|Title||Moses Hazen document set|
|Date||1782 September 9 [letter].|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Hazen, Moses, 1733-1803
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
|Scope & Content||
Moses Hazen document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1782, September 9, Lancaster [PA], to Maj. Gen. Lincoln, Secretary at War, Philadelphia [PA]; describes Hazen's handling of prisoners in reading, discusses appointment of a Mr. Douglas to an unstated office.
Moses Hazen, 1733-1803; Revol. soldier; s. Moses & Abigail (White) H.; m. Charlotte de la Saussaye; served Fr/Ind. War; settled at St. John's Quebec as farmer & sawmill operator; under susp. by both sides during Revol.; joined Montgomery, taking pt. in attack on Quebec; court-martialled by Arnold; acquitted; col., 2nd Canadian Regt., "Hazen's Own;" returned to NJ; brig.-gen'l; settled eventually in Vt.
Possibly Benjamin Lincoln, (1733-1810). Born January 24, 1733. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1788-89; received one electoral vote, 1789. Died May 9, 1810. Interment at Old Ship Cemetery, Hingham, Mass. Lincoln counties in Ga., Ky., Mo., N.C. and Tenn. are named for him.
No engraving with document set.
|Admin/Biographical History||John S. H. Fogg, compiler of this collection, born in Eliot, Maine. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846, earned a degree in medicine from Harvard College in 1850 and established his practice in South Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Bowdoin, Dr. Fogg developed a lifelong interest in collecting autograph letters and documents, particularly those relating to the history of the United States. Paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 1873, Fogg gave undivided attention to building his magnificent collection. Beginning in 1875, he had completed the task by 1881.|