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William Whipple letter

Mss 778507
Identifier: Mss 778507
Date(s): 1778-09-07
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...

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  • Related Author: Bartlett, Josiah, 1729-1795 X
  • Author: Whipple, William, 1730-1785 X