Pickering, Timothy

Quarter Master General Pickering's 1783 receipt for funds for forage signed also by William Hull, vilified in War of 1812

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(1745-1829) Born in Salem, Mass., opposed patriot cause early in Revolutionary War, but in 1777 accepted General Washington's offer to be Adjutant General of the American Army, and was widely praised for work in supplying troops during remainder of the conflict. On April 22, 1783, submitted report to Washington advocating a military academy at West Point. President Washington appointed him commissioner to the Iroquois Nation, and he represented the Government in negotiation of the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua with them. Postmaster General 1791-95, Secretary of War briefly in 1795. Secretary of State 1795-1800 (Washington-Adams), dismissed in May 1800 after quarrel with Adams over Adams's plan to make peace with France. Federalist Senator 1803-11, US Rep 1813-17. 3 ¾ x 8 ¼ War-dated ADS “Tim Pickering” signed in the text while Quarter Master General, np, June 9 1783. Receipt No. 293 for $57 and 3/90 in full for forage from Feb. 1 thru the present month (June). Signed at lower right by William Hull as Lieut. Col. 6th M. Regt. William Hull (1753-1825) Lieut. Colonel in Revolution, led Connecticut troops he raised and furnished. Governor of Michigan Territory by Jefferson 1805-12, Brig Genl in War of 1812. Led invasion of Canada from Detroit in July but, outmaneuvered and defeated by the British, surrendered Detroit without a fight in August. Court-martialled, sentenced to be shot for cowardice and neglect of duty, sentence stayed by Madison because of his Revolutionary War service. Uncle of Navy hero Issac Hull.

Condition: Very good
Type:Document






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