|Title||Thomas Conway document set|
|Date||1778 March 26 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Conway, Thomas, 1735–1800
Clinton, George, 1739-1812
|Scope & Content||
Thomas Conway document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1778, March 26, Albany [New York], to His Excellency Governor Clinton, Pougkeepsie [New York]; a discussion of troop dispositions in vicinity of Albany and request for Clinton's directions.
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Thomas Conway (1735-1800?): Born 27 February 1735 in Ireland; died 1800?. Officer in the French army, then General in the Continental army in the American Revolution.
George Clinton was governor of New York, 1777-95, 1801-04; member of New York state assembly, 1800; Vice President of the United States, 1805-12.
|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.|