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Title William Churchill Houston document set
Date 1777 June 11 [letter]
Description 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter
People Houston, William Churchill, ca. 1746-1788
Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821
Search Terms Continental Congress
New Jersey
Prisoners
American Revolution
Annapolis Convention
Scope & Content William Churchill Houston document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.

A.L.S., 1777 June 11, Philadelphia to Elias Boudinot regarding the return of prisoners to their respective states and his appointment as Commisary General of Prisoners of the Continental Army.

No engraving in this document set.

William Churchill Houston (1746-1788): Born ca. 1746 in the Sumter District of central South Carolina; died 12 August 1788 in Frankford, Pennsylvania; initially buried at the Second Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Philadelphia; reburied at the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Philadelphia, of New Jersey, was a Teacher/lawyer at the College of New Jersey (Princeton University), a captain in the militia, member of New Jersey state legislature, 1777-79; Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1779-81, 1784-85; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787. Houston was a member of the Constitutional Convention that did not sign the Annapolis Convention.

Elias Boudinot was a delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1777-78, 1781-84; U.S. Representative from New Jersey at-large, 1789-95.



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.