|Title||Jedediah Huntington document set|
|Date||1783 October 29 [letter]; n.d. [engraving].|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Huntington, Jedediah, 1743–1818
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843
Ritchie, Alexander Hay, 1822-1895
|Scope & Content||
Jedediah Huntington document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1783, October29, Norwich [CT], to "My Dear Sir," West Point [NY]; describes action of Conn. legislature as "negatived the impost" and Mass. legislature as passed "the impost unqalified."
Jedediah Huntington portrait engraving. Along bottom edge of portrait is written "Eng'd by A.H. Ritchie." Inscribed below with facsimily of Huntington's signature, "Jed Huntington," and then "From a Picture by Col. Trumbull."
Jedediah Huntington (1743-1818): Born 4 August 1743; died 25 September 1818. American general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. After the war, he served in numerous civilian posts.
|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.|