1820. Original documents. Contains 27 holograph ALsS and ANsS, all addressed to David Robinson, Jr., Esq. at Bennington, Vermont. Octavos, quartos, and folios, all with integral address leaves. A few holes here and there with scant loss. [David Robinson, Jr., Esq. (1777-1858) was the son of General David and Sarah (Fay) Robinson. Born in Bennington, Vermont, he was educated at Williams College and graduated in 1797. He studied law with Nathan Robinson and was admitted to the Bennington County bar in 1800.]. Good. Item #041359
A few examples of content follow. Feb. 24, 1820--"...the thaw has prevented me from going over the mountain to carry over a load of grain....I now have no way to raise my money for I cannot go anywhere to market for it is neither sleighing nor waggoning & it is impossible for me to obtain any money for you just now...[signed] Jim Ware." * July 30, 1830--Asks for the news since he left Bennington, writes of an unpaid bill and a $50 assignment on the Baptist Meetinghouse, the elder Baldwin, the Bellows house, &c. Signed, David Gillblem, Brockport. * August 9, 1832--Looking for a Mr. Clark and doesn't know where he lives. "...I flatter myself that I could be elected to Congress if I wanted it....Give my great regards to the General.... Signed, J.E. Hinman. ["The General" refers to David Robinson, Sr.(1754-1843) an officer in the Revolutionary War.] * July 24, 1824--"...I have engaged the son of Samuel Robinson to fetch the two waggons of corn to house of Harvey Bliss....[signed] Townsend McCoun, Troy, NY. [Townsend McCoun (1769-1834) was the first Alderman of Troy's third ward.] * April 10, 1838--"...With regard to the long letter you mention requesting your father's [General David Robinson's] signatures to papers sent. I wrote that letter presuming your father would recollect that no money can be obtained from the Treasury without receipts...." States that if Gen. Robinson will sign the papers, then "I will hold them until I procure from the present Marshal a writing acknowledging the receipt of the alotments and binding heirs to pay your father the Marshal fees...." Signed, Titus Hutchinson, Woodstock, Vermont. * Etc.; etc.