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Collection Reference Number GLC06313.04.131
From Archive Folder Aaron Hobart Collection 
Title Zabdiel Sampson to Aaron Hobart regarding the selling of a barge and political issues
Date 8 January 1822
Author Sampson, Zabdiel (1781-1828)  
Recipient Hobart, Aaron  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Explains and encloses (not included) Captain Edward Morton's "demand against the United States," for monies owed for selling General Henry Dearborn a barge he captured for the use of the United States during the War of 1812. Also, indicates that he wants Hobart present if a payment is made. Asks about the Merchant Bill (and its likelihood of becoming law) and the petitions that Bartlett and Carver presented in the last congressional session.
Subjects American Statesmen  Politics  Government and Civics  Congress  Maritime  Finance  Military History  War of 1812  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Merchants and Trade  Commerce  Petition  Law  
People Sampson, Zabdiel (1781-1828)  Hobart, Aaron (1787-1858)  Morton, Edward Deanborn Bartlett Carver (fl. 1822)  
Place written Plymouth, Massachusetts
Theme Naval & Maritime; Banking & Economics; War of 1812; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Zabdiel Sampson was a congressional representative from Massachusetts from 1817 to 1820, after which he was appointed collector of customs at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1820, serving until his death. 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