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Title Stephen Higginson document set
Date 1786 August 4 [letter]
Description 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter
People Higginson, Stephen, 1743-1823
Avery, John, 1739-1806
Search Terms Continental Congress
Annapolis Convention
Scope & Content Stephen Higginson document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.

A.L.S., 1786 August 4, Boston, [Massachusetts], to John Avery, Jun[io]r Boston, [Massachusetts], declining appointment as a commissioner to the Annapolis Convention.

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Stephen Higginson (1743-1828): Born 28 November 1743; died 28 November 1828. Merchant, navigator, and ship owner, Boston; member of Massachusetts legislature and Continential Congress.
John Avery was the Massachusetts' Secretary of State.
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.