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George Washington’s Slave

January 2, 2013 · Collections, Manuscripts ·

Every once in a while I get a reference question that reinforces just how important our manuscript collections are. A woman from Vernon asked if we had the letter to Oliver Wolcott, Jr.  in which George Washington mentioned a runaway slave.  After a bit of searching, and using the finding aid to help guide me,…
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Newgate Prison Document Acquired

April 21, 2016 · Collections, Manuscripts ·

A very recent addition to the CHS collection is a Revolutionary War era document related to Newgate Prison. Documents like these don’t come around very often.

Washington And Rochambeau in Connecticut

December 6, 2018 · ·

Join us for a midday talk about the journey of American and French troops through Connecticut during the Revolutionary War. Bring your lunch; we’ll provide coffee and dessert!

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