Found 9 collections related to United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783

Penn, Richard, approximately 1736-1811
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22996
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Collection of three letters signed collectively or individually by Richard Penn (approximately 1736-1811) and Arthur Lee (1740-1792) while representing American interests in England. In July 1775, Richard Penn was entrusted by the Second... more
Jones, Joseph, 1727-1805
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4472
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The papers consist predominantly of outgoing letters from American statesman Joseph Jones of Virginia to various parties concerning political issues and legal matters. Letters written to Edmund Pendleton in 1782 document Jones' participation in... more
Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4591
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Edmund Randolph was an American attorney, the Governor of Virginia, Secretary of State, and the first United States Attorney General. The papers consist mainly of letters written by Randolph during his tenure as Secretary of State and United... more
United States.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2291
.3 linear feet (2 volumes)
Manuscript petition (7 p.) signed by forty-six members of the Second Continental Congress on July 8, 1775, asking King George III to use his authority and influence to address grievances and restore harmony in the government's relations with the... more
Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 20
2.25 linear feet (7 boxes, 5 oversized folders)
Samuel Adams (1722-1803) was an American revolutionary and post-revolutionary era political leader. Adams served as lieutenant-governor of Massachusetts from 1789 to 1793, and was governor from 1794 to 1797. The Adams papers contain letters to... more
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3231
5.52 linear feet (11 boxes, 15 volumes, 9 oversized folders)
George Washington (1732-1799) was a Virginia planter, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution, and first President of the United States. The Washington Papers comprise manuscript items by or related to George... more
Yates, Abraham, 1724-1796
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3405
2.99 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 volume, 1 oversized folder)
Abraham Yates, Jr. (1724-1796) was an American lawyer, politician, and pamphleteer. He held numerous elected offices and political appointments throughout his life including sheriff of Albany city and county from 1754 to 1759, chairman of the... more
Deane, Silas, 1737-1789
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4310
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Silas Deane (1737-1789) was an American lawyer and merchant, member of the Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1774-1776, and Congressional agent and diplomat in France, 1776-1778. Recalled in 1778 under controversial circumstances, Deane... more
Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4522
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), American statesman, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He represented Virginia in the Continental Congress and later in the United States Senate. The Richard Henry Lee... more
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