washington Sept 25
501
John Hancock to George Washington Sept 26
502
John Adams to Mrs Adams Sept 30
504
Daniel Roberdeau to Thomas Wharton jr Oct 1
505
John Hancock to the Massachusetts Council Oct 3
506
John Penn to Richard Caswell Oct 5
507
James Duane to Jonathan Trumbull jr Oct 5
508
Committee of Foreign Affairs to the Commissioners in Paris Oct 6
509
John Hancock to John Nixon Oct 6
511
John Hancock to the Massachusetts Council Oct 8
512
Henry Laurens to John Lewis Gervais Oct 9
513
Cornelius Harnett to Richard Caswell Oct 10
514
Daniel Roberdeau to Thomas Wharton jr Oct 10
516
William Williams to Jonathan Trumbull Oct 11
517
John Hancock to George Washington Oct 12
518
Thomas Burke to John Sullivan Oct 12
519
Daniel Roberdeau to Thomas Wharton jr Oct 14
521
Henry Laurens to John Rutledge Oct 16
522
Richard Henry Lee to Hall and Sellers Oct 17
523
106
524
Henry Laurens to John Rutledge Oct 19
525
North Carolina Delegates to Richard Caswell Oct 20
526
Richard Henry Lee to George Washington Oct 20
527
William Williams to Jabez Huntington Oct 22
529
Eliphalet Dyer to John Sullivan Oct 23
530
Henry Marchant to Nicholas Cooke Oct 24
531
Committee of Congress to Edward Hand Oct 24
532
Committee of Congress to Oct 24
533
John Hancock to George Washington Oct 25
534
107
535
Richard Henry Lee to Patrick Henry Oct 28
536
Samuel Adams to James Warren Oct 30
537
Nathaniel Folsom to Josiah Bartlett Oct 30
538
Richard Henry Lee to Thomas Mifflin Nov 2
539
James Lovell to William Whipple Nov 3
540
Samuel Adams to James Warren Nov 4
541
Thomas Burke to Richard Caswell Nov 4
542
Eliphalet Dyer to Joseph Trumbull Nov 4
544
Henry Laurens to Horatio Gates Nov 5
545
Eliphalet Dyer to Horatio Gates Nov 5
546
Daniel Roberdeau to Thomas Wharton jr Nov 10
547
Henry Laurens to George Washington Nov 13
548
Pennsylvania Delegates to Thomas Wharton jr Nov 13
550
Henry Laurens to Israel Putnam Nov 14
551
Richard Henry Lee to Samuel Adams Nov 15
552
Thomas Burke Remarks concerning the Confederation Nov 15
556
Henry Laurens to John Lewis Gervais Nov 18
558
James Duane to Philip Schuyler Nov 19
559
John Penn to William Woodford Nov 19
560
Cornelius Harnett to Thomas Burke Nov 20
562
Richard Henry Lee to George Washington Nov 20
563
Nathaniel Folsom to Meshech Weare Nov 21
564
749A Commercial Committee to Edward Hand Nov 21
565
James Duane to the New York Council of Safety Nov 21
566
Henry Laurens to George Washington Nov 22
567
Henry Laurens to Horatio Gates Nov 23
568
Richard Henry Lee to Meshech Weare Nov 24
569
Henry Laurens to Richard Caswell Nov 25
570
Elbridge Gerry to Joseph Trumbull Nov 27
571
Henry Laurens to Horatio Gates Nov 28
572
William Williams to Joseph Trumbull Nov 28
573
William Williams to Jonathan Trumbull Nov 28
574
Eliphalet Dyer to Joseph Trumbull Nov 28
575
Henry Laurens to Horatio Gates Nov 29
576
Henry Laurens to John Laurens Nov 30
577
Cornelius Harnett to William Wilkinson Nov 30
578
Henry Laurens to Robert Treat Paine Dec 3
580
James Lovell to Richard Henry Lee Dec 8
581
James Lovell to John Adams Dec 8
582
James Lovell to Samuel Adams Dec 8
583
Eliphalet Dyer to Joseph Trumbull Dec 8
584
Committee of Congress to George Washington Dec 10
585
774A Henry Laurens to the Continental Congress Dec 12
586
108
587
James Duane to Horatio Gates Dec 16
590
Jonathan Bayard Smith to George Bryan Dec 19
591
109
592
James Lovell to Samuel Adams Dec 20
593
Abraham Clark to Lord Stirling Dec 20
594
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595
William Ellery to William Whipple Dec
596
Henry Laurens to James Duane Dec 24
597
Henry Laurens to William Heath Dec 27
598
Daniel Roberdeau to George Bryan Dec 29
600
Henry Laurens to John Lewis Gervais Dec 30
601
Francis Lightfoot Lee to Thomas Wharton jr Dec 30
603
Francis Lightfoot Lee to Thomas Johnson jr Dec 31
604
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610
117
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