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Title William Irvine document set
Date 1790 March 28 [letter]; n.d. [engraving]; 1802 October 19 [letter]; n.d. [engraving].
Description 2 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter; 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
People Irvine, William, 1741-1804

Nicholson, John, 1765-1820

Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829
Search Terms Revolutionary War

American Revolution

Continental Congress

Secretary of War


New York


Scope & Content William Irvine document set. 2 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter; 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.

A.L.S., 1790, March 28, New York, to John Nicholson, Comptroller General, Philadelphia [PA]; stamped "New York*march*28 FREE." Discusses printing of a paper (contents not stated) by "a Junior Man."

A.L.S., 1802, October 19, Philadelphia, to General Dearborn [no address]; Irvine speculates on the probable success of the Republicans in forth coming elections and on the effect of the Burr case's outcome allowing a third party to arise.

William Irvine, (1741-1804). Born in Ireland, November 3, 1741. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1786; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 7th District, 1793-95. Died July 29, 1804. Burial location unknown.

Possibly John Nicholson, (1765-1820) Born in Herkimer, Herkimer County, N.Y., 1765. Democrat. U.S. Representative from New York 10th District, 1809-11. Died in Herkimer, Herkimer County, N.Y., 1820. Burial location unknown.

Possibly Henry Dearborn, (1751-1829). Father of Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn. Born in North Hampton, Rockingham County, N.H., February 23, 1751. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Massachusetts, 1793-97 (4th District 1793-95, 1st District 1795-97); U.S. Secretary of War, 1801-09; U.S. Minister to Portugal, 1822-24. Member, Freemasons. Died June 6, 1829. Original interment in unknown location; subsequent interment in 1834 at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.; reinterment in 1848 at Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Mass. Dearborn County, Ind. is named for him. See also: congressional biography.
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.