|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, (1743-1791) Born in 1743. State court judge in Pennsylvania, 1788; member of Pennsylvania state senate, 1790. Killed on an expedition against Indian tribes, November 4, 1791. Burial location unknown. Butler counties in Ohio and Pa. are named for him.
Probably Benjamin Lincoln, (1733-1810) Born January 24, 1733. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1788-89; received one electoral vote, 1789. Died May 9, 1810. Interment at Old Ship Cemetery, Hingham, Mass. Lincoln counties in Ga., Ky., Mo., N.C. and Tenn. are named for him.
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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.|