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Title Hugh Williamson document set
Date 1777 August 17 [letter]; n.d. [engraving]
Description 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.
People Williamson, Hugh, 1753-1819
Mease, John
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843
Search Terms Continental Congress
Constitution
Pennsylvania
North Carolina
Annapolis Convention
Scope & Content Hugh Williamson document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter and engraving.

A.L.S., 1777 August 17, Edenton [North Carolina], to John Mease, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, relating to the proposed purchase of a vessel and its cargo in order to sail it north and sell.

Hugh Williamson portrait engraving. Square engraving from a portrait painted by J. Trumbull; engraved by A.B. Durand. Underneath in block letters: "HUGH WILLIAMSON, M.D. L.L.D."

Hugh Williamson (1735-1819): Born 5 December 1735 in West Nottingham, Chester County, Pennsylvania; died 22 May 1819 in New York, New York County, New York; entombed at Trinity Churchyard, New York, New York. Member of North Carolina state legislature, 1782; Delegate to Continental Congress from North Carolina, 1782; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Representative from North Carolina at-large, 1789-93. Presbyterian.

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.