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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.020.20
From Archive Folder Collection of 20 letters pertaining to James Lovell and Samuel Holten 
Title Benjamin Wadsworth to Samuel Holten praising the soldiers who fought in the Revolution and on Continental debt
Date 30 June 1783
Author Wadsworth, Benjamin (1750-1826)  
Recipient Holten, Samuel  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document; Government document
Content Description 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.
Subjects Congress  Continental Congress  Economics  Finance  Revolutionary War  Continental Army  Travel  Health and Medical  
People Wadsworth, Benjamin (1750-1826)  Holten, Samuel (1738-1816)  
Place written Danvers, Massachusetts
Theme The American Revolution; Merchants & Commerce; Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Wadsworth was the pastor of the First Church in Danvers. Holten was a Continental Congressman from Massachusetts.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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