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Title Abraham Clark document set
Date 1791 November 16 [letter]; 1870 [engraving]
Description 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving
People Clark, Abraham, 1726-1794
Elmer, Ebenezer, 1752-1843
Hall, H.B.
Search Terms Declaration of Independence Signers
Continental Congress
Annapolis Convention
Scope & Content Abraham Clark document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.

A.L.S., 1791 November 16, addressed to Honorable Ebenezer Elmer, Speaker of the Assembly New Jersey. Regardin "forty for one money"; during "the War" the U.S. government rendered certain money(s) useless; an application was presernted to ask for restitution of the useless money; in writing to Elmer, Clark wonders whether this matter should be taken up by Congress at their next sitting.

Abraham Clark portrait engraving by H. B. Hall. "Etchd by H. B. Hall from Drawing in Collection of Dr. T. A. Emmet 1870." Inscribed: Abra Clark.

Abraham Clark (1726-1794): Born 15 February 1726 in Elizabethtown, New Jersey; died15 September 1794 in New Jersey; buried in Rahway Cemetery, Rahway, New Jersey. Delegate to Continental Congress from New Jersey, 1776-78, 1779-83, 1787-89; signer, Declaration of Independence. Ebenezer Elmer was the Member of New Jersey state legislature; U.S. Representative from New Jersey, 1801-07 (5th District 1801-03, at-large 1803-05, 2nd District 1805-07. Delegate 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.