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[Letter] 1783 February 8, Philadelphia, [to] the Governor of Virginia / Elias Boudinot.

Title: [Letter] 1783 February 8, Philadelphia, [to] the Governor of Virginia / Elias Boudinot.
Personal Author: Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821.
Date: 1783 February 8.
Extent: [1] leaf.
Dimensions: 23 x 48 cm. folded to 23 x 19 cm.
General Note: At the top left is the word "Circular." See also Harrison's biography and a guide to research collections of his papers (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000262), as well as Boudinot's (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000661).
Abstract: Boudinot transmits ten copies of the recently ratified treaty calling for "amity and commerce" at sea between the United States and the United Netherlands "for the use of your state." At the time this letter was written, Benjamin Harrison was the governor of Virginia, an office he held from 1782 to 1784. In addition, Harrison served in the colonial house of burgesses, the Continental Congress (1774-1777), and as a delegate to ratify the Constitution in 1788. Like Harrison, Boudinot was active in the Early Republic, serving in the Revolution and in the Continental Congress, which he was President of in 1782 and 1783, signing the treaty of peace with England. Boudinot also served in the first, second and third Congresses, and became Director of the Mint (1795-1805).
Personal Subject: Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821 -- Correspondence
Harrison, Benjamin, 1726-1791--Correspondence.
Corporate Subject: United States. Continental Congress.
Subject: United States--Foreign relations--Netherlands
Maritime law--United States
Maritime law--Netherlands
United States--Commerce--Netherlands.
Geographical Subject: United Netherlands.
Recipient: [Harrison, Benjamin, 1726-1791].
 

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