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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.020.03
From Archive Folder Collection of 20 letters pertaining to James Lovell and Samuel Holten 
Title Benjamin Wadsworth to James Lovell congratulating him on being reelected to his seat in Congress and praising his work
Date 10 December 1779
Author Wadsworth, Benjamin (1750-1826)  
Recipient Lovell, James  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Recipient inferred from content and because the collection is described as letters to or from Lovell, a Continental Congressman from Massachusetts. Wadsworth, pastor of the First Church at Danvers, thanks Lovell for his last letter. Congratulates him on being reelected to his seat in Congress and praises his work. Speaks of two young gentlemen who have been assigned to parishes. Mentions the difficulty of regulating the price of materials. States he was sad to hear of the American defeat at Savannah (3 September - 28 October 1779) but realizes that disappointments must be expected in war. The British have completed another campaign but he believes they have not taken steps toward accomplishing their purpose. States that most of Europe is for American independence but only an act of God will get the British to consider peace. Mentions that he is pleased that the last circular letter has calmed the minds of people. Includes a draft of a letter to David Hopkins from Lovell dated 7 March 1780 contained on verso.
Subjects Religion  Election  Continental Congress  Congress  Revolutionary War  Finance  Economics  Battle  Military History  Global History and Civics  
People Wadsworth, Benjamin (1750-1826)  Lovell, James (1737-1814)  
Place written Danvers, Massachusetts
Theme Education; The American Revolution; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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