|Title||Egbert Benson document set|
|Date||1775 December 22 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter|
Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833
McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786
|Scope & Content||
Egbert Benson document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet including letter. A.L.S., 1775 December 22, Red Hook, possibly to Gen. McDougall (Alexander?). A Mr. Atherton was contracted on behalf of the Congress for a number of Musquets [sp.] and was seeking payment of &290 through Egbert Benson.
Benson was a lawyer, and the first chief judge of the 2nd circuit, 1801-1802. At the time of this letter, he was deputy to the provincial convention. In the Continental Congress for 7 years. Delegate to the Annapolis Convention in 1786.
No engraving in this 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.|