Hillegas, Michael, 1729-1804

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Dates:
Birth 1729-04-22
Death 1804-09-29

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Michael Hillegas (1729-1804) was a merchant, sugar refiner, and iron magnate who used his wealth to assist the American revolutionary cause. He was involved in the young government's affairs as a member of the Provincial Assembly of Pennsylvania, treasurer of the Philadelphia Committee of Safety, and the first treasurer of the new United States of America. He married Henriette Boude (1731-1792) and with her had ten children.

From the description of Michael Hillegas papers, 1757-1782, bulk 1777-1779. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 61710375

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Subjects:

  • Merchants--18th century
  • Philadelphia Campaign, 1777-1778
  • Musical instrument industry--18th century

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) (as recorded)