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Guide to the John Jay Papers
1664-1823
 MS 330

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Series I: Revolutionary War Era History and Correspondence, 1779-1794, undated

Scope and Content

This series contains a variety of material covering the period of the American Revolution. It contains both manuscripts and correspondences. The manuscripts are an excerpt (the first six chapters) of a history of the American Revolution, written by David Ramsay (1749-1815), and a memoir. The correspondence includes official dispatches that were sent to and used by Jay during negotiations. There is also correspondence between Silas Deane, an early American politician involved with the Continental Congress and who was an envoy to France during this period, and Governor Jonathan Trumbull, Benjamin Talmadge, and J. Wadsworth. Trumbull has the unique distinction of being the governor of Connecticut both before and after the American Revolution, having been the only sitting governor to support the Revolution. Talmadge (also spelled Tallmadge) fought in the American Revolution and is known for having organized the Culper Spy Ring. He later served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Jeremiah Wadsworth served as commissary for the American Army during the Revolution, and was the wealthiest man in Connecticut after the American Revolution.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 History of American Revolution (Reel 1- #1)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 History of American Revolution (Reel 1 - #1)
undated
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Instructions and Resolutions of Congress (Reel 1 - #2)
1779-1783
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Official Dispatches and Other Papers Connected to the Negotiations in Spain and France (Reel 1 - #3)
1780-1783
Box: 1 Folder : 5 The Independence of America Advantageous to France. A French Memoire (Reel 1 - #4)
1782
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence of Silas Deane with Turnbull, Talmadge, and Wadsworth (Reel 1 - #5)
1781-1782
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Instructions and Dispatches to John Jay (Reel 1 - #6)
1794

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