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Dr. William Shippen letter to George Gilmore

Dr. William Shippen letter to George Gilmore

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dr. William Shippen letter to George Gilmore
Creator: Shippen, William, 1736?-1808
Inclusive Dates: 1780 August 21
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms1258
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Dr. William Shippen (1736-1808) was a physician in Philadelphia, and later a founder and president of the college of Physicians of Philadelphia.

For more information, see the article "William Shippen, Jr." at Encyclopedia Britannica Online.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter: dated Philadelphia, August 21, 1780, addressed to "George Gilmore, Senior Surgeon, Virginia...," signed "W. Shippen," regarding Shippen's acquittal. Gilmore writes: "I am at last released after a long and malevolent persecution of that most miserable of all animals, Dr. Morgan, assisted by almost as miserable a creature, Rush, & am acquitted of every charge by a court martial, & the acquittal is confirmed by Congress..." Text has been lost due to damage in the top right quarter of the manuscript.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. William Shippen letter to George Gilmore, ms 1258. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Acquittals -- United States.
Gilmore, George -- Correspondence
Morgan, John, 1735-1789
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
United States. Continental Army -- Medical care

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1780 August 21