|Title||Alexander Hamilton document set|
|Date||1788 November 18 [account]; 1857 [engraving]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with account|
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804
Benson, Egbert, 1746-1833
Duane, James, 1733-1797
|Scope & Content||
Alexander Hamilton document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with 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 was a 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
Part of box of documents related to the Annapolis Convention.
|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.|