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Scott, John Morin (1730-1784) to Richard Varick [Incomplete]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09061 Author/Creator: Scott, John Morin (1730-1784) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 November 1775 Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: "Every office shut up almost...All business stagnated, the City is half deserted for fear of a Bombardment - a new Congress elected - those for New York you will see by the Papers are changed for the better - all staunch Whigs now - How it is with the Convention I know not...Yesterday the new Congress was to meet but I believe they did not make a House...Nothing from t'other side of the water but a fearful looking for of wrath. Our Continental petition most probably condemned, the bulk of the nation (it is said) against us, and a bloody campaign next summer. But let us be prepared for the worst. Who can prize life without liberty? It is a bauble only fit to be thrown away...I am sorry your General's most unfortunate sickness has not permitted you to gratify that ardor you have expressed for the service of your Country...your Uncle McAdam is my neighbor for the winter. We are very friendly for opposites in politics." Greenwich. To Richard Varick from his papers. Incomplete, only last page. Written in Greenwich Village, New York.

People: Scott, John Morin, 1730-1784
Varick, Richard, 1753-1831

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Continental CongressWhigsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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