Guide to the Governor Bloomfield letter to Vice President Aaron Burr 1802 MG 1651

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information

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Bloomfield letter

Guide to the Governor Bloomfield letter to Vice President Aaron Burr
1802
MG 1651

The New Jersey Historical Society
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Processed by Evan Panayi.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. July 2006. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bloomfield, Joseph, 1753-1823.
Title: Governor Bloomfield letter to Vice President Aaron Burr
Dates 1802
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

Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Content Note

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.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Bloomfield, Joseph, 1753-1823.
Burr, Aaron, 1716-1757.
Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824.
Subject Topics:
Governors–New Jersey
Vice presidents–United States.
Document Types:
Letters (Correspondence)
Letters of recommendation.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1651, Governor Bloomfield letter to Vice President Aaron Burr, The New
Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased in 2004.

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Container List

Bloomfield letter

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Governor Bloomfield letter to Vice President Aaron Burr 1802

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