|Title||H. Jackson document set|
|Date||1784 May 27 [letter].|
1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
|Scope & Content||
H. Jackson document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1784, May 27, West Point, to Jeremiah Clark [no address]; notice of death of unnamed woman, confinement of suspected murderer.
Possibly Henry Jackson, soldier, born in Boston in October, 1747; died there, 4 January, 1809. He was appointed colonel of the 16th Massachusetts regiment, 12 January, 1777, commanded the 9th or Boston regiment in 1779-'82, and fought in Rhode Island in 1778, and at Springfield, New Jersey, in June, 1780. He afterward commanded the 4th Massachusetts regiment, and was major-general of Massachusetts militia from 1772 till 1796.
Possibly Jeremiah Clark of Orange County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Orange County, 1777-79, 1780-85, 1786-89. Burial location unknown.
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.|