Henry A. Willard II Collection 1743-1888 (bulk 1770-1840)

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Henry A. Willard II Collection, 1743-1888, (bulk 1770-1840)

Henry A. Willard II Collection 1743-1888 (bulk 1770-1840)

Papers and records collected by Henry A Willard II including Bradley-Willard family papers and correspondence, Willard Hotel records, miscellaneous business records, and autographs collected by Henry A. Willard I that include the signers of the Declaration of Independence, presidents of the Continental Congress, and related individuals.

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Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803

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Epithet: of Add MS 36068 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000741.0x0001d1 Continental Congressman; of Boston, Mass.; graduated Harvard in 1740; leading spirit behind the Boston Tea Party; signer of Declaration of Independence; lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, 1789-1794; governor of Massachusetts, 1794-1797. From the description of Samuel Adams correspondence, 1775. (Unknown). WorldCat record id:...

Willard family.

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Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 1734-1797

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Declaration of Independence signer from Virginia. From the description of Letter to Colonel Landon Carter, 1776 January 22. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230164 Virginia politician; member of Continental Congress, signer of Declaration of Independence; brother of Richard Henry, William, and Arthur Lee. From the description of ALS : Menokin, Richmond Co., Va., to Ludwell Lee, Richmond, 1796 Nov. 23. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat reco...

Hale, Nathan, 1755-1776

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Nathan Hale (b. June 6, 1755, Coventry, CT-d. September 22, 1776, New York City, NY) was born and raised in Coventry, Connecticut, and served in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. In 1776 he landed at the town of Huntington in Long Island, New York on an intelligence-gathering mission that ultimately resulted in his capture and execution by the British Army....

Randolph, Peyton, 1721-1775

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President, U.S. Continental Congress and Virginia legislator. From the description of Papers of Peyton Randolph, circa 1774. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132218 ...

Bradley, William Czar, 1782-1867

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Congressman from Vermont, 1813-1815 and 1823-1827. From the description of Letter : Westminster, Vt. to S. Elliot, 1836 Mar. 28. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28837837 ...

McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817

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At this time, Thomas McKean was the chief justice of Pennsylvania. Matthew Irwin was the Philadelphia Master of Rolls and Recorder of Deeds. From the description of Letter to Matthew Irwin, 1785 June 29. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866469 Governor and delegate of the Continental Congress of Pennsylvania. From the description of Thomas McKean correspondence, 1779. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980914 Pennsylvania govern...

Mallory, Francis, 1807-1860

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Gales and Seaton.

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Ross, George, 1752-1832.

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George Ross was the son of the Pennsylvania signer of the Declaration of Independence of the same name. Born in 1752, he eventually became a farmer in his native Lancaster, Pennsylvania. According to the federal censuses of this time, Ross was a minor slave owner (3 slaves in 1790, 2 in 1800, and none in 1810). He represented Lancaster County in the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania 1787-1790. Serving as the Vice-President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania, 1788-1790, he w...

Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794

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Delegate from Virginia to the First Continental Congress. Schuyler was one of the four major generals in the Continenetal Army and delegate to the Continental Congress. Father-in-law to Alexander Hamilton. From the description of Letters, 1775. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41417645 Richard Henry Lee was a staunch defender of colonial rights and was aligned with Patrick Henry as a strong opponent of the Stamp Act. From the description of Richard Henry L...

St. Clair, Arthur, 1734-1818

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Born in Thurso, Scotland, 1734, o.s. ; studied medicine in Edinburgh; served in the British Army in America, 1757-1762; surveyor of Cumberland, 1770; colonel of Pennsylvania militia, 1775; brigadier general, 1777 to the close of the Revolution; commander of the Army, 1791-1792; delegate to the Constitutional Congress, 1785-1787, and president, 1787; governor of Northwest Territory, 1789-1802; died in Greensburg, Pa., August 31, 1818. (Bio. Cong. Dir., 1928 ed. ; Dic. Am.Biog. --gives b. date, 17...

Griffin, Cyrus, 1748-1810

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Delegate of the U.S. Continental Congress from Virginia, jurist, and public official of Virginia. From the description of Letters of Cyrus Griffin, 1792. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450570 Legislator and judge from Lancaster County, Va; last president of the Continental Congress. From the description of Letter and will of Cyrus Griffin [manuscript], 1780-1811. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647860288 ...

Clymer, George, 1739-1813

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Clymer was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution from Pennsylvania. From the description of ALS, 1779 April 2, Roxborough, to unknown. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13347530 Philadelphia merchant and Congressman. From the description of ALS : to William Rawle, 1793 Feb. 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86102605 From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Jacob Bowman, 18...

Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824

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Secretary of the Continental Congress, biblical translator, and merchant. From the description of Papers of Charles Thomson, 1765-1888 (bulk 1765-1818). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71060797 Charles Thomson was the secretary of the Continental Congress. From the description of Journal (notebook), 1782. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122441800 Mr. Thomson was Secretary of the Continental Congress 1774-1789. From th...

Hooper, William, 1742-1790

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William Hooper of North Carolina was a leader in the American Revolution and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. From the description of William Hooper papers, 1770-1822 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 32246239 From the guide to the William Hooper Papers, ., 1770-1822, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) At this time, William Hooper was representing Wilmington in the General Ass...

Smith, James, approximately 1719-1806

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At this time, James Smith had retired from political life and was a lawyer in Philadelphia. John Whitehill was the President and the Supreme Executive of the Council of Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter and list to John Whitehill, 1786 May 1. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866502 Declaration of Independence signer from Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter to the Pennsylvania delegates, 1776 February 7. (University ...

Lynch, Thomas, 1749-1779

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Thomas Lynch was a delegate from South Carolina at the Continental Congress. From the description of Signature and booklet, 1876 July 4. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866466 Delegate of the U.S. Continental Congress of South Carolina, lawyer and planter. From the description of Entry book excerpt with biographical notes of Thomas Lynch, 1764-1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451322 Signer of the Declaration of Independ...

Read, George, 1733-1798

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George Read was an American politician and lawyer from New Castle, Delaware. He was a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. He served in various political offices in Delaware and as U.S. Senator from Delaware and the Chief Justice of Delaware. From the description of [Document] 1781 Jan. 5 / G. R. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 320955482 George Read (b. Sept. 18, 1733, Cecil County, Md.–d. Sept. 21, 1798, New Castle, Del.) was an Ame...

Ross, George, 1730-1779

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George Ross (1730-1779) was a lawyer, a member of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly, vice-president of the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, a member of the First and Second Continental Congresses and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Ross was born in New Castle, Delaware, the son of the Anglican rector of Immanuel Church Rev. George Ross and his wife Catherine Van Gezel. He received a sound private classical education at home. He read the Law in his brother John’s law firm a...

Pickens, F. W. (Francis Wilkinson), 1805-1869

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Pickens was a congressman from South Carolina and later governor of that state. From the description of Francis Wilkinson Pickens letters from various correspondents, 1832-1834. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612796541 From the guide to the Francis Wilkinson Pickens letters from various correspondents, 1832-1834., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Congressman and governor of South Carolina. From the description of...

Richards, Mark, 1760-1844.

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Rodney, Caesar, 1728-1784

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Legislator, judge, president of Delaware, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. From the description of Papers, 1775, 1778. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 469808751 At this time, Caesar Rodney was serving in Congress in Philadelphia. He was very ill and near the end of his life. Thomas Rodney was his younger brother, also a statesman. From the description of Letter to Thomas Rodney, 1782 February 21. (University of Pennsylvan...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792

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Charleston, S.C. merchant, plantation owner, and politician. In June 1775 Laurens became president of the first Provincial Congress. From the description of Correspondence, 1775. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37521798 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charleston, S. C., to an unidentified recipient, 1762 Sept. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871270 Henry Laurens was a merchant; he w...

Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833

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Governor of Connecticut, 1817-1827; Secretary of Treasury, 1795-1800. From the description of Letter, 1827 August 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122582959 Wolcott was a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He served as governor of Connecticut (1796-1797). From the description of [Letters] 1799-1811 / Oliv: Wolcott. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 491419916 American lawyer and politician. F...

Stone, Thomas, 1743-1787

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Epithet: of Add MS 29137 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000444.0x000299 Epithet: of Sloane MS 4061 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000444.0x00029c Epithet: surveyor British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000444.0x00029e Epithet: of Lambeth ...

Poindexter, George, 1779-1853

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Lawyer, attorney general of Mississippi Territory (1803-1807), territorial representative to Congress (1807-1813), governor (1820-1801), and U.S. senator (1830-1835). From the description of Papers, 1804-1819. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39390450 U.S. senator, U.S. representative, governor, and jurist of Mississippi. From the description of Letter of George Poindexter, 1835. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449399 ...

Gwinnett, Button, approximately 1735-1777

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Signer from Georgia. From the description of Order to pay a bill, 1776 December 6. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 52780039 At this time, Button Gwinnett was a planter in Georgia. He had lived in Charlestown, South Carolina in the years prior. John Neufville was a merhant in South Carolina From the description of Legal document, 1774 July 8. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866130 Button Gwinnett (1732-1777) was ...

Nelson, Thomas, 1738-1789

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Declaration of Independence signer from Virginia. From the description of Letter to an unidentified correspondent, 1776 August 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230349 Thomas Nelson, Jr. was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, governor of Virginia, and commander of the Virginia Militia at Yorktown. From the description of Letter, 1781 September 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122625186 Governor of Virginia, delegate from Vir...

Walton, George, 1749 or 1750-1804

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Morton, John, approximately 1724-1777

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Declaration of Independence signer from Pennsylvania. From the description of Signed act of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, 1776 March 16. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55227923 Signer of the Declaration of Independence. From the description of Document, 1770. (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 29853209 At this time, John Morton was a land surveyer. From the description of Land survey, 1755. (University of P...

Penn, John, 1740 or 1741-1788

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence for North Carolina. From the description of Papers, 1776-1920. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39522045 Declaration of Independence signer from North Carolina. From the description of Letter to Richard Caswell, 1778 Nvember 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55225838 Delegate to the Continental Congress of North Carolina. From the description of Letter of John Penn, 1778. ...

Livingston, Philip, 1716-1778

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At this time, Philip Livingston was a merchant in New York. Samuel Storke and Thomas Gainsborough conducted a mercantile business in London. From the description of Letter to Samuel Storke and Thomas Gainsborough, 1736 September 15. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866465 Livingston was a signer of the Declaration of Independence from New York and a Continental Congressman. From the description of AD, 1776 October 19 : Philadelphia. Re...

Hall, Lyman, 1724-1790

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Declaration of Independence signer from Georgia. From the description of Declaration to the Georgia Speaker and House of Assembly, [1783]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55225231 U.S. Continental Congress delegate from and governor of Georgia. From the description of Letter of Lyman Hall, 1785. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450715 Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Governor of Georgia in 1783. From the description of...

Bradley, Stephen Row, 1754-1830

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Rutledge, Edward, 1749-1800

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Delegate to the First Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, state legislator, and governor of South Carolina, 1798-1800. From the description of Papers, 1790-1802 (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 174146355 From the description of Papers, 1790-1820. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20273120 From the description of Papers, 1790-1820. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122581362 At this time, E...

Madison, James, 1751-1836

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James Madison (1751-1836) was the fourth president of the United States, born in Port Conway, Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia legislature from 1776 to 1780 and from 1784 to 1786, and the Continental Congress from 1780 to 1783. His proposals at and management of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 earned him title "father of the U.S. Constitution." He cooperated with Alexander Hamilton and Jay in writing a series of papers (pub. 1787-88 under title of The Federalist) explaining the ne...

Braxton, Carter, 1736-1797

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Declaration of Independence signer from Virginia. From the description of Letter to [Landon Carter?], 1776 October 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55228030 At this time, Benjamin Harrison was the governor of Virginia. Carter Braxton was a Virginia planter whose fortune was largely depleted during the Revolution. From the description of Letter to Benjamin Harrison, 1783 June 24. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866491 ...

Witherspoon, John, 1723-1794

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John Witherspoon became one of the most outspoken supporters of the revolutionary cause, even before the colonies and the British fired the first shots of war in 1775. His radical outlook influenced students at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton) where he was president, including James Madison and Aaron Burr. In 1776, Witherspoon was sent by the State of New Jersey as a delegate to the Continental Congress. Later that year, he signed the Declaration of Independence as one of the delegates ...

Hart, John, 1711?-1779

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John Hart lived for most of his life in Hopewell Township, New Jersey where he worked as a farmer. The exact date of his birth is unknown, although most sources cite the year as 1711. It is believed that he was born in Stonington, Connecticut and moved to Hopewell with his parents at an early age. His father, Edward Hart, worked as a Justice of the Peace, public assessor, and farmer; he was also a commander of the New Jersey Blues, a corps of volunteers that served in the French-Canadian wars. F...

Lewis, Francis, 1713-1803

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Epithet: Lieutenant British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000361.0x000188 Lewis was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a Continental Congressman. From the description of DS, 1770 August 23 : New York. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13725364 At this time, Francis Lewis was a member of the Continental Congress. From the description of Letter to Fran...

Paca, William, 1740-1799

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Paca was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman, governor of Maryland, and federal judge. From the description of AL, 1781 November 2 : Talbot Courthouse, In Special Council, to John Voorhees. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13814151 Governor of, delegate to the U.S. Continental Congress, jurist, and public official of Maryland. From the description of Papers of William Paca, 1784-1789. (Unknown). WorldCat r...

Stone, John Hoskin.

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Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821

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Lawyer; member of Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1777-1784, president 1782-1784; member of first three federal congresses; director U.S. Mint, 1795-1805. From the description of ALS (draft), 1797 Aug. 27-Sept. 5, Philadelphia, to Samuel Bayard. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122617033 Pres. of the Continental Congress. 1st Pres. of the American Bible Society. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Burlington, to Jonathan S...

Floyd, William, 1734-1821

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence; member of the Continental Congress. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Major Gen'l Lewis Morris, 1796 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530387 Floyd was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence and a Continental Congressman. From the description of AD, 1782 August 29 : Middletown. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13713295 From the description of ADS, 1776 Janua...

Harrison, Benjamin, approximately 1726-1791

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Signer of Declaration of Independence; member of the Continental Congress; governor of Virginia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Edmund Pendleton, 1776 Feb. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270503405 Declaration of Independence signer from Virginia. From the description of Letter to Robert Morris and portrait, 1776 September 13 and n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55228090 Benjamin Harrison (1726-179...

Hull, Isaac, 1773-1843

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Isaac Hull (1773-1843) commanded USS Constitution in her 1812 victory over Guerriere, in which it earned the sobriquet "Old Ironsides." He later commanded the Boston, Portsmouth, and Washington Navy yards and was appointed Commodore of the Mediterranean Squadron in 1838. From the description of Isaac Hull Collection, 1798-1841. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479784380 Isaac Hull was born 9 March 1773 Huntington (now Shelton) CT. His commands inclu...

Stockton, Richard, 1730-1781

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Stockton was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Jersey. From the description of ADS, 1765 June 14 : [s.l.]. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13911025 Declaration of Independence signer from New Jersey. From the description of Receipt for legal fees and portrait, ca. 1776. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55225749 At this time, Richard Stockton was a lawyer in New Jersey. From the descripti...

Heyward, Thomas, 1746-1809

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Thomas Heyward was a judge in South Carolina. From the description of Signature, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866315 Declaration of Independence signer from South Carolina. From the description of Clipped signature, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230435 ...

Matthews, William, 1755-1807

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Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813

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Dr. Benjamin Rush was a Philadelphia physician. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1793-1821, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122647047 However, the identification of EBS is uncertain. T.C. Stockton (The Stocktons of New Jersey, etc.) lists under this name a first cousin of Rush's wife, born June 4, 1773, who died (no date) without issue. The Univ. Pa. registers of medical matriculants list EBS in 1813-14 (#73), 1814-15 (#102), ...

Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828

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Mayor of New York City and governor of and U.S. senator from New York. From the description of DeWitt Clinton correspondence, 1788-1828. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453767 American lawyer and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to General Fish, 1824 Sept. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904134 From the description of Printed document filled out in another hand and signed : New York, 1809 Apr. 21. (Unknown). Wor...

Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Doughoragen, 1792 Aug. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133368 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Ralph Izard, 1800 Nov. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134277 Signer of the Declar. of Independence. From the description of Autograph signature to receipt, 1830 Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134591 Signer of the Declar...

Willard, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1902-2002

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Owner of the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC. From the description of Papers, 1834-1890. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36005248 Willard family, merchant family of Westminster, Vt., and Washington, D.C. Several family members represented Vermont in the U.S. Congress. From the description of Henry A. Willard II collection, 1743-1888 (bulk 1770-1840). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82098781 ...

Willard Hotel (Washington, D.C.)

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Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857

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Grandson of Martha Washington. From the description of ALS : Arlington, Va., to Major Lewis, 1830 Feb. 27. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122690100 Virgil David was president of the Lawrenceville Lyceum in Western Pennsylvania. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Alexandria, Va., to Virgil David, n.p., 1836 June 25. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 78935802 From the description of Autograph letter ...

Wilson, James, 1742-1798

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Pennsylvania, jurist. From the description of LS, 1780 April 19 : Philadelphia, to Joseph Reed, President of Pennsylvania. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14176957 Declaration of Independence signer from Pennsylvania. From the description of Writ, 1776 January. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230586 James Wilson was a Pennsylvania jurist and a signer of the Declaration...

Clinton, George, 1739-1812

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Colonial governor of New York State, later elected Vice-President of the U.S. From the description of Letter, 1780 June 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122487881 Member of the Continental Congress, Vice-President of the U.S. & Governor of N.Y. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Thomas Jefferson, 1801 July 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904181 From the description of Autograph signature to Resolution, 1790 Mar. 22. (Unknown...

Ellery, William, 1727-1820

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Addressee is Commissioner at the Rev. Mr. Marshall's. From the description of Letter, 1783, September 1, Philadelphia, to Benjamin Stelle, Philadelphia. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122529391 Representative to U.S. Continental Congress and signer of Declaration of Independence, of Newport, R.I. From the description of William Ellery autograph letter signed, 1780. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 273925427 William Ellery was born ...

Otis, Samuel Allyne, 1740-1814

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Delegate from Massachusetts to U.S. Continental Congress, secretary of the U.S. Senate, businessman, and Massachusetts public official. From the description of Samuel Allyne Otis correspondence and notice, 1766-1802. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980318 Member of the Continental Congress. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to the Hon. Mr. Langdon, 1792 Apr. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270610684 Member of Continental...

Hancock, John, 1737-1793

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John Hancock (b. January 23, 1737, Braintree, MA-d. October 8, 1793, Boston, MA) was a prominent Boston merchant and leading statesman during the American Revolutionary War period. A 1754 graduate of Harvard College, he served as its treasurer from 1773 until 1777. Born in Braintree, Massachusetts, Hancock moved to Boston after the death of his father, the Reverend John Hancock (1702-1744) and lived with his uncle and aunt, Thomas (1703-1764) and Lydia Hancock (1714-1776). Upon grad...

Williams, William, 1731-1811

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Declaration of Independence signer from Connecticut. From the description of Letter to Jabez Huntington and portrait, 1776 September 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55225150 Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Connecticut. From the description of ADS, 1776 July 3 : Lebanon, to the Committee of Pay Table. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14176907 From the description of ADS, 1777 February 28 : Lebanon, t...

Morris, Robert H. (Robert Hamilton), 1921-

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Porter, David Rittenhouse, 1788-1867

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Middleton, Arthur, 1742-1787

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U.S. delegate to the Continental Congress and U.S. representative from and governor of South Carolina, and diplomat. From the description of Papers of Arthur Middleton, 1767-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83393246 Middleton was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a Continental Congressman from South Carolina. From the description of AL, 1781 December 12 : Philadelphia, to Governor John Mathews. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record...

Bartlett, Josiah, 1729-1795

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Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795) physician, jurist, and delegate to the U.S. Continental Congress from, and governor of, New Hampshire; his sons Levi (1763-1828) and Ezra (1770-1848), physicians and jurists, and Josiah (1768-1838), physician and member of Congress; Ezra's son Josiah (1803-1853), physician; and other family members. From the description of Josiah Bartlett family papers, 1710-1931 (bulk 1800-1890). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979979 Physician, delegate to the ...

Taylor, George, 1716-1781

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George Taylor was a Pennsylvania Signer of the Declaration of Independence. From the description of DS, 1772 September 24. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13944497 At this time, George Taylor was serving as a county judge in Pennsylvania. From the description of Estate inventory, 1769 September 18-1772 July 27. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866508 Continental congressman, signer of the Declaration of...

Morris, Lewis, 1726-1798

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At this time, Lewis Morris had retired from political life and was rebuilding his manor, Morrisania, in New York. From the description of Receipt, 1792 July 24. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866473 Morris was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman, and a Brigadier General. From the description of ALS, 1788 August 23 : Morrisania, to his son, Jacob Morris, Susquehannah. (Copley Press, J S Copley Librar...

Hewes, Joseph, 1730-1779

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Joseph Hewes (1730-1779) of North Carolina was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a member of the Continental Congress involved in several committees concerned with naval and maritime affairs. From the guide to the Joseph Hewes Papers, ., 1765-1776, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) Merchant, N.C. delegate to the Continental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. From the descrip...

Morris, Robert, 1734-1806

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Robert Morris (1734-1806), "the Financier of the American Revolution," was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution, a powerful committee chairman in the Continental Congress, an important figure in Pennsylvania politics, and perhaps the most prominent businessman of his day. From the description of Robert Morris letter, to Managers of the Pennsylvania Hospital, 1783 November 26. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat reco...

Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814

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American statesman. From the description of Copy of a letter : Paris, to the Minister of Foreign Affairs [Talleyrand], 1798 Apr. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269595261 From the description of Letter, 1790 June 18, New York, to John Hancock, [Boston]. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 15174967 Declaration of Independence signer from Massachusetts. From the description of Letter to [James Warren] and portrait, 1776 June 15. (University of Virgi...

Chase, Samuel, 1741-1811

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At this time, Samuel Chase was a justice in the district of Baltimore. William Smallwood was the governor of Maryland. From the description of Letter to William Smallwood, 1788 September 6. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866539 Jurist. From the description of Samuel Chase papers, 1776-1805. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144571402 Delegate from Maryland to the Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, ...

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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Benjamin Franklin (b. January 17, 1706, Boston, MA-d. April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the ligh...

Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800

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Mifflin was a Continental Congressman, Major General, and governor of Pennsylvania. From the description of LS, 1784 May 6 : Annapolis, to Governor Clinton. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13782989 Thomas Mifflin (1744-1800) was a Philadelphia merchant, military officer during the Revolutionary War, and U.S. Congressman. He served as the first governor of Pennsylvania from 1790 to 1799. From the description of Thomas Mifflin papers, 1791-1...

Thornton, Matthew, 1714?-1803

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At this time, Matthew Thornton was a representing Londonderry in New Hampshire's provincial assembly. He was also a physician. From the description of Receipt, 1759 February 9. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866509 Thornton was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire. From the description of DS, 1782 January 18 : Exeter, New Hampshire. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13976679 De...

Jay, John, 1745-1829

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Statesman and jurist. From the description of Letter, 1813 Jan. 1. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49243562 Governor of New York State; U.S. Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court. From the description of Letter, 1797 October 27 : Albany, to John Trumbull, London. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50806321 From the description of Letter, 1778 January 2 : Poughkeepsie, to Marinus Willet. (New Yo...

Sherman, Roger, 1721-1793

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Declaration of Independence signer from Connecticut. From the description of Document signed by Roger Sherman, 1764 August to 1766 November. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230754 Roger Sherman was born in 1721 in Newton, Massachusetts, and early moved to Stoughton, Massachusetts, where he attended the public schools and later learned the shoemaker's trade. He moved to New Milford, Connecticut, in 1743 and became surveyor of New Haven County in 1745. During t...

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The central governing body of the American colonies from 1774, continuing during the American Revolution; and also the first governing body of the U.S. until the establishment of the U.S. Constitution in 1789. From the description of Continental Congress minutes, 1778 Oct. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 429918299 Noah Cooke, Jr. (1749-1829) earned his Harvard AB 1769. His early career was as a clergyman, but he later became a lawyer. He was admitted to the bar in Cheshir...

Hopkins, Stephen, 1707-1785

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Signer and governor of Rhode Island. From the description of Document signed "Step Hopkins Govr" : [n.p.], 1758 Jan. 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269551611 Governor of Rhode Island (Colony) and delegate to U.S. Continental Congress from and public official of Rhode Island. From the description of Receipted pay order of Stephen Hopkins, 1758-1759. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451006 At this time, Stephen Hopkins was a judge in Providence, Rhode ...

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796

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At this time, Samuel Huntington was the governor of Connecticut. George Clinton was the governor of New York. From the description of Letter to George Clinton, 1791 November 11. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866432 Samuel Huntington (1731-1796) was born on July 16 in Windham, Connecticut. After private study, Huntington received permission to practice law in Connecticut in 1754. He moved to Norwich in 1760. He was elected as a Representative fr...

Paine, Robert Treat, 1731-1814

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Declaration of Independence signer from Massachusetts. From the description of Writ annotated and signed by Paine, 1765 July 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230735 Paine was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman, attorney general, and judge in Massachusetts. From the description of ALS, 1782 March 29 : Boston, to Nathaniel Freeman, Sandwich. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13814933 ...

Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791

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Francis Hopkinson was a judge of the Court of Admiralty of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1786, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155885969 Pennsylvania Continental congressman. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Thomas Harwood, 1781 Apr. 28. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122585977 From the...

Adams, John, 1735-1826

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John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States, born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He served as defense counsel for British soldiers accused of Boston Massacre in 1770; as delegate to Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778; as member of committee charged with drafting Declaration of Independence in 1776; as congressional commissioner to France from 1778 to 1779; as minister to United Provinces in 1780; and negotiated a loan from Dutch bankers in 1782. Adams join...

Monroe, James, 1758-1831

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James Monroe, fifth president of the United States of America (b. April 28, 1758, Monroe Hall, Virginia-d. July 4, 1831, New York, New York) fought with distinction in the Continental Army, and he practiced law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. As a young politician, he joined the anti-Federalists in the Virginia Convention which ratified the Constitution, and in 1790, an advocate of Jeffersonian policies, he was elected United States Senator. As Minister to France in 1794-1796, Monroe showed strong ...

Wythe, George, 1726-1806

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Mayor of Williamsburg, Va., educator, and jurist. From the description of Judicial decisions of George Wythe, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068264 George Wythe was born in 1726 in Elizabeth City County, Va. He attended the College of William and Mary. Wythe studied law and was a member and clerk of the House of Burgesses. Member of Continental Congress. Signed Declaration of Independence. Speaker of House of Delegates. Judge of Virginia High Court of Chancery. Pr...

Whipple, William, 1730-1785

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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire, Brigadier General. From the description of ALS, 1776 March 17 : Philadelphia, to Doctor Joshua Bracket, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14123096 At this time, William Whipple was conducting a business through sea trade. From the description of List 1755 May 4. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866516 Statesman from N...