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Ogden, Abraham (1723-1790) to Samuel Ogden

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04803 Author/Creator: Ogden, Abraham (1723-1790) Place Written: Newark, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 December 1790 Pagination: 3 p. ; 22.3 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: Abraham Ogden writes his brother Samuel to show his surprise at "Mr. Hockton's Resignation" from an office he held. Abraham Ogden believes that maybe it was due to his desire to involve himself in New Jersey politics. Abraham Ogden declares that it would be "impolitick in me to hold an Office."

People: Ogden, Abraham, 1743-1798
Ogden, Samuel, 1746-1810

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PoliticsGovernment and CivicsOffice Seeker

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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