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Title George Mason document set
Date 1781 June 3 [letter]; 1872 [engraving]
Description 1 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving
People Mason, George, 1725-1792

Mason, George, 1753-1796
Search Terms United States History
Scope & Content George Mason document set. 1 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.
A.L.S., 1781 June 3, Gunston Hall, Virginia, to George Mason Jun[io]r, Nantes [France], describing business affairs at Gunston Hall and urging him to stay in Europe until he recovers his health; family news; death of grandmother; news on crops/harvest; effects of the war and the Enemy on tobacco crops, slaves "and other property"; George Mason, Jr. out of the country for reasons of health; father advises return to America on a ship of war.

George Mason was a member of Virginia state legislature, 1759, 1776-80, 1786-88; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787-88.

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.