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Wadsworth, Jeremiah 1743-1804

Works: 104 works in 122 publications in 2 languages and 442 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humor  Satire  History  Autographs  Caricatures and cartoons  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Correspondent
Classifications: PQ2007.M6, 843.6
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Most widely held works by Jeremiah Wadsworth
An oration, spoken before the Society of the Cincinnati, of the state of Connecticut met in Hartford, on the 4th of July, 1792. by Theodore Dwight( Book )

7 editions published in 1792 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'An deux mille quatre cent quarante, rêve s'il en fut jamais by Louis-Sébastien Mercier( Book )

1 edition published in 1776 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mercier's L'An 2440, rêve s'il en fut jamais (literally, "The Year 2440: A Dream If Ever There Was One") is a utopian novel set in the year 2440. An extremely popular work (it went through twenty-five editions after its first appearance in 1771), the work describes the adventures of an unnamed man, who, after engaging in a heated discussion with a philosopher friend about the injustices of Paris, falls asleep and finds himself in a Paris of the future
Letter : Philad[elphia], to J. Wadsworth by Oliver Ellsworth( )

2 editions published in 1780 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses J. Wadsworth, probably Jeremiah, about Wadsworth's difficulties getting reimbursement from the Continental Congress for money spent on supplies from Connecticut. Ellsworth urges Wadsworth to send the Treasury proof of what he has paid from his own funds. Mentions Col. Henry Champion, who in 1780 was appointed commissary of the eastern department of the Continental Army
Hector St. John de Crevecoeur letters by J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letters written by de Crevecoeur while he was French Consul in New York to Jeremiah and Harriet Wadsworth. They primarily concern a diploma de Creveceour received from the city of Hartford, embossed with city's seal. One letter was written by Nat Thaler, Wadsworth's agent in New York, on de Crevecoeur's behalf, and one was addressed to Harriet Wadsworth
Letter, 1789 June 29, Brooklyn, Conn., to Jeremiah Wadsworth by James Eldredge( )

1 edition published in 1789 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Offers to sell him a jackass exceeded in size only by General Washington's and states terms of payment
New Haven, to Jeremiah Wadsworth by Benedict Arnold( )

1 edition published in 1777 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Concerning the accusations made by Brown against Arnold; saying of Brown "as infamous a Gallows Bird as ever escaped & who will e'er long grace a Gallows if he has his deserts. his Scandalous reflections where he is known can injure no Man, but will rather Serve to establish his Character - whenever I have an opport'y of seeing him, he shall no longer have reason to complain for want of Satisfaction, he shall have more than he Chuses, in the mean time, I shall lay his infamous conduct before Congress, who I make no Doubt will punish the Scoundrel as he Deserves."
Hartford, to Jeremiah Wadsworth by Oliver Wolcott( )

1 edition published in 1789 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Declining to accept "the office of Auditor."
State of Connecticut account by Jeremiah Wadsworth( )

1 edition published in 1788 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Account of State of Connecticut with Jeremiah Wadsworth for his services as a delegate to Congress from January to Ocotber 1788
Letter, 1794 September 16, Lebanon, Conn., to Jeremiah Wadsworth, Hartford, Conn by Jonathan Trumbull( )

1 edition published in 1794 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Will confirm curious information with Mr. Stone; discusses election results and David Trumbull's account of the West
Bill, 1776 June 20, Hartford, Conn., to Jeremiah Wadsworth by William Williams( )

1 edition published in 1776 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Charges for drawing the likenesses of Jeremiah Wadsworth's three children
to Jeremiah Wadsworth by Elbridge Gerry( )

1 edition published in 1778 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Informing him that he knows of no orders for which the "Treasurer is warranted to answer Draughts, unless for current Expenses of trifling amount, before yours is paid."
Brief van Jeremiah Wadsworth aan Hubbard by Jeremiah Wadsworth( )

1 edition published in 1782 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter, 1789 February 15, Hartford, Conn., to Tobias Lear by Jeremiah Wadsworth( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Encloses samples of wool for George Washington's inaugural suit, hoping that by wearing cloth made in Hartford, Conn., the president would set the fashion and thereby encourage one of America's infant manufactories rather than continuing the trend of buying cloth made in Britain
Jeremiah Wadsworth business and commissary records by Jeremiah Wadsworth( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Primarily correspondence, bills and receipts, and accounts of a Hartford, Connecticut, merchant and Commissary General for the Continental Army during the Revolution. The correspondence covers such topics as trading and shipping goods to Hispaniola and the West Indies, the inexorable steps to war with Britain, Wadsworth's appointment as commissary, reports to Commissary General Joseph Trumbull, the difficulty of securing and transporting provisions for the troops, purchasing sailing vessels, the progress of the war, securing funds to pay suppliers and teamsters, the entry of the French into the war and provisioning their army and navy (for which Wadsworth was appointed agent), the negotiations for peace with Great Britain, establishing commercial ties with merchants in France and Great Britain, and ratification of the constitution. There are also the occasional letters to his wife Mehitable and his children Harriet and Daniel. A portion of correspondence is related to Wadsworth's involvement in settling the estate of General Nathanael Green and caring for his wife Catharine. After the war, topics of the letters turn to wool and cotton mills in Hartford, growing silk, settling land in what was known as Genesee Country in New York States, and the Western Reserve in Ohio, and the halting progress of the newly formed government. Wadsworth found himself commissary for troops in Springfield, Massachusetts, during the period of Shay's Rebellion. Correspondence with Alexander Hamilton documents Wadsworth's participation in the creation of the Bank of the United States. Bills, receipts and accounts cover similar topics--provisioning American troops and later the French troops, and his own merchant ventures. Often the distinction between government-related and personal activities is not clear. Wadsworth was in partnership with Barnabas Deane and later with John Carter in the firm called Wadsworth & Carter. Some of the correspondence and financial records relating to the firm were separated from the business records and filed in their own boxes, as were some of the records regarding the French army. The final 18 boxes in the collection are not as organized as the first ones. There can be found Wadsworth and Carter accounts and the sale and purchase of land in Vermont. He was also involved in settling the estate of Maurice Rondineau. Correspondents included Joel Barlow, Joseph Trumbull, Thomas Mifflin, Benjamin Tallmadge, John Jeffrey, Henry Champion, Jonathan Trumbull, and the Marquis de Lafayette among many others
Daniel Wadsworth papers by Daniel Wadsworth( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Incoming and outgoing correspondence, legal records including plot plans, deeds, agreements, and the estate records of Mehitable, Jeremiah and Faith Wadsworth, accounts, bills and receipts kept by Daniel Wadsworth, merchant and philanthropist of Hartford, Connecticut. Correspondents include his nephew Quentin C. Terry, artist Thomas Sully, Decius Wadsworth, and James Whitelaw. Daniel's letters from 1792-1793 to his parents describes Bermuda where he had taken his sister Harriet for her health. Among his legal papers is the act of incorporation of the Hartford Orphan Asylum, of which Daniel was a trustee. Extensive records of Daniel's own estate settlement includes an inventory and appraisal of the estate and a record of sales of items not distributed in his will. John Bunce, John F. Morris and J. Hammond Trumbull were trustees of Daniel's estate. A small number of unrelated items includes a letter written by Daniel Putnam in 1818
Autograph book by Robert W Lovett( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Autograph collection containing signatures of politicians, literary figures, and other prominent individuals. The autographs of Jeremiah Wadsworth, Lucy Larcom, Rebecca S. Clark, Charlotte Cushman, George Burgess, and Phillips Brooks are found on miscellaneous letters
Letter, 1781 November 17, to Nehemiah Hubbard by Jeremiah Wadsworth( )

1 edition published in 1781 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gives instructions on bills to be paid and on where to take the horses purchased
Noah Webster papers by Noah Webster( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letters, 1808-1839, including 1 deed dated 1790, 1 facsim. letter dated 16 Feb. 1831
[Jeremiah Wadsworth correspondence] by Jeremiah Wadsworth( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Jeremiah Wadsworth Amerikaans politicus (1743-1804)

Jeremiah Wadsworth amerikansk politikar

Jeremiah Wadsworth amerikansk politiker

Jeremiah Wadsworth politicien américain

Jeremiah Wadsworth US-amerikanischer Politiker


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