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Title Michael Jackson document set
Date 1777 April 1 [letter].
Description 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
People Jackson, Michael, 1734-1801
Heath, William, 1737-1814
Search Terms Revolutionary War
American Revolution
Military officers
Scope & Content Michael Jackson document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.

D.S., no addresses; 1) By Ebenezer Hancock, Deputy Paymaster General
2) To Ebenezer Hancock, Paymaster General by W. Heath, MG. Abstract of payroll for officers of Col. Jackson [Regiment?].

No engraving in this document set.

Michael Jackson (1734-1801): Born 18 December 1734 in Newton, Massachusetts; died 10 April 1801 in Newton, Massachusetts. Lieutenant in the French war, Colonel of the 8th Massachusetts regiment of the Continental line from January, 1777, till the close of .the war.

Possibly William Heath (1737-1814): Soldier, representative in the general assembly in 1761, and again in 1771-'4, a member of the committees of correspondence and safety, and of the Provincial congress in 1774-'5.
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.