Overview Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795), statesman and governor of New Hampshire. The collection consists of private and public papers relating to his involvement in the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. presidency and governorship of New Hampshire.
Identifier: Mss 791576
Scope and Contents Nicholas Gilman letter to Josiah Bartlett.
Identifier: Mss 773464.1
Scope and Contents Letter from Peter Gilman in Exeter, N.H. to Josiah Bartlett in Kingstown.
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...