Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829

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Dates:
Birth 1745-07-17
Death 1829-01-29
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English

Biographical notes:

American politician.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Trenton, to George Simpson, Esq., 1798 Sept. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872102

Quartermaster General during the American Revolution.

From the description of Papers, 1780-1822, 1780-1790 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155524937

The Woolfolk family originally emigrated from Wales. John George Woolfolk (1750-1819) ran a stage line and had a contract to carry the mail. His sons Pichegru Woolfolk and Jourdan Woolfolk continued the stage line. Jourdan had a son, John William Woolfolk, among other children.

From the guide to the Woolfolk Family Papers, 1775-1893, (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

Quartermaster-general of the Continental Army, Pickering later held several cabinet posts under George Washington. He remained secretary of state under John Adams until he was removed for working against Adams's political interests, including his desire to mend relations with France.

From the description of ALsS : to George Washington, 1798-1799. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122580905

American statesman, soldier, Revolutionary War general, and quartermaster of the Continental Army.

From the description of Letterbook, 1781. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58773757

Quartermaster-general of the Continental Army, U.S. postmaster general 1791-1795, held other cabinet posts until 1800.

From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Jonas Platt, Whitestown, N.Y., 1793 Dec. 31. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86102607

Served as postmaster general, secretary of war and secretary of state in the federal government. During the early 1790s he undertook repeated missions to the Seneca Indians on behalf of the government, fighting for an enlightened Indian policy.

From the description of Timothy Pickering letter : Niagara, to Samuel Hodgdon, 1793 June 26. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 76794949

From the description of Timothy Pickering journal entries and letter to George Washington, 1791-1792. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 77481333

From the description of Letters : to Rebecca Pickering, 1793 May 11-1794 Nov. 12. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 33484456

Timothy Pickering was a soldier, Indian agent, and Secretary of War. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1795.

From the description of Papers, 1790-1796, on Indian affairs. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122417087

From the guide to the Papers, 1790-1796, on Indian affairs, 1790-1796, (American Philosophical Society)

Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier.

From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society)

Quarter Master General Continental Army, Secretary of State, U.S. Senator.

From the description of ALS, 1810 March 17 : Washington, to James McHenry. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13867092

U.S. secretary of state, postmaster general, army officer, and representative and senator from Massachusetts.

From the description of Timothy Pickering papers, 1798-1822. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982419

Pickering, a Massachusetts lawyer and politician, was in the Revolutionary War army. After serving as Postmaster General and Secretary of War, he was Secretary of State (1795-1800). He served in the U. S. Senate 1803-1811.

From the description of Letter, March 9, 1798. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 304459952

U.S. Secretary of State.

From the description of Letter to James Wood [manuscript], 1797 June 6. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647847477

From the description of Letter : Philadelphia, to James Wood, 1797 June 6. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34336547

Pickering was a soldier, politician and revolutionary general; quartermaster-general of the United States Army.

From the description of Receipt book, 1783. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58768558

U.S. Senator from Massachusetts.

From the description of Letter, 1806 March 12, Washington D.C., to Fisher Ames, Dedham, Mass. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 297169498

Secretary of War, 1795-1800.

A Senator and a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Salem, Mass., July 17, 1745; attended the grammar school and graduated from Harvard College in 1763; clerk in the office of register of deeds in Salem; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1768 and commenced practice in Salem; selectman and assessor 1772-1777; member of Committee on State of Rights of Colonists 1773; member of Committee of Correspondence and Safety 1774-1775; held various local offices; elected to the State legislature in 1776; entered the Revolutionary Army as colonel; appointed adjutant general and elected as a member of Board of War in 1777; became Quartermaster General of the Army in 1780; moved to Philadelphia in 1785 and to Wyoming County, Pa., in 1787; member of the Pennsylvania State constitutional convention 1789-1790; special government agent on missions to the Indians; appointed Postmaster General in the administration of President George Washington in 1791, as Secretary of War in 1795, and as Secretary of State 1795-1800; returned to Massachusetts in 1802; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1802 to the Eighth Congress; appointed chief justice of court of common pleas and general sessions of the peace in 1802; elected to the United States Senate as a Federalist in 1803 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dwight Foster; reelected and served from March 4, 1803, to March 3, 1811; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1811; censured by the Senate in 1811 for breach of confidence; member of the executive council of Massachusetts 1812-1813; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1817); declined to be a candidate for renomination; returned to his farm near Wenham, Mass.; returned to Salem in 1820; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Seventeenth Congress; died in Salem, Essex County, Mass., January 29, 1829; interment in Broad Street Cemetery. (from Biographical Directory of the United States Congress)

http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000324

From the description of Timothy Pickering papers, 1795-1797 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 607073900

Timothy Pickering served as United States Secretary of State from 1795 to 1800, and was known for his willingness to wage war with France as part of his Federalist Party support for British causes.

Rufus King was one of the signers of the United States Constitution in 1787. He was active in American politics, becoming the United States Minister to Great Britain in 1796.

From the description of Timothy Pickering autograph letter signed to Rufus King, 1798 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 778207478



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