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Revolutionary War military officers: 19 letters and documents [decimalized]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02500 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Header Record Date: 1758-1822 Pagination:

Full Transcript: London Decmr. 20th 1794
Gentlemen [inserted in another hand: Jesse & Rob. Waln. Merchants. Philadelphia.]
I arriv'd at Dover after a disagreeable Blowing wett [sic] passage of twenty Eight days from Philadelphia, ...without any Accident, or haveing [sic] mett [sic] with anything, on any passage, to interrupt me, since which have been detained in the river, with thick foggy weather and only arriv'd at my mooring this morning. Our Slaves are Sold and we shall begin to Discharge immediately. The merchants here seem in great Spirits, as a Treaty of Trade & Commerce was sign'd a few days ago by Mr. Jay & Lord Granville the particulars are not out yeat [sic]; but it is generally believ'd it is favourable to America; And Mr. Johnson Our Consul has Accounts this day, from Paris that the French has revok'd the decree, respecting the Capture of our Vessels, and permits us to Carry to any port without interruption, and to France without restrictions of Price, haveing [sic] Liberty to sell for Specie or Produce which will be favourable to our Spring Shipments, as Insurance fell One Guinea today, by the next opportunity am in hopes to give you some favourable accounts of our prospects of Freight.
from Gentlemen your Humble Servant
James Josiah
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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: NavyRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary History

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