Correspondence between David Cobb and others, regarding politics, commissions and compensation : Correspondence 1794/10/24-1794/11/28.
- Description: Includes: Letter from W. W. Wheeler (Taunton) introducing Abner Allyne, Jr., who is seeking a post in the armed services, 24 Oct. 1794 Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about the death of Sally Cobb, 25 Oct. 1794 Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about the death and funeral of his daughter Sally Cobb, 3 Nov. 1794 Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about the election of Fisher Ames, 5 Nov. 1794 Letter from Ebenezer Carleton (Boston) to David Cobb about the deposition of Jeremiah Driscoll, 6 Nov. 1794 Letter from Ebenezer Bradish (Cambridge) to David Cobb about the possibility of selling Old Mansion House, 7 Nov. 1794 Letter from Samuel Ogden (Newark) to David Cobb about the claim of Captain Jabez Johnson for 16 iron guns, 7 Nov. 1794 Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb about Cobb's re-election campaign in Massachusetts, 10 Nov. 1794 Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb about James Swan and the election of Fisher Ames, 16 Nov. 1794 Letter from William Eustis (Boston) to David Cobb concerning the success of John Jay in the British negotiations and expressing a desire for William Billings to write a new song, 23 Nov. 1794 Letter from Foster Swift (Taunton) to David Cobb, 25 Nov 1794 Letter from Thomas Cobb (Camden) to his father David Cobb about the work Thomas Cobb has done for Henry Knox and his plans to remain in Maine during the winter, 26 Nov. 1794 Letter from Ebenezer Kent (Watertown) to David Cobb asking that he assist Kent in receiving compensation from the government, 28 Nov. 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 politics, commissions and compensation 24 Oct-28 Nov 1794.
- Location of Originals:
- Massachusetts Historical Society
- Copyright Note:
- Massachusetts Historical Society
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