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    William Whipple Autograph Letter Signed "W W," one page, 7" x 9". Portsmouth, December 14, 1779. Integral leaf addressed to "Honble/Nath: Peabody Esqr/Member of Congress/Philadelphia." In full, "The two last posts brot [sic] me none of your favors this disappointment I hope will be made up by next post. Mr. Langdon arrived here ye 2d inst I suppose his departure was sudden but not unexpected by me. Genl Folsom will be with you before this comes to your hand to him I must refer you for news if he has any, for my post I have none when I have you may depend on having it by the earliest conveyance. This is only to remind you that I am still in existence." Nathaniel Peabody represented New Hampshire in the Continental Congress from April 1779 to 1780. Brigadier General William Whipple had served in the Continental Congress from 1776 until September 1779, and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. On September 6, 1779, newly elected N.H. delegate Woodbury Langdon wrote to his brother, John Langdon, from Philadelphia, in part, "I arrived here in ten days after I left home...The next day after my arrival here I took my Seat in Congress where I was very politely received. Genl. Whipple has been very obliging and has taken great care to introduce me to all the principal Characters in this Place. He is a very good and very usefull Member of Congress, he will set out this Week for home." Woodbury Langdon did not enjoy his time in Philadelphia and returned home in December. Revolutionary War Major General Nathaniel Folsom was added to New Hampshire's delegation. The letter is stained and there are seal tears on the integral leaf. The writing is dark and clear. In very good condition.

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