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Deane, Silas, 1737-1789



  • 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

Identifier: Mss 775940
Mss 775940
Date(s): 1775
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

Identifier: Mss 774151.2
Mss 774151.2
Date(s): 1774-02-01
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.

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