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Dearborn, Henry, et al
[Henry Dearborn family association sammelband.]
1800. 8vo (8.25" x 5.5"), marbled boards, later leather spine with gilt short-titles and authors. 11 pamphlets, 192 pp. Boston; Augusta and Hallowell, Maine, and other locales, 1800-1810. An intact and appealing sammelband of eleven pamphlets including two orations by army officer, congressman, and secretary of war Henry Dearborn, of Gardiner, Maine, as well as an interesting pamphlet on the Louisiana Purchase. This sammelband was evidently compiled by Dearborn's son-in-law Joshua Wingate, who served under Dearborn: three presentation inscriptions bear Wingate's name, in addition to that of his brother Joseph F. Wingate. Also included here are four early Maine imprints (pre-1820). Born in Hampton, New Hampshire, Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) was a doctor prior to the Revolutionary War. In view of the looming British threat, Dearborn organized a militia company, and, after learning of the fighting at Lexington and Concord, accompanied his sixty men to Cambridge. His company was incorporated in the regiment of Col. John Stark and fought in the battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. In Sept. 1775, Dearborn took part in Benedict Arnold's failed expedition to Quebec, the journal he kept constituting an important source of information on the campaign. During the assault on Quebec, Dearborn was taken prisoner and later exchanged, after which he took part in the campaign against Burgoyne. At Valley Forge the winter of 1777-78, he fought in the battle of Monmouth the following June-the action of his regiment receiving praise from General Washington. In 1779, he played a central role in the exp … [Click Below for Full Description]
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