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United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia) letter to Dr. [Basil G.] Middleton (London), 1796 January 15

 Item — Box 2: Series 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Rush writes most likely to Dr. Basil G. Middleton, (c. 1740-1818), a former surgeon with Virginia forces in the Revolutionary War, now living in London. Rush discusses personal and medical matters, touching on College of Philadelphia medical school classes and enrollment, and comments on the unconcluded treaty with England and the American political system.

Dates: 1796 January 15

Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia) letter to [General Nathanael Greene, n.p.], 1782 April 15

 Item — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Rush congratulates Greene on his successes in North Carolina, then recommends that he move from Rhode Island to South Carolina, which is more active in manners and government and would suit him better. He then comments upon the country's need for Confederation and for a national character built upon something more than resentment of Great Britain.

Dates: 1782 April 15

Benjamin Rush (Philadelphia) letter to unidentified, 1777 April 2

 Item — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 15
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Rush congratulates the unnamed recipient on his recent appointment in the army, and makes note of the support of France and Spain in America's revolutionary cause, along with other Mediterranean countries. He mentions that the army expects to check any advance of General Howe into Philadelphia, whose appearance would cause a panic. He notes that his opposition to Pennsylvania's current government has cost him his seat in Congress, but that he had planned to join the army in any case.

Dates: 1777 April 2