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William Read papers.

Author: William Read
Publisher: 1800 March 21-1804 May 30.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Two letters written from by William Read in Charleston, S.C., to his brother, Gen. Jacob Read, re local news and activities and health of family and friends.
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Genre/Form: History
Personal correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: William Read; Jacob Read; Reed family.; Jacob Read; William Read; Reed family.
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William Read
OCLC Number: 566548745
Notes: Filed as: Manuscripts Misc. (Read, William, 1754-1845).
Description: 2 items

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Two letters written from by William Read in Charleston, S.C., to his brother, Gen. Jacob Read, re local news and activities and health of family and friends.

Letter, 21 Mar. 1800, re concerns raised by arrival of "French Loyalists," a group apparently composed of both whites and free persons of color, who sailed from Kingston, Jamaica, originally en route to "Martines" [Island of St. Martin?], aboard a ship, the Maria, "with 57 black passengers ... The officers are white, French Loyalists ... The Town is, not a little agitated with the circumstance ... She has a militia guard placed on board ... They tell a curious doubtful tale of being among 11 other dispersed by Spanish Frigates on the passage from Jamaica to Martines, all with Passengers. The officers are white, French Loyalists, all completely armed. They are talkative and insolent. The Capt. (Steward) insists upon being a considered a Prize. I have not yet learned what will be the governor's conduct respecting this vessel and troops."

Letter, 30 May 1804, re Mr. Jenkins' desire to secure the assistance of Jacob Read in obtaining admission to the "College of New York" [presumably, Columbia University] "sensible of the honor of his nomination at the College of Rhode Island [now Brown University] he would still prefer & wish for an honor from an episcopal college" and family news, re Sally who hurt herself when getting out of a carriage, and reporting that his son anticipated a visit from his uncle and his acceptance into the sophomore class at an unidentified college as "one of six students out of 20 who competed for that class after a whole days examination," reporting his son's accommodations and roommates, "I have got into a very comfortable room on the 3rd story of the College & have two very gentleman like room-mates, Messrs Wilkins from Connecticut & Connelly from Philadelphia. I am much pleased with this beautiful little place."

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