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Deane, Silas, 1737-1789

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1737 - 1789

Silas Deane was was a politician and diplomat credited with successfully soliciting the foreign aid the colonies needed to defeat the British during the Revolutionary War. Prior to that, he represented Wethersfield in the Connecticut Assembly. He also served as Secretary of the Connecticut Committee of Correspondence and as a delegate to the Continental Congress,

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Silas Dean letter

Mss 775940
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 775940
Scope and Contents Four-page letter from Silas Deane to Samuel Eliot, sending three examples of his poetry and thanking him for the loaned books. Includes S.A. Deane verification of the Rev. S. Peter's letter (1775).

Silas Deane letter

Mss 774151.2
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 774151.2
Scope and Contents Four-page letter from Silas Deane of Weatherfield, Connecticut to an unidentified recipient regarding claim of one Mr. Penn about intruding border lines.