MC 2001.13 - Dickinson

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Letters from John Dickinson to George Read
1762-1785

John Dickinson writes two letters to attorney George Read concerning legal matters. The first expresses his unwillingness to engage Mr. Gooding in a chancery suit. The second concerns the examination of a witness, Mrs. Mary Allmond, to a deed for land in which Dickinson is interested....

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F1-2

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779, 1780-1799

Letter from John Dickinson to Baynton and Wharton
May 6, 1769

John Dickinson writes to Mr. Baynton and Wharton, a Philadelphia mercantile firm, on the issue of settling a disagreement over an unnamed policy. Dickinson mentions Mr. Philips as the identity of one of the parties involved. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F1

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from John Dickinson to Samuel C. Morris & Mr. Cadwalader (Copy)
November 30, 1771

John Dickinson writes to Samuel Cadwalader Morris and a Mr. Cadwalader to request the payment of eight pounds and six pence to Mr. Henry Maag. This letter is a copy of the original. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F1

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from John Dickinson to Samuel C. Morris
May 4, 1774

John Dickinson writes Samuel Cadwalader Morris to confirm a financial matter and asks Morris to forward the enclosed letters. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F1

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from John Dickinson to Charles Lee
July 25, 1776

John Dickinson writes Continental Army General Charles Lee to explain his opinion on the Declaration of Independence. "I cannot agree with You, that a Declaration of Independence at this time will...

Letter from John Dickinson to James Wilson
July 26, 1776

Continental Congressman John Dickinson writes to his colleague, James Wilson, and asks him to support General Charles Lee's request for financial assistance related to " his Estate being confiscated in England." "I do most earnestly beg of You to advocate [Lee's] Cause, and to speak to as many...

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F1

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from John Dickinson to Caesar Rodney
May 21, 1779

Continental Congressman John Dickinson asks Caesar Rodney, President of Delaware, to convey a resolution to the Council of Assembly. The resolution dictates a state payment of forty-five hundred thousand dollars to the Continental Treasury. Transcript included.

Letters from John Dickinson to Nathanael Greene
1779-1781

John Dickinson writes two letters to Major General Nathanael Greene. Dickinson writes the first letter as a Continental Congressman and asks for details on transactions for supplies purchased by the Continental Army, including "camp equipage." Dickinson writes the second letter as President of...

Letter from William Bingham to Benjamin Rush
January 1, 1784

William Bingham writes to Benjamin Rush from London and discusses the state of financial support for Dickinson College. Bingham references the Pennsylvania Mutiny of 1783, stating "the abdication of congress is a severe blow on the interests of Philadelphia..." He also discusses the political...

Letter from John Dickinson to Speaker of the Pennsylvania General Assembly
November 8, 1784

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson asks the Speaker of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to distribute the "inclosed Dispatches" to other members of the General Assembly. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F2

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from Charles Nisbet to John Dickinson
December 18, 1784

Dickinson College President Charles Nisbet writes to John Dickinson lamenting the "divisions that distract" the United States. He also acknowledges the honor bestowed upon him by Dickinson and the trustees of Dickinson College. Transcript included. 

Letter from John Erskine to John Dickinson
March 31, 1785

John Erskine writes to John Dickinson expressing his sorrow in bidding Charles Nisbet farewell as he leaves Montrose for his new post as Principal of Dickinson College. Erskine also expresses faith in Nisbet's abilities and wishes well for the college. Additionally, he comments on the...

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F5

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Education, International Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Legal Document, Authorization for Survey of Joseph Martin’s Land (Copy)
May 17, 1785

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson authorizes John Lukens, Pennsylvania Surveyor General, to survey the land that Joseph Martin purchased in Northampton County. This document is a copy of the original, created in September 1820 by Surveyor General Jacob Spangler. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F12

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letters from John Dickinson to Benjamin Rush
1786-1803

John Dickinson writes ten letters to Benjamin Rush on a number of different topics, including the administrative affairs of Dickinson College, the state of political affairs in the United States, political philosophy, and the death of Dickinson's wife, Mary. Transcripts included.

Letter from John Dickinson to Jasper Yates
June 27, 1787

John Dickinson writes to Jasper Yates regarding financial issues and encloses copies of two bonds. Dickinson expresses his wish "to have the debt perfectly secured as soon as possible," and asks for advice on the best way to proceed with these affairs. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from John Dickinson to Caesar Augustus Rodney
November 16, 1807

John Dickinson writes to Attorney General Caesar Rodney discussing the implications of the United Kingdom's policies towards other countries. "The infatuated Policy of Britain has placed her in such a position, that she seems to think her safety depends on Hostility against the World," as...

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