|Title||Daniel Brodhead document set|
|Date||1776 September 28 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Brodhead, Daniel, 1736–1809
Ross, George, 1730-1779
Declaration of Independence Signers
|Scope & Content||
Daniel Brodhead document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1776, September 28, Camp near Headquarters to George Ross, Esq., Convention, Pennsylvania, regarding the need for proper winter clothing for the troops, particularly boots and jackets, and questioning whether the Provincial Army is to be disbanded; knowing this would allow the Provincial officers time to apply to Congress for service in the Continental Army.
Daniel Brodhead, 1736–1809, American Revolutionary officer and Indian fighter, b. probably near Albany, N.Y. He was taken as an infant to Pennsylvania, where he later served as deputy surveyor general (1773–75). In the Revolution he commanded a detachment of militia in the battle of Long Island, was sent (1778) to Pittsburgh, and became commandant there in 1779. In that year he led an expedition up the Allegheny River against the Native Americans; this was linked with the expedition of John Sullivan in New York. When in 1781 the Delawares broke their treaty, he invaded their territory. He was removed from his command but later was brevetted brigadier general. For 11 years (1798–1809) he was surveyor general of Pennsylvania.
George Ross, (1730-1779) Born in New Castle, New Castle County, Del., May 10, 1730. Delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1774; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; state court judge in Pennsylvania, 1779. Died July 14, 1779. Interment at Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.
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|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.|