Manuscripts

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Welcome to our Manuscript Collection. Here you will find a variety of historical manuscripts that can use in your research.

 

[Manuscript] Timothy Hamant oath of loyalty to America (1775)

Document declaring his loyalty to America but criticizing riots [manuscript] by Timothy Hamant; Medway (Mass.) ...
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[Manuscript] Documents about ship seized by American privateer…(1777)

Documents about ship seized by American privateer because its owner, Joseph Hewes, is a Loyalist [manuscript] by Moseley, Emperor; Hewes, ...
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[Manuscript] Proceedings of a court martial (1775)

Proceedings of court-martial [manuscript] by Frye, James, 1709-1776; Boston Public Library. American Revolutionary War Manuscripts Collection Publication date 1775 ...
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[Manuscript] Diaries of cruise with privateer from Boston (1779)

Diaries of cruise with privateer from Boston, capture, ordeals in Old Mill Prison at Plymouth, England, attempted escapes, and release ...
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[Manuscript] Letter to Selectmen requesting town meeting to consider Tea Act (1773)

Letter to Selectmen requesting town meeting to consider Tea Act [manuscript] by Boston (Mass.). Citizens; Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803; Revere, Paul, ...
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[Manuscript] Proceedings against Dr. Benjamin Church for treason (1775)

Summary of the proceedings against Dr. Benjamin Church in a court-martial for treason, October 1775, General Washington presiding [manuscript] by ...
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[Manuscript] Notice to the Cherokee from General Nathaniel Smith, Superintendent of Cherokee Removal (1838)

Notice to the Cherokee from General Nathaniel Smith, Superintendent of Cherokee Removal (Jan. 20, 1838) ...
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[Manuscript] Letter from John Sevier to Colonel R.J. Meigs (1803)

Letter from John Sevier to Colonel R.J. Meigs (Oct. 12, 1803) concerning the sale of a slave by the name ...
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[Manuscript] Letter from Andrew Jackson to John Sevier, October, 3, 1803

This letter is a response from Andrew Jackson to Governor John Sevier challenging him to a duel over what Jackson ...
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[Manuscript] Letter from John Sevier to settlers living on Indian lands (1804)

This letter to settlers living on Indian lands warns that they will be forcefully removed. However, it also informs the ...
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[Manuscript] Letter from Governor John Sevier to the warriors of the Cherokee Nation (1803)

Letter from Governor John Sevier to the warriors of the Cherokee Nation (Oct 17, 1803) attempting to convince them that ...
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[Manuscript] Governor’s Proclamation from the State of Franklin (1785)

Governor’s Proclamation from the State of Franklin (1785) A proclamation issued by John Sevier during his role of Governor of ...
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