Benjamin Rush (Princetown) letter to unidentified, 1778 April 20-21

Box 1, Folder 15
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
2 Leaves
Physical description:
8 pages; 22 cm
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Rush states that he is never indifferent to any thing relating to America, and that the basis for America's freedom is broad, but is in danger from a tedious and expensive war, and from "the ignorance, indolence, and avarice of too many of our Whigs." He follows with questions regarding the country's finances, then notes that he has ordered a court-martial of Dr. Shippen, for whom he will serve as prosecutor. A postscript discusses two bills before Congress.

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Gift of Josiah Charles Trent Collection, 1956

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