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|Named Person:||George Washington; John Hancock; Benjamin Franklin; Ethan Allen; Alexander Hamilton; George Clinton; John Jay|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||New York (State). Provincial Congress.; United States. Continental Congress.; New York (State). Department of State.; New York (State). Secretary's Office.|
|Description:||11.7 cu. ft.|
The correspondence concerns organizing, maintaining, supplying, and paying the military; New York and enemy troop movements; charges against and activities of loyalists and suspected loyalists, and their treatment by the Revolutionary government; construction of fortifications, especially at New York City; orders and resolutions of the Continental Congress; orders and recommendations to local committees; and relations with and military actions of Indians.
Among those from whom correspondence was received are John Hancock (president of the Continental Congress); Ethan Allen; George Washington; Benjamin Franklin (president of the Philadelphia Committee of Safety); Alexander Hamilton (then an artillery captain); George Clinton; and John Jay.
The series also includes some printed broadsides concerning such matters as Provincial Congress proceedings and resolutions, prices set for certain goods, organization of and bounties to the militia, and a printed copy of the Declaration of Independence.
- Washington, George, -- 1732-1799.
- Hancock, John, -- 1737-1793.
- Franklin, Benjamin, -- 1706-1790.
- Allen, Ethan, -- 1738-1789.
- Hamilton, Alexander, -- 1757-1804.
- Clinton, George, -- 1739-1812.
- Jay, John, -- 1745-1829.
- New York (Colony). -- Provincial Congress.
- New York (Colony). -- Committee of Safety.
- New York (Colony). -- Council of Safety.
- Military history.
- American loyalists.
- New York (State)
- New York (State) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
- New York (State) -- Politics and government.
- New York (Colony) -- Politics and government.
- United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.