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Letter, John Witherspoon to William Livingston, 1781 February 17

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 40
Identifier: 2021-SC-004-040

Scope and Contents

John Witherspoon, signer of the Declaration of Independence, writes to William Livingston, Governor of New Jersey, regarding the safe passage of a British deserter, Humphrey Belcher, through American lines. Autograph letter, signed. 1 page.


  • Creation: 1781 February 17


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1 pages ; 20 x 25 cm

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121