|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.
John Armstrong, (1717-1795) Father of James Armstrong and John Armstrong, Jr.. Born in Ireland, October 13, 1717. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1778. Died in Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pa., March 9, 1795. Interment at Old Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle, Pa.
|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.|