|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.
Benjamin Lincoln, (1733-1810). Born January 24, 1733. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1788-89; received one electoral vote, 1789. Died May 9, 1810. Interment at Old Ship Cemetery, Hingham, Mass. Lincoln counties in Ga., Ky., Mo., N.C. and Tenn. are named for him.
No engraving with document set.
|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.|