Henry VanderBurgh letter
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Christina Baich, November 2005
Henry VanderBurgh was born in 1760 in Troy, New York. On November 21, 1776, John Jay appointed him Lieutenant in the 5th New York Regiment of the Continental Army. He was later commissioned as a Captain in the 2nd Regiment. VanderBurgh served until the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783. He then served as a territorial judge during the organization of the Indiana Territory. He occupied that position until his death on April 12, 1812.
Captain Henry VanderBurgh Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Nov. 2005.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection consists of a transcript of a letter written by Henry VanderBurgh to Major John Mills, Anthony Wayne’s adjutant. The Mr. Turner referred to is Judge Turner, who was involved with VanderBurgh in a controversy on the question of slavery in 1794.
1795 June 29 Henry VanderBurgh to Major John Mills, transcript
Size of Collection:
Carl A. Ploch, 4 April 1937
Access: This collection is open for research.
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Language Materials are entirely in English
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