Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Correspondence and other papers relating to the 150th anniversary celebration (1925-1926) of the Battle of Monmouth, swords of General Hugh Mercer, enemy battlements in Princeton, N.J., prior to the Battle of Princeton (1777), and Richard Cochran, loyalist; notes, extracted from the originals, on claims made by Princeton residents for damages by the British; and typescript of article composed of extracts from journal (late 1776 and early 1777) of British ensign Thomas Glyn, with emphasis on the battles of Trenton and Princeton. Correspondents include Sarah G. Duffield and Alfred A. Woodhull
New Jersey Historical Society
Correspondence, legal papers, genealogies, and other papers, of the Boggs family in New Jersey and New York, and of the related Blauvelt, Kearny, and Lawrence families -- Includes estate papers of Robert Hunter Morris, Robert Morris, and Michael Kearny, retained by Robert Boggs, lawyer, of New Brunswick, N.J., as executor; vol. (1760) of naval signals and instructions given by Charles Saunders to Michael Kearny, both British naval officers; printed and ms. music; New Jersey Loyalist claims (1798) retained by Robert Boggs; biographical data collected by Joseph M. Ward concerning members of Kane Masonic Lodge No. 454, New York, N.Y., who fought in the Civil War; papers of J. Lawrence Boggs documenting his humanitarian efforts on behalf of French displaced persons during World War I; and material on West New Jersey Society, Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures, and New Jersey Constitutional Convention (1844). Persons represented include William Alexander (Lord Stirling), John S. ... Read More
Essex Institute
William Stearns papers (1766-1819) contain correspondence, account books, and financial and legal papers, documenting his apothecary and grocery businesses in Salem, Mass., and minor interests in shipping ventures including correspondence relating to a court case (1791-1793) brought by Stearns against the U.S. government seeking compensation for damage done to his father's loyalist farm in Charlestown, Mass., by American troops during the Revolution; correspondence pertaining to Salem Turnpike and Chelsea Bridge Corp., of which he was director; and land deeds and permits to sell liquor. Joseph Sprague papers (1765-1806) include correspondence, account books, and financial and legal papers reflecting personal activities and his shipping and distillery businesses in Salem, containing merchants' and masters' correspondence pertaining to West Indian trade, shipwrecks, and other subjects; government bond accounts; financial records and legal papers relating to schooners Molly, Sacarrissa, ... Read More
Portsmouth Athenaeum
Certificate of New Hampshire Board of War, represented by John Penhallow and Joshua Wentworth in Portsmouth, issued to Capt. Daniel Jackson of the schooner Union, certifying and directing him to deport William Vance and John Stinson, loyalists, to Nova Scotia for their unauthorized return to New Hampshire
Nantucket Historical Association
Declarations, petitions, and letters written to the governor, secretary of state, General Court, Assembly, or Council of the Commonwealth of the Massachusetts Bay Colony by residents of Nantucket relating to problems/conditions faced on Nantucket as a result of the Revolutionary War, including efforts to obtain supplies to satisfy daily needs and to continue livelihoods, including whaling, and attempts to disprove accusations of smuggling and otherwise favoring the British
Massachusetts Historical Society
Business and family papers of the Boylston family of Boston and Princeton, Mass. and Bath, Bristol, and London, Eng. Letters, letterbooks, diaries, ledgers, and journals of merchants John (1709-1795), Thomas (1721-1798), Nicholas (1716-1771), and Ward N. Boylston (1749-1827). Subjects include coffee, rum, potash, sugar and whale oil trade, land speculation, the coming of the American Revolution, Mass. loyalists, construction of the family home in Princeton, and European description and travel. Correspondents include John Q. Adams, Asher Benjamin, Eliphalet Fitch, George Folger, Benjamin Hallowell, William Cooper, Harrison Gray, Daniel Leonard, Daniel Lisle, Moses Gill, Charles Bulfinch, Charles Paxton, William Smith, Benjamin Petty, Samuel and William Vaughan, Samuel Sewall, and Jacob Wendell
Massachusetts Historical Society
Papers of the Robie and Sewall families include those of Samuel Sewall (1652-1740); typed copies of letters between Jonathan Sewall and Thomas Robie, loyalists who emigrated to Canada; genealogical material; and letters among Robie and Sewall family members, among them Mary R. Sewall and her husband Joseph Sewall, Simon B. Robie, Hannah Robie, and Mehetable Higginson. The papers of Samuel E. Sewall, lawyer and abolitionist, and his wife, poet Harriet W. Sewall, contain correspondence concerning the anti-slavery movement and the causes leading to the Civil War. Among their correspondents are Lydia M. Child, Samuel J. May, Wendell Phillips, and Charles Sumner, as well as literary figures including Louisa M. Alcott, Julia W. Howe, Harriet B. Stowe, and Ralph W. Emerson
Massachusetts Historical Society
Papers of Samuel Bradstreet of Charlestown, Mass. include letters from Loyalist Thomas Robie written from Halifax during the Revolutionary War, letters from Boston, Mass. merchant William Savage, 1787, and pew and land deeds in Charlestown and Salem, Mass., 1790-1810. Collection also includes papers kept by Samuel's father-in-law Richard Foster including receipts, deeds for land in Littleton, Mass. and estate inventories, 1717-80; and letters written to Samuel's sister Sarah Bradstreet from friend Jane Fettyplace, a condolence letter written to Sarah from Thomas Robie following Samuel's death in 1810, estate inventories, and other papers, 1809-38
Massachusetts Historical Society
Correspondence of Quincy family members includes a letter written by banished loyalist and comptroller of customs in Antigua Samuel Quincy to his son and Boston, Mass. lawyer Samuel Quincy, Jr. regarding law books the elder sent his son, his memory of New England salt fish, and his affairs in Antigua; Mary Hatch to Josiah Quincy regarding family news and happenings around the home; and Deborah Hewes Quincy to Samuel Hatch Quincy, a student at Brown University in Providence, RI, regarding the death of Samuel's mother Mary, reflections on life, and family news
New Jersey Historical Society
This collection consists of seven volumes of original minutes from the New Jersey Assembly, kept by William Paterson (1745-1806) dating from 1751 to 1808 and measuring 0.9 linear feet. The attending assemblymen are listed at the beginning of each volume. The minutes were published in Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society, General Assembly of the State of New-Jersey (Trenton, 1779-1808) and The Minutes of the Provincial Congress and the Council of Safety of the State of New Jersey (Trenton, 1879). The subject of the bills varies from landownership, acts regarding violence, dog ownership to the building of inter-county turnpikes. A number of the bills discussed from 1776-1781 are in regard to the Revolution and how to handle Tories. A few noteworthy bills discussed include one passed in May 1787 for a tax to discourage dog ownership and one in 1782, which was not passed, calling for the cessation of the plundering of Staten Island properties by New Jerseyans

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