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Collection Reference Number GLC06313.04.071
From Archive Folder Aaron Hobart Collection 
Title Benjamin Hobart to Aaron Hobart discussing legal and financial matters
Date 29 March 1819
Author Hobart, Benjamin (1781-1877)  
Recipient Hobart, Aaron  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses legal and financial matters. On state politics, he comments "to [state] Senator I have no doubt but you will be chosen," and discusses what he has heard about how people will be voting.
Subjects American Statesmen  Politics  Government and Civics  Election  Law  Finance  
People Hobart, Benjamin (1781-1877)  Hobart, Aaron (1787-1858)  
Place written Abington, Massachusetts
Theme Law; Banking & Economics; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Benjamin Hobart was Aaron's uncle. 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 He is the author of Historical Sketches of Abington Mass (1839) He died in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts on September 19, 1858 and was buried in Central Cemetery.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859