COLLECTION GUIDES

1775-1785

Guide to the Microfilm Edition


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of correspondence and other papers of jurist and political leader Meshech Weare of New Hampshire.

Biographical Sketch

Meshech Weare (1713-1786) was one of the most important figures in Revolutionary War New Hampshire. He was the first president (governor) of New Hampshire and also served as president of the council, chief justice, and chairman of the Committee of Safety.

Collection Description

This collection consists of two volumes of tipped-in correspondence, 1775-1785, and a letterbook of manuscript copies of letters, 1779-1782, all reproduced on one reel of microfilm. Among Weare's most frequent correspondents are Josiah Bartlett, Abiel Foster, John Taylor Gilman, Samuel Huntington, John Jay, Henry Laurens, Samuel Livermore, Nathaniel Peabody, Jeremiah Powell, John Sullivan, Charles Thomson, and George Washington. The collection also contains correspondence with Ira Allen; Benedict Arnold; Jacob Bayley; Jeremy Belknap; Elias Boudinot; George Clinton; Henry Dearborn; Nathaniel Folsom; Horatio Gates; William Greene; John Hancock; Jabez Hatch; William Heath; Thomas Jefferson; Robert R. Livingston; Thomas Mifflin; Gouverneur Morris; Robert Morris; Joseph Nourse; Timothy Pickering; Alexander Scammell; Roger Sherman; John Stark; Friedrich Wilhelm, Baron von Steuben; Jonathan Trumbull; Louis Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil; Artemas Ward; Joshua Wentworth; and William Whipple.

Subjects represented in this collection include military operations during the Revolutionary War, money and provisions for the war effort, recruitment, privateers, policies related to Loyalists and prisoners of war, peace negotiations and the Treaty of Paris (1783), political appointments, the activities of the Continental Congress, the New Hampshire land grants, Vermont statehood, and currency issues.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Redford Webster.

Detailed Description of the Collection

This list includes all of the items in the collection in the order they appear on the microfilm. Items are filmed in approximate chronological order. Outgoing letters from Meshech Weare consist mostly of unsigned letterbook copies.

I. Letterbook I, 1775-1782

1775-1782

Account by Mr. Evans of New Hampshire militia troops.

10 Mar. 1777

Letter from the Committee of Safety of Surry, N.H., to Meshech Weare protesting against the liberal treatment of alleged Loyalists B. Batchelder, Robert Gilmore, and Benjamin Hall. Signed by Woolston Brockway, Thomas Darte, Peter Hayward, and Jonathan Smith.

23 July 1777

Order from Meshech Weare, on behalf of the New Hampshire Committee of Safety, to Lt. Col. Joshua Wentworth about steps to be taken in the face of a threatened British naval attack.

Philadelphia, 3 Sep. 1777

Letter from John Gibson, Jr., auditor general of the U.S. lottery, to Meshech Weare about the lottery.

Philadelphia, 8 Sep. 1777

Letter from John Ord, sitting manager of the U.S. lottery, to Meshech Weare about the lottery.

Providence, 17 Sep. 1777

Letter from J. Spencer to the New Hampshire Committee of Safety about Dr. Philip Carrigan.

Boston, 26 Sep. 1777

Letter from Jeremiah Powell to Meshech Weare about Weare's communication laid before the General Court.

Boston, 26 Sep. 1777

Letter from John Pickering, Jr., to Meshech Weare about action by Massachusetts on the report of the committees lately met at Springfield.

30 Apr. 1778

Receipt of Meshech Weare for unsold U.S. lottery tickets.

8 Jan. 1778

Resolve of the U.S. Continental Congress concerning lotteries.

Exeter, 22 June 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to the naval commander at New York proposing an exchange of prisoners taken from the ships McClary and Portsmouth.

Exeter, 22 June 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to the governor of Nova Scotia and the naval commander at Halifax proposing an exchange of prisoners taken from the ships McClary and Portsmouth.

Exeter, 22 June 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to the naval commander at Newport proposing an exchange of prisoners taken from the ships McClary and Portsmouth.

Hampton Falls, 26 June 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. John Sullivan about steps taken to procure New Hampshire's quota of troops for Rhode Island.

Portsmouth, 29 June 1778

Letter from John Wendell to Meshech Weare proposing his son for a notary public and declaring his own devotion to the American cause.

Hampton Falls, 4 July 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to Henry Laurens acknowledging receipt of certain acts of Congress.

9 July 1778

Vote of the Connecticut Committee of Safety about couriers and special expresses.

Philadelphia, 11 July 1778

Letter from Josiah Bartlett to Meshech Weare about the arrival of the French fleet under Count d'Estaing.

Lebanon, 13 July 1778

Letter from Gov. Jonathan Trumbull to Meshech Weare communicating a 9 July 1778 resolve of the governor and council of Connecticut about the employment of couriers.

Philadelphia, 20 July 1778

Letter from Josiah Bartlett to Meshech Weare about the ratification of the Articles of Confederation, the need for at least two Congressional delegates from each state, and the need for more power for the New Hampshire executive.

Exeter, 25 July 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to Henry Laurens acknowledging receipt of an act of Congress.

Exeter, 25 July 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to [Gov. Jonathan Trumbull] about a proposal to abolish the courier system.

Kingstown, 27 July 1778

Letter from Col. Ebenezer Stevens to Meshech Weare excusing his failure to take the oath as justice of the peace.

[Aug.] 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to the council about supplying New Hampshire with a number of prisoners to redeem privateersmen from the ship Portsmouth imprisoned at Halifax.

3 Aug. 1778

Order from Meshech Weare, on behalf of the New Hampshire Committee of Safety, to Lt. Col. Joshua Wentworth to raise New Hampshire volunteers to reinforce Gen. John Sullivan in Rhode Island.

Providence, 4 Aug. 1778

Letter from Gen. John Sullivan to Meshech Weare about the supply of provisions for the fleet of Count d'Estaing.

Philadelphia, 4 Aug. 1778

Letter from Josiah Bartlett to Meshech Weare about an application to the Continental Treasury for money for New Hampshire and problems with the New Hampshire grants.

Philadelphia, 8 Aug. 1778

Letter from Henry Laurens to Meshech Weare about a resolution of Congress related to the expedition against Rhode Island.

Hampton Falls, 8 Aug. 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to Josiah Bartlett about a Congressional grant for New Hampshire, New Hampshire volunteers for service in Rhode Island, the absence of executive authority in the New Hampshire government, and the question of Vermont statehood.

Exeter, 15 Aug. 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gov. Jonathan Trumbull about New Hampshire's unwillingness to discontinue the courier system as agreed upon by the New England states.

Exeter, 15 Aug. 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. John Sullivan about New Hampshire's inability to furnish supplies for the French fleet of Count d'Estaing.

Philadelphia, 16 Aug. 1778

Letter from Henry Laurens to Meshech Weare forwarding commissions for private vessels of war.

Newport, 26 Aug. 1778

Letter from William Whipple to Meshech Weare about the melting away of the New Hampshire volunteer force in Rhode Island.

Philadelphia, 13 Sep. 1778

Letter from Henry Laurens to Meshech Weare communicating certain acts of Congress.

Providence, 14 Sep. 1778

Letter from Nicholas Van Cortlandt to Meshech Weare about an exchange of prisoners.

Boston, 3 Oct. 1778

Letter from Jeremiah Powell to Meshech Weare communicating a resolve of the Massachusetts General Court about the post between Connecticut and New Hampshire.

3 Oct. 1778

Resolve of the Massachusetts General Court about the post between Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Philadelphia, 7 Oct. 1778

Letter from Henry Laurens to Meshech Weare communicating acts of Congress.

8 Oct. 1778

Letter from the selectmen and Committee of Safety of Chesterfield, N.H., to Meshech Weare about replacing Samuel Davis's paper money lost in a fire. Signed by Kimball Carlton, Jonathan Hildreth, Samuel Hildreth, Jacob Hinds, and Moses Smith.

Philadelphia, 10 Oct. 1778

Letter from Josiah Bartlett to Meshech Weare about a money grant for New Hampshire.

Boston, 22 Oct. 1778

Letter from Jeremiah Powell to Meshech Weare communicating an act of the General Court related to absentee Loyalists.

Boston, 22 Oct. 1778

Letter from Gen. William Heath to Meshech Weare about a possible eastward movement by the enemy and the readiness of the New Hampshire militia for any emergency.

Providence, 25 Oct. [1778]

Letter from Gen. John Sullivan to the president and council of New Hampshire communicating a map of military operations in Rhode Island.

Hampton Falls, 27 Oct. 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to Henry Laurens acknowledging the receipt of sundry communications.

Nov. 1778

Letter from James Bayly to Meshech Weare about complications related to land titles in Landaff, N.H. [Previously also cataloged under "Misc."]

2 Nov. 1778

Letter from the selectmen of Mason, N.H., to the New Hampshire Committee of Safety about Samuel Tarbell's farm. Signed by Benjamin Mann and Joseph Meriam.

Exeter, 6 Nov. 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to Henry Laurens about reimbursing New Hampshire citizen Samuel Davis for Continental money lost in a fire.

Exeter, 6 Nov. 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. William Whipple about reimbursing New Hampshire citizen Samuel Davis for Continental money lost in a fire.

10 Nov. 1778

Resolve of the U.S. Continental Congress appointing a committee to superintend the commissary and quartermaster's departments.

Philadelphia, 16 Nov. 1778

Letter from Henry Laurens to Meshech Weare communicating acts of Congress for the benefit of disabled soldiers and seamen and for organizing the public treasury.

Exeter, 25 Nov. 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to the selectmen of Mason, N.H., about Samuel Tarbell's farm.

Exeter, 25 Nov. 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. John Sullivan communicating a vote of the New Hampshire General Court and discussing the Rhode Island campaign.

Gloucester, 10 Dec. 1778

Letter from Ebenezer Cleaveland to Meshech Weare about Mr. Davenport.

Exeter, 23 Dec. 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to Jeremiah Powell about information on absentee Loyalists.

Exeter, 24 Dec. 1778

Circular letter from Meshech Weare to the several states enclosing an act against absentee Loyalists.

Exeter, 28 Dec. 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to Henry Laurens about the arrest in New Hampshire of people bringing in the manifesto of the British peace commissioners.

[1779]

Memorandum by Meshech Weare on the distribution of powder supplies.

Hampton Falls, 4 Jan. 1779

Letter from Meshech Weare to a committee of Congress about surplus supplies produced in New Hampshire.

Hampton Falls, 16 Jan. 1779

Letter from Meshech Weare to John Jay about measures taken to prevent masts and spars from falling into enemy hands.

Exeter, 19 Jan. 1779

Letter from Meshech Weare to the managers of the U.S. lottery.

Lebanon, 13 Feb. 1779

Letter from Gov. Jonathan Trumbull to Meshech Weare discussing the "iniquitous designs" of "evil minded persons" in Connecticut and warning Weare about Mr. Ranna Cossit [Rene Cossitt], a suspicious person.

Arlington, 1 Mar. 1779

Letter from Ira Allen to Meshech Weare about his mission to New Hampshire and Vermont's dissolution of the "imaginary union" with the 16 towns east of the Connecticut River.

Providence, 11 Mar. 1779

Letter from William Greene to Meshech Weare calling on New Hampshire for troops to aid in the defense of Rhode Island.

Providence, 6 May 1778

Letter from Thomas Eyres to Meshech Weare enclosing an act for establishing a college in Rhode Island.

Exeter, 17 May 1778

Letter from Ephraim Robinson to Meshech Weare about cash, etc., for a party of Indians employed by Gen. Gates.

York Town, 27 May 1778

Letter from Josiah Bartlett to Meshech Weare about correspondence between the president of Congress and the state governors.

Exeter, 27 May 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to Henry Laurens acknowledging receipt of various acts of Congress.

York Town, 15 June 1778

Letter from Josiah Bartlett and John Wentworth, Jr., to Meshech Weare about New Hampshire's quota of troops for Rhode Island.

York Town, 20 June 1778

Letter from Henry Laurens to Meshech Weare forwarding an act of Congress.

Exeter, 22 June 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to the naval commander at Halifax proposing an exchange of prisoners taken from the ships McClary and Portsmouth.

Hampton Falls, 25 Sep. 1778

Letter from Meshech Weare to Henry Laurens acknowledging receipt of acts of Congress.

Philadelphia, 11 Nov. 1778

Letter from Gouverneur Morris, Nathaniel Scudder, and William Whipple, members of a committee of Congress, to Meshech Weare communicating a resolve about the quartermaster and commissary general's departments and New Hampshire's resources in flour, wheat, etc.

Philadelphia, 12 Mar. 1779

Letter from John Jay to Meshech Weare transmitting an act of Congress related to the urgent recruiting problem.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Portsmouth, 17 Mar. 1779

Certificate from Joshua Wentworth to Meshech Weare about the choice of militia officers by Greenland, N.H., trainband.

Philadelphia, 22 Mar. 1779

Circular letter from John Jay to Meshech Weare forwarding a resolve of Congress recommending a day of fasting.

Middlebrook, 24 Mar. 1779

Letter from George Washington to Meshech Weare asking for information about the strength of New Hampshire militia available for national service.

Apr. 1779

Memoranda by Meshech Weare of troops to be raised for the Continental Army.

Philadelphia, 7 Apr. 1779

Letter from John Jay to Meshech Weare transmitting acts of Congress for regulating the clothing department of the army and the pay of officers in it.

Portsmouth, 11 Apr. 1779

Petition from prisoners Ebenezer Cowan, Charles Hunt, and Jeremiah Pote to Meshech Weare for their release.

Philadelphia, 13 Apr. 1779

Letter from Ralph Pomeroy to Meshech Weare transmitting a resolve of Congress related to the office of commissioner of clothing accounts.

Philadelphia, 18 Apr. 1779

Letter from John Jay to Meshech Weare transmitting an act of Congress for preventing persons from entering the enemy's lines.

Philadelphia, 20 Apr. 1779

Letter from Friedrich Wilhelm, Baron von Steuben, to Meshech Weare about his book of regulations and the importance of the militia in the American military.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Portsmouth, 20 Apr. 1779

Letter from Supply Clap to Meshech Weare about his proposal for sending prisoners to New York.

Hampton Falls, 23 Apr. 1779

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington about the number of New Hampshire militia available for special Continental service.

Providence, 29 Apr. 1779

Letter from Gen. Horatio Gates to Meshech Weare about the need for the New Hampshire quota of troops promised for the defense of Rhode Island.

[May] 1779

Memoranda by Meshech Weare about raising New Hampshire's Continental quota.

Providence, 10 May 1779

Letter from Gen. John Stark to Meshech Weare about the urgent need for New Hampshire's quota of troops in Rhode Island, the British raid on Point Judith, and Col. Holland's conduct.

Philadelphia, 11 May 1779

Letter from John Jay to Meshech Weare forwarding acts of Congress about the settlement of Com. Gen. Trumbull's accounts and the defense of Rhode Island.

Philadelphia, 18 May 1779

Letter from Gen. William Whipple to Meshech Weare about war news and military operations in Georgia.

Middlebrook, 22 May 1779

Circular letter from George Washington to Meshech Weare about the condition of the army and the need for greater military activity in the country.

Philadelphia, 22 May 1779

Letter from John Jay to Meshech Weare transmitting an act of Congress calling on the states for $45 million.

Philadelphia, 25 May 1779

Letter from John Jay to Meshech Weare forwarding acts of Congress about capture on the high seas, the exchange of citizens captured by Indians, and Continental officers exchanged.

Philadelphia, 28 May 1779

Letter from John Jay to Meshech Weare forwarding a copy of an address of Congress to the inhabitants of the United States.

Exeter, 29 May 1779

Letter from Meshech Weare to John Jay acknowledging receipt of his 11 May 1779 letter enclosing acts of Congress.

Warwick, R.I., 3 June 1779

Letter from William Greene to Meshech Weare transmitting a copy of a 7 May 1779 resolution of Congress about the urgent need for troops from New Hampshire.

Philadelphia, 4 June 1779

Letter from Gen. William Whipple to Meshech Weare about having a New Hampshire man meet with the Congressional committee going to Vermont on business related to the New Hampshire grants.

Philadelphia, 5 June 1779

Letter from Michael Hillegas to Meshech Weare transmitting proof sheets of bills to be issued by Congress.

Providence, 10 June 1779

Letter from William Greene to Meshech Weare about the Springfield Convention, the urgent need for troops from New Hampshire, and military matters in Rhode Island.

Exeter, 25 June 1779

Letter from Beza Woodward to Meshech Weare apologizing for not acknowledging his appointment as county commissioner and discussing the inadvisability of setting up courts in Grafton County.

Portsmouth, 27 June 1779

Letter from John Penhallow and Col. Joshua Wentworth to Meshech Weare informing him of the enemy's defeat in South Carolina.

Boston, 29 June 1779

Letter from Jeremiah Powell to Meshech Weare requesting New Hampshire's cooperation in the Penobscot expedition.

Portsmouth, 6 July 1779

Letter from William Gardner to Meshech Weare about a return for clothing supplied to the troops in 1777.

Philadelphia, 9 July 1779

Letter from Col. Nathaniel Peabody to Meshech Weare forwarding handbills and newspapers.

Boston, 9 July 1779

Letter from Jeremiah Powell to Meshech Weare requesting New Hampshire's cooperation in the Penobscot expedition.

Lebanon, 11 July 1779

Letter from Gov. Jonathan Trumbull to Meshech Weare about the attack on New Haven and Fairfield, Conn.

New Windsor, 12 July 1779

Letter from Friedrich Wilhelm, Baron von Steuben, to Meshech Weare about a copy of his Regulations.

Hampton Falls, 13 July 1779

Letter from Meshech Weare to John Jay about New Hampshire's efforts to fill its Continental quota and raise troops for the defense of Rhode Island.

Philadelphia, 20 July 1779

Letter from Nathaniel Peabody to Meshech Weare about war news, including the capture of Stony Point.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Hartford, 27 July 1779

Letter from Silas Hodges to Meshech Weare about the purchase of land on the west side of the Connecticut River.

Hampton Falls, 31 July 1779

Letter from Meshech Weare to John Jay about the collection of money in New Hampshire for a loan to the general government.

31 July 1779

Copy of the affidavits of Daniel Evans and John Shackford about the robbery of a Spanish vessel by a Liverpool brigantine flying American colors.

Boston, 4 Aug. 1779

Letter from Ebenezer Hazard to Meshech Weare about an American atlas with maps said to be based on Samuel Holland's.

Moor's House, near West Point, 4 Aug. 1779

Letter from Col. Alexander Scammell to Meshech Weare about the commission of Weare's son, the American victory at Stony Point, and the likelihood of British reinforcements.

Hartford, 4 Aug. 1779

Letter from Silas Hodges to Meshech Weare about the purchase of land on the west side of the Connecticut River and a meeting with Mr. Johnson.

Philadelphia, 10 Aug. 1779

Letter from Nathaniel Peabody to Meshech Weare about an alliance with Spain, expected British reinforcements, and Count d'Estaing's success.

Hampton Falls, 16 Aug. 1779

Letter from Meshech Weare to Jeremiah Powell about New Hampshire's inability to provide military assistance for the Penobscot expedition.

Portsmouth, 18 Aug. 1779

Letter from John Penhallow to Meshech Weare about bad news from the Penobscot expedition.

Philadelphia, 24 Aug. 1779

Letter from Nathaniel Peabody to Meshech Weare recommending a more regular and detailed correspondence between the states and their delegates in Congress.

Hampton Falls, 2 Sep. 1779

Draft of a letter from Meshech Weare to Zaccheus Colby about discord in the parish of the First Church at Hampton Falls and Weare's opposition to Colby's settlement there as minister.

West Point, 23 Sep. 1779

Letter from Col. Alexander Scammell to Meshech Weare about the Indian campaign, Gen. Sullivan's western expedition, recruiting, and the importance of re-enlisting New Hampshire troops immediately upon their return from the west.

West Point, 24 Sep. 1779

Letter from Col. Alexander Scammell to Meshech Weare about the money granted by New Hampshire to her colonels and the need for a re-enlistment policy.

Philadelphia, 28 Sep. 1779

Letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare informing him of Samuel Huntington's election as president of Congress.

Philadelphia, 3 Oct. 1779

Letter from Samuel Huntington to Meshech Weare forwarding an act of Congress related to the New Hampshire grants.

7 Oct. 1779

Resolve of the U.S. Continental Congress for treasurers to make returns.

Philadelphia, [10 Oct. 1779]

Letter from Samuel Huntington to Meshech Weare transmitting certain resolutions of Congress about the states' quotas for supplying the public treasury.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

21 Oct. 1779

Extract by Robert Troup from the minutes of the Treasury Board.

Philadelphia, 22 Oct. 1779

Letter from Joseph Nourse to Meshech Weare about steps taken by the treasury to check the counterfeiting of Continental currency.

Hampton Falls, 25 Oct. 1779

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Huntington acknowledging receipt of certain acts of Congress.

Philadelphia, 26 Oct. 1779

Letter from Nathaniel Peabody to Meshech Weare about the condition of the treasury, the problem of rising prices, the investment of Savannah, and the status of the Vermont question.

Philadelphia, 12 Nov. 1779

Letter from John Gibson, Jr., to Meshech Weare forwarding New Hampshire's account with the U.S. Treasury.

Philadelphia. 16 Nov. 1779

Letter from Nathaniel Peabody to Meshech Weare acknowledging receipt of a letter and discussing war news, military operations in the South, and his desire to leave Congress.

Exeter, 17 Nov. 1779

Letter from Meshech Weare to [William] Sever about a deserter from Massachusetts named Joseph Eaton Kenniston.

Exeter, 17 Nov. 1779

Letter from Meshech Weare to the New Hampshire delegates in Congress urging support of any move toward general price regulation.

Philadelphia, 20 Nov. 1779

Circular letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare about the desirability of a central collection of the states' public documents.

Philadelphia, 27 Nov. 1779

Letter from Nathaniel Peabody to Meshech Weare accepting his re-election as delegate to Congress.

Philadelphia, 7 Dec. 1779

Letter from Col. Robert Troup to Meshech Weare about treasurers' monthly returns and other treasury business.

Philadelphia, 14 Dec. 1779

Letter from Samuel Huntington to Meshech Weare forwarding an act of Congress calling upon the states for their quotas of supplies.

Philadelphia, 15 Dec. 1779

Letter from Samuel Huntington to Meshech Weare communicating an act of Congress about embargos.

15 Dec. 1779

Resolve of the U.S. Continental Congress for continuing an embargo.

Philadelphia, 17 Dec. 1779

Circular letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare forwarding journals of Congress.

Exeter, 29 Dec. 1779

Letter from Meshech Weare to Joseph Nourse about New Hampshire's account with the United States and new issues of Continental currency.

Exeter, 29 Dec. 1779

Letter from Meshech Weare about army clothing and cases of technical desertion attributed to lack of clothing.

Exeter, 29 Dec. 1779

Letter from Meshech Weare to the president of the Board of War asking for certain enlistment information.

1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Huntington about New Hampshire war legislation.

Newton, Conn., 3 Jan. 1780

Letter from Silas Hodges to Meshech Weare requesting the postponement of a case in court.

Boston, 14 Jan. 1780

Letter from Jeremiah Powell to Meshech Weare about Massachusetts's desire to repeal the inland Embargo Act.

Philadelphia, 18 Jan. 1780

Letter from Samuel Huntington to Meshech Weare forwarding acts of Congress related to prisoners of war and privileges to be granted reciprocally to French subjects and requesting speedy compliance.

Hampton Falls, 24 Jan. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Jeremiah Powell about the reasons for New Hampshire's repeal of an inland embargo law.

Hampton Falls, 26 Jan. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to the president of the Board of War about a shipment of money for the Portsmouth agent of the clothier general.

Philadelphia, 1 Feb. 1780

Letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare forwarding journals of Congress.

Philadelphia, 10 Feb. 1780

Circular letter from Samuel Huntington to Meshech Weare about New Hampshire's quota of troops for the current year.

Portsmouth, 8 Mar. 1780

Letter from Joshua Brackett to Meshech Weare about U.S. lottery tickets.

Exeter, 10 Mar. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare about Abraham Brown's notes.

Albany, 11 Mar. 1780

Letter from George Clinton to Meshech Weare about provisions to be made by the states for Continental troops at the end of the war.

Philadelphia, 14 Mar. 1780

Letter from Samuel Livermore to Meshech Weare about various matters of public concern, including the status of the Vermont and currency questions.

Philadelphia, 20 Mar. 1780

Letter from Gen. Benedict Arnold to Meshech Weare forwarding a copy of his court-martial proceedings to refute the account published by Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia, 21 Mar. 1780

Letter from Samuel Livermore to Meshech Weare about the status of the Vermont and currency questions and the financial plan of Congress.

27 Mar. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Col. Nathaniel Peabody about the effects of depreciation in New Hampshire.

Hampton Falls, 31 Mar. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to the managers of the U.S. lottery about the deposition of tickets.

Boston, 10 Apr. 1780

Letter from Jeremiah Powell to Meshech Weare acknowledging receipt of a letter and discussing action in Massachusetts on the currency problem.

Hampton Falls, 11 Apr. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Huntington about convening a special meeting of the New Hampshire legislature to consider the currency problem and act on recommendations of Congress.

Hampton Falls, 25 Apr. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gov. George Clinton about New Hampshire's action on the matter of military pay and allowance.

Boston, 2 May 1780

Letter from Gen. Artemas Ward to Meshech Weare discussing the capture of deserter Samuel Bridges and urging reciprocity by New Hampshire and Massachusetts with regard to deserters.

Hampton Falls, 8 May 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Huntington transmitting an act of the General Assembly related to the currency question.

Philadelphia, 30 May 1780

Letter from Francis Lewis to Meshech Weare transmitting a request of the Board of Admiralty for assembling supplies of masts and spars for the French fleet and for hastening the launch of the 74-gun ship of war being built at Portsmouth.

Philadelphia, 1 June 1780

Letter from Gen. Nathaniel Folsom to Meshech Weare discussing the surrender of Charleston and communicating a resolution of Congress for raising troops.

Boston, 5 June 1780

Letter from Jeremiah Powell, on behalf of the council of Massachusetts, to Meshech Weare about a proposed Canada expedition and the protection of Coos County.

Morristown, 11 June 1780

Letter from Nathaniel Peabody, John Mathews, and Philip Schuyler, members of a committee of Congress, to Meshech Weare discussing military developments and informing him that Elbridge Gerry will communicate particulars of the operations of the enemy.

Newbury, 12 June 1780

Letter from Gen. Jacob Bayley to the New Hampshire legislature about the defense of the Connecticut River frontier.

Exeter, 19 June 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to the New Hampshire delegates in Congress about various aspects of the currency problem.

Exeter, 19 June 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to the president of the Treasury Board about New Hampshire's immediate need for its quota of the new Continental currency.

Philadelphia, 20 June 1780

Circular letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare about privateers' commissions.

Philadelphia, 23 June 1780

Letter from Charles Thomson about George Washington's request for men and provisions.

Exeter, 24 June 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Francis Lewis about masts and spars for the French fleet, financial difficulties in New Hampshire, and the ship of war being fitted out at Portsmouth.

Exeter, 2 July 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to a committee of Congress about New Hampshire's quota for the Continental army.

Hampton Falls, 2 July 1780

Circular letter from Meshech Weare to the colonels of New Hampshire regiments about supplying the state's quota for the Continental army.

Morristown, 11 June 1780

Letter from Col. Nathaniel Peabody to Meshech Weare recommending Elbridge Gerry to his attention and discussing Gerry's tour on behalf of Congress.

Exeter, 15 July 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to the committee of Congress at headquarters about New Hampshire's quotas of men and supplies.

Hampton Falls, 17 July 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Huntington communicating acts of the state of New Hampshire related to its supply of money, men, and provisions.

Exeter, 22 July 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Andrew Cabot about the state's inability to accept rum in place of money payments.

Camp Preakness, 25 July 1780

Letter from Col. Nathanial Peabody to Meshech Weare about his reasons for not writing, the desirability of a post office in Exeter, and the appointment of Mr. Emmery.

27 July 1780

Extract by Charles Thomson from the minutes of Congress about commissions and bonds.

Philadelphia, 28 July 1780

Letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare about privateers' commissions.

3 Aug. 1780

Certificate of the promotion of Samuel Adams from ensign to lieutenant in the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment.

3 Aug. 1780

Certificate of the promotion of Daniel Gookin from ensign to lieutenant in the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment.

3 Aug. 1780

Certificate of the promotion of Joshua Merrow from ensign to lieutenant in the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment.

Hampton Falls, 8 Aug. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to the committee of Congress at headquarters about New Hampshire's quotas of men and supplies.

Hampton Falls, 8 Aug. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Col. Nathaniel Peabody acknowledging receipt of a letter and discussing letters miscarried and the desirability of a post office in Exeter.

Hampton Falls, 8 Aug. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. Nathaniel Folsom acknowledging receipt of a letter and discussing New Hampshire's war effort.

Tapan, 16 Aug. 1780

Circular letter from John Mathews, on behalf of a committee of the Continental Congress, to Meshech Weare about the danger of disaffection in the army and the urgent need for supplies.

Hampton Falls, 29 Aug. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to the committee of Congress at headquarters about steps taken by New Hampshire to meet its quota of army supplies.

Morristown, 8 Sep. 1780

Letter from Col. Nathaniel Peabody to Meshech Weare about letters miscarried, the situation in the South, and military prospects.

Hampton Falls, 11 Sep. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington about steps taken by New Hampshire to meet its quota of army supplies.

Portsmouth, 16 Sep. 1780

Letter from Col. Joshua Wentworth to Meshech Weare recommending Thomas Pickard.

30 Sep. 1780

Proclamation by Charles, Earl Cornwallis, about prisoners of war.

1 Oct. 1780

Letter from Alexander Scammell to Meshech Weare about the treason of Benedict Arnold and plans for military reorganization.

Philadelphia, 2 Oct. 1780

Letter from Gen. John Sullivan to Meshech Weare about the status of the Vermont question and the "deranged" state of American political affairs.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Keene, 6 Oct. 1780

Letter from Gen. James Reed to Meshech Weare about his claims on the United States and allowances due from Congress.

4 Oct. 1780

Letter from Col. Henry Dearborn to Meshech Weare about certain army promotions (3 Aug. 1780) and the return of warrants for correction.

Boston, 7 Oct. 1780

Letter from Deputy Quartermaster General Jabez Hatch to Meshech Weare about an assistant.

Hampton Falls, 16 Oct. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Col. Jabez Hatch recommending the appointment of Noah Emery as assistant deputy quartermaster general.

Philadelphia, 20 Oct. 1780

Circular letter from Samuel Huntington to Meshech Weare forwarding Congress's Thanksgiving Day proclamation.

Boston, 24 Oct. 1780

Letter from Deputy Quartermaster General Jabez Hatch to Meshech Weare about appointing Noah Emery as assistant.

Haverhill, 25 Oct. 1780

Letter from Col. Timothy Bedel to Meshech Weare about the enemy attack on Royalton, Vermont.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Portsmouth, 3 Nov. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to the president of the Board of War requesting certain military information.

10 Nov. 1780

Resolves of the U.S. Continental Congress related to privateers.

Philadelphia, 13 Nov. 1780

Circular letter from Samuel Huntington to Meshech Weare forwarding a resolution of Congress about British abuses on the seas.

Hampton Falls, 20 Nov. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. John Sullivan about M. de la Tour's claim of tax exemption.

Hampton Falls, 20 Nov. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. John Sullivan about the status of the Vermont question and the grave situation caused by a scarcity of money.

Hampton Falls, 20 Nov. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Huntington acknowledging receipt of sundry letters and acts of Congress.

Hampton Falls, 6 Dec. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Thomas Jefferson acknowledging receipt of an act of the Virginia Assembly and transmitting copies of acts of the New Hampshire Assembly.

Hampton Falls, 6 Dec. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Huntington about resolutions of Congress to be laid before the New Hampshire General Assembly.

Hampton Falls, 19 Dec. 1780

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Huntington about troops to be furnished by New Hampshire and the punishment of persons supplying the enemy with provisions.

Philadelphia, 25 Dec. 1780

Letter from Gen. John Sullivan to Meshech Weare requesting information on New Hampshire for Marbois, the secretary of the French embassy.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

II. Letterbook II, 1781-1785

Hampton Falls, 1 Jan. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. John Stark requesting a return of New Hampshire noncommissioned officers and soldiers enlisted for the duration of the war.

Hampton Falls, 5 Jan. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Charles Thomson about bonds and commissions for letters of marque.

Exeter, 20 Jan. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. John Stark about transferring New Hampshire men to regiments in their own state.

Exeter, 20 Jan. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington about hard money for the New Hampshire troops, the revolt in the army, actions of the New Hampshire Assembly, and the transfer of men to New Hampshire regiments.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Hampton Falls, 20 Jan. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Charles Thomson transmitting bonds of masters.

Exeter, 20 Jan. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Col. Blaine about New Hampshire's supply of cattle.

Exeter, 20 Jan. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Huntington transmitting an act of the state of New Hampshire for raising its quota for the Continental army.

Exeter, 20 Jan. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. John Sullivan transmitting a resolve of the General Court about the New Hampshire grants and discussing the revolt of the Pennsylvania line.

Newport, 22 Jan. 1781

Letter from Benjamin Giles to Meshech Weare about the proceedings of a convention at Charlestown and the problem of jurisdiction over the New Hampshire grants.

Exeter, 31 Jan. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington about hard money for the New Hampshire troops.

Hampton Falls, Feb. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gov. George Clinton forwarding copies of New Hampshire laws.

Hampton Falls, 2 Feb. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington acknowledging receipt of important intelligence about supplies for the army.

Hampton Falls, 5 Feb. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. John Sullivan about the problems of money shortage and the New Hampshire grants.

New Windsor, 6 Feb. 1781

Letter from Col. Alexander Scammell to Meshech Weare about the suppression of mutinies among Pennsylvania and New Jersey troops and the expedition against plundering refugees at Morrisania.

Hampton Falls, 7 Feb. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gov. Jonathan Trumbull transmitting copies of the acts of New Hampshire.

12 Feb. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to [Gen. John Sullivan] about Mr. Livermore's acceptance of his appointment as delegate.

12 Feb. 1781

Extracts from letters of Gen. Bellows and Gov. Chittenden.

Exeter, 12 Feb. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to [George Washington] about the problems of money shortage, the New Hampshire grants, and the account of the revolt of Pennsylvania troops to be published.

Exeter, 13 Feb. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Benjamin Giles about the problem of jurisdiction over the New Hampshire grants.

Exeter, 26 Feb. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to John Avery about depreciation of army officers' pay.

Atkinson, 27 Feb. 1781

Letter from Col. Nathaniel Peabody to Meshech Weare about recording the charter of Lincoln.

Philadelphia, 6 Mar. 1781

Letter from Gen. John Sullivan to Meshech Weare discussing his suspicions of Col. Olcutt and defending his actions on behalf of New Hampshire in connection with its claims to Vermont.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Boston, 7 Mar. 1781

Letter from John Avery to Meshech Weare about Massachusetts policy on the depreciation of army officers' pay.

Exeter, 17 Mar. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. John Sullivan about authority from the New Hampshire General Assembly to draw for certain sums of money.

Exeter, 19 Mar. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Huntington transmitting acts of New Hampshire related to the state's quota for the Continental army.

Hampton Falls, 19 Mar. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. John Sullivan about the controversy between Vermont and western New Hampshire and the confused state of affairs in Vermont.

Hampton Falls, 26 Mar. 1781

Draft of a letter from Meshech Weare to Gov. John Hancock complaining about the practice of recruiting men from New Hampshire to fill the Massachusetts quota.

Hampton Falls, 2 Apr. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington about the New Hampshire quota of new recruits.

Hampton Falls, 2 Apr. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. John Sullivan about the Vermont question before Congress.

Hampton Falls, 10 Apr. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Huntington transmitting an act of the New Hampshire General Assembly authorizing Congress to lay a duty of 5%.

Portsmouth, 11 Apr. 1781

Letter from Joseph Whipple to Meshech Weare requesting a delay, on behalf of the town of Conway, N.H., in paying its 1780 tax.

Hampton Falls, 17 Apr. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Huntington about raising money for the prosecution of the war and the tax problem in New Hampshire.

Exeter, 21 Apr. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Col. Samuel Hunt asking him to accept the appointment as deputy quartermaster at Charlestown.

Boston, 3 May 1781

Letter from Jabez Hatch to Meshech Weare about the appointment of Col. Samuel Hunt as deputy quartermaster at Charlestown.

Lebanon, 4 May 1781

Letter from Gov. Jonathan Trumbull to Meshech Weare about faulty cooperation between the states, exchanges of the acts of the states, a meeting of commissioners at Providence, and the interest of Connecticut citizens in a frontier New Hampshire township.

Hampton Falls, 8 May 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Charles Thomson about privateers' commissions.

Hampton Falls, 8 May 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Timothy Pickering about New Hampshire's quota of tents, etc., for the Continental army.

Philadelphia, 8 May 1781

Letter from John Sullivan to Meshech Weare about the problems of a depreciated currency.

Portsmouth, 15 May 1781

Letter from John Walmsley to Meshech Weare requesting the detention of a vessel about to sail for the Bermudas.

Philadelphia, 19 May 1781

Letter from Samuel Livermore to Meshech Weare about honoring his bill drawn on New Hampshire.

Hampton Falls, 28 May 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Livermore about New Hampshire's difficulty in meeting its quotas because of the defection to Vermont of Cheshire and Grafton Counties.

Portsmouth, 28 May 1781

Letter from John Walmsley to Meshech Weare thanking him for detaining a vessel about to sail for the Bermudas.

Charlestown, 2 June 1781

Letter from Samuel Hunt to Meshech Weare accepting the post of deputy quartermaster.

Hampton Falls, 4 June 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gov. Jonathan Trumbull about acts of the General Assembly related to the recording of New Hampshire town charters.

Hampton Falls, 4 June 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington acknowledging receipt of his 24 May 1781 circular letter and promising action on matters mentioned in it.

Hampton Falls, 4 June 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Maj. Gen. William Heath about a supply of cattle for the army.

Dover, 12 June 1781

Letter from Rev. Jeremy Belknap to Meshech Weare about arrangements for giving him access to source materials for his history of New Hampshire.

Exeter, 20 June 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Jeremy Belknap about making source materials available for his history of New Hampshire.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

New Hampshire Village, 20 June 1781

Letter from George Reid to Meshech Weare about certain commissions in the 2nd New Hampshire Regiment.

21 June 1781

Return by Eliphalet Giddinge of beef collected since Jan. 1781.

Hampton Falls, 25 June 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Charles Thomson urging the forwarding of privateers' commissions.

Hampton Falls, 25 June 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. William Heath about New Hampshire recruits and supplies of beef cattle for the army.

Hampton Falls, 25 June 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Livermore about the land grant controversy between Vermont and New Hampshire and problems for New Hampshire caused by Vermont's actions.

Philadelphia, 26 June 1781

Letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare communicating acts of Congress about privateers and forwarding commissions.

Philadelphia, 26 June 1781

Letter from Samuel Livermore to Meshech Weare about the proper solution to the Vermont question.

Exeter, 29 June 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Capt. Ebenezer Deering discussing the flag of truce Olive Branch and directing Deering to confine Capt. William Naisby until departure.

29 June 1781

Permit from Meshech Weare to Capt. William Naisby for the departure of the flag of truce Olive Branch from Piscatagua Harbor.

30 June 1781

Return by Eliphalet Giddinge of beef cattle delivered to Noah Emery, Jr.

Philadelphia, 3 July 1781

Letter from Samuel Livermore to Meshech Weare sending a paper with news from the South and discussing the proper solution to the Vermont question and the arrival of Admiral John Paul Jones in Portsmouth to take command of the "74."

Philadelphia, 3 July 1781

Letter from Gen. John Sullivan to Meshech Weare introducing John Paul Jones.

Hampton Falls, 9 July 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. John Sullivan about the difficulty of securing hard money.

Hampton Falls, 9 July 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Livermore about the difficulty of securing hard money.

Hampton Falls, 9 July 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gen. William Heath about New Hampshire's quotas of men and supplies.

Roxbury, 11 July 1781

Letter from Gen. William Heath to Meshech Weare acknowledging receipt of a communication.

Philadelphia, 11 July 1781

Letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare about commissions and bonds for private armed vessels.

14 July 1781

Receipt for cattle received from [Timothy] Ladd.

Portsmouth, 21 July 1781

Letter from Moses Woodward to Meshech Weare about the arrival of the flag of truce David with prisoners.

Dover, 21 July 1781

Letter from Jeremy Belknap to Meshech Weare about materials for his history.

Hampton Falls, 23 July 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington about the Vermont controversy and New Hampshire's supply of salted beef and rum.

Temple, 25 July 1781

Letter from Francis Blood to Meshech Weare about his attempts to secure beef cattle.

27 July 1781

Return by Eliphalet Giddinge of beef cattle delivered to Noah Emery, Jr.

Philadelphia, 31 July 1781

Letter from Roger Sherman to Josiah Bartlett about expediting settlement of the land grant controversy between New Hampshire and Vermont. [Previously also cataloged under "013.24."]

Hampton Falls, 31 July 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Charles Thomson about commissions and bonds for private armed vessels.

Philadelphia, 8 Aug. 1781

Letter from Gen. John Sullivan to Meshech Weare about bills drawn on New Hampshire.

Hampton Falls, 13 Aug. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington about the difficulty of recruiting New Hampshire men for the Continental army and the depreciation of the Continental currency.

Philadelphia, 13 Aug. 1781

Letter from Samuel Livermore to Meshech Weare about bills drawn on New Hampshire. Signed by Andrew Black.

Philadelphia, 14 Aug. 1781

Letter from Samuel Livermore to Meshech Weare about Congressional action on the Vermont question and his desire to be replaced as New Hampshire delegate to Congress.

Philadelphia, 14 Aug. 1781

Letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare forwarding blank privateers' commissions and bonds.

27 Aug. 1781

Return by Eliphalet Giddinge of beef cattle delivered to Noah Emery, Jr.

Hampton Falls, 27 Aug. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Charles Thomson acknowledging receipt of and forwarding bonds, etc., for private armed vessels.

31 Aug. 1781

Extract of a vote of the New Hampshire General Assembly to appoint a commissary of provisions.

Hampton Falls, 4 Sep. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Livermore about progress on the Vermont question and the lack of hard money in New Hampshire.

Hampton Falls, 4 Sep. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Col. [Abraham] Skinner asking for the appointment of a deputy commissary of prisoners for New Hampshire.

Philadelphia, 4 Sep. 1781

Letter from Samuel Livermore to Meshech Weare about the review of French troops in Philadelphia.

Hampton Falls, 4 Sep. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Livermore about the lack of hard money in New Hampshire.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

11 Sep. 1781

Return by Eliphalet Giddinge of beef cattle delivered to Noah Emery, Jr.

Philadelphia, 11 Sep. 1781

Letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare transmitting blank commissions and bonds.

Boston, 13 Sep. 1781

Letter from Messrs. Jarvis and Russell to Meshech Weare about bills drawn on New Hampshire.

Continental Village, 17 Sep. 1781

Copy of a letter from Gen. William Heath to Meshech Weare informing him of enemy movements at the northern frontier and suggesting the New Hampshire militia take precautions against an attack at the head of the Connecticut.

Hampton Falls, 18 Sep. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Messrs. Jarvis and Russell about money for bills drawn on New Hampshire.

Hampton Falls, 22 Sep. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Charles Thomson transmitting bonds for privateers' commissions.

Exeter, 28 Sep. 1781

Letter from Josiah Bartlett, on behalf of the New Hampshire Committee of Safety, to Meshech Weare about militia ordered to Charlestown, N.H., and a possible enemy attack against settlements at the head of the Connecticut.

Philadelphia, 9 Oct. 1781

Letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare forwarding commissions for private armed vessels.

11 Oct. 1781

Return by Eliphalet Giddinge of beef cattle delivered to Noah Emery, Jr.

Yorktown, 11 Oct. 1781

Letter from Col. Henry Dearborn to Meshech Weare about the death of Col. Alexander Scammell, operations before Yorktown, and the progress of the campaign.

8 Nov. 1781

Return by Eliphalet Giddinge of beef cattle delivered to Noah Emery, Jr.

Exeter, 9 Nov. 1781

Draft of a letter from Meshech Weare to Gov. John Hancock about an American prisoner on parole with knowledge of British intrigues in Vermont.

Philadelphia, 12 Nov. 1781

Letter from Robert R. Livingston to Meshech Weare asking for returns of the damage done by the British to property in New Hampshire.

29 Nov. 1781

Return by Eliphalet Giddinge of beef cattle delivered to Noah Emery, Jr.

Hampton Falls, 4 Dec. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Livermore about New Hampshire's tax quota for the ensuing years and the state of relations between Vermont and New Hampshire.

Hampton Falls, 10 Dec. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Livermore about census data for New Hampshire in connection with the state's tax quota.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Hampton Falls, 10 Dec. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to John Hanson about the deficiency of New Hampshire's representation in Congress.

[1782]

Memorandum by Meshech Weare of notes given by New Hampshire for money borrowed and now outstanding.

Exeter, 8 Jan. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare about an incident in the Vermont controversy.

Exeter, 10 Jan. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare calling a session of the Superior Court to consider the case of William Page.

Hampton Falls, 21 Jan. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Livermore discussing the imprisonment of Col. Hale by the people of Vermont and their riotous conduct and urging decisive Congressional action on the Vermont question.

Philadelphia, 21 Jan. 1782

Letter from Samuel Livermore to Meshech Weare about his reappointment as New Hampshire delegate to Congress.

Hampton Falls, 29 Jan. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Livermore urging decisive Congressional action on the Vermont question after recent acts of mob violence.

Chester, 30 Jan. 1782

Letter from Samuel Emerson to Meshech Weare recommending Messrs. Page and Flagg for bondsmen.

Chester, 30 Jan. 1782

Letter from John Underhill to Meshech Weare recommending Messrs. Page and Flagg for bondsmen.

Hampton Falls, 4 Feb. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Livermore about settling for back rations on subsistence money, New Hampshire's obligations to its troops for depreciation, and the status of the Vermont dispute.

Newburyport, 8 Feb. 1782

Letter from Capt. H. Hodge to Meshech Weare asking for a privateer's commission for Jonathan Jewett for the ship Scarborough as a letter of marque.

Philadelphia, 11 Feb. 1782

Letter from Samuel Livermore to Meshech Weare about a committee's recommendations to Congress on the Vermont question.

Hampton Falls, 19 Feb. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to Charles Thomson transmitting bonds for privateers' commissions.

Boston, 20 Feb. 1782

Letter from Andrew Black to Meshech Weare asking for payment of a bill drawn by the New Hampshire delegate.

Philadelphia, 26 Feb. 1782

Letter from Samuel Livermore to Meshech Weare about the Vermont question, the departure of the Vermont committee, a fleet of transports sailing from New York, and Mr. Langdon's absence.

Hampton Falls, 26 Feb. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to Andrew Black explaining the failure to pay money on the bill drawn by the New Hampshire delegate.

Hampton Falls, 26 Feb. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Livermore about Vermont affairs, the delay in Mr. Langdon's departure, the currency question, and difficulties from the lack of a circulating medium.

Philadelphia, 5 Mar. 1782

Letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare forwarding privateers' commissions and bonds.

Philadelphia, 12 Mar. 1782

Letter from Samuel Livermore to Meshech Weare about Weare's resignation as chief justice and Livermore's expected nomination as judge of the court of appeals.

Philadelphia, 19 Mar. 1782

Letter from Samuel Livermore to Meshech Weare about New Hampshire affairs before Congress and the danger of New Hampshire's extension into Vermont without the people's good will.

Hampton Falls, 2 Apr. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Livermore explaining his reasons for resigning as chief justice and advocating the appointment of Livermore in his place.

Philadelphia, 16 Apr. 1782

Letter from Samuel Livermore to Meshech Weare about his intention to resign as New Hampshire delegate and his appointment as chief justice of New Hampshire.

Philadelphia, 29 Apr. 1782

Letter from Samuel Livermore to Meshech Weare resigning as New Hampshire delegate.

21 May 1782

Resolve of the U.S. Continental Congress concerning illegal intercourse with the enemy.

Philadelphia, 23 May 1782

Circular letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare about suspending commissions of private armed vessels.

30 May 1782

Letter from Jacob Bayley, Moses Dow, Charles Johnston, and James Woodward to Meshech Weare about British intrigues in Vermont.

Hanover, 1 June 1782

Letter from Dr. John Wheelock to Meshech Weare about the threat to Dartmouth College's interests in the town of Landaff.

Boston, 4 June 1782

Letter from Nehemiah Norcross to Meshech Weare requesting payment on a bill incurred by Weare's son while in college.

Hampton Falls, 5 June 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington informing him of a correspondence between persons in Vermont and British officers.

Haverhill, 16 June 1782

Letter from Col. Charles Johnson to Meshech Weare about the difficulty of obtaining supplies for the New Hampshire company stationed on the frontier.

Philadelphia, 19 June 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare complaining about the misuse of specie in trade with the enemy in New York.

Philadelphia, 26 June 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare about Gen. Carleton's commission as a negotiator, the British proposal for cessation of hostilities at Charleston, and the desirability of Congressional representation for New Hampshire.

Hampton Falls, 2 July 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to Gov. George Clinton communicating a resolve of the New Hampshire General Assembly related to the Vermont controversy and suggesting that New Hampshire and New York take steps to settle the issue.

Hampton Falls, 3 July 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington about the evidence of British intrigues in Vermont, the traitorous correspondence between Vermont and Canada, and precautions to be taken.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Hampton Falls, 16 July 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to Nehemiah Norcross about Weare's son's tailoring bill.

Boston, 10 July 1782

Letter from Nehemiah Norcross to Meshech Weare sending his account.

31 July 1782

Letter from George Washington to Meshech Weare explaining that only the solution of the jurisdiction question in Vermont can solve the problem of British intrigue there.

Philadelphia, 5 Aug. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare about news from Madrid and other parts of Europe, the prospect of peace, the arrival of a French fleet, the reduction of the army, and New Hampshire's settlement for 1780-1781 with Continental troops of the line.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Philadelphia, 8 Aug. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare about reports of Carleton's commission for peace negotiations.

Newbury, 13 Aug. 1782

Letter from Jacob Bayley to Meshech Weare about threats from Canada against the frontier and news from Vermont.

Philadelphia, 15 Aug. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare about reports of Carleton's commission for peace negotiations.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

21 Aug. 1782

Extracts by John Taylor Gilman from accounts of the peace process in France.

Philadelphia, 21 Aug. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare about the uncertainty of affairs in Europe, a report of a British fleet off the coast, and his need for funds.

Philadelphia, 28 Aug. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare acknowledging receipt of a letter and discussing news from Europe and his need for funds.

Philadelphia, 30 Aug. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare forwarding a handbill and discussing the enemy's evacuation of Charleston and the movements of French troops.

Hampton Falls, 3 Sep. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to Charles Thomson asking for privateers' commissions.

Philadelphia, 11 Sep. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare transmitting a resolution of Congress and discussing foreign news and the evacuation of Charleston.

Newbury, 16 Sep. 1782

Letter from Jacob Bayley to Meshech Weare urging attempts to bring the Vermont issue to a head as a means of stabilizing the situation on the New Hampshire frontier.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Philadelphia, 18 Sep. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare about commissions, peace negotiations, Lord Cornwallis's parole, and a wreck of a French ship.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Albany, 25 Sep. 1782

Letter from Col. George Reid to Meshech Weare about the wages of New Hampshire soldiers and steps being taken to raise money for the coming winter.

Hampton Falls, 29 Sep. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to Louis Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil, about preparations in New Hampshire for a threatened British naval attack on the fleet of the Marquis de Vaudreuil.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Hampton Falls, 30 Sep. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to Louis Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil, informing him that troops are ordered to be in readiness.

Hampton Falls, 30 Sep. 1782

Draft of a letter from Meshech Weare to John Hancock about preparations in New Hampshire for a British attack.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Hampton Falls, 30 Sep. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to Louis Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil, informing him of preparations for a threatened attack by the enemy.

Portsmouth, 1 Oct. 1782

Letter from Louis Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil, on board the August, to Meshech Weare about preparations for a British naval attack. In English.

Portsmouth, 1 Oct. 1782

Letter from Louis Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil, on board the August, to Meshech Weare about preparations for a British naval attack. In French.

Philadelphia, 2 Oct. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare about his appointment as New Hampshire delegate, the Articles of Confederation, money matters, the designs of the enemy, and peace negotiations.

Philadelphia, 2 Oct. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare transmitting commissions and discussing Judge White and money matters.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Philadelphia, 9 Oct. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare discussing his appointment as New Hampshire delegate and transmitting a newspaper article about the death of Col. Laurens.

23 Oct. 1782

Letter from George Washington to Meshech Weare about the need for approximately 200 more recruits to fill up the New Hampshire line.

Philadelphia, 23 Oct. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare discussing his appointment as New Hampshire delegate and enclosing letters and a newspaper.

Philadelphia, 4 Nov. 1782

Circular letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare informing him of Elias Boudinot's election as president of Congress.

13 Nov. 1782

Copy of the examination of Christopher Osgood before the chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court on his own and others' treasonable actions.

Newbury, 15 Nov. 1782

Letter from Jacob Bayley to Meshech Weare complaining about the Vermont situation.

Hampton Falls, 25 Nov. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington about the raising of New Hampshire troops for the army.

Hampton Falls, 25 Nov. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington about intelligence to be communicated by Col. Johnson.

Manuscript copy in Series III.

Hampton Falls, 26 Nov. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to the New Hampshire delegates to Congress about the responsibility for settling for officers' retained rations.

Atkinson, 27 Nov. 1782

Letter from Thomas Johnson to Meshech Weare about money matters.

Atkinson, 27 Nov. 1782

Letter from Col. Nathaniel Peabody to Meshech Weare about his loan to Col. Johnson.

3 Dec. 1782

Resolve of the U.S. Continental Congress related to information given by Christopher Osgood.

Newburgh, 5 Dec. 1782

Letter from George Washington to Meshech Weare about British intrigues in Vermont and illicit intercourse between Vermont and Canada.

Philadelphia, 17 Dec. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare acknowledging receipt of letters and discussing peace negotiations, the designs of the enemy, and the state of public affairs.

Hampton Falls, 30 Dec. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to John Taylor Gilman about the settlement of the Vermont question.

Philadelphia, 31 Dec. 1782

Letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare forwarding blank privateers' commissions and bonds.

Philadelphia, 8 Jan. 1783

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare informing him of the evacuation of Charleston.

Philadelphia, 8 Feb. 1783

Letter from Elias Boudinot to Meshech Weare transmitting copies of the treaty between the Netherlands and the United States.

Philadelphia, 12 Feb. 1783

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare about prospects for peace and the actions of Congress related to a valuation of lands.

Philadelphia, 19 Feb. 1783

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare about the king's speech to Parliament and a valuation of lands.

Philadelphia, 26 Feb. 1783

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare about prospects for peace.

Philadelphia, 4 Mar. 1783

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare about expectations of peace, a request for money, Vermont, and financial matters.

Philadelphia, 5 Mar. 1783

Letter from Phillips White to Meshech Weare about actions of Congress to provide funds for the security of public debts, the Vermont question, and a request for money.

Philadelphia, 12 Mar. 1783

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare about preliminary articles of peace.

Philadelphia, 18 Mar. 1783

Circular letter from Robert R. Livingston to Meshech Weare discussing peace negotiations and the desirability of maintaining military preparations and transmitting a copy of the provisional peace treaty with comments.

Philadelphia, 24 Mar. 1783

Circular letter from Robert R. Livingston to Meshech Weare discussing peace negotiations and national credit and union as peacetime problems and transmitting an abstract of the preliminary articles of peace with congratulations.

Philadelphia, 1 Apr. 1783

Letter from Robert Morris to Meshech Weare about accounts, etc., to be forwarded to Mr. Gorham.

Philadelphia, 9 Apr. 1783

Letter from Phillips White to Meshech Weare about the schedule of amounts apportioned to the several states for making up the deficiency of interest in the public debt.

Exeter, 27 June 1783

Letter from Josiah Bartlett, on behalf of the New Hampshire Committee of Safety, to Meshech Weare recommending Nathaniel Gilman for a loan officer and discussing interest on loan office certificates issued in New Hampshire.

Boston, 5 July 1783

Letter from Nehemiah Norcross to Meshech Weare requesting the payment of a debt.

Princeton, 3 Aug. 1783

Letter from Abiel Foster to Meshech Weare about the debate in Congress on loan office certificates and the British court-martial in New York of counterfeiters of American currency.

Princeton, 11 Aug. 1783

Letter from Abiel Foster to Meshech Weare about matters before Congress, including interest certificates and Rhode Island's opposition to the impost.

Hampton Falls, 8 Sep. 1783

Letter from Meshech Weare to Messrs. Jarvis and Russell about discharging a bill drawn by Gen. Sullivan.

Princeton, 3 Oct. 1783

Letter from Abiel Foster to Meshech Weare discussing reports from the American peace commissioners and enclosing extracts of a joint letter from the foreign ministers.

3 Oct. 1783

Extracts of a joint letter from the foreign ministers.

Princeton, 7 Nov. 1783

Letter from Abiel Foster to Meshech Weare about news of a final peace and plans for the meeting of the new Congress in Annapolis.

Hampton Falls, 10 Nov. 1783

Letter from Meshech Weare to Abiel Foster about the case of the brigantine Lusanna.

Philadelphia, 13 Nov. 1783

Circular letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare about Thomas Mifflin's election as president of Congress.

Philadelphia, 14 Nov. 1783

Letter from Abiel Foster to Meshech Weare discussing his inoculation for smallpox and asking for money.

8 Jan. 1784

Report of Matthew Patten, probate judge, about the confiscated estate of Edward Goldstone Lutwyche, an absentee.

17 Jan. 1784

Resolve about confiscated estates.

Annapolis, 17 Jan. 1784

Letter from Abiel Foster to Meshech Weare enclosing the Treaty of Paris with ratification by Congress and discussing the case of the brigantine Lusanna and his want of money.

Annapolis, 24 Jan. 1784

Letter from Abiel Foster to Meshech Weare about the case of the brigantine Lusanna, personal embarrassments due to his lack of money, and New Hampshire's want of reputation.

24 Mar. 1784

Resolve of the Massachusetts General Court about fishing rivers and streams. Signed by Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and John Avery.

Boston, 30 Mar. 1784

Letter from John Hancock to Meshech Weare about cooperation by New Hampshire in regulating Merrimac River fisheries.

Annapolis, 21-22 Apr. 1784

Letter from Thomas Mifflin to Meshech Weare discussing the opening of L'Orient as a free port and forwarding an act of Congress related to the representation of the states.

Annapolis, 15 May 1784

Letter from Jonathan Blanchard to Meshech Weare about news of Congressional doings, the high cost of living in Annapolis, and commissioners appointed to negotiate commercial treaties with European powers.

29 May 1784

Resolve of the U.S. Continental Congress for the arrest of Chevalier de Longchamps.

Annapolis, 31 May 1784

Letter from Thomas Mifflin to Meshech Weare about the arrest of Chevalier de Longchamps.

Hampton Falls, 5 June 1784

Letter from Meshech Weare to the New Hampshire General Assembly accepting his election as president of New Hampshire.

15 Jan. 1784

Resolve about the interest on loan certificates.

Philadelphia, 26 July 1784

Letter from Charles Thomson transmitting a resolve of the U.S. Continental Congress calling on the executives of the several states to return public property now in private citizens' hands.

Annapolis, 2 Aug. 1784

Letter from Samuel Hardy to Meshech Weare informing him of the exchange of ratifications of the treaty with England.

Philadelphia, 27 Sep. 1784

Letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare about the meeting of the Committee of the States and the possibility of a delegate from New Hampshire for the committee.

Trenton, 11 Nov. 1784 and 29 Nov. 1784

Letter from Charles Thomson to Meshech Weare urging him to send the New Hampshire delegates to Congress.

Trenton, 6 Dec. 1784

Letter from Abiel Foster to Meshech Weare about the reassembling of Congress, Foster's arrival at Trenton, and the choice of Richard Henry Lee as president of Congress.

New York, 1 Jan. 1785

Letter from Col. Pierse Long to Meshech Weare about the adjournment of Congress to New York City.

New York, 14 Jan. 1785

Letter from Abiel Foster to Meshech Weare about the meeting of Congress in New York City, the proposal for a national capital near Trenton, and the inconvenience of a peripatetic Congress.

New York, 15 Jan. 1785

Letter from Abiel Foster to Meshech Weare acknowledging receipt of a letter and discussing the proposal for a national capital near Trenton and the inconvenience of a peripatetic Congress.

New York, 31 Jan. 1785

Letter from Col. Pierse Long to Meshech Weare about the resolve before Congress for a national capital near Trenton.

Durham, 24 Feb. 1785

Letter from Gen. John Sullivan to Meshech Weare about the organization, etc., of the New Hampshire militia.

Exeter, 28 Mar. 1785

Letter from Joseph Pearson to Meshech Weare sending commissions to be signed.

III. Manuscript copies of correspondence, 1779-1782

This small series consists of manuscript copies of Meshech Weare correspondence and excerpts from letters, 12 Mar. 1779-25 Nov. 1782. NOTE: Except where noted below, the original letters from which these copies were made are included in Series I and II.

Philadelphia, 12 Mar. 1779

Letter from John Jay to Meshech Weare transmitting an act of Congress related to the urgent recruiting problem.

Philadelphia, [10 Oct. 1779]

Letter from Samuel Huntington to Meshech Weare transmitting certain resolutions of Congress about the states' quotas for supplying the public treasury.

Philadelphia, 2 Oct. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare transmitting commissions and discussing Judge White and money matters.

Philadelphia, 5 Aug. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare about news from Madrid and other parts of Europe, the prospect of peace, the arrival of a French fleet, the reduction of the army, and New Hampshire's settlement for 1780-1781 with Continental troops of the line.

Philadelphia, 15 Aug. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare about reports of Carleton's commission for peace negotiations.

Philadelphia, 18 Sep. 1782

Letter from John Taylor Gilman to Meshech Weare about commissions, peace negotiations, Lord Cornwallis's parole, and a wreck of a French ship.

Philadelphia, 20 July 1779

Letter from Nathaniel Peabody to Meshech Weare about war news, including the capture of Stony Point.

Camp Preakness, 17 July 1780

Letter from Nathaniel Peabody to Meshech Weare about the arrival of the French fleet and New Hampshire.

NOTE: The original of this letter is not included in Series I or II. This is the only copy available in the collection.

Exeter, 20 Jan. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington about hard money for the New Hampshire troops, the revolt in the army, actions of the New Hampshire Assembly, and the transfer of men to New Hampshire regiments.

Exeter, 12 Feb. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington about the problems of money shortage, the New Hampshire grants, and the account of the revolt of Pennsylvania troops to be published.

Exeter, 20 June 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Jeremy Belknap about making source materials available for his history of New Hampshire.

Philadelphia, 25 Dec. 1780

Letter from Gen. John Sullivan to Meshech Weare requesting information on New Hampshire for Marbois, the secretary of the French embassy.

Philadelphia, 2 Oct. 1780

Letter from Gen. John Sullivan to Meshech Weare about the status of the Vermont question and the "deranged" state of American political affairs.

Haverhill, 25 Oct. 1780

Letter from Col. Timothy Bedel to Meshech Weare about the enemy attack on Royalton, Vermont.

Hampton Falls, 3 July 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington about the evidence of British intrigues in Vermont, the traitorous correspondence between Vermont and Canada, and precautions to be taken.

Hampton Falls, 4 Sep. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Livermore about the lack of hard money in New Hampshire.

Hampton Falls, 10 Dec. 1781

Letter from Meshech Weare to Samuel Livermore about census data for New Hampshire in connection with the state's tax quota.

Hampton Falls, 29 Sep. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to Louis Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil, about preparations in New Hampshire for a threatened British naval attack on the fleet of the Marquis de Vaudreuil.

Hampton Falls, 30 Sep. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to John Hancock about preparations in New Hampshire for a British attack.

Hampton Falls, 25 Nov. 1782

Letter from Meshech Weare to George Washington about intelligence to be communicated by Col. Johnson.

Philadelphia, 20 Apr. 1779

Letter from Friedrich Wilhelm, Baron von Steuben, to Meshech Weare about his book of regulations and the importance of the militia in the American military.

Philadelphia, 6 Mar. 1781

Letter from Gen. John Sullivan to Meshech Weare discussing his suspicions of Col. Olcutt and defending his actions on behalf of New Hampshire in connection with its claims to Vermont.

Newbury, 19 Aug. 1782

Letter from Jacob Bayley, Charles Johnston, and Ebenezer Webster to Meshech Weare.

NOTE: The original of this letter is not included in Series I or II. This is the only copy available in the collection.

Newbury, 16 Sep. 1782

Letter from Jacob Bayley to Meshech Weare urging attempts to bring the Vermont issue to a head as a means of stabilizing the situation on the New Hampshire frontier.

Preferred Citation

Meshech Weare papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

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Persons:

Hancock, John, 1737-1793.
Heath, William, 1737-1814.
Jay, John, 1745-1829.
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792.
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829.
Stark, John, 1728-1822.
Sullivan, John, 1740-1795.
Ward, Artemas, 1727-1800.
Washington, George, 1732-1799.

Organizations:

New Hampshire. President (1784-1785 : Weare).

Subjects:

New Hampshire--Politics and government--1775-1783.
United States--Politics and government--1775-1783.