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(Revolutionary War), Sullivan, General John (1740-1795)

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Date / Time :
November 02, 2003 11:00AM


(Revolutionary War), Sullivan, General John (1740-1795), Autograph Letter Signed, September 5th, 1774, Philadelphia, one page, to Capt. John Langdon, lengthy letter covering a number of topics pertaining to the events leading up to the war, (repaired hole upper right, lightly toned). Text in part: I should gladly give you an account of our proceedings but am under an obligation of secrecy... we have selected those acts which we determine to have a repeal of or forever restrain our Trade from Great Britain, Ireland & the west Indies among which Acts is the Canada Bill in my opinion the most dangerous to American Liberties among the whole trains - for when we rested on the Dangerous Situations the Colonies were in at the commencement of the late war with a number of those Canadian on their backs who were assisted by Powerful Indian Nations determined to exterpate the race of Protestants from America to make way for their own lurid religions so dangerous to the State and favourable to Despotism...This will be a city of refuge for Roman Catholicks who will ever appear in favour of the prerogative of the crown backed by an abandoned Minister aided by... Great Britain and the same Indian Nations. We must suppose our situation to be infinitely more dangerous now than it was from them for while we are engaged with the Canadians on our frontiers our seaports must yield to the ministerial fleet & army & if they once prevail, no man must expect safety.
Estimate $400-600


Great Britain, John Langdon, Philadelphia, west Indies, Indies, Roman Catholicks, abandoned Minister