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Title Daniel Brodhead document set
Date 1776 September 28 [letter]
Description 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
People Brodhead, Daniel, 1736–1809
Ross, George, 1730-1779
Search Terms Continental Congress
Revolutionary War
American Revolution
Declaration of Independence Signers
New York
Pennsylvania
Generals
Military officers
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 portrait engraving. No artist's signature. Inscribed below, "Daniel Brodhead."

Daniel Brodhead (1736-1809): Born 17 October 1736 in Marbletown, New York; died 15 November 1809 in Milford, Pennsylvania; buried in Milford Cemetery. American military and political leader during the American Revolutionary War and early days of the United States.

George Ross, delegate to Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1774; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776.
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.