COLLECTION GUIDES

1609-1890; bulk: 1747-1776

Guide to the Microfilm Edition


Collection Summary

Abstract

The papers of John Thomas of Marshfield and Kingston, Mass., primarily dating from 1747-1760 and 1775-1776, contain materials related to his military service as a surgeon and officer in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.

Biographical Sketch

John Thomas (1724-1776) was a physician in Kingston, Mass., and an army officer in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War.

Collection Description

The bulk of the John Thomas papers consists of letterbooks of incoming and outgoing correspondence. Among the correspondents are John Thomas's wife Hannah Thomas, Thomas Pownall, Jeffery Amherst, Jotham Gay, Abel Keen, William Shirley, Benedict Arnold, Horatio Gates, Philip Schuyler, Artemas Ward, Charles Lee, George Washington, Benjamin Lincoln, John Adams, Josiah Quincy, John Hancock, Mercy Otis Warren, and others. Many of the letters were written while Thomas was commander of a brigade at Roxbury and Dorchester Heights during the Siege of Boston, 1775-1776. Also included are commissions, returns, orders, receipts, and papers of Thomas family members.

The collection also contains John Thomas's diary for 1748-1760; a volume of regimental orders and rosters, 1759; and two orderly books, 1759-1760, which together document his activities as a military surgeon and soldier in the French and Indian War and his command of a regiment at Lunenburg, Halifax, and Crown Point.

One folder of newspaper clippings and programs related to the erection of a gravestone to Thomas in 1925 has not been microfilmed.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by the old shelf numbers for each individual volume in original page-number order within volumes. Most of the items in the collection are individually described in the manuscript catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society and refer to these numbers for location. The Detailed Description of the Collection below includes the old shelflist numbers for identification purposes. The dates on the reels overlap, and individual items within reels are not in strict chronological order.

Acquisition Information

Gift of William A. Thomas (estate), June 1904. Regimental orders and roster, 1759, given by Misses Sarah and Joanna Williams, 18 Sept. 1912.

Detailed Description of the Collection

I. Diaries, 1748-1760

The 1748-1755 diaries in this series were kept in Marshfield, Mass., and describe the weather; visits to neighboring towns, including dining and lodging; and news from town and church meetings. They contain little information on Thomas's medical practice. The 1760 diaries were kept during Thomas's service with the Massachusetts provincial forces during the French and Indian War and describe a march from Albany to Crown Point (N.Y.) and a voyage up Lake Champlain from Crown Point to Ile aux Noix and Fort Chambly (Quebec).

See also: John Thomas's diary, 27 Sep.-9 Oct. 1752 (Reel 2; 171.1.9.18); the printed diary of John Thomas, 9 Apr.-31 Dec. 1755 (Reel 3; 171.1.8.4); and John Thomas's diary, 1-16 June 1760 (Reel 3; 171.1.8.12).

Reel 1171.1.12
1 Jan. 1748-31 Dec. 1749
Reel 1171.1.12
1 Jan. 1751-31 Dec. 1753
Reel 1171.1.12
23 Feb.-29 Mar. 1755
Reel 1171.1.12
11 Aug.-6 Sep. 1760

II. Military records, 1759-1760

For John Thomas's military commissions, see Series III.C. Letterbook, 1713-1844. For additional military papers, see Series III.D. Letterbook, 1609-1810.

A. Regimental orders and roster, 1759

This volume contains a list of the field staff, commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates of a provincial regiment commanded by John Thomas.

Reel 1171.1.13

B. Orderly books, 1759-1760

Reel 1171.1.11
Castle William, Lunenburg, and Halifax, 18 Apr. 1759-28 Feb. 1760
Reel 1171.1.11
Crown Point, Lake Champlain, Button Mould Bay, Schuyler Island, and Ile aux Noix, 7-29 Aug. 1760

III. Letterbooks, 1609-1890

Note: The items in this collection are arranged by the old shelf numbers for each individual volume in original page-number order within volumes. Most of the items are individually described in the manuscript catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society and refer to these numbers for location. The descriptions below include the old shelflist numbers for identification purposes. The dates on the reels overlap, and individual items within reels are not in strict chronological order.

A. Letterbook, 1693-1890; bulk: 1693-1835

This letterbook contains letters to John Thomas, as well as drafts of letters from John Thomas to various individuals. Most of Thomas's correspondents are family members, primarily his brother Anthony Thomas, his father John Thomas (1683-1770), and Nathaniel Ray Thomas. Among the other correspondents are Simon Tufts, Cotton Tufts, Joseph Goldthwaite, and Crocker Sampson. John Thomas's diary, located at 171.1.9.18, describes a brief trip to Connecticut, 27 Sep.-9 Oct. 1752.

Also included in this subseries are papers of other family members, including Hannah Thomas and John Thomas, Jr. (1766-1853), and correspondence of Thomas's grandson John Thomas III (b. 1793), primarily with Joseph Sampson, Augustus Thomas, and John Thomas, Jr. Letters between Sampson and John Thomas III relate to their time as students at Brown University.

Note: This volume is identified on the microfilm as "Letterbook, 1693-1835."

Reel 2171.1.9.1
Finding of the court about the ketch Prosperous, 25 Apr. 1693
Reel 2171.1.9.2
Letter from John Robinson (Lebanon) to Hannah Thomas, 15 Oct. 1745
Reel 2171.1.9.3
Inventory of the estate of Nathaniel Thomas, 10 Dec. 1745
Reel 2171.1.9.4
Letter from John Thomas (Fort Cumberland) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, Sep. 1745
Reel 2171.1.9.4
Letter from Anthony Thomas (Marshfield) to his brother John Thomas, 1 Mar. 1746
Reel 2171.1.9.5
Letter from John Thomas (Medford) to his brother, rough draft, 28 Dec. 1746
Reel 2171.1.9.5
Letter from John Thomas (Medford) to his brother, rough draft, 22 Jan. 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.6
Letter from John Thomas (Medford) to his father John Thomas, 28 Mar. 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.6
Letter from Nathaniel Ray Thomas (Harvard College) to John Thomas, 11 Mar. 1748
Reel 2171.1.9.7
Letter from Anthony Thomas (Boston) to his brother, 1 May 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.7
Letter from Cotton Tufts (Harvard College) to John Thomas, rough draft, 8 May 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.8
Letter from John Thomas to his brother, rough draft, 14-18 Apr. 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.8
Letter from John Thomas (Annapolis Royal) to his brother, rough draft, 2 June 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.8
Letter from John Thomas (Annapolis Royal) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 9 July 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.8
Letter from John Thomas (Annapolis Royal) to his father John Thomas, rough draft, 28 May 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.9
Letter from John Thomas (Annapolis Royal) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 2 June 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.9
Letter from John Thomas (Annapolis Royal) to his father John Thomas, rough draft, 14 Apr. 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.9
Letter from Anthony Thomas (Boston) to John Thomas, 20 June 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.10
Letters from John Thomas to unidentified recipients, rough drafts, 9-16 July 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.10
Letter from Simon Tufts (Medford) to John Thomas, 3 July 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.11
Letter from Cotton Tufts (Medford) to John Thomas, 8 July 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.11
Letter from John Thomas (Annapolis Royal) to Andrew Thomas, rough draft, 8 July 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.11
Letter from John Thomas (Annapolis Royal) to Andrew Thomas, rough draft, 24 Apr. 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.11
Letter from John Thomas (Annapolis Royal) to his father John Thomas, rough draft, 19 July 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.12
Letter from Simon Tufts (Medford) to John Thomas, 30 July 1747
Reel 2171.1.9.13
Letter from Nathaniel Ray Thomas to John Thomas, 21 Sep. 1748
Reel 2171.1.9.13
Letter from Nathaniel Ray Thomas (Harvard College) to John Thomas, 25 Oct. 1748
Reel 2171.1.9.14
Letter from Cotton Tufts (Harvard College) to John Thomas, 7 Nov. 1748
Reel 2171.1.9.14
Letter from John Thomas (Marshfield) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 26 Feb. 1750
Reel 2171.1.9.14
Letter from John Thomas (Marshfield) to Dr. Silvester Gardner, rough draft, 20 Nov. 1749
Reel 2171.1.9.15
Letter from Joseph Goldthwaite, Jr. (Boston) to John Thomas, 1 Mar. 1749
Reel 2171.1.9.15
Letter from John Thomas to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 24 Apr. 1749
Reel 2171.1.9.15
Letter from John Thomas (Marshfield) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 27 May 1749
Reel 2171.1.9.15
Letter from John Thomas (Marshfield) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 20 May 1749
Reel 2171.1.9.16
Letter from John Thomas (Marshfield) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 10 Oct. 1749
Reel 2171.1.9.16
Letter from Abner Hall (Lunenburg) to John Thomas, 6 Dec. 1749
Reel 2171.1.9.18
Letter from Anthony Thomas (Boston) to John Thomas, 7 June 1759
Reel 2171.1.9.18
Letter from John Thomas (Marshfield) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 27 Jan. 1752
Reel 2171.1.9.18
John Thomas diary, 27 Sep.-9 Oct. 1752
Reel 2171.1.9.19
Letter from Joseph Goldthwaite, Jr. (New Haven) John Thomas, 1 May 1753
Reel 2171.1.9.20
Letter from John Thomas to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 2 May 1745
Reel 2171.1.9.21
Letter from Anthony Thomas (Boston) to John Thomas, 18 Sep. 1755
Reel 2171.1.9.21
Letter from John Thomas (Camp Cumberland) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 2 Nov. 1755
Reel 2171.1.9.22
Letter from John Thomas (Halifax) to Anthony Thomas, rough draft, 24 Jan. 1756
Reel 2171.1.9.23
Letter from Anthony Thomas (Boston) to John Thomas, 12 Dec. 1759
Reel 2171.1.9.23
Letter from Joseph Goldthwaite (Louisbourg) to John Thomas, 22 July 1759
Reel 2171.1.9.24
Complaint by Anthony Winslow (Plymouth) against Anthony Thomas, sworn before David Stockbridge, 3 Jan. 1760
Reel 2171.1.9.24
Letter from Jeremiah Kinsman (Norwich) to Anthony Thomas, 28 Jan. 1760
Reel 2171.1.9.25
Letter from John Thomas (Kingston) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 8 Apr. 1762
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Letter from David Stockbridge (Boston) to John Thomas, 2 Feb. 1760
Reel 2171.1.9.25
Letter from John Thomas (Kingston) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 17 July 1762
Reel 2171.1.9.25
Letter from John Thomas (Kingston) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 7 June 1762
Reel 2171.1.9.25
Letter from John Thomas (Kingston) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 5 July 1762
Reel 2171.1.9.25
Letter from Timothy Fales to John Thomas, 27 Apr. 1769
Reel 2171.1.9.26
Receipt from John Thomas (Kingston) to Reuben Peterson, with R. S. receipt of balance, 3 June 1774
Reel 2171.1.9.26
Letter from Waterman Thomas (Marshfield) to John Thomas, 25 Apr. 1775
Reel 2171.1.9.27
Letter from Anthony Thomas (Marshfield) to John Thomas, 9 May 1775
Reel 2171.1.9.27
Letter from Anthony Thomas (Marshfield) to John Thomas, 11 May 1775
Reel 2171.1.9.28
Letter from Anthony Thomas (Marshfield) to John Thomas, 25 June 1775
Reel 2171.1.9.28
Letter from Briggs Thomas (Waldoborough) to John Thomas, 12 May 1775
Reel 2171.1.9.29
Letter from Thomas Chase (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 26 June 1775
Reel 2171.1.9.29
Letter from John Thomas (Kingston) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 28 July 1775
Reel 2171.1.9.30
Letter from Anthony Thomas (Marshfield) to John Thomas, 31 July 1775
Reel 2171.1.9.30
Letter from Waterman Thomas (Falmouth) to John Thomas, 14 Aug. 1775
Reel 2171.1.9.31
Letter from Nathaniel Lothrop (Plymouth) to Ellen Lothrop, 8 Sep. 1775
Reel 2171.1.9.31
Letter from Anthony Thomas (Marshfield) to John Thomas, 29 Sep. 1775
Reel 2171.1.9.31
Letter from William Drew (Kingston) to John Thomas, 12 Jan. 1776
Reel 2171.1.9.32
Letter from Solomon Reed ("Mido") to Zephaniah Willis, a student at Yale College, 5 Apr. 1776
Reel 2171.1.9.32
Letter from James Bradford, Jr. (Plainfield) to his aunt, 4 Nov. 1776
Reel 2171.1.9.32
Power of attorney from Hannah Thomas to Joshua Thomas, rough draft, 26 Nov. 1776
Reel 2171.1.9.33
Receipt from William Lewis to Hannah Thomas, 4 Oct. 1790
Reel 2171.1.9.33
Resolve in regard to Hannah Thomas, copy by John Avery and certificate by George Bisby, deputy sheriff, 10 June 1780
Reel 2171.1.9.33
Letter from S. Thomas (Marshfield) to Hannah Thomas, 30 Mar. 1781
Reel 2171.1.9.33
Letter from Crocker Sampson (Philadelphia) to Hannah Thomas, 23 June 1791
Reel 2171.1.9.34
Receipt from Samuel Joyce (Kingston) to Hannah Thomas, 11 Mar. 1791
Reel 2171.1.9.34
Letter from Crocker Sampson (Philadelphia) to Hannah Thomas, 20 June 1791
Reel 2171.1.9.34
Receipt from John Gray (Kingston) to Nathaniel Thomas, 30 June 1798
Reel 2171.1.9.34
Receipt from Samuel Davis to Hannah Thomas, 20 Sep. 1793
Reel 2171.1.9.34
Receipt from John Gray (Kingston) to Hannah Thomas, 24 June 1793
Reel 2171.1.9.34
Receipt from John Gray (Kingston) to Nathaniel Thomas, 7 May 1798
Reel 2171.1.9.35
Statement by Edward Proctor, chairman of the Selectmen of Boston, to the Selectmen of Kingston about Eunice Gardner, a mulatto, 20 June 1803
Reel 2171.1.9.35
Receipt from John Gray (Kingston) to Nathaniel Thomas, 17 May 1805
Reel 2171.1.9.35
Letter from John Thomas III (Sandwich) to Augustus Thomas, 6 Nov. 1806
Reel 2171.1.9.35
Letter from John Thomas, Jr. (Liverpool) to his sister Hannah Thomas, 26 Nov. 1803
Reel 2171.1.9.35
Amoskeag Canal Lottery ticket, signed by S. Swanj, manager, Jan. 1808
Reel 2171.1.9.35
Amoskeag Canal Lottery ticket, signed by James F. Baldwin, Jan. 1808
Reel 2171.1.9.36
Letter from John Thomas, Jr. (Liverpool) to his sister Hannah Thomas, 25 Jan. 1809
Reel 2171.1.9.36
Letter from John Thomas III (Providence) to Joseph Sampson, 23 Nov. 1810
Reel 2171.1.9.36
Letter from John Thomas, Jr. (Liverpool) to Zephaniah Willis, 8 Sep. 1810
Reel 2171.1.9.37
Letter from John Thomas III (Plymouth) to Joseph Sampson, 11 Apr. 1806
Reel 2171.1.9.39
Letter from John Thomas III to Augustus Thomas, [1810]
Reel 2171.1.9.39
Letter from John Thomas III (Providence) to Joseph Sampson, 18 Apr. 1811
Reel 2171.1.9.41
Letter from John Thomas III (Providence) to Joseph Sampson, 14 July 1811
Reel 2171.1.9.42
Letter from John Thomas III (Providence) to Augustus Thomas, 4 Oct. 1811
Reel 2171.1.9.42
Letter from John Thomas III (Providence) to Joseph Sampson, 5 Dec. 1811
Reel 2171.1.9.43
Letter from John Thomas III to his father John Thomas, Jr., 24 Mar. [1811]
Reel 2171.1.9.44
Letter from John Thomas III (Providence) to Joseph Sampson, 24 Apr. 1812
Reel 2171.1.9.44
Letter from John Thomas III (Providence) to Augustus Thomas, 9 July 1812
Reel 2171.1.9.45
Letter from John Thomas III (Providence) to Joseph Sampson, 27 July 1812
Reel 2171.1.9.45
Letter from John Thomas III (Providence) to Augustus Thomas, 30 July 1812
Reel 2171.1.9.46
Letter from John Thomas III (Providence) to Augustus Thomas, 26 Oct. 1812
Reel 2171.1.9.47
Letter from John Thomas III (Providence) to Joseph Sampson, 26 Apr. 1813
Reel 2171.1.9.47
Letter from John Thomas III (Providence) to Augustus Thomas, 12 Apr. 1813
Reel 2171.1.9.47
Annual return of the company of foot commanded by Charles Holmes, signed by Holmes, 4 May 1813
Reel 2171.1.9.48
Letter from John Thomas III (Providence) to Augustus Thomas, 7 May 1813
Reel 2171.1.9.48
Letter from John Thomas III (Brown University) to Augustus Thomas, 8 July 1813
Reel 2171.1.9.49
Letter from John Thomas III (Lebanon) to his father John Thomas, Jr., 4 Oct. 1813
Reel 2171.1.9.50
Letter from John Thomas III (Norwich) to his father John Thomas, Jr., 21 Dec. 1813
Reel 2171.1.9.51
Letter from Sylvanus Thomas (Winthrop) to John Thomas, Jr., 10 Jan. 1814
Reel 2171.1.9.51
Letter from John Thomas, Jr. (Liverpool, N.S.) to his sister Hannah Thomas, 29 Nov. 1815
Reel 2171.1.9.51
Account of the town of Kingston, Mass., with the Alewive Committee, signed by John Adams, 21 June 1814
Reel 2171.1.9.52
List by Robert Holmes, Jr. of persons detached to march to Duxbury, 24 June 1814, with list of persons to relieve the guard on verso, 4 July 1814
Reel 2171.1.9.52
Warrant to E. Bradford to levy taxes, signed by Nathaniel Thomas and John Thomas, Jr., 30 May 1814
Reel 2171.1.9.52
Letter from John Thomas III (Kingston) to Joseph Sampson, 7 July 1815
Reel 2171.1.9.53
Letter from John Thomas III (Lebanon) to Joseph Sampson, 11 July 1814
Reel 2171.1.9.54
Letter from John Thomas III (Boston) to Joseph Sampson, 17 July 1815
Reel 2171.1.9.54
Letter from John Thomas III (Kingston) to Joseph Sampson, 19 Oct. 1815
Reel 2171.1.9.55
Letter from Isaac Bartlett to John Thomas III, 15 Feb. 1816
Reel 2171.1.9.55
Letter from John Thomas III (Kingston) to Joseph Sampson, 10 Nov. 1815
Reel 2171.1.9.56
Letter from John Thomas III (Kingston) to Joseph Sampson, 5 Feb. [1816]
Reel 2171.1.9.57
Letter from John Thomas III (Kingston) to Joseph Sampson, 22 Feb. 1816
Reel 2171.1.9.57
Letter from John Thomas III (Kingston) to Joseph Sampson, 14 May 1816
Reel 2171.1.9.57
Letter from John Thomas, Jr. (Liverpool) to Hannah Thomas, 31 Oct. 1816
Reel 2171.1.9.59
Letter from John Thomas III (Kingston) to Joseph Sampson, 12 Oct. 1817
Reel 2171.1.9.59
Letter from Joseph Sampson (Providence) to Augustus Thomas, 21 Dec. 1817
Reel 2171.1.9.60
Letter from John Thomas III (Kingston) to Joseph Sampson, 5 July 1819
Reel 2171.1.9.61
Letter from Joseph Sampson (Providence) to Augustus Thomas, 12 Mar. 1820
Reel 2171.1.9.62
Letter from Alden Bradford (Boston) to John Thomas, [Jr.] notifying him of his election as senator from the district of Plymouth, June 1820
Reel 2171.1.9.63
Letter from John Thomas III (Plymouth) to Joseph Sampson enclosing an article for the Rhode Island American, 11 Dec. 1820
Reel 2171.1.9.64
Letter from John Thaxter (Scituate) to John Thomas, [Jr.], 18 Mar. 1822
Reel 2171.1.9.64
Certificate by P. L. Nichols as to the unfitness of Augustus Thomas for military duty, 17 Sep. 1821, with certification by Ira Cook on verso, 18 Sep. 1821
Reel 2171.1.9.64
Receipt from Nathaniel Thomas to Joseph W. Jenkins, 17 Oct. 1822
Reel 2171.1.9.65
Letter from William A. Thomas (Charlestown) to his brother Augustus Thomas, 17 Apr. 1824
Reel 2171.1.9.65
Letter from John Thomas III (Plymouth) to his father John Thomas, Jr., 12 Dec. 1825
Reel 2171.1.9.66
Receipt from Josiah T. Ellis (Kingston) to Nathaniel Thomas, 9 Apr. 1829
Reel 2171.1.9.66
Letter from William A. Thomas (Callo) to his brother Augustus Thomas, 28 Jan. [1830]
Reel 2171.1.9.66
Letter from Nathaniel Thomas to the Selectmen of Kingston, 3 Apr. 1830
Reel 2171.1.9.66
Statement of tax to John Thomas, [Jr.] as a member of the First Congregational Parish of Kingston, Mass., 17 June 1835
Reel 2171.1.9.67
Enrollment of Augustus Thomas as a soldier in Alexander Holmes's Kingston militia company, 26 Mar. 1838
Reel 2171.1.9.67
Letter from John Thomas III (New York) to his father John Thomas, Jr., 9 July 1844
Reel 2171.1.9.68
Copy of deed of land from John Thomas, [Jr.] (Kingston) to Nathaniel P. Willis and others, 15 Dec. 1846
Reel 2171.1.9.73
Tax warrant on the town of Kingston for $278.66, signed by Jonathan Jackson, treasurer, 26 Mar. 1803
Reel 2171.1.9.76
Letter from John Thomas, [Jr.] to unidentified recipient, undated
Reel 2171.1.9.76
Receipt from Lydia Delano to Hannah Thomas, 7 June 1778
Reel 2171.1.9.82
Copy of letter from Priscilla Lathrop (Fairfield) to Mrs. Nathaniel Lothrop, 10 Aug. 1779
Reel 2171.1.9.83
William Appleton Thomas copy book, 1810
Reel 2171.1.9.85
Address by William A. Thomas to officers and privates of the Pembroke Light Infantry, undated
Reel 2171.1.9.85
Plymouth Beach Lottery ticket, signed by David Beal, Jr., Oct. 1813
Reel 2171.1.9.86
"Signals to be made at the Gurnet," 1812
Reel 2171.1.9.86
Bill from Julius Foster (Kingston) to Nathaniel Thomas, 20 Dec. 1818
Reel 2171.1.9.86
Bill from Kingston, Mass., to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1814
Reel 2171.1.9.87
Letter from Priscilla Burr to Hannah Thomas, undated
Reel 2171.1.9.88
Certificate of membership to John Thomas, [Jr.] in the Plymouth County Society for Promoting Agriculture and Domestic Manufactures, signed by Daniel Howard and Bartholomew Brown, 14 Oct. 1820
Reel 2171.1.9.89
Diploma from Brown University to John Thomas III, signed by William Ingalls, Thomas M. Burrows, and John M. Eddy, on parchment, 9 Mar. 1813
Reel 2171.1.9.90
Lines from William Ellery to Barnabas Hedge, undated
Reel 2171.1.9.91
Printed pamphlet: "Inquest on Michael Johnson alias Crispus Attucks," Oct. 1890

B. Letterbook, 1753-1841; bulk: 1775-1838

The bulk of this letterbook consists of letters from John Thomas to his wife Hannah Thomas, written while he was serving as commander at Roxbury during the Siege of Boston, 1775-1776. The volume also contains a few letters from Hannah Thomas to John Thomas, as well as some financial and legal papers.

Note: This volume is identified on the microfilm as "Letterbook, 1775-1838."

Reel 2171.1.10.1
Letter from John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, 3 June 1775
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Letter from John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, 12 June 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 16 Feb. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, 22 Apr. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 24 Apr. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 28 Apr. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 1 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, 2 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 4 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 7 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 10 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 12 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 13 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 14 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 15 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, [19] May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 20 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 24 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 25 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Watertown) to the Massachusetts Provincial Congress accepting his appointment as lieutenant general, 25 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 26 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 27 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 29 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 29 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 31 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, [1 June 1775]
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Letter from John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, 1 June 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 2 June 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 3 June 1775
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Letter from John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, 6 June 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 8 June 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 23 June 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Nathaniel Thomas, 25 June 1775
Reel 2171.1.10.27
Letter from John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, 3 July 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 4 July 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 4 July 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 6 July 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 7 July 1775
Reel 2171.1.10.29
Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 7 July 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 8 July 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 18 July 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 27 July 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 22 July 1775
Reel 2171.1.10.31
Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 29 July 1775
Reel 2171.1.10.31
Letter from John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, 31 July 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 2 Aug. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, 5 Aug. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, 10 Aug. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 5 Aug. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 17 Aug. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 20 Dec. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 24 Aug. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 29 Aug. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 31 Aug. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 2 Sep. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 5 Sep. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 7 Sep. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 8 Sep. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 12 Sep. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, Sep. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 12 Oct. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 16 Oct. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 20 Oct. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 20 Oct. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 22 Oct. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 31 Oct. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 23 Nov. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Boston) to Hannah Thomas, 10 Nov. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, 17 Nov. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 22 Nov. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 24 Nov. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 15 Nov. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 26 Nov. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 28 Nov. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 19 Nov. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 1 Nov. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 4 Dec. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 7 Dec. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 8 Dec. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 11 Dec. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 17 Dec. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 29 Dec. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 2 Jan. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 4 Jan. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 5 Jan. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 9 Jan. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 11 Jan. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 29 Nov. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 6 Jan. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 1 Feb. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 11 Feb. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 20 Feb. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 12 Feb. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 26 Feb. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 8 Mar. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Hannah Thomas, 13 Mar. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Watertown) to Hannah Thomas, 23 Mar. 1776
Reel 2171.1.10.51
Deed of land in Kingston from Nathan Bradford to Elisha Bradford, signed by Thomas Adams and John Wadsworth, 10 Feb. 1753, sworn before Nicholas Sever, 27 Feb. 1753, recorded by Josiah Cotton, 7 Mar. 1753
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Letter from John Thomas (Worcester) to Hannah Thomas, 25 Mar. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas to Hannah Thomas, 26 Mar. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Albany) to Hannah Thomas, 30 Mar. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Quebec) to Hannah Thomas, 5 May 1776
Reel 2171.1.10.54
Letter from Z. Willis to Betsy Willis, 24 Nov. 1810
Reel 2171.1.10.55
Letter from Hannah Thomas (Kingston) to her husband John Thomas, 16 Jan. 1776
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Letter from Hannah Thomas (Kingston) to her husband John Thomas, 12 Mar. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas, Jr. (Plainville) to Hannah Thomas, 2 Nov. 1776
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Receipt to Thomas & Cunningham for payment on notes, 9 Mar. 1841
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Power of attorney from Hannah Thomas to William Sever, witnessed by Ann Warren Sever and Mary Bryant and sworn before William Drew, 23 May 1781
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Receipts to Thomas & Cunningham, 19-27 Jan. 1841
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Power of attorney from Hannah Thomas to Nathaniel Thomas, witnessed by Seth Drew and Zephaniah Willis, 12 Jan. 1801
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Notation of Hannah Thomas's share in her father's estate, undated
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Receipts to Thomas & Cunningham, 31 Aug. 1839-5 Nov. 1840
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Printed pamphlet: "Laws for Regulating and Governing the Militia of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts," June 1807
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Receipt to John Thomas, [Jr.], 15 Aug. 1838

C. Letterbook, 1713-1844; bulk: 1755-1776

This letterbook primarily consists of letters to John Thomas from a variety of significant contemporary figures, including Jotham Gay, Benjamin Lincoln, Jeffery and William Amherst, Artemas Ward, James Warren, Josiah Quincy, George Washington, Charles Lee, Horatio Gates, Theophilus Cotton, Mercy Otis Warren, John Adams, Philip Schuyler, Benedict Arnold, Baron de Woedtke, and many others. Also included are a few letters from John Thomas to various individuals.

This subseries also contains Thomas's military commissions from William Shirley (1746 and 1755), Thomas Pownall (1759 and 1760), Thomas Hutchinson (1770), Joseph Warren (1775), and John Hancock (1775 and 1776), as well as papers related to courts-martial, 1775.

Note: This volume is identified on the microfilm as "Letterbook, 1755-1776."

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Commission by William Shirley (Boston) to John Thomas as lieutenant in expedition to Nova Scotia, signed also by John Winslow, Jedidiah Preble, and J. Willard, secretary, 13 Feb. 1755
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Order by William Shirley to John Thomas to beat his drums for enlisting volunteers in the regiment commanded by John Winslow, 13 Feb. 1755
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Order by John Winslow (Annapolis) to John Thomas, 30 May 1755

This item is not on the microfilm.

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Commission by William Shirley to John Thomas as surgeon's mate in the 1st Battalion of the expedition to Nova Scotia, signed also by J. Willard, 13 Feb. 1755
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Letter from Jotham Gay (Fort Edward) to John Thomas, 19 July 1759
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Letter from Jonathan Hoar (Annapolis Royal) to John Thomas, 7 Sep. 1759
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Vote of the Massachusetts General Court to continue the service of the troops in the invasion of Canada, signed by Andrew Oliver, 6 Oct. 1759
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Commission by Thomas Pownall to John Thomas as colonel, signed also by Andrew Oliver, 12 Mar. 1759
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Letter from Jotham Gay (Fort Edward) to John Thomas, 14 May 1759
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Letter from Jotham Gay (Fort Edward) to John Thomas, 1 July 1759
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Letter from Thomas Clapp (Boston) to John Thomas, 12 Nov. 1759

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Letter from Abel Keen (Lunenburg) to John Thomas, 15 Nov. 1759

This item is not on the microfilm.

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Letter from John Thomas (Halifax) to his brother, 20 Dec. 1759
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Letter from Benjamin Lincoln (Hingham) to John Thomas, 18 Jan. 1760
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Letter from Thomas Pownall (Boston) to John Thomas, 23 Jan. 1760
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Commission by Thomas Pownall to John Thomas as colonel, signed also by Andrew Oliver, 4 Feb. 1760
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Letter from Nathaniel Thwing (Halifax) to John Thomas, 7 May 1760
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Commission by William Shirley (Boston) to John Thomas as second chirurgeon in the expedition to Canada, 1 Mar. 1746
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Letter from Thomas Pownall (Boston) to John Thomas enclosing vote to continue the service of the troops, 10 Oct. 1759
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Letter from Jotham Gay (Fort Edward) to John Thomas, 30 Oct. 1759
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Letter from Jotham Gay (Fort Edward) to John Thomas, 5 Nov. 1759
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Letter from James Hamilton (Halifax) to John Thomas, 12 Nov. 1759
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Letter from Jeffery Amherst (Albany) to John Thomas, 25 May 1760
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Letter from William Amherst (Albany) to John Thomas, 27 May 1760
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Letter from William Amherst (Albany) to John Thomas, 1 June 1760
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Letter from Robert Prescott (Albany) to John Thomas, 1 June 1760
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Letter from Jeffery Amherst (Albany) to John Thomas, 1 June 1760
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Letter from Charles Lawrence (Halifax) to John Thomas, 23 June 1760
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Letter from John Hockett (sloop Boscawen) to John Thomas, 30 Aug. 1760
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Letter from Richard Saltonstall to John Thomas, 9 Sep. 1760
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Orders by Jeffery Amherst (Ile aux Noix) to John Thomas, 12 Oct. 1760
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Commission by Thomas Hutchinson (Boston) to John Thomas as justice of the peace, signed also by Andrew Oliver, sworn before John Winslow, Thomas Foster, and Josiah Edson, 30 Aug. 1770
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Account by John Thomas of rations for the army, 31 Dec. 1773
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Letter from Artemas Ward (Cambridge) to John Thomas, 22 Apr. 1775
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Letter from Joseph Cushing (Hanover) to John Thomas, signed also by Jeremiah Hall, 21 Apr. 1775
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Letter from Joseph Warren to John Thomas, 29 Apr. 1775
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Account by Captain King of the loss in killed and wounded of Lord North's men on the return to Boston, copy by William Coit, Apr. 1775
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Letter from John Browne (Cohasset) to John Thomas, 1 May 1775
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Copies of three letters by John Thomas, 3 May 1775
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Letter from Artemas Ward to John Thomas, 6 May 1775
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Letter from Artemas Ward to John Thomas, 8 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury) to Artemas Ward about defending Dorchester Heights, 18 May 1775
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Letter from Richard Devens (Cambridge) to John Thomas with direction as to examining Lady Frankland (Agnes Surriage), who has a pass to Boston from the Committee of Safety and who is supposed to have firearms with her effects, 18 May 1775
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Resolves of Massachusetts Provincial Congress, copy by William Cooper, 18 May 1775
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Commission by Joseph Warren, president of Congress pro tem, to John Thomas as lieutenant general, signed also by Samuel Freeman, 19 May 1775, sworn before Samuel Dexter, 26 May 1775
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Commission by Joseph Warren, president of Congress pro tem, to John Thomas as colonel, signed also by Samuel Freeman, 19 May 1775
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Names of officers in John Thomas's regiment, 19 May 1775
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Examination of John Spear, taken before Josiah Quincy, justice of the peace, 20 May 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.33
Order of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress about the appointment of John Thomas as lieutenant general, copy by Samuel Freeman, 25 May 1775
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Letter from Josiah Quincy to John Thomas, 27 May 1775
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Letter from Daniel Hitchcock (Rhode Island camp) to John Thomas, 3 June 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.36
Letter from Artemas Ward to John Thomas about ordnance and ordnance stores, 3 June 1775
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Order of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress at Watertown about protecting the sea coast, copy by Samuel Freeman, 3 June 1775
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Order of the Committee of Safety at Cambridge calling a meeting with the generals and the Committee of Supplies, signed by Richard Devens, 3 June 1775
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Copy of resolve of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress about the allowance of goods for soldiers, 10 June 1775
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Report by Oliver Hanchet (Roxbury) of the main guard, 18 June 1775
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Orders to the commanding officer of the militia in Walpole to muster men forthwith to march to Cambridge, signed by Nathan Cushing, 17 June 1775
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Letter from David Cheever (Watertown) to John Thomas sending powder, 18 June 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.41
Commission by John Hancock to John Thomas, countersigned by Charles Thomson, 22 June 1775
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Letter from Artemas Ward (Cambridge) to John Thomas, 24 June 1775
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Letter from Artemas Ward (Cambridge) to John Thomas directing him to order 8 companies in Colonel Cotton's regiment to proceed to Roxbury, 23 June 1775
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Letter from H. J. Sherburne (Rhode Island camp) to John Thomas asking for Mr. Hollowell's house, which has just been vacated by the Connecticut troops, to be used as a hospital, 26 June 1775
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Letter from S. Osgood (Cambridge) to John Thomas asking explanation for the firing at Roxbury, 26 June 1775
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Report and sentence of a court-martial by John Thomas on Stephen Foster, 27 June 1775
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Letter from S. Osgood (Cambridge) to John Thomas about companies to be sent for the defense of Plymouth, 1 July 1775
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Letter from Cotton Tufts (Weymouth) to John Thomas informing him that a ship of war of 20 guns has just been anchored between Sheep Island and Nantucket, 8 July 1775
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Letter from Joseph Reed to John Thomas, 15 July 1775
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Letter from David Cheever for the Committee of Supplies (Watertown) to John Thomas, 18 July 1775
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Letter from James Warren (Watertown) to John Thomas, 22 July 1775
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Letter from James Warren (Watertown) to John Thomas, by order of the House of Representatives, urging him not to leave the army, with printed copy of letter, 22 July 1775

Printed in Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2nd series, vol. 18, p. 425.

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Letter from George Washington (Cambridge) to John Thomas urging him to remain in the army, with printed copy of letter, 23 July 1775

Printed in Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2nd series, vol. 18, p. 426.

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Letter from Charles Lee to John Thomas urging him to remain in the army, with printed copy of letter, 23 July 1775

Printed in Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2nd series, vol. 18, p. 425.

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Letter from Horatio Gates to John Thomas, 25 July 1775
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Address of the field officers of the several regiments belonging to the camp in Roxbury from Theophilus Cotton to John Thomas, with printed copy of address, 25 July 1775

Printed in Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2nd series, vol. 18, pp. 428-429.

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Manuscript copy of address of the field officers of the several regiments belonging to the camp in Roxbury from Theophilus Cotton to John Thomas, 25 July 1775
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Letter from M. Warren to John Thomas asking to have a letter sent into Boston, 1 Aug. 1775
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Letter from James Fry to John Thomas, 7 Aug. 1775
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Letter from Horatio Gates (Cambridge) to John Thomas, 2 Aug. 1775
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Letter from James Warren (Watertown) to John Thomas, 7 Aug. 1775
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Letter from Thomas Mifflin (Cambridge) to John Thomas recommending John Parke, 22 Aug. 1775
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Letter from Horatio Gates to John Thomas, 25 Aug. 1775
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Letter from John Stark (Winter Hill) to the committee convened at Roxbury to settle ranks of regiments and officers in the American army protesting the rank given him, 23 Aug. 1775
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Letter from Artemas Ward to John Thomas about Benjamin Bryon, Aug. 1775
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Abstract of one month's pay of John Thomas's regiment, Sep. 1775
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Commission to John Thomas as justice of the peace, signed by James Otis, B. Greenleaf, W. Spooner, Caleb Cushing, J. Winthrop, Joseph Gerrish, John Whetcomb, Jedidiah Foster, Eldad Taylor, Michael Farley, B. Lincoln, S. Holten, Moses Gill, James Prescott, Jabez Fisher, and Perez Morton, with impression of seal, 6 Sep. 1775
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Letter from Horatio Gates to John Thomas, 17 Oct. 1775
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Letter from Edmund Randolph to John Thomas about John Stark's discontent with his rank, 16 Sep. 1775
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Letter from G. Johonnot (Cambridge) to John Thomas about discontent with rank in the army, 23 Sep. 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.58
Letter from John Adams (Philadelphia) to John Thomas, 13 Nov. 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.58
Letter from Artemas Ward (camp at Roxbury) to John Thomas, 19 Dec. 1775
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Letter from Artemas Ward to John Thomas, 20 Dec. 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.59
Intelligence received from the army at the Great Bridge near Norfolk, 16 Dec. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas (Accomack) to Col. Mifflin about the success of the expedition to Norfolk, 18 Dec. 1775
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Letter from George Washington (Cambridge) to John Thomas, 4 Dec. 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.60
Letter from Horatio Gates to John Thomas, 10 Jan. 1776
Reel 3171.1.7.61
Letter from John Fellows (Sheffield) to John Thomas about Ethan Allen being taken prisoner near Montreal, 26 Jan. 1776
Reel 3171.1.7.62
Letter from Benjamin Greenleaf to John Thomas, 29 Feb. 1776
Reel 3171.1.7.63
Letter from Joseph Ward (Roxbury) to John Thomas about taking command of 2,100 men and throwing up works for the defense of Dorchester Point, 4 Mar. 1776
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Commission to John Thomas as major general, signed by John Hancock and countersigned by Charles Thomson, 6 Mar. 1776, enclosed in letter from John Hancock to John Thomas (shelf number: 171.1.7.65)
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Letter from John Hancock (Philadelphia) to John Thomas enclosing his commission as major general (shelf number: 171.1.7.64), 6 Mar. 1776
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Extract of letter from John Hancock to George Washington about the promotion of John Thomas to major general, 6 Mar. 1776
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Letter from John Adams (Philadelphia) to John Thomas, with printed copy of letter, 7 Mar. 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Dorchester Hill) to Hannah Thomas about his taking possession of Dorchester Point and cannonading the British in Boston, with printed copy of letter, 9 Mar. 1776
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Letter from William Palfrey (Cambridge) to John Thomas forwarding papers about his promotion to the rank of major general, 14 Mar. 1776
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Receipt from Benjamin Lincoln (Roxbury) to John Thomas for a pair of pistols, 24 Mar. 1776
Reel 3171.1.7.69
Letter from Philip Schuyler (Saratoga) to John Thomas about learning of his arrival in Albany, with printed copy of letter, 29 Mar. 1776
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Letter from Philip Schuyler to John Thomas, 23 Apr. 1776
Reel 3171.1.7.73
Letter from Benedict Arnold (Montreal) to John Thomas, 1 May 1776
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Letter from Constant Freeman, Jr. (Three Rivers) to John Thomas, 10 May 1776
Reel 3171.1.7.74
Letter from Baron de Woedtke (Sorel) to John Thomas, 19 May 1776
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Letter from Baron de Woedtke to unidentified recipient, undated
Reel 3171.1.7.76
Letter from John Thomas to "my friends and countrymen," 9 May 1776
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Letter from Benedict Arnold (Sorel) to John Thomas, 14 May 1776
Reel 3171.1.7.80
Letter from Charles Carroll (Montreal) to John Thomas, signed also by Samuel Chase, 15 May 1776
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Letter from Philip Schuyler (Fort George) to John Thomas, 17 May 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Sorel) to commissioners of Congress, 20 May 1776

Partially printed in Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2nd series, vol. 18, p. 431.

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Letter from Baron de Woedtke (Sorel) to John Thomas, 18 May 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Sorel) to General Wooster, 20 May 1776
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Letter from James Jeffry to Pierre Marteth, 2 May 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Chambly) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 25 May 1776
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Letter from John Thomas (Sorel) to General Wooster, 21 May 1776

Printed in Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 2nd series, vol. 18, p. 431.

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Letter from Hannah Jones (Dorchester) to John Thomas, 1 May 1775
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Letter from Josiah Sturtevant (Boston) to John Thomas asking his protection in passing the guard, 9 May 1775
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Receipt to Sam Langley, undated
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Letter from Josiah Sturtevant (Boston) to John Thomas, 15 May 1775
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Letter from Ebenezer Sproutt (Middleborough) to John Thomas, 1 June 1775
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Letter from John Thomas to unidentified recipient about barley, oats, and hay at Nantasket, 1724-1776
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Account of the burning of George Tavern, undated
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Report of the court-martial, held at the camp at Roxbury, at the trial of Private James Lee, 6-10 June 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.91
Letter from Samuel Partridge (Boston) to John Thomas, 13 June 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.91
Letter from Sylvanus Conant (Middleboro) to John Thomas, 13 June 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.92
General return by Samuel Brewer (Roxbury) of all the Massachusetts regiments in the camp at Roxbury, 5 July 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.93
Letter from W. Hunt (Watertown) to John Thomas, 17 July 1775
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Letter from Oakes Angier (Bridgewater) to John Thomas, 17 July 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.94
Letter from John Thomas (camp at Roxbury) to Colonel Warren, 11 Aug. 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.94
Letter from John Browne (Cohasset) to John Thomas, 11 Sep. 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.94
Letter from William Tayler (Milton) to John Thomas, 13 Sep. 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.95
Letter from William Tayler (Milton) to John Thomas, 16 Sep. 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.95
Letter from William Watson (Plymouth) to John Thomas, 27 Oct. 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.96
Letter from Theophilus Cotton (camp at Roxbury) to the Committee of Supplies, 29 Oct. 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.96
Letter from Peleg Wadsworth (Plymouth) to John Thomas, 10 Nov. 1775
Reel 3171.1.7.97
Letter from Joseph Read (camp at Dorchester) to General Ward, 1 Feb. 1776
Reel 3171.1.7.97
Return of the regiments of foot in John Thomas's brigade at Roxbury, 24 Feb. 1776
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Letter from Nathaniel Freeman (Roxbury) to John Thomas, 13 Jan. 1776
Reel 3171.1.7.98
Return of the brigade in the service of the United Colonies of North America commanded by John Thomas at Roxbury, 13 Jan. 1776
Reel 3171.1.7.98
Letter from Gad Hitchcock (Pembroke) to John Thomas, 20 Jan. 1776
Reel 3171.1.7.99
Report by Abel Pettibone of the center division of the main guard at Roxbury Neck, 30 Jan. 1776
Reel 3171.1.7.99
Letter from John Thomas to unidentified recipient, [1776]
Reel 3171.1.7.100
Letters patent relating to Acadie and the Isle of St. Christopher, on parchment, May 1713
Reel 3171.1.7.101
Letter from Vaudreuil to the king of France, 1715
Reel 3171.1.7.102
Printed pamphlet: "The Life and Services of Major General John Thomas," 1844
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Resolve of the Massachusetts House of Representatives granting pay to John Thomas as keeper of the lighthouse on the gurnet, signed by Thomas Cushing, speaker; Thomas Flucker, secretary; and Thomas Hutchinson, 12 Apr. 1771
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Printed biography of John Thomas, undated

D. Letterbook, 1609-1810; bulk: 1747-1776

This letterbook contains John Thomas's incoming and outgoing correspondence with a variety of individuals, including Miles Whitworth, Benjamin Lincoln, Isaac Lothrop, John Brown, John Adams, Mercy Otis Warren, Jotham Gay, Jeremiah Hall, James Hamilton, Abel Keen, Job Winslow, and many others. Included are letters to and from many of the same correspondents represented in Series III.C. Letterbook, 1713-1844.

This subseries also contains a large number of military papers, including orders and returns from Thomas's service in the French and Indian War (1755-1760); billeting rolls of companies in John Thomas's regiment at Castle William (1759); and papers related to the courts-martial of David Davis (1775) and Jabez Palmer, Moses Snell, John Downing, and John Fling (1759).

Note: This volume is identified on the microfilm as "Letterbook, 1747-1776."

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Letter from George Washington (Philadelphia) to John Sinclair, 10 Dec. 1798
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Manuscript copy of the Declaration of Independence with annotations, undated
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Letter from Miles Whitworth (Boston) to John Thomas, 24 Mar. 1747
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Orders, 12 Apr. 1755
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Letter from William Taylor (Boston) to John Thomas, 3 Nov. 1747
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Letter from Miles Whitworth (Minas) to John Thomas, 3 Nov. 1755
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Letter from Gamaliel Bradford (Minas) to John Thomas, 19 Sep. 1755
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Printed diary of John Thomas, 9 Apr.-31 Dec. 1755
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Letter from John Thomas (Annapolis Royal) to his brother, 26 May 1747, with another on verso, 14 May 1747
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Letter from John Thomas (Marshfield) to unidentified recipient, 2 Sep. 1748
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Letter from John Thomas (Marshfield) to unidentified recipient, 4 Dec. 1748
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Letter from John Thomas (Marshfield) to unidentified recipient, 4 Dec. 1748
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Letter from Philip Godfrid Kast (Camp Cumberland) to John Thomas, 24 Sep. 1755
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Orders for the provincial troops, 13 May 1759
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Letter from Benoni Danks (Fort Lawrence) to unidentified recipient, 2 Oct. 1756
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Asa Dyer enlistment paper, sworn before Benjamin Lincoln, 10 Apr. 1759
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Rules and orders by R. Barton (Boston) for the provincial troops of the Massachusetts Bay destined for the relief of the garrison at Lunenburg, 15 Apr. 1759
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Petition by John Thomas to the governor and Council of Massachusetts Bay, 1767
Reel 3171.1.8.7
Orders and directions for the officer commanding at Mush-Mush Blockhouse, undated
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Letter from Timothy Ruggles (Boston) to unidentified recipient, 20 Apr. 1759
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Orders by Thomas Pownall giving the destination of the provincial troops of Massachusetts Bay, copy by John Thomas, 21 Apr. 1759
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Billeting roll of Jabez Snow's company in John Thomas's regiment, 24 Apr. 1759
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Letter from John Thomas to Colonel Miller, 1759
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Orders by Charles Lawrence for the garrison at Fort Edward, copy by Jotham Gay, 1759
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Extract from the governor's message related to the king's garrison at Cape Breton and Nova Scotia, [1759]
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Order to Job Winslow to embark for Halifax, not signed, [1759]
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General return of all the officers, subalterns, and privates of each company of John Thomas's regiment at Castle William, 26 Apr. 1759
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Regimental orders (Crown Point), 20-21 June 1760
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Order by Thomas Pownall to pay soldiers, copy by John Thomas, 22 Mar. 1760
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Letter from John Furnass to John Thomas, 18 Apr. 1760
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General orders by John Thomas (Albany), 24-27 May 1760
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John Thomas diary, partly written in pencil, 1-16 June 1760
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Return of the number of carpenters and masons in John Thomas's regiment at the camp at Fort George, Crown Point, 10 June 1760
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Letter from Jeffery Amherst to Colonel Haviland, 1760, with copy by John Darby (Montreal), 14 Sep. 1760
Reel 3171.1.8.13
Letter from Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. (Lebanon) to John Thomas, 30 Nov. 1762
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Letter from Thomas Hutchinson to Thomas Gage, probably an intercepted letter, 23 July 1770
Reel 3171.1.8.16
Letter from Lemuel Robinson (Milton) to John Thomas, 23 Apr. 1775
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Letter from Artemas Ward (Cambridge) to John Thomas, 23 Apr. 1775
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Letter from Theophilus Cotton (Plymouth) to John Thomas, 24 Apr. 1775
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Letter from Nathaniel Freeman (Sandwich) to John Thomas, 2 May 1775
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Letter from "Patriae Amator" to John Thomas, 5 May 1775
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Permit from Samuel Graves (Boston), as vice-admiral of the blue, to Jacob Whipple to fish in the harbor, 9 May 1775
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Letter from Richard Devens (Cambridge) to John Thomas about a vote of Congress, 13 May 1775
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Examination of Seth Spear (Braintree) as to his dealings with the British ships of war, sworn before Josiah Quincy, 20 May 1775
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Letter from John Thomas to unidentified recipient about the suffering in Boston, 20 May 1775
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Letter from Benjamin Loring (Duxborough) to John Thomas, 25 May 1775
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Letter from Samuel Stebbins (Georges Island) to Benjamin Lincoln, 26 May 1775
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Letter from Jesse Stephenson (Cohasset) to John Thomas about trunks and letters of Robert Temple, 27 May 1775
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Letter from Ephraim Spooner (Plymouth) to John Thomas, 2 June 1775
Reel 3171.1.8.26
Letter from Benjamin Lincoln (Providence) to John Thomas, 8 June 1775
Reel 3171.1.8.26
Letter from Mrs. Bowdoin to John Thomas, 5 June 1775
Reel 3171.1.8.26
Finding of a regimental court-martial about David Davis, signed by Peter Harwood, Josiah Witter, Ezra Badlam, Jonathan Carriel, Lemuel Bancroft, and Thomas Chase, 12 June 1775
Reel 3171.1.8.28
Letter from Benjamin Lincoln (Watertown) to John Thomas, 22 June 1775
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Letter from Isaac Lothrop (Watertown) to John Thomas introducing Captain Maltbie of Fairfield, Conn., 22 June 1775
Reel 3171.1.8.28
Letter from John Thomas (Roxbury camp) to Joseph Hawley, 22 June 1775
Reel 3171.1.8.28
Letter from Major Furness (Medford) to John Thomas, 23 June 1775
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Letter from Read to John Thomas, 19 July [1775]
Reel 3171.1.8.29
Letter from John Brown to Samuel Cushing, [1775]
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Report by Thomas Mayhew of the main guard for July, 18 July 1775
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Permit to pass the main guard from John Erving, Jr. (Boston) to Jacob Whipple, signed also by Nathaniel Ray Thomas and N. Hatch, 5 July 1775
Reel 3171.1.8.30
Letter from E. Otis (Barnstable) to John Thomas, 7 Sep. 1775
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Letter from Isaac Lothrop to John Thomas, 4 July 1775
Reel 3171.1.8.31
Letter from James Warren (Watertown) to John Thomas, 20 Aug. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas to General Gates, rough draft, 24 Sep. 1775
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Letter from Thaddeus Burr (Fairfield) to John Thomas introducing Dr. Francis Forque, chief surgeon of Colonel Webb's regiment, 24 Sep. 1775
Reel 3171.1.8.31
Letter from John Browne (Cohasset) to John Thomas, 30 Sep. 1775
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Letter from John Winslow (Marshfield) to John Thomas, 3 Oct. 1775
Reel 3171.1.8.32
Letter from William Rand (Kingston) to John Thomas, 15 Oct. 1775
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Letter from John Thomas to John Adams, rough draft, 24 Oct. 1775
Reel 3171.1.8.33
Letter from John Thomas (Philadelphia) to John Adams, rough draft, 1 Nov. 1775
Reel 3171.1.8.33
Letter from George Godfrey (Taunton) to John Thomas, 3 Nov. 1775
Reel 3171.1.8.34
Letter from Otis to John Thomas, 26 Nov. 1755
Reel 3171.1.8.34
List of officers appointed by Congress with their pay, in the handwriting of John Thomas, 9 Dec. 1775
Reel 3171.1.8.35
Letter from William Davis (Dartmouth) to John Thomas, 19 Dec. 1775
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Letter from Charles Warren to John Thomas, 25 Dec. 1775
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Letter from Colonel Huntington to John Thomas, 13 Jan. 1776
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Letter from Mercy Warren to John Thomas, 10 Jan. 1776
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Letter from William Drew (Kingston) to John Thomas, 20 Feb. 1776
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Letter from Benjamin Bullard (Roxbury) to John Thomas, 23 Feb. 1776
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Billeting roll of Samuel Dunbar's company in John Thomas's regiment at Castle William, 2 May 1759
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Billeting roll of Abel Keen's company in John Thomas's regiment at Castle William, 3 May 1759
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Billeting roll of Barachiah Bassett's company in John Thomas's regiment at Castle William, 4 May 1759
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Billeting roll of Josiah Thacher's company in John Thomas's regiment at Castle William, 4 May 1759
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Copy of account of stores for John Thomas's regiment, 4 May 1759
Reel 3171.1.8.52
Billeting roll of Ephraim Holmes's company in John Thomas's regiment at Castle William, with receipt by Nelson Finney, 5 May 1759
Reel 3171.1.8.52
Distribution of barracks at Lunenburg, 9 May 1759
Reel 3171.1.8.52
Letter from Jotham Gay (Fort Edward) to John Thomas, 28 May 1759
Reel 3171.1.8.53
Proceedings of a regimental court-martial (Halifax, N.S.) for the trial of Jabez Palmer, Moses Snell, John Downing, and John Fling, signed by Josiah Thacher, president; and John Thomas, 6 June 1759
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Letter from Jeremiah Hall (Lunenburg) to John Thomas, 11 June 1759
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Letter from George Lane (Fort Sackwall) to John Thomas, 6 July 1759
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Engraving of Henry Hudson's ship, 4 Sep. 1609
Reel 3171.1.8.54
Letter from Jeremiah Hall (Lunenburg) to John Thomas, with a list of names, 21 July 1759
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Letter from John Thomas (Halifax) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 9 Aug. 1759
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Letter from John Thomas (Halifax) to unidentified recipient, rough draft, 12 Sep. 1759
Reel 3171.1.8.55
Letter from Jotham Gay (Fort Edward) to John Thomas, 23 Aug. 1759
Reel 3171.1.8.55
Letter from John Thomas (Halifax) to unidentified recipient and a return of men, rough draft, 29 Aug. 1759
Reel 3171.1.8.56
Letter from Jeremiah Hall (Lunenburg) to John Thomas, 5 Sep. 1759
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Letter from Jeremiah Mayhew (Annapolis Royal) to John Thomas, 4 Sep. 1759
Reel 3171.1.8.57
Letter from Jeremiah Hall (Lunenburg) to John Thomas, 2 Nov. 1759
Reel 3171.1.8.57
Letter from J. Hoar (Annapolis Royal) to John Thomas, 7 Nov. 1759
Reel 3171.1.8.57
Receipt from James Hamilton (Halifax) to John Thomas for three months' pay, 16 Nov. 1759
Reel 3171.1.8.58
Letter from James Hamilton (Halifax) to John Thomas, 16 Nov. 1759
Reel 3171.1.8.58
Letter from John Thomas (Halifax) to governor, 6 Dec. 1759
Reel 3171.1.8.59
Letter from Thomas Clapp (Scituate) to John Thomas, 24 Dec. 1759
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List of vessels taken, 1759
Reel 3171.1.8.60
Return of men raised by Colonel Lincoln and turned over to John Thomas, signed by Jotham Gay, [May] 1759
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Billeting roll of Silvanus Bourn's company in John Thomas's regiment at Castle William, 4 May 1759
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List of officers in John Thomas's regiment, [1759]
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Billeting roll of the field commission and staff officers of John Thomas's regiment, 1759
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Return of John Thomas's regiment, 1759
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Billeting roll of Captain Gay's company in John Thomas's regiment
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Letter from Abel Keen (Lunenburg) to John Thomas, 5 Jan. 1760
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Letter from Job Winslow (Boston) to John Thomas, 7 Jan. 1760
Reel 3171.1.8.68
Letter from Abner Hall (Lunenburg) to John Thomas, 10 Jan. 1760
Reel 3171.1.8.70
Letter from Job Winslow (Boston) to John Thomas, 25 Jan. 1760
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Letter from Abel Keen (Lunenburg) to John Thomas, 17 Feb. 1760
Reel 3171.1.8.71
Letter from John Rider (Halifax) to John Thomas, 15 Mar. 1760
Reel 3171.1.8.72
Letter from John Brown (Halifax) to John Thomas, 17 Mar. 1760
Reel 3171.1.8.72
Letter from John Brown (Halifax) to John Thomas, 17 Mar. 1760
Reel 3171.1.8.73
Letter from Nathaniel Thwing (Halifax) to John Thomas, 4 Apr. 1760
Reel 3171.1.8.73
Letter from John Brown (Halifax) to John Thomas, 8 Apr. 1760
Reel 3171.1.8.74
Letter from Jotham Gay (Halifax) to John Thomas, 7 May 1760
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Letter from John Thomas (Albany) to governor about Hamilton, 26 May 1760
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Letter from Daniel Parker to John Thomas, 10 Aug. 1760
Reel 3171.1.8.81
Printed poem: "Dr. Fansher's Rules, To be observed during Vaccination," by [Sylvanus] Fansher, [1810]
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Letter from Ephraim Jackson (Crown Point) to John Adams, 25 Sep. 1760
Reel 3171.1.8.79
Letter from Jonathan Trumbull (Lebanon) to Hannah Thomas, 25 Aug. 1785
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Receipt from Joseph Josselyn (Hanover) to John Thomas for his pay as a soldier, 1 Mar. 1776

Preferred Citation

John Thomas papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Amherst, Jeffery Amherst, Baron, 1717-1797.
Gay, Jotham, 1733-1802.
Keen, Abel.
Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805.
Sampson, Joseph.
Thomas, Anthony.
Thomas, Augustus.
Thomas, Hannah.
Thomas, John, d. 1855.
Ward, Artemas, 1727-1800.
Warren, Mercy Otis, 1728-1814.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Thomas family.

Organizations:

Massachusetts. Provincial Forces. Regiment, John Thomas's (1755-1763)
United States. Continental Army. Brigade, John Thomas's.
United States. Continental Army--Officers
Brown University--Students.

Subjects:

Physicians--Massachusetts--Marshfield.
Soldiers--Diaries.
Surgeons--Massachusetts--Marshfield.
Voyages and travels--Diaries.
Weather.
Orderly books.
Boston (Mass.)--History--Siege, 1775-1776.
Crown Point (N.Y.).
Fort Chambly (Chambly, Québec).
Marshfield (Mass.)--History.
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1755-1763--Campaigns.
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1755-1763--Order-books.
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1755-1763--Personal narratives.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Campaigns.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Personal narratives.
United States--History--French and Indian War, 1755-1763--Regimental histories--Massachusetts Provincial Forces, John Thomas's Regiment.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Regimental histories--Continental Army, John Thomas's Brigade.
Diaries, 1748-1755, 1760