Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807

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Pennsylvania congressman.

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Thomas McKean, 1806 Feb. 21. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122489384

Minister, Revolutionary soldier, and congressman; vice president of Pennsylvania 1785-1788.

From the description of Order : to David Rittenhouse, 1788 Oct. 4. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122626038

John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg was born 1 October 1746 in Trappe, Pennsylvania. He attended the Academy of Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania), and studied at the University of Halle in Germany from 1763 to 1766. He returned to Philadelphia, studied theology, and was ordained in 1768. Muhlenberg served Lutheran churches in New Jersey before moving to Woodstock, Virginia. He was ordained in the Anglican Church in 1772. Muhlenberg served in the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1774. When the American Revolution began, he raised and commanded the 8th Virginia (German) Regiment. He was commissioned a brigadier general in the Continental Army in 1777 and brevetted a major general in 1783. After the Revolution, he settled in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Muhlenberg was elected to the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania in 1784 and served as its vice president from 1785 to 1788. He was elected to the United States Congress three times, serving from 1789 to 1791, from 1793 to 1795, and from 1799 to 1801. Elected to serve in the U.S. Senate in 1801, he resigned his seat 30 June. President Thomas Jefferson appointed Muhlenberg supervisor of revenue in Pennsylvania in 1801 and collector of the port of Philadelphia in 1802. He married Anna Barbara Meyer (1751-1806) in Philadelphia 6 November 1770, and they had six children. Muhlenburg died 1 October 1807 in Philadelphia, and was buried in the Augustus Lutheran Church Cemetery in Trappe.

From the guide to the Letter, 9 March 1790, (Library of Virginia)

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referencedIn Provincial delegates letters, 1754-1829. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807. Letter to Samuel Powel, 1788. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Papers of Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, 1778-1851 (bulk 1779-1781) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Benjamin Franklin Papers Part 9 -- Letters to Franklin, 1787-1790 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807. [Note] : 1807 May 31st, [n.p. to] Nicholson. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Parker, Josiah, 1751-1810. Papers, 1780-1781. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter : Richmond, Va., to Thomas Sim Lee, 1780 Nov. 19. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn George Weedon military correspondence, 1777-1786, 1777-1786 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Crossley, Archibald, Mrs. Mrs. Archibald Crossley autograph collection, 1767-1861. Library of Congress
referencedIn Muhlenberg Family. Papers, 1769-1866. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Wood, James, 1741-1813. Papers of James Wood [manuscript], 1746-1787. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807. ALS : Philadelphia, to Thomas McKean, 1806 Feb. 21. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg correspondence, 1788 September 8 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Marshall, Humphrey, 1760-1841. Anderson-Latham papers, 1771-1887. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807. Order, to David Rittenhouse, for the payment of the salary of Thomas Strawbridge : manuscript, 1783 Sept. 26. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Lawson, Robert, d. ca. 1802. Papers, 1776-1825 bulk 1781. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Letter, 9 March 1790 Library of Virginia
creatorOf James, Joseph, 1749-1824. Virginia Militia Order Book [manuscript], 1770-1780. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807. Order : to David Rittenhouse, 1788 Oct. 4. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn William Plume letter, 1780 November 4 John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
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creatorOf Powel, Samuel, 1738-1793. Letters , 1788-1790. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn James, Joseph, 1749-1824. Virginia Militia Order Book, 1770-1780. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn The influence of Peter Muhlenberg in Virginia, 1772-1776, 1929, 1929 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807. Order, to David Rittenhouse, for the payment of the salary of Thomas Strawbridge : manuscript, 1783 Sept. 26. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Muhlenberg family. Papers, 1779-1854. Muhlenberg College Library, Trexler Library
referencedIn Muhlenberg family papers, 1769-1866, 1769-1866 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Tankard, John William Steven, d. 1811. Sketch of the life of Dr. John Tankard, 1896. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807. Letter from John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg, in council, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Thomas McKean, chief justice of Pennsylvania : manuscript signed, 1788 May 2. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn Nathanael Greene Papers, 1777-1780 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington Miscellany, Volume XI, Miscellany, 1755-1835. Cornell University Library
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creatorOf Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807. Orderly book of John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg, 1780-1781. Library of Congress
referencedIn Siege of York and Gloucester, Virginia, 1781 September 15 to October 17 John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
referencedIn Alexander J. Dallas Letter, 1806 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. Order for payment to John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg : manuscript, 1787 Oct. 18. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Irwin, Nathaniel, 1746-1812. Letter to James Madison [manuscript], 1802 January 7. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794. Correspondence and papers, 1778-1794 (bulk 1779-1781). New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Clark, Jonathan, 1750-1811. Draper manuscripts: Jonathan Clark papers, 1728-1810. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Virginia. Office of the Quartermaster General. Public Store. Fredericksburg. Papers, 1767, 1777-1782, 1787. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Rosengarten, J. G. (Joseph George), 1835-1921. The German allied troops in the North American war of independence, and related materials, ca. 1767-1893. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. Order for payment to John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg : Philadelphia : manuscript, 1787 Oct. 18. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Weedon, George, 1734-1793. Military correspondence, 1777-1786. American Philosophical Society Library
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Death 1807-10-01

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