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|Creator:||Bloomfield, Joseph, 1753-1823.|
|Title:||Governor Bloomfield letter to Vice President Aaron Burr|
|Abstract:||Consists of a single letter of recommendationwritten by New Jersey Governor Joseph Bloomfield to Aaron Burr in 1802.|
|Quantity:||.01 linear feet|
|Collection Number:||MG 1651|
Joseph Bloomfield (1753-1823) was a New Jersey lawyer and Revolutionary War solider. He was governor of New Jersey from 1802 to 1812. During the War of 1812, he was commissioned as a brigadier general, and served until 1815. In the letter, he is recommending a man named Tench Coxe for a position under Vice President Aaron Burr. Coxe (1755-1824) was best know for his pamphlet titled An Examination of the Constitution for the United States, which rethought the idea of the Articles of Confederation.
This collection contains a single letter penned by the New Jersey Governor at the time, Joseph Bloomfield to the Vice President, Aaron Burr. The reason for writing the letter is because Bloomfield wishes to recommend Tench Coxe for the position of purveyor of public supplies, which he held until 1912.
|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Bloomfield, Joseph, 1753-1823.|
|Burr, Aaron, 1716-1757.|
|Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824.|
|Vice presidents--United States.|
|Letters of recommendation.|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1651, Governor Bloomfield letter to Vice President Aaron Burr, The New Jersey Historical Society.
This collection was purchased in 2004.
|1||1||Governor Bloomfield letter to Vice President Aaron Burr||1802|
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