|Title||François Lellorquis de Malmedy document set|
1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
Malmedy, François Lellorquis de
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
|Scope & Content||
François Lellorquis de Malmedy document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., n.d., no address, to Gen. Lincoln, no address; requesting that his soldiers keep horses taken from the enemy and not have to account for them.
No engraving in this document set.
François Lellorquis de Malmedy (?-1781): Continental officer; reached America the end of 1775 and breveted major 1776; Appointed "Chief Engineer and Director of the works of defense" of Rhode Island in December of 1776.
Possibly Benjamin Lincoln (1733-1810): General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1788-89.
|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.|