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Title John Armstrong document set
Date 1776 August 21 [letter]
Description 1 items - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
People Armstrong, John, 1717-1795
Search Terms Continental Congress
Revolutionary War
American Revolution
Pennsylvania
Generals
Military officers
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.