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Title James Duane document set
Date 1780 May 23 [letter]; 1873 [engraving]
Description 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter
People Duane, James, 1733-1797


Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de
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Continental Congress
Scope & Content James Duane document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter. A.L.S., 1780 May 23, Philadelphia. Addressed to "Dear Sir." Response to letter recieved; writes about visit of Marquis De La Fayette and difficulties of being in government committee.

Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1774-83; member of New York state senate Southern District, 1782-85, 1787-90; mayor of New York, N.Y., 1784-89; Judge of U.S. District Court for New York, 1790-94.

Part of box of documents related to the Annapolis Convention.
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.