|Title||Richard Butler document set|
|Date||1778 July 23 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Butler, Richard, 1743-1791
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
|Scope & Content||
Richard Butler document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1778, July 23, Camp at Greenwich near White Plains, to Major General Lincoln, Hingham, detailing the recent movement of troops, both those under Butler's command and under Generals Lee and Wayne.
Richard Butler portrait engraving. No artist's signature. Inscribed below, "Richard Butler" in facsimile of his autograph.
Richard Butler (1743-1791): Born 1 April 1743 in Dublin; died 4 November 1791 in Fort Recovery, Ohio. State court judge in Pennsylvania, 1788; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1790. Killed on an expedition against Indian tribes.
Probably Benjamin Lincoln, general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
|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.|