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Title Le Chevalier De Preudhomme De Borre document set
Date 1777 May 2 [letter]
Description 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
People De Borre, Le Chevalier De Preudhomme
Hancock, Ebenezer
Search Terms Revolutionary War
American Revolution
Military officers
Scope & Content Le Chevalier De Preudhomme De Borre document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.

Addressed to Ebenezer Hancock, Boston, this letter is a request - a warrant, actually - for advance pay for De Borre. On the bottom of the letter is a note signed by De Borre stating that he recieved the above amount in payment.

No engraving in this document set.

Philippe Hubert, chevalier de Preudhomme de Borre (1717-1789): Born 17 September 1717 in Liège, Prince-Bishopric of Liège; died 30th May 1789 in Bruxelles. Brigadier General in France and America.

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.