|Title||John Armstrong document set|
|Date||1776 August 21 [letter]|
|Description||1 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Armstrong, John, 1717-1795
|Scope & Content||
John Armstrong document set. 1 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
Written from Charlestown, requesting two tons of gunpowder from the Governor of North Carolina.
No engraving in this document set.
John Armstrong (1717-1795): Born 13 October 1717 in Ireland; died 9 March 1795 in Carlisle, Cumberland Country, Pennsylvania; interment at Old Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1778.
|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.|