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Petition to George III, King of Great Britain

Title
Petition to George III, King of Great Britain, 1775.
Author
United States. Continental Congress.
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Olive Branch petition and supporting documentsMixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 2291 Olive Branch petition and supporting documentsSchwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

Details

Additional Authors
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808.
Description
.21 linear foot (1 volume)
Alternative Title
Olive Branch Petition.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Petitions.
Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
  • Surrogates must be used in lieu of originals.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Available as digital images.
Funding (note)
  • Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Source (note)
  • Donated by Lucius Wilmerding, 1948
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.
  • Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.
Provenance (note)
  • Document held in the papers of the 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam (1748-1833, 4th Earl in the Irish peerage) and his descendants at Milton near Peterborough, England until sold at auction at Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York City, 1932.
Publications (note)
  • Reproduced in: The Olive branch petition of the American Congress to George III, 1775, and letters of the American envoys, August-September 1775 [with essays by] Cornelius W. Wickersham [and] Gilbert H. Montague. New York: New York Public Library, 1954
Call Number
MssCol 2291
OCLC
883861046
Author
United States. Continental Congress.
Title
Petition to George III, King of Great Britain, 1775.
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Surrogates must be used in lieu of originals.
Summary
Manuscript petition (7 p.) signed by forty-six members of the Second Continental Congress on July 8, 1775, asking King George III to use his authority and influence to address grievances and restore harmony in the government's relations with the American colonies. The petition, drafted by John Dickinson, is considered the colonies' final effort to avert revolution against Great Britain. The document is also known as the Olive Branch Petition.
Additional Formats
Available as digital images.
Funding
Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Publications
Reproduced in: The Olive branch petition of the American Congress to George III, 1775, and letters of the American envoys, August-September 1775 [with essays by] Cornelius W. Wickersham [and] Gilbert H. Montague. New York: New York Public Library, 1954
Location of Other Archival Materials
Reply to the Olive Branch Petition; Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.
Richard Penn and Arthur Lee letters regarding the Olive Branch Petition; Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
Provenance
Document held in the papers of the 2nd Earl Fitzwilliam (1748-1833, 4th Earl in the Irish peerage) and his descendants at Milton near Peterborough, England until sold at auction at Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York City, 1932.
Source
Donated by Lucius Wilmerding, 1948
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Occupation
Politicians.
Statesmen.
Added Author
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808.
Added Title
Olive Branch Petition.
Research Call Number
MssCol 2291
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