Edward P. Bridgman autobiography 1894-1985
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This collection is made up of 11 letters addressed to Judge Robert Morris of New Brunswick, New Jersey. John Singer of Trenton, New Jersey, wrote a brief note to Morris about finances on January 19, 1786, and James Boggs wrote the remaining 10 letters to Morris, his uncle, between October 14, 1792, and October 2, 1795. Most of his letters relate to real property, the local rate of exchange, and miscellaneous financial and business transactions. His letter of August 25, 1793, refers to the recent emergence of yellow fever and Philadelphians' initial responses to the growing epidemic. In September 1794, Boggs wrote 2 letters about his intention to join a military regiment raised in response to the Whiskey Rebellion; though Boggs praised the generally enthusiastic response, he noted that "lower characters in life" were less likely to volunteer.