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Collection Reference Number GLC04772.05
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1782 
Title Charles Pettit to Nathanael Greene discussing business and politics
Date 2 January 1782
Author Pettit, Charles (1736-ca. 1806)  
Recipient Greene, Nathanael  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by Pettit as an importing merchant in Philadelphia to Major General Greene as commander of the Southern Department. Pettit was Greene's assistant adjutant general 1778-1781. Mentions he sold Greene's and his own shares in the Batsto Estate. Says they are going to have to wait for their money because of issues with the estate. Says he has little ready money as a result. Mentions political backbiting at the Pennsylvania Assembly. Talks about the reduction of salaries of certain officers in order to starve them out so the current Assembly can appoint new ones. Says they are considering raising taxes by 400,000 pounds. Wishes he could have seen more of Mrs. Greene while she was in Philadelphia. Says he has heard nothing of him since November. Hopes to hear something by his own hand. Has heard various rumors from Greene's defeat of a large British army to the death of Greene himself. Pages 1-2 are pasted on the front of a sheet of paper. Page 3 has been separated and is pasted on the back.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Military Supplies  Finance  Estate  Soldier's Pay  Government and Civics  Politics  Taxes or Taxation  Women's History  Death  Battle  
People Pettit, Charles (1736-ca. 1806)  Greene, Nathanael (1742-1786)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Banking & Economics; Government & Politics; The American Revolution; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859