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Title Jedediah Huntington document set
Date 1783 October 29 [letter]; n.d. [engraving].
Description 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
People Huntington, Jedediah, 1743–1818
Search Terms Revolutionary War

American Revolution


Connecticut
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, 1743 – 1818. Continental General Connecticut. Reared amid wealth and great social prominence, he graduated from Harvard in 1763 and joined the business of his father, Jabez Huntington. He became an active Son of Liberty, was made Ensign of the First Norwich Company in 1769, and was a Lieutenant in 1771. In 1774 he rose from Captain in May to Colonel of the 20th Regiment of Connecticut Militia in October. On 26 April 1775 he reached Cambridge with his regiment to join the Boston Siege. He was Colonel of the 8th Connecticut Continental Regiment from 6 July to 10 December 1775, and commanded the 17th Continental Infantry Regiment (Connecticut) during 1776. . .
He commanded the 1st Connecticut Regiment Continental Line from 1 January 1777 until he was promoted to Brigadier-General on 12 May 1777. . . . Breveted Major-General on 30 September 1783, he resumed his commercial affairs after 3 November. President Washington, a personal friend, appointed him collector of customs at New London in 1789, a post he held 26 years.
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.