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William Hull papers 1812/08/15

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0701 (Text) 00000106158942 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note: Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/02/02 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/02/02 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection includes an autographed document from William Hull in Detroit, Michigan on 1812/08/15 regarding surrender of Fort Detroit to the British.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: William Hull papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data: William Hull was born June 24, 1753 in Derby, Connecticut to Captain Joseph Hull, III and Eliza Hull. He studied law at Yale and was graduated in 1772, passing the bar in 1775. He joined the Colonial Army during the American Revolution and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He married Sarah Fuller in 1781, with whom he had four (or ten) children. He was a judge and state senator in Massachusetts following the American Revolution. He was appointed the first Governor of the Michigan Territory on March 22, 1805. He was appointed Brigadier General of the Army of the Northwest in 1812. Due to poor communication and ill-prepared forces, he was unsuccessful at defending Detroit and assisting in a proposed invasion of Canada. He was court-martialed and condemned to death but was pardoned by the president and returned to his home in Newton, Massachusettes. He wrote several books explaining what had happened and trying to clear his name. He died in Newton, Massachusettes on November 29, 1825 and is buried at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusettes."Hull, William" Genealogy. Retrieved 2015/02/02. http://www.geni.com"Hull, William." U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Retrieved 2015/02/02. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com"Hull, William, Gen.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/02/02. http://www.findagrave.com
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from General Collection on 1931/09/25.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Hull, William, 1753-1825
Capitulations, Military.
Michigan > History > War of 1812.
Fort Detroit (Detroit, Mich.)
Detroit (Mich.)

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