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Guide to the Benjamin Hewlett, Jr. commission papers 1977.522

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 11, 2011
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hewlett, Benjamin, Jr.
Creator: Tryon, William, 1729-1788
Title: Benjamin Hewlett, Jr. commission papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1772-1776
Quantity: 0.01 Linear feet in one folder.
Text [Box]: A0071
Call Phrase: 1977.522
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Biographical Note

Benjamin Hewlett, Jr. was a resident of Queens County in the Province of New York who served in the Queens County Militia.

William Tryon (1729-1788) was a British soldier who served as Governor of the British provinces of North Carolina (1765-1771) and New York (1771-1780).

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Scope and Contents note

Two handwritten copies of military commission letters issued to Benjamin Hewlett, Jr. by William Tryon in 1772 and 1776. The letters appoint Hewlett to the ranks of Junior Lieutenant Captain and Captain in the Queens County Militia. The author of the copies is not known.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Hewlett, Benjamin, Jr.
  • Tryon, William, 1729-1788

Document Type

  • Commissions (permissions)

Subject Organizations

  • Queens County (N.Y.). Militia.

Subject Topics

  • Soldiers -- New York (State) -- Queens County

Subject Places

  • New York (Colony)
  • Queens County (N.Y.) |History, military

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Benjamin Hewlett, Jr. commission papers, 1977.522, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Constance Bowen, 1964.

Processing Information note

Minimally processed to the collection level.

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