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Collection Reference Number GLC06313.04.134
From Archive Folder Aaron Hobart Collection 
Title Circular letter from John Brooks to Aaron Hobart regarding a government resolution
Date 10 January 1822
Author Brooks, John (1752-1825)  
Recipient Hobart, Aaron  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Circular letter from the Massachusetts governor transmitting the state legislature's resolution giving the governor and executive council the power to take any measures necessary in settling the "Claim of the State on the General Government" and a "Report of a Committee of the Council" on the subject (resolution included, see GLC06313.135). Urges the state's federal congressmen (which included Hobart) to help obtain remuneration for Massachusetts for costs incurred for the "defence and protection of our common country," probably referring to the War of 1812.
Subjects Finance  Military History  War of 1812  Government and Civics  
People Brooks, John (1752-1825)  Hobart, Aaron (1787-1858)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Government & Politics; War of 1812; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information John Brooks was a physician, soldier, politician and governor of Massachusetts from 1816-1823.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Related documents Massachusetts resolution authorizing the governor and executive council to take measures necessary to settle the state's claim against the federal government