Hull, William, 1753-1825

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William Hull (1753-1825) was a lawyer and a soldier. He served in the Revolutionary War and afterwards in the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of Brigadier-General. In 1805 he was appointed Governor of the Michigan Territory. In 1812 he was court-martialed and cashiered from the Army because of the failure of his campaign into Canada against the British. Hull succeeded William Wetmore as a trustee of the New England Mississippi Land Company, one of the "Yazoo" companies. The Yazoo companies were formed in 1789 and 1795 to purchase from Georgia a part of its western territory. One of these companies, the Georgia Mississippi Company, sold a large portion of its lands to the New England Mississippi Land Company in the names of its three trustees: Leonard Jarvis, Henry Newman, and William Wetmore, whom Hull replaced.

From the description of William Hull papers, 1797-1814 (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 76829172

William Hull (1753-1825) was an active and successful participant in many of the campaigns of the American Revolution fought in the North. He was later a leading Jeffersonian in Massachusetts and was appointed governor of the Michigan Territory in 1805. In the War of 1812, a series of unhappy circumstances forced him to surrender Detroit to the British without shots being fired.

From the description of Correspondence, 1780-1825. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 191259444

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creatorOf United States. War Dept. Records. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Madison, James, 1751-1836. James Madison correspondence, 1805-1844. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Petit morceaux of Indian history, not before 1814. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Thomas S. Jesup collection, Jesup, Thomas S. collection, 1812-1917, 1812-1858 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Hull, William, 1753-1825. Circular letter signed, 1792 Apr. 14, Philadelphia, to officers of the Continental Army. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Swearingen, Samuel. Papers, 1812 Dec. 9. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829. Papers, 1790-1796, on Indian affairs. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Beall, William Kennedy, 1782-1815. Journal, 1812 July 5-1812 Aug. 4. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Hull, William, 1753-1825. Correspondence, 1780-1825. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn Brown, William, 1773-1838. William Brown papers, 1773-1838. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Zug, Samuel, 1816-1889. Samuel Zug papers, 1788-1872 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Allen, John, 1771-1813. Letter, 1812 Aug 28. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Krug, Merton E., 1907-1958. Papers, 1831-1956. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn War of 1812 collection, 1806-1860 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf United States. President (1801-1809 : Jefferson). Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States of America, to all who shall see these presents, greeting : appointment, 1805 March 1. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn May, James, 1756-1829. Papers, 1801,1821. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, E-K. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume XII, Miscellany, 1769-1838. Cornell University Library
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referencedIn Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888. Family papers, 1777-1914. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Fort Wayne, Indiana records, 1794-1825 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume XII, Miscellany, 1769-1838. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Hull, William, 1753-1825. Papers 1826. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter and poem of Thomas Jefferson 1815 March 17. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn Jenks, William Lee, 1856-1936. William Lee Jenks papers, 1779-1936. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Hunt, William, 1750-1804. Papers, 1775-1804. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Kalow, Julia. [Articles related to William Hull]. Minuteman Library Network
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Lewis Cass papers, 1774-1924. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn McBride, Elizabeth. Papers, 1809,1832. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. War of 1812 collection, 1806-1860. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Baldwin, Abraham, 1754-1807. Abraham Baldwin papers, circa 1770-1808. University of Georgia, University of Georgia, Main Library
referencedIn Mitten, Arthur G., 1866-1938. Collection, 1755-1936. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Hull, William, 1753-1825. Autograph letter signed : to A. Craigie, 1797 Feb. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Lane, Wolcott Griswold, d. 1956. Wolcott G. Lane collection, 1930. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Hull, William, 1753-1825. William Hull papers, 1798-1828. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Dept. of History (University of Michigan) student papers, 1930-1987 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829. Henry Dearborn correspondence, 1805-1815. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn William Bebb Papers, 1705-1849, 1812-1849 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn William L. Clements Library. Thomas S. Jesup collection, 1812-1917, bulk 1812-1858. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Denny, James, 1767-1815. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Bebb, William, 1802-1873. William Bebb papers, 1705-1849 (bulk 1812-1849). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843. Letter : Bay of Callao, Peru, to William Hull, Newton, Mass., 1824 Oct. 6. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Draper, Lyman Copeland, 1815-1891,. Draper manuscripts: frontier wars papers, 1754-1885. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Wheeler family. Papers, 1809-1943. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Clendenin, David. Papers, 1812-1814. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Sylvester Day collection, Day, Sylvester collection, 1813-1920 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Hamilton, John. Receipt, 1814. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Hull, William, 1753-1825. William Hull papers, 1797-1814 Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke family papers, 1777-1914. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Records of the Office of the Secretary of War. 1791 - 1948. General Records
referencedIn Fort Wayne Indian Agency collection, 1802-1815 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Bates, Frederick, 1777-1825. Frederick Bates papers, 1795-1927. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn United States. Continental Army. Eastern Dept. Journal of the Proceedings... 1782, February 14-July 2. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Hull, William, 1753-1825. Autograph letter signed William Hull to: "Dear Colonel" July 3, 1777. Wellesley College
referencedIn Lewis Cass papers, Cass, Lewis, papers, 1774-1924 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Baird, William. William Baird expense account, 1812. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn United States. Zanesville Land Office. Letters, 1810-1840. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Papers of the Mead family of Keswick, Albemarle County, Va. [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Scott, John M., d. 1839. John M. Scott letters, 1812-1818. New Jersey Historical Society Library
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associatedWith Allen, John, 1771-1813. person
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correspondedWith Baldwin, Abraham, 1754-1807. person
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associatedWith Beall, William Kennedy, 1782-1815. person
correspondedWith Bebb, William, 1802-1873. person
associatedWith Brooks, John, 1752-1825. person
associatedWith Brown, William, 1773-1838. person
associatedWith Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888. person
associatedWith Clendenin, David. person
associatedWith Cockerton, Robert. person
associatedWith Craigie, A., fl. 1797, person
associatedWith Day, Sylvester, 1778-1851 person
associatedWith Dayton, Elias, 1737-1807, person
associatedWith Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829. person
associatedWith Denny, James, 1767-1815. person
associatedWith Hamilton, John. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843. person
associatedWith Hunt, William, 1750-1804. person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith Jenks, William Lee, 1856-1936. person
associatedWith Johnston, John, 1775-1861 person
associatedWith Krug, Merton E., 1907-1958. person
associatedWith Lane, Wolcott Griswold, d. 1956. person
associatedWith Madison, James, 1751-1836. person
associatedWith Massachusetts Society for Promoting Agriculture. corporateBody
associatedWith May, James, 1756-1829. person
associatedWith McBride, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Mitten, Arthur G., 1866-1938. person
associatedWith New England Mississippi Land Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829. person
correspondedWith Rhees, William Jones, 1830-1907. person
associatedWith Scott, John M., d. 1839. person
associatedWith Stickney, Benjamin Franklin, 1775-1857 person
associatedWith Stoddard, Amos, 1762-1813. person
associatedWith Swearingen, Samuel. person
associatedWith United States. Congress. corporateBody
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associatedWith United States. Continental Army. Eastern Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. President (1801-1809 : Jefferson) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. War Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Zanesville Land Office. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Dept. of History. corporateBody
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associatedWith William L. Clements Library. corporateBody
associatedWith William L. Clements Library. person
associatedWith Zug, Samuel, 1816-1889 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Detroit (Mich.)
United States
United States
United States
Michigan
Ohio
United States
Subject
Agriculture
Indians of North America--History
Trials (military offenses)
Yazoo Fraud, 1795
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Birth 1753-06-24

Death 1825-11-29

English

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