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Guide to the John Sullivan Letter, May 4, 1790

Collection number: MS 29

Size: 1 item (0.10 cu.ft.)

About John Sullivan

John Sullivan (1740-1795) was a Revolutionary War general, Statesman, and President of New Hampshire 1786-1789.

About the John Sullivan Letter

A one page letter May 4, 1790 to Nicholas Gilman, [Exeter, N.H.?] in which John Sullivan, governor of New Hampshire, supports the assumption of state debts by the federal government. [Gilman openly opposed it.] Sullivan, who simultaneously served as judge for the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire, also thanks Gilman for expediting his salary payment. Accompanied by a typewritten transcript of the letter.

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Preferred Citation

John Sullivan Letter, May 4, 1790, MS 29, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Source unknown, May 14, 1987 (Accession number: 86103)