Josiah Bartlett papers, 1774-1888 Rauner Manuscript MS-181

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Josiah Bartlett contain correspondence, lists, proclamations, notifications and clippings. The material covers Bartlett's involvement as a delegate to the Continental Congress, member of the N.H. Assembly, and his role as Governor of New Hampshire. Subjects covered include the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the state of affairs in Europe, and troop enlistment and logistics. Notable correspondents are Jeremy Belknap, James Blanchard, Jonathan Blanchard, John Taylor Gilman, Nicholas Gilman, Henry Knox, Paine Wingate, John Langdon, Nathaniel Peabody, Benjamin Rush, Jeremiah Smith, Ebenezer Thompson, Meshech Weare, Nathaniel Folsom, Samuel Philbrick, John Wheelock, William Whipple, and William Williams. One letter from his son Ezra is also included.

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