Washington Irving collection, 1683-1839 (bulk 1753-1839)


Washington Irving collection, 1683-1839, (bulk 1753-1839)

Washington Irving collection, 1683-1839 (bulk 1753-1839)

Collection is composed of autograph letters of prominent colonial, revolutionary, and early American figures which are interleaved in the five volume work by Washington Irving, LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. The letters were bound into the work by R. W. Smith in 1878-1879 for Timothy Hopkins.

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White, William, Bishop.

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Pinkney, William, 1764-1822

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William Pinkney was born on March 17, 1764, in Annapolis, Maryland. Originally interested in pursuing medicine, Pinkey ultimately chose law as his desired profession and passed the Maryland bar in 1986. After practicing law in Maryland, Pinkney was sent to London by George Washington to serve as an American commissioner. After spending eight years in England, Pinkney returned to the United States and became Attorney General in 1811. In 1816 he left the country again to serve as an American minis...

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...

Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848

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John Quincy Adams (b. July 11, 1767, Braintree, Massachusetts-d. February 23, 1848, Washington, D.C.) was an American statesman who served as a diplomat, United States Senator, member of the House of Representatives, and the sixth President of the United States. He was a member of the Federalist, Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and later the Anti-Masonic and Whig parties. He was the son of President John Adams and Abigail Adams. As a diplomat, Adams played an important role in neg...

Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin, Baron von, 1730-1794

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Prussian army officer who trained the American forces during the American Revolution. From the description of Letter, February 28, 1781. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 436785682 Prussian army officer, volunteered service to United States in Revolution; as Inspector General of Continental Army introduced drilling procedures and directed reorganization; later assisted in plans for national defense. From the description of LS : to the pr...

Clinton, James, 1736-1812

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American soldier; father of DeWitt Clinton. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Camp Cannajoharie Creek", to Henry Glen in Schenectady, 1779 June 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904334 From the description of Autograph letter signed : White Plains, to his wife, 1778 Aug. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904336 Revolutionary War General, brother of Governor George Clinton. From the description of Letter, 1800 February 14. (Unknow...

Putnam, Israel, 1718-1790

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Army officer. From the description of Letters of Israel Putnam, 1774-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449456 From the description of Papers of Israel Putnam, 1762-1773. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84298278 Putnam is best known as a Revolutionary War general, instrumental to the success of the Battle of Bunker Hill. He was a resident of Pomfret, Connecticut. From the description of Israel Putnam letters, 1778-1782. (Hartford Public Library). Worl...

Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801

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Revolutionary patriot, Continental Army general, and traitor. From the description of Benedict Arnold papers, 1761-1794. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 432702702 Prior to the U.S. Revolutionary War Arnold was a merchant and trader in the West Indies. He served in the Revolutionary Army, but defected to the British in 1780 and served until the War was over. He then went to Canada and eventually to England. He was married to Margaret Mansfie...

Braddock, Edward, 1695?-1755

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Epithet: Major-General; of Egerton MS 3429 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000473.0x000282 ...

Moultrie, William

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Hopkins, Timothy, 1859-1937.

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Timothy Hopkins was a businessman, member of the original Stanford University Board of Trustees (1885-1937) and served as president of the board (1908-1914)., From the description of Timothy Hopkins papers, 1804-1942 (inclusive), 1870-1935 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 703381495 Biographical note Timothy Hopkins was a businessman, member of the original Stanford University Board of Trustees (1885-1937), and serve...

Johnson, William, 1715-1774

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British official in America. From the description of Receipt signed to an autograph letter signed (signature obliterated) dated Schonectady [sic] 24 December, 1764 : [n.p.], 1764 Dec. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270496465 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Johnson Hall, to an unidentified correspondent, 1769 Apr. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270487684 Sir William Johnson was a wealthy land owner and trader, controlling most of the lands in...

Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807

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Mohawk Indian Chief. From the description of Letter signed : Niagara, to James Wheelock, 1802 Dec. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134743 Indian chief and British Army officer. From the description of Joseph Brant correspondence, 1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451277 Mohawk Indian leader. Close friend of Sir John Johnson. From the description of Letter, 1789 August 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122434125 ...

Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820

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Daniel Boone (1734-1820) was a pioneer land settler, Indian fighter and he served in military and political positions in Kentucky. At the time this letter was written, he was on the verge of losing his many tracts of land because the titles were improperly entered. From the description of Letter : to Charles Yanc[e]y, Luecy [i.e. Louisa] County, 1785 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122602570 Indian fighter and scout. From the description of Daniel Boone pa...

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...


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William Wirt was born 8 November 1772 in Bladensburg, Maryland, to Jacob Wirt (d. 1774) and Henrietta Wirt (d. 1779). Orphaned, Wirt fortunately received help from an uncle and from a family friend and received an education. He studied law and settled in Culpeper County, Virginia, where he was admitted to the Virginia bar and practiced in Culpeper and Albemarle Counties where he lived from 1795 to 1799. He moved to Richmond, Virginia, in 1800 to continue his practice. He was elected...

Burgoyne, John, 1722-1792

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Burgoyne was a Lieutenant General of British forces during the American Revolution, who surrendered at Saratoga in Oct. 1777. From the description of John Burgoyne letter : to M.G. Gates, 1777 Dec. 12. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936829 British general. From the description of ALS : near Bemis Heights, N.Y., to Horatio Gates, 1777 Sept. 27. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591552 General and Dramatist. ...

Tallmadge, B., General.

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Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809

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Political theorist, New York. From the description of Letter, 1779 Jan. 17. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 476963318 Thomas Paine, English author and revolutionary. From the guide to the Thomas Paine manuscript material : 1 item, 1788, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) Revolutionary pamphleteer, author of Common Sense and The Rights of Man. From the description of ALS, [1803] ...

Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804

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Epithet: American Major -General British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000618.0x000312 Revolutionary War general and agent appointed to negotiate with the Oneida, Onondaga and Cauyga Indians. From the description of Account with New York State for Expenses as Indian Agent, 1795-1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122364391 Revolutionary War general. From the descripti...

Trumbull, John, 1750-1831

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American poet and jurist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Detroit, to Noah Webster, 1830 Jan. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573323 American author. From the description of Receipt signed : "United States Loan Office," 1781 Dec. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270867950 Poet, jurist, lawyer, author, and state legislator from Connecticut. From the description of John Trumbull correspondence, 1772 January 8. (Unknown...

Morgan, Daniel, 1977-

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Daniel Morgan was born in 1736, probably in New Jersey. After quarreling with his father, Morgan moved to the Shenandoah Valley. After working several years as a laborer and a teamster, Morgan became an independent wagoner and in that role accompanied Edward Braddock's futile expedition against Fort Pitt in 1755. Morgan later served as a lieutenant during Pontiac's Rebellion. Commissioned a captain of a rifle company 22 June 1775, Morgan took his command and joined the Continental Army outside o...

Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

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American revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Thomas Jefferson, 1793 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596665 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to General Henry Jackson, 1796 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596669 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westpoint, to Colonel Pickering, Quartermaster General, 1782 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598200 ...

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 ...

Williams, Jonathan, Dr.

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Jonathan Williams was a merchant and army officer, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1787. From the guide to the Jonathan Williams selected papers, 1771-1813, 1771-1813, (American Philosophical Society) ...

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...

Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810

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Continental Army officer, collector of customs for the port of Boston; from Hingham (Plymouth Co.), Mass. From the description of Papers, 1778-1804. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19903396 Benjamin Lincoln was an American general during the Revolutionary War. He accepted the British surrender at Yorktown. From the description of Benjamin Lincoln collection, 1775-1782. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 712651132 Ma...

Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795

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British troops under the command of Sir Henry Clinton mounted attacks on Fort Sullivan (close to the later site of Fort Sumter) in Charleston Harbor, S.C. by both land and sea in June, 1776, believing its defenses to be incomplete. Repulsed in this effort, they did not launch subsequent assaults on Charleston until 1780. From the description of Henry Clinton Collection, 1776. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479547858 British general in American Rev...

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

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Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter to Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania concerning the payment of indents to Pennsylvania [manuscript] 30 September 1790. 1790. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647960750 Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was influential in founding the United States government and served as its first Secretary of the Treasury (1789-1795) under President George Washington. ...

Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816

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Secretary to George Washington. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dept. of war, 1816 Sept. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595729 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dept. of War, to Capt. J.M. Russell, 1816 Mar. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270595725 Private secretary to George Washington. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dept. of war, Acc't office, to Mr. Wm. B. Bend, Baltimore, 1816 Aug. 9. (U...

Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth, 1746-1825

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After serving as a brigadier general in the Continental Army, Pinckney held several legislative and diplomatic posts before being placed in command of all federal forces in the South during the war scare of 1798. From the description of ALS : Harper's Ferry, Va., to James McHenry, 1800 Mar. 20. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122409546 Pinckney was a South Carolina politician, U. S. Revolutionary War veteran, and member of the U.S. Constitutional Conven...

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...

Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770

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Governor of Virginia. From the description of Transcripts of correspondence edited by Louis Knott Koontz, 1739-1769. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067647 From the description of Autograph signature (clipped) from a document : [n.p.]., 1754 Apr. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270534556 Colonial official; lieutenant governor of Virginia 1751-1758. From the description of LS : Williamsburg, Va., to Robert Hunter Morris, 1754 Mar. 1. (Rosenbach Museum...

Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813

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Edmund Randolph (1753-1813) was serving as Secretary of State at the time this letter was written. Alexander Addison (1759-1807) was a lawyer from Pittsburgh, Pa. From the description of Letter : Dept. of State, to Alexander Addison, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1795 March 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122538927 American politician. From the description of Circular letter signed : Department of State, to the governor of the state of Connecticut, 1795 Feb. 7. (U...

Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825

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James Wilkinson was born in Maryland and served as an officer in the American Revolution. In 1783 he settled in Kentucky, where he engaged in politics, land speculation, and trade. In 1805 he was appointed governor of Upper Louisiana. Wilkinson's activities in the West implicated him in the Spanish Conspiracy and the Burr Conspiracy; he was acquitted by a court of inquiry during the Burr investigation and by a court martial in 1811. He served as a military commander in the West during the War of...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Marshall, John, 1755-1835

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John Marshall (1755-1835) was born near Germantown, Prince William (currently Fauquier) County, Virginia on 24 September 1755 to parents Thomas Marshall and Mary Randolph Keith. From 1775-1781, Marshall served in the Continental Army and fought in the Revolutionary War. During the spring and summer of 1780, Marshall attended classes at the College of William and Mary and received his license to practice law. After the war, he moved to Richmond, Virginia and began his practice. Marshall married M...

Humphreys, David, 1752-1818

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Army officer, diplomat, and author. From the description of Papers of David Humphreys, 1776-1810. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71065032 Army officer, diplomat, and poet, of Connecticut; b. in Derby; d. in New Haven. From the description of David Humphreys papers, 1687-1819. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 430490748 Connecticut Revolutionary War Officer, statesman, and poet. From the description of Poems, [...

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...

Cadwallader, John.

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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...

Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

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Aaron Burr (b. Feb. 6, 1756, Newark, NJ–d. Sept. 14, 1836, Port Richmond, NY) was an American politician. He was the third Vice President of the United States, serving during Thomas Jefferson's first term. Burr served as a Continental Army officer in the Revolutionary War, after which he became a successful lawyer and politician. He was elected twice to the New York State Assembly, was appointed New York State Attorney General, was chosen as a U.S. senator from the State of New York, and serv...

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...

Parker, Hyde

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Epithet: Vice-Admiral; CB; Lord of the Admiralty British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001193.0x0001cb Epithet: junior, Commodore British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001193.0x0001ca Epithet: Admiral; of Add MS 16381 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Descripti...

Thomson, James, 1700-1748

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Thomson was a Scottish poet and dramatist. From the guide to the Copyright documents, 1729-1750/1., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Myers and Co. From the description of Autograph letters signed (12) : to Miss Elizabeth Young, 1743 Mar. 10-1745 Nov. 4 [one undated]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572239 English poet and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to [William Cranstou...

Howard, J. G.

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Penn, William, 1644-1718

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English Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania. From the description of Papers, 1660-1982. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 25898071 Thomas Lloyd was Penn's appointed Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania. From the description of ALS, [16]91 June 16, England to T[homas] L[loyd] / Wm. Penn. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 27471458 Francis Daniel Pastorius (1651-1719) was a German settler of Colonial Pennsylvania. As the agent for th...

St. Clair, Anthony.

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Lee, Andrew

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Wayne, Anthony, 1745-1796

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Anthony Wayne was a soldier and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1780. From the description of Receipt book, 1785-1792. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122540852 Wayne was one of the great generals in the Revolutionary War. Here he was an Indian fighter. From the description of DS, 1795 November 16 : Greenville. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14283513 U.S. representative from Geor...

Cogswell, I.

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Irving, Washington, 1783-1859

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Washington Irving (b. April 3, 1783, New York City-d. November 28, 1859, Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York), American author, wrote his first popular work, A History of New York, under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker. He continued to write stories and essays which made him the outstanding figure in American literature of his time and established his reputation abroad. In 1826 Irving went to Spain to work at the American embassy in Madrid, then at the American legation in London, before returni...

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, .

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Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799

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Patrick Henry, born in Hanover County, Virginia, was a symbol of America's struggle for liberty and self-government. Henry was a lawyer, patriot, orator, and participant in almost every aspect of the founding of America. He studied law on his own, and in 1760, he appeared in Williamsburg to take his attorney's examination before Robert Carter Nicholas and others. Henry served in the Virginia House of Burgesses, was a member of the Virginia committee of Correspondence, a delegate to the Virginia ...

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...

Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813

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First chancellor of New York State; agriculturalist and ambassador to France. From the description of Robert R. Livingston papers, 1707-1862. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58779437 Continental Congressman, diplomat, member of the New York Provincial Covention, the Continental Congress and served as U.S. Minister to France. From the description of Letter, 1802. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145407295 Robert R. Livingston ser...

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...

Huntington, Jedediah, 1743-1818

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Brigadier General Jedediah Huntington was born in Norwich, Conn. He graduated from Harvard in 1763 and received his master's in 1770 from Yale. After graduating from Harvard, he became involved with the Norwich Militia, eventually becoming a Captain in May, 1774. In the spring of 1776, now a Colonel, he marched to Dorchester Heights. After the British left Boston, he marched to New York. In 1777 he became a Brigadier General. He stayed in Valley Forge in the winter of 1777. After the war became ...

Williams, O. H.

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Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829

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Timothy Pickering (b. July 17, 1745, Salem, MA–d. January 29, 1829, Salem, MA) was a politician from Massachusetts who served as the third United States Secretary of State under Presidents George Washington and John Adams. He also represented Massachusetts in both houses of Congress as a member of the Federalist Party. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Pickering began a legal career after graduating from Harvard University. He won election to the Massachusetts General Court and served as a cou...

Weisner, Conrad.

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17th century

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Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792

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Naval hero of the United States Revolutionary War and founder of the United States Navy. From the description of Typescript, [19--]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58758919 John Paul Jones, American naval officer. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy in 1775, and captain in 1776. In 1778 he began rading the English coast; a year later he commanded the Bon Homme Richard in its victory over the Serapis. After the Revolution, he went t...