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Whipple, William, 1730-1785



  • Existence: 1730 - 1785

William Whipple was born on January 25, 1730 in Kittery Maine. He was a ship's captain and merchant and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Hampshire. He died on November 28, 1785.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

William Whipple indenture

Mss 752622.1
Identifier: Mss 752622.1
Scope and Contents Indeture of Robert Cut Whipple to his uncle William Whipple of Kittery, Maine for a period of 4 years to learn the art of navigation.

William Whipple letter

Mss 778507
Identifier: Mss 778507
Scope and Contents A descriptive four-page letter concerning the American Revolution. Whipple relays to Bartlett, physician, statesman, and first constitutional governor of New Hampshire, an account of the New Hampshire militia and other New England militia units commanded by General John Sullivan during an engagement with the British Army at Rhode Island, August 1778. Whipple laments the fact that militia units left Sullivan's troops at their discretion rather than at the command of their officers. The letter...