David Cobb correspondence regarding land and finances, and account and receipts : Correspondence; Business and financial document 1807/01/07-1807/09/17.
- Description: Includes: Receipted bill from S[usanna] Hatch (Boston) to David Cobb for board and Madeira, 7 Jan. 1807 Receipted bill from Wallage and Evans to David Cobb for shoes and boots, 4 Feb. 1807 Account of David Cobb with Lemuel Weeks and Son for cash and goods, Mar. 1807 Letter from Benjamin R. Jones (Schoodic, Me.) to David Cobb about the boundaries of Township No. 9 in William Bingham's Maine lands, 10 Apr. 1807 Letter from Abraham Bradley to David Cobb requesting that Cobb pay the balance remaining on the account of Donald Ross, 5 June 1807 Receipt from Elisha Goodwin (Gouldsboro, Me.) to Cobb and Richards for payment of $30.00, 11 June 1807 Receipt from B. Hall to David Cobb for payment for recording deeds, 15 June 1807 Receipt from Lucy Holland (Castine, Me.) to David Cobb on the account of her father Park Holland, 22 June 1807 Receipted bill from Elisha Ticknor (Boston) to David Cobb for tea and sundries, 22 June 1807 Receipted bill from Edmund and Amasa Winchester (Boston) to David Cobb for meat and candles, 24 June 1807 Receipt from Jeremiah Strout (Steuben, Me.) to David Cobb for payment of taxes in the town of Steuben, 18 July 1807 Receipt from Robert Moore (Steuben, Me.) to David Cobb for payment of the highway tax, 19 July 1807 Receipt from Royal Gurley (Surry, Me.) to David Cobb for $30.00 on the account of Cobb and Richards, 8 Aug. 1807 Order from Elisha Goodwin (Surry, Me.) on John Black to pay Peters and Pond $47.17 on Goodwin's account, receipted on verso, 16 Sep. 1807 Receipt to David Cobb for payment of taxes in Gouldsboro, Me., 17 Sep. 1807.
- 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: David Cobb correspondence regarding land and finances, and account and receipts 7 Jan-17 Sep 1807.
- Location of Originals:
- Massachusetts Historical Society
- Copyright Note:
- Massachusetts Historical Society
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