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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of 20 letters pertaining to James Lovell and Samuel Holten
|Benjamin Wadsworth to Samuel Holten praising the soldiers who fought in the Revolution and on Continental debt
|30 June 1783
|Wadsworth, Benjamin (1750-1826)
|Correspondence; Business and financial document; Government document
|Begins by expressing thanks for his last letter and for the informative pamphlet on Congress. Mentions that the Continental debt is much lower than people had expected thanks to the "prudence and good economy of Congress." Comments that self interest is of utmost importance to most men and praises extensively the soldiers who fought in the Revolution for the common good. Remarks that Wadsworth's wife said he was taking a journey for his health and gives his wishes that he achieves it. States that his family is healthy, the season is good, and his salary is better than other years.
|Congress Continental Congress Economics Finance Revolutionary War Continental Army Travel Health and Medical
|Wadsworth, Benjamin (1750-1826) Holten, Samuel (1738-1816)
|The American Revolution; Merchants & Commerce; Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Wadsworth was the pastor of the First Church in Danvers. Holten was a Continental Congressman from Massachusetts.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859