Maine Historical Society header
Maine Historical Society header

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title J.P. de Haas document set
Date 1783 August 20 [letter], n.d. engraving; 1772 October 3 [letter]; 1785 December 16 [letter].
Description 2 items - 2 leaf pamphlet with 2 letters; 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
People de Haas, John Philip, ca. 1735-1786
Yeates, Jasper, 1745-1817
Search Terms Revolutionary War
American Revolution
Military officers
Scope & Content J.P. de Haas document set. 2 items - 2 leaf pamphlet with 2 letters; 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.

The first letter (1783) is written from Philadelphia, and consists of directions to collect a debt.

The second (1785) is also about debt collection, from Philadelphia to Jasper Yeates in Lancaster [PA]. Endorsed "Son of Gen. J.P. de Haas often mistaken for the General."

The third (1772) is his signature attesting as a Royal Justice to a written assignment of a debt. The original document listing the debt is from 1766.

John Philip de Haas portrait engraving. Unsigned engraving, with facsimile of de Haas' signature below.

John Philip de Haas (1735-1786): Born ca. 1735 in Holland; died 3 June 1786 in Philadelphia. Soldier, brigadier general serving until the close of the 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.