Francis Lewis (3/21/1713 - 12/31/1802)

Borrowing activity from 6/2/1791 to 8/28/1800.

Francis Lewis (March 21, 1713 – December 31, 1802) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New York.

Born in Llangurig, Powys, Wales, he was the child of Morgan Lewis and Anne Pettingale. He was educated in Scotland and attended Westminster School in England. He entered a mercantile house in London, then moved to Whitestone, New York in 1734. He was taken prisoner and shipped in a box to France while serving as a British mercantile agent in 1756. On his return to America, he became active in politics.

He was a member of the Committee of Sixty, a member of the New York Provincial Congress, and was elected a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1775. In 1778, he signed the United States Articles of Confederation. From 1779 to 1780, Lewis served as the Chairman of the Continental Board of Admiralty.

His home, located in Whitestone, in Queens, New York, was destroyed in the American Revolutionary War by British soldiers, who also arrested his wife and denied her a change of clothing or adequate food for weeks while in captivity.

His son Morgan Lewis served in the army during the Revolutionary War and later held many offices in New York State, including Governor.

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Full Title Author Volume Date Out Date In Rep. Fine Ledger
Transcribed: ShipwreckPierre-Raymond de Brisson6/2/17916/3/1791
Transcribed: CrysalCharles Johnstone6/3/17916/6/1791
Transcribed: Vaillants travelsFrançois Le VaillantVolume 16/6/17916/9/1791
Transcribed: AnnaAnna Maria BennettVolume 16/10/17916/14/1791
Transcribed: CrysalCharles JohnstoneVolume 16/14/17916/23/1791
Transcribed: Bruces MemoirsPeter Henry Bruce6/23/17916/27/1791
Transcribed: Coxes TravelsWilliam CoxeVolume 16/27/17917/1/1791
Transcribed: "William CoxeVolume 27/1/17917/2/1791
Transcribed: Negro7/2/17917/2/1791
Transcribed: Coxes TravelsWilliam CoxeVolume 27/2/17917/6/1791
Transcribed: "William CoxeVolume 37/6/17917/9/1791
Transcribed: Benyowskys travelsMaurice Auguste BenyowskyVolume 17/12/17917/18/1791
Transcribed: "Maurice Auguste BenyowskyVolume 27/18/17917/20/1791
Transcribed: Mem de la MotteJeanne de Saint-Rémy de Valois7/20/17917/25/1791
Transcribed: FieldingHenry FieldingVolume 127/25/17917/30/1791
Transcribed: Grace VoyageJohn Henry GroseVolume 17/30/17918/6/1791
Transcribed: "John Henry GroseVolume 28/6/17918/16/1791
Transcribed: Garricks playsDavid Garrick8/16/17918/20/1791
Transcribed: Carvers TravelsJonathan Carver8/20/17918/31/1791
Transcribed: Churchills poemsCharles ChurchillVolume 110/15/179110/21/1791
Transcribed: "Charles ChurchillVolume 210/21/179110/26/1791
Transcribed: Fable of BeesBernard Mandeville10/26/179111/1/1791
Transcribed: "Bernard MandevilleVolume 211/1/179111/10/1791
Transcribed: Nadir Shah James Fraser11/9/179111/11/1791
Transcribed: BuffonGeorges Louis Leclerc, Comte de BuffonVolume 111/11/179111/19/1791
Transcribed: Butlers RemainsSamuel Butler11/19/179111/24/1791
Transcribed: Buckinghams WorksJohn Sheffield Duke of BuckinghamVolume 111/24/179111/28/1791
Transcribed: "John Sheffield Duke of Buckingham11/28/179112/8/1791
Transcribed: Cit WorldOliver GoldsmithVolume 112/23/179112/28/1791
Transcribed: Ludlows MemoirsEdmund Ludlow12/28/17911/17/1792
Transcribed: George BatemanElizabeth BlowerVolume 11/17/17921/19/1792
Transcribed: "Elizabeth BlowerVolume 21/19/17921/20/1792
Transcribed: "Elizabeth BlowerVolume 31/20/17921/26/1792
Transcribed: Savages WorksRichard SavageVolume 11/26/17921/31/1792
Transcribed: "Richard SavageVolume 21/31/17922/7/1792
Transcribed: Churchills PoemsCharles Churchill2/7/17922/16/1792
Transcribed: "Charles ChurchillVolume 22/16/17922/21/1792
Transcribed: Chesterfield WorksPhilip Dormer Stanhope Earl of ChesterfieldVolume 12/21/17922/25/1792
Transcribed: Davies PlaysWilliam Davies2/25/17923/2/1792
Transcribed: Life CromwellMark Noble3/2/17923/7/1792
Transcribed: Charles 1stSir Philip Warwick3/7/17923/14/1792
Transcribed: Hist ManNathaniel Wanley3/14/17923/17/1792
Transcribed: "Nathaniel WanleyVolume 23/17/17923/20/1792
Transcribed: Turkish SpyGiovanni Paolo MaranaVolume 13/21/17923/27/1792
Transcribed: "Giovanni Paolo MaranaVolume 23/27/17924/2/1792
Transcribed: "Giovanni Paolo MaranaVolume 34/2/17924/7/1792
Transcribed: "Giovanni Paolo MaranaVolume 44/7/17924/11/1792
Transcribed: "Giovanni Paolo MaranaVolume 54/11/17924/14/1792
Transcribed: "Giovanni Paolo MaranaVolume 64/14/17924/18/1792
Transcribed: "Giovanni Paolo MaranaVolume 74/19/17924/25/1792
Transcribed: "Giovanni Paolo MaranaVolume 84/25/17924/28/1792
Transcribed: Fable BeesBernard Mandeville4/28/17924/30/1792
Transcribed: Select Dr PiecesRichard Paul Jodrell4/30/17925/7/1792
Transcribed: Smolletts M. WorksTobias SmollettVolume 28/25/18008/28/1800
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