Documents relating to the use of land, military resignations, and government figures : Business and financial document; Correspondence; Government document; Biographical notes 1790/04/12-1793/11/18.
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
- Description: Includes: Receipt from John Winthrop (Boston) to Samuel Tobey for money received from David Cobb, 12 Apr. 1790 Letter from [David Cobb] to Jacob Townsley enclosing instructions for lumbering operations on William Bingham's land Letter from Ralph Bowles (Machias, Me.) to David Cobb requesting that he use his influence to have Bowles appointed to the post of excise collector for Machias, with information on Bowles's service during the Revolutionary War, 20 Aug. 1790 Acceptance of the resignation of Benjamin Lincoln as lieutenant in the 3rd Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 5th Division of the Massachusetts militia, 8 Apr. 1791 Receipt from Simon Nathan (New York) to William Crocker for payment for brown sugar, 5 Oct. 1792 Report on the political career and arrest of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours taken from the Almanack National for 1793,  Deeds from the Massachusetts General Court Committee for the Sale of Eastern Lands for land in the lottery townships purchased by William Bingham, 28 Jan. 1793 [copy of original deed No. 1 and copies of parts of deeds No. 1-4 and 6-8]. Signed by Samuel Phillips, Leonard Jarvis, and John Read, commissioners. Receipted bill from Samuel Paine (Cambridge) to Ebenezer Bradish for payment of a debt owed by David Cobb to Paine for which Bradish has become bound, 18 Nov. 1793.
- This collection consists of the papers of David Cobb primarily documenting his position as land agent for William Bingham in Maine, including papers related to the settlement of Maine, logging and the lumber trade, roads, and other subjects. Also included are papers related to his service during the American Revolution and his career as a politician and judge. David Cobb was a Revolutionary War soldier and aide-de-camp to General George Washington, speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and president of the Senate, physician, judge, member of Congress, lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, and a founder of the Society of the Cincinnati and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The collection contains letters to Charles W. Hare, Bingham's Philadelphia agent, and Alexander Baring, the future Lord Ashburton and representative of London's House of Baring. Also included are legal actions, financial accounts, maps, and inventories related to land development, fishing, lumbering, census reports, lotteries, the laying out of streets, and the construction of wharves, warehouses, and sawmills in Gouldsboro, Maine, which Cobb tried to develop as a major commercial port. The collection also contains eight fragmentary diaries kept by Cobb, 1781-1818; a manuscript notebook with sketches; lists of British ships of the line; instructions for naval officers; letters to various members of the Cobb family; and letters from William Eustis, Henry Knox, Timothy Pickering, and Israel Thorndike concerning foreign relations, state politics, and miscellaneous financial matters related to the firm of Cobb and Richards, in which Cobb was partner. and AMDigital Reference: Ms. N-1000.
- Original Version:
- Reproduction of: Documents relating to the use of land, military resignations, and government figures 12 Apr 1790-18 Nov 1793.
- Location of Originals:
- Massachusetts Historical Society
- Copyright Note:
- Massachusetts Historical Society
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