William Samuel Johnson personal, political and legal papers, 1658-1817.


Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819. William Samuel Johnson personal, political and legal papers, 1658-1817.

William Samuel Johnson personal, political and legal papers, 1658-1817.

Primarily correspondence and court records of a Stratford, Connecticut, lawyer and politician. Personal correspondence is between family members including his father Samuel Johnson, his wife Ann, and his children Sarah, Gloriana Ann, Robert Charles and Samuel William. His political correspondence consists of letters concerning the Stamp Act, letters about British, American and Connecticut politics with such notables as Eliphalet Dyer, Jedediah Elderkin, Jeremiah Wadsworth, Silas Deane, Jonathan Trumbull, Jared Ingersoll and Tench Coxe. As agent for the Colony of Connecticut to the court of King George from 1767-1771, Johnson sent regular reports to the General Assembly along with frequent letters to his family. As a lawyer and judge, he kept correspondence, case notes, court dockets and memoranda books relating to County and Supreme Court cases in which he was involved. Johnson also kept memo books while he was in New York City serving on the Stamp Act Congress and while serving as Senator for Connecticut. A significant portion of the collection consists of court proceedings, land survey, deeds (including those of John Mason), testimony, petitions to the King, court briefs, memorials from the Mohegan Indians to the Connecticut General Assembly, reports and minutes of the COmmissioners for the United Colonies of New England, and lists of Indians, both Pequot and Mohegan, gathered by Johnson in presenting what was called the Mohegan Case to the Privy Council. The Mohegans protested the settlement of lands they deemed theirs. Johnson was also involved in the settlement of the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania and the ensuing compromise between the two states.

4.5 linear feet (11 boxes).

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Elderkin, Jedediah, 1717-1793.

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Deane, Silas.

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Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804

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Delegate of the U.S. Continental Congress, U.S. representative and legislator, army officer, and banker from Connecticut. From the description of Papers of Jeremiah Wadsworth, 1775-1833. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71067840 Merchant, soldier, and commissary general in the Continental Army; resident of Hartford, Connecticut. From the description of Jeremiah Wadsworth papers, 1776-1802. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58780060 ...

Johnson, William Samuel, 1727-1819

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Johnson was the son of Samuel Johnson, Anglican clergyman and first president of King's College (Columbia University). He served in the Continental Congress from Connecticut and signed the U.S. Constitution, served in the U.S. Senate (1789-1791) and eventually as president of Columbia University. He spent time in England from 1767-1771. From the description of [Letters] / Wm. Sam. Johnson. [between 1768 and 1773] (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 244252285 Statesman, juri...

Dyer, Eliphalet, 1721-1807

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Officer in the Connecticut colonial militia, jurist, and delegate to the Continental Congress from Connecticut. From the description of Letters of Eliphalet Dyer, 1764. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070731 ...

Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820

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British-born American architect best known for his design of the United States Capitol and other public buildings in the United States. -- Joseph Donath was a Philadelphia merchant who is best remembered for supplying glass to Thomas Jefferson. From the description of [Letter] 1805 Sep. 19, Ironhill, Del. [to] Jos. Donath & Co. / B. Henry Latrobe. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 245178736 British-born architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, most famous for designing the ...

Connecticut. General Assembly

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Ingersoll, Jared, 1722-1781

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Lawyer and loyalist. From the description of Parole of Jared Ingersoll, 1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454255 From the description of Papers of Jared Ingersoll, 1740-1779. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79053531 ...

Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824

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Political economist and Pennsylvania delegate to U.S. Continental Congress. From the description of Tench Coxe correspondence, 1786-1790. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145397535 Political economist, Continental Congressman, U.S. Treasury official. From the description of ALS : to Samuel M. Fox, [s.d.]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86138965 From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to John S. Skinner, 1821 Mar. 22. (Rosenbach M...

Pitkin, William, 1694-1769

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Judge, Connecticut Superior Court, 1741; chief judge, 1742-54; deputy governor of Connecticut, 1754-66; governor, 1766-69. From the description of Letter, 1769 February 2, Hartford, [Connecticut], to Lord Botetourt, [Williamsburg, Virginia]. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 11803230 William Pitkin served several roles within the government of the State of Connecticut including Judge for the Connecticut Superior Court, 1741; Chief Judge, 1742-54; Deputy...

Gale, Benjamin, 1715-1790

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Mason, John, 1600-1672

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Militia officer and public official of the Connecticut colony. From the description of Letter of John Mason, 1643. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454379 ...

Stamp Act Congress (1765 : New York, N.Y.)

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Great Britain

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Trumbull, Jonathan, 1710-1785

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Governor of Conn. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lebanon, to Major-General Huntington, 1779 Mar. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573362 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hartford, to Thomas Mumford in Groton, 1781 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573366 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lebanon, to Major-General Huntington and Captain Mumford, 1779 Jun. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573357 ...

Connecticut. Supreme Court

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Chew, Joseph Turner, 1806-1835

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