1780-1799

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Letter from William Bingham to John Montgomery
August 10, 1783

William Bingham writes from London to John Montgomery in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Bingham discusses the prospect of British aid to the new college and comments on the conflict between the United States and the United Kingdom. "At present the British are smarting under the wounds that the...

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for James Butler
August 14, 1783

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay James Butler, a Corporal in the Eleventh Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line, for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the document as the treasurer.

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Warrant for Wages from John Dickinson for Frederick Snider
September 1, 1783

Warrant for wages from John Dickinson for Frederick Sneider's service as door keeper. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-51

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Charter of Dickinson College
September 9, 1783

The charter establishing Dickinson College, approved in the minutes of the Trustees of the College, September 9, 1783.

Location: RG 1/1 - 3.1.1

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Dickinson College History, Education

Format: Meeting Minutes

Time Period: 1780-1799

Military Discharge for James Girdler
September 30, 1783

General William Irvine issues this discharge to James Girdler on September 30, 1783. This document warns that it "shall not avail the bearer as a discharge until the ratification of the definitive treaty of peace." Girdler served in the Third Pennsylvania Regiment for four years and seven months...

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-21

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for James Chrystie
September 30, 1783

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay Captain James Chrystie, of the Pennsylvania Line, for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the document as the treasurer.

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for Alexander Parker
October 3, 1783

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay Captain Alexander Parker, of the Pennsylvania Line, for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the document as the treasurer.

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for Isaac Vanhorne
October 6, 1783

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay Captain Isaac Vanhorne, of the Pennsylvania Line, for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the document as the treasurer.

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Warrant for Soldier's Pay from John Dickinson for John Hays
October 8, 1783

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay John Hays for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the document as the treasurer.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-50

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from William Bingham to Thomas Fitzsimons
November 29, 1783

William Bingham writes to Thomas Fitzsimons on Britain's attitude toward the United States in political and commercial affairs. Bingham is a member of the Dickinson College Board of Trustees.

Location: I-SpahrB-1960-8

Subject: Business and Industry, International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from William Bingham to John Jay
December 2, 1783

William Bingham welcomes John Jay, an American politician and diplomat, to England and invites Jay to visit him in London. "I am happy at being informed of your Safe Arrival at Bath," as Bingham notes. Bingham serves as a member of the Dickinson College Board of Trustees. Transcript included....

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-19

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for James Gibbons
December 3, 1783

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay Captain James Gibbons, of the Pennsylvania Line, for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the document as the treasurer.

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from William Bingham to the Dickinson College Board of Trustees
December 29, 1783

William Bingham writes from London to the Dickinson College Board of Trustees concerning his attempts to get support from the British for the College. Bingham, who serves as a trustee from 1783 to 1803, admits that he has "been exceedingly disappointed in my expectations." The American...

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 William Bingham to Benjamin Rush
February 6, 1784

Statesman William Bingham writes Benjamin Rush and compares the conditions in England with those in the United States in terms of government, economics, and immigration. "Whilst the United States have the pleasing Prospect of daily increasing in Power and political Importance," Bingham explains...

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for John Barber
March 2, 1784

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay John Barber, a Sergeant in the 11th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line, for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the document as the treasurer.

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from John Carson to Robert McPherson
March 29, 1784

John Carson writes to Robert McPherson, a member of the Board of Trustees, and discusses Charles Nisbet's qualifications as a candidate for President of Dickinson College. As "I was honoured with that Gentlemans personal acquaintance," Carson explains that Dr. Benjamin Rush "requested" an "...

Location: I-Purchase-1923-1

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Education, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for Henry Martin
April 19, 1784

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay Henry Martin, a "Captain of the Navy of Pennsylvania," for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the document as the treasurer.

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from James Wilson to William Bingham
May 15, 1784

Dickinson College Trustee James Wilson writes to William Bingham regarding a loan Wilson seeks from an unspecified Mr. Lettsom. Wilson also discusses the opening of Land Offices and the possibility of changes to the Pennsylvania state constitution. Transcript included.

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for Evan Edwards
June 30, 1784

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay Major Evan Edwards, of the 11th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line, for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the document as the treasurer.

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from John Dickinson to Robert Magaw
July 8, 1784

John Dickinson writes Robert Magaw regarding Paul Randolph's note for 24 pounds. Transcript included.

Location: I-ValeM-1947-72

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from William Irvine to John Dickinson
July 23, 1784

General William Irvine writes John Dickinson, the President of Pennsylvania, and recommends Erkurius Beatty's appointment as an officer. "He will do great justice to an appointment of Lieutenant, in the Corps to be raised, should that rank be conferred on him," as Irvine explains.

Location: I-SpahrB-1964-10

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from William Irvine to Unknown Recipient
July 29, 1784

William Irvine writes to recommend Ebenezer Denny as "a young man of good private character" who "conducted himself with propriety." Irvine notes that Denny had served as a "Lieutenant in the Pennsylvania Line" from 1780 "to the end of the War.

Location: I-SpahrB-1963-10

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for Edward Coyle
August 14, 1784

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay Edward Coyle, a Corporal in the 11th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line, for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. Coyle receives three pounds and twelve shillings. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is listed on the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

Warrant for Soldier’s Pay from John Dickinson for Edward Coyle
August 14, 1784

President of Pennsylvania John Dickinson signs this warrant to pay Edward Coyle, a Corporal in the 11th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Line, for his service as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. Coyle receives three pounds, twelve shillings, and eight pence. David Rittenhouse, Esquire, is...

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-3

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1780-1799

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