|Title||John Cadwalader document set|
|Date||1776 December 17 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 4 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Cadwalader, John, 1742-1786
Philadelphia (Pa.). Council of Safety
|Scope & Content||
John Cadwalader document set. 1 item - 4 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1776, December 17, Bristol, Pennsylvania, to the Gentlemen of the Council of Safety, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, informing the Council of Safety of the transportation to Philadelphia of artillery pieces and requesting flints; mentions a list of deserters from Capt. Montgomery's company [list not included.]
John Cadwalader portrait engravings. Two steel engravings; no signature on first (cover of pamphlet); on second, smaller engraving, letter "B" is sketched on the engraving. Inscribed. "John Cadwalader" with facsimile of his autograph.
John Cadwalader (1742-1786): Born January 1742; died 20 February 1786. Merchant at Philadelphia; member of Maryland legislature.
|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.|