|Title||F. Johnston document set|
|Date||1797 April 29 [letter].|
1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
|Scope & Content||
F. Johnston document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1779, April 29, Bound Brook [NJ], to Maj. Gen. Lincoln [no address]; transmits letter [not included in folder or collection] from "the captain of the upper Picquit south of Rariton; also describes jailing of an unnamed Virginia deserter.
No engraving in this document set.
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.|