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John Glover (1732-1797) Papers

John Glover (1732-1797) Papers

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SERIES I. Revolutionary War Orderly Books
A. Orderly Book #1
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11Deals with daily orders for the 21st Regiment of Foot of the Army of the United Colonies, of which Col. Glover was in command. The regiment was headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Included are general orders, results of courts marital, the dispersion of troops, etc.29 June-14 Sept. 1775
B. Orderly Book #2
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11Similar in content to volume 1, however, the incidents of courts martial increase substantially. Charges include disobedience of orders, fraud, desertions, instilling a near mutiny, etc. Regiment headquarters continue at Cambridge, Massachusetts.15 Sept 1775-8 Jan 1776
C. Orderly Book #3
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12Headquarters located at Cambridge until 29 March 1776, shifting to New York on 31 March 1776. Contents include circumstances for the evacuation of Boston.9 January-26 July 1776
D. Orderly Book #4
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12Headquarters were Mile Square, New York and North Castle, New York in 1776; Fort Arnold, New York and Providence, Rhode Island in 1778. Contents similar to previous books, with the addition of frequent comments regarding the difficulty in provisioning the troops. Courts martial were also frequent.19 Oct-24 Nov 1776; 28 June-14 Oct 1778
E. Orderly Book #5
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13Headquarters locations: Providence, Rhode Island, and Middle Brook, Milford, and Ridgefield, Connecticut. Most entries do not have a location listed. Contents are similar to earlier volumes, except that it contains numerous extracts from Congressional resolutions as well as extracts from General Washington's orders.9 Mar 1779-28 Jul 1779
F. Orderly Book #6
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13Regimental headquarters locations: Philipsburg, Peekskill, and Continental Village, New York. As in previous volumes, this one contains general orders, etc.; again there are frequent courts martial as well as courts of inquiry mentioned.3 Aug-26 Nov 1781
SERIES II. Letterbook
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14Contains copies of letters by General Glover to a wide variety of individuals, including family members, General George Washington, Timothy Pickering, General Philip Schuyler, and James Warren. Contents include requests for provisions, condition of the troops under his command, information regarding strategy, and the persecution of combat including the numbers of killed, wounded, lost as prisoners of war, as well as enemy prisoners taken.16 Sept 1776-3 Dec 1777
SERIES III. Personal and Business Papers
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15Miscellaneous correspondence to, from, and related to John Glover:
Typescripts of original letters in possession of the Marblehead Historical Society: General Benjamin Lincoln, General William Heath (1781), B. Hichborn (believed to be a relative of General Glover's second wife whose maiden name was Hichborn) (1777), Rev. William VanHorn, T. Larnedundated
Letter to Mr. M. M. Hays, Marblehead, 23 April 1790 from John Glover (the letter is not in Glover's hand). On the reverse of this letter is one in Glover's hand to Mr. John Mitchell, Marblehead, 10 April 1790. The bottom of the letter sheet is missing. [Typescripts of these two letters are included.]undated
16Account of Boston merchant Thomas Fayerweather with John Glover10 February 1764
Letter from John Glover to General Benjamin Lincoln (reproduced in Essex Institute Historical Collections, 36:38-40)11 December 1781
Receipt for loan payment from Commissioner of Loans in the State of Massachusetts, signed by John Glover3 January 1792
7Photographic reproduction of a 3 April 1778 letter from John Glover to his son, John Jr., who appears to have been a prisoner of war. The letter infers that John Jr. should seek out General Burgoyne and ask for parole or exchange using his father as a referenceundated
Photographic reproduction of a letter from Jonathan Glover (son of John Glover?) to his father, presumably from England, expressing some observations regarding conditions between France and England over the present war situation, as well as his desire to return home.undated [circa between 1793 and 1796]
Photographic reproduction of a portrait of John Glover with typescript commentary attached to the reverseundated
SERIES IV. Memorial to John Glover and Nicholson Broughton
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18"Relating to General John Glover of the Continental Army and Commodore Nicholson Broughton of the Continental Navy, 1775." This collection of copied letters and commentary is a memorial to Glover and Broughton by Glover Broughton, Town Clerk of Marblehead, Massachusetts, and son of John Glover's daughter Susannah and Nicholson Broughton18 May 1860
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