Correspondence between David Cobb and others, regarding law practice, politics, and appointments : Correspondence 1794/02/17-1794/02/28.
- Description: Includes: Letter from Thomas Cobb (Taunton) to his father David Cobb about seeking admittance to the bar, 17 Feb. 1794 Letter from Thomas Cobb (Taunton) to his father David Cobb about seeking admittance to the bar, 17 Feb. 1794 Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about American commercial policy, 17 Feb. 1794 Letter from James Sproat (Boston) to David Cobb requesting that he inquire about Sproat's family in Philadelphia and commenting on political opinion in Massachusetts, 19 Feb. 1794 Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about the political situation in Boston before the town meeting, 20 Feb. 1794 Letter from [David Cobb] (Philadelphia) to [William] Eustis about the activities of Congress and the arrival of French commissioners to replace Edmond C. Genet, 22 Feb. 1794 Letter from David Cobb (Philadelphia) to William Eustis concerning Baron Joseph Fauchet, the new French ambassador; speculating about Edmond C. Genet; and mentioning the British refusal to give up western posts, 26 Feb. 1794 Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb urging that strong measures be taken against the British if necessary to save commerce, 26 Feb. 1794 Letter from Abraham Williams (Sandwich) to David Cobb asking his help in securing a federal post and mentioning differences with Shearjashub Bourne, 28 Feb. 1794.
- 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.
AMDigital Reference: Ms. N-1000.
- Original Version:
- Reproduction of: Correspondence between David Cobb and others, regarding law practice, politics, and appointments 17-28 Feb 1794.
- Location of Originals:
- Massachusetts Historical Society
- Copyright Note:
- Massachusetts Historical Society
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