|Title||Abraham Clark document set|
|Date||1791 November 16 [letter]; 1870 [engraving]|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter|
Clark, Abraham, 1726-1794
Elmer, Ebenezer, 1752-1843
Declaration of Independence Signers
|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.
Clark was a 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.|