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Collection Reference Number GLC06313.04.281
From Archive Folder Aaron Hobart Collection 
Title Benjamin Barker to Aaron Hobart
Date 17 February 1824
Author Barker, Benjamin (fl. 1824)  
Recipient Hobart, Aaron  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Includes a handwritten 'f' on the address leaf, possibly a free frank.
Subjects American Statesmen  Politics  Government and Civics  Congress  Law  
People Hobart, Aaron (1787-1858)  Barker, Benjamin (fl. 1824)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Government & Politics; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Aaron Hobart, lawyer, jurist, state senator, and congressman, was born on June 26, 1787 in Abington, Massachusetts. Hobart pursued classical studies and graduated from Brown University in 1805. Thereafter, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1809, commencing practice in Abington. In 1824 he moved to East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He was a representative in the state legislature in 1814; a state senator in 1819; and in 1820 was elected a representative in the 16th congress to fill a vacancy, taking his seat on December 18, 1820. He was re-elected to the 17th, 18th, & 19th congresses, serving from 1820-1827. He was a member of the governor's council, 1827-31, and a judge of probate, 1843-58.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859