|Title||James Schureman document set|
|Date||1818 January 20 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Schureman, James, 1756-1824
Crowninshield, Benjamin Williams, 1773-1851
United States Navy
House of Representatives
|Scope & Content||
James Schureman document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
Letter to the Honorable Benjamin Crowninshield, Esq., Secretary of the Navy of the United States, endorsing the appointment of Mr. Samuel S. Coejerman as midshipman, and signed by seven citizens of New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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James Schureman (1756-1824): Born 12 February 1756 in New Brunswick, New Jersey; died 22 January 1824 in New Brunswick, New Jersey; interment at First Reformed Church Cemetery, New Brunswick, N.J. Mayor; Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1789-91, 1797-99, 1813-15 (at-large 1789-91, 1797-99, 2nd District 1813-15); U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1799-1801.
Benjamin Williams Crowninshield was U.S. Secretary of the Navy, 1815-18.
|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.|