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Ritchie, William (1781-1842) to Aaron Hobart

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06313.04.108 Author/Creator: Ritchie, William (1781-1842) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 February 1821 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 24.9 x 20.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Explains that the letters that Mr. Cogswell sent are in his "Box at the Post Office." Also, informs Hobart that the impeachment trial of Judge Prescot will be postponed. A post script gives some background on Cogswell.

Background Information: William Ritchie, an 1804 graduate of Dartmouth College, was a Congregational minister in Massachusetts. Prescott was a Middlesex County, Massachusetts judge impeached for misconduct.

People: Ritchie, William, 1781-1842
Hobart, Aaron, 1787-1858
Cogswell, fl. 1821-1822
Prescot, Judge
Leach, fl. 1821-1822
Gray, fl. 1821-1822
Ritchie, William Mrs

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: American StatesmenPoliticsGovernment and CivicsCongressPost OfficeJudiciaryImpeachment

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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