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Wilson, John (1777-1848) to Aaron Hobart

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06313.04.043 Author/Creator: Wilson, John (1777-1848) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 March 1815 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 24.4 x 19.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Congratulates Hobart on being in the Massachusetts Legislature, which Wilson just learned of. Also writes to Maria Hobart (his sister). Replies to her comment that her "Husband has taken great liberties & I must not believe all he says."

Background Information: John Wilson was a Massachusetts congressman, elected as a federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815)and the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819).

People: Wilson, John, 1777-1848
Hobart, Aaron, 1787-1858
Hobart, Maria
Thomas, Brother

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: American StatesmenPoliticsGovernment and CivicsWomen's History

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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