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Elias Boudinot letters and documents.

Title
Elias Boudinot letters and documents.
Author
Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821
Publication
1777-1820.
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Description
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Lawyers.
  • Politicians.
  • Public officials.
  • Soldiers.
  • Statesmen.
Note
  • Other copies of Boudinot's letters to George Washington, 1778, as transcribed by Peter Force, are available at Founders Online database via https://founders.archives.gov/.
Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Source (note)
  • Donated by John S. Kennedy, 1896, as part of the Emmet Collection and J. Pierpont Morgan, 1899, as part of the Ford Collection, with additional gifts and purchases, 1921-1958.
Call Number
MssCol 4051
OCLC
1079840341
Author
Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821, creator.
Title
Elias Boudinot letters and documents.
Production
1777-1820.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Summary
Elias Boudinot (1740-1821) was an American lawyer and statesman. Born in Philadelphia, he resided in New Jersey for most of his life. During the Revolution Boudinot served in the New Jersey Provincial Congress, was Commissary General of Prisoners from 1777 to 1778, and was a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1778 and from 1781 to 1783, holding a one-year term as its president, 1782 to 1783. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1789 to 1795, and as Director of the U.S. Mint from 1795 to 1805. A devout Presbyterian, Boudinot was a trustee of Princeton University and first president of the American Bible Society. The collection consists of letters written by Elias Boudinot, 1778-1786 and 1801-1820, as well as three letters received, 1777-1798; his undated draft proposal to prevent further depreciation of Continental currency; and a clipped signature. Letters to numerous correspondents concern government, business and personal matters, many written during the Revolution. They include his retained copies or drafts, among them two letters to General George Washington, dated June 28-July 6, 1778 and August 16, 1779 [i.e., August 16, 1778]. A letter received from James Drummond of Stobhall, Lord Perth, 1798, inquires about his New Jersey land holdings; a thank-you letter from Boudinot to Thomas Sully, 1818, is endorsed by the painter. The collection also includes a letter from James Buck to an unidentified recipient regarding legal matters involving Boudinot, 1787, and a letter from Mrs. R. Boudinot (Rachel Bradford Boudinot, wife of Elisha Boudinot) to William Sullivan of Boston, 1801.
Source
Donated by John S. Kennedy, 1896, as part of the Emmet Collection and J. Pierpont Morgan, 1899, as part of the Ford Collection, with additional gifts and purchases, 1921-1958.
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Added Author
Bradford, Rachel, 1764-1805, correspondent.
Dayton, Elias, 1737-1807, correspondent.
Elliot, Andrew, 1728-1797, correspondent.
Fergusson, Elizabeth Graeme, 1737-1801, correspondent.
Green, Ashbel, 1762-1848, correspondent.
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810, correspondent.
Lowell, John, 1743-1802, correspondent.
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806, correspondent.
Perth, James Drummond, Lord, 1744-1800, correspondent.
Pintard, Lewis, 1732-1818, correspondent.
Washington, George, 1732-1799, correspondent.
Emmet Collection.
Ford Collection.
Research Call Number
MssCol 4051
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