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Title Moses Hazen document set
Date 1782 September 9 [letter].
Description 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
People Hazen, Moses, 1733-1803
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
Search Terms Revolutionary War
American Revolution
Governors
Vermont
Massachusetts
Military officers
Generals
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.

No engraving in this document set.

Moses Hazen (1733-1803): Born 1 June 1733 in Haverhill, Province of Massachusetts Bay; died 5 February 1803 in
Troy, New York. Farmer and sawmill operator; Brigadier General, under suspicion by both sides during Revolution. Court-martialled by Arnold; acquitted.

Possibly Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810): General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1788-89.
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.