|Title||Alexander Hamilton document set|
|Date||1788 November 18 [account]; 1857 [engraving]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with account and engraving|
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833
Duane, James, 1733-1797
Jackman, William G.
|Scope & Content||
Alexander Hamilton document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with account and engraving
Account: November 18th 1788, New York. Bill from Alexander Hamilton to "The Agents of the State of New York for managing the controversy with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts" for his services in "examining the controversy collecting testimony and drawing brief for the hearing." Also includes signature of James Duane and Egbert Benson, giving authority that Hamilton be paid.
Alexander Hamilton portrait engraving. "L.W. Gilbs, pinx, W. G. Jackman, sc. .... N.Y. D. Appleton & Co., Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1857 by D. Appleton & Co., in the clerk's office of the district court ot the United States for the southern district of N. York." Inscribed: A Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton (1755 or 1757-1804): Born 11 January 1755 or 1757 in Charlestown, Nevis, British Leeward Islands
(now Saint Kitts and Nevis); died 12 July 1804 in New York City, New York, U.S.; buried at Trinity Church Cemetery. Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1782; member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1786-87; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1789-95
|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.|