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Collection Reference Number GLC04343.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1775 
Title John Laurens to Henry Laurens concerning his life studying law in London and relations between Britain and America
Date 16 March 1775
Author Laurens, John (1754-1782)  
Recipient Laurens, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written by John Laurens as a law student at Middle Temple in London to his father Henry Laurens as a member of the First Provincial Congress of South Carolina. Has time to write because Mr. Curling is detained. Says he is sending the fourth number of the Parliamentary Register and other papers. Says Mr. Simmons is returning to America with Curling, but that their friend Dean's health keeps him from making the voyage. Says a letter from him will work wonders. Says some friends have inquired about Henry's health. Mentions that his friend Mr. Taylor has said "that the present Dispute between Parliament and the Colonies will be amicably settled in a short time." John asks rhetorically if that is so, why are more soldiers being sent to America? Letter has been repaired and there is minor text loss. Address leaf is separate from letter and has been repaired. Red wax seal is partially extent.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Government and Civics  Health and Medical  Military History  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  
People Laurens, John (1754-1782)  
Place written London, England
Theme Children & Family; The American Revolution; Foreign Affairs; Law; Education
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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