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Brigham, Elijah, 1751-1816



  • Existence: 1751 - 1816

Elijah Brigham was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1778. He studied law, but did not practice. He engaged in mercantile pursuits at Westborough. From 1791-1793, he served as member of the State house of representatives and from 1795-1811, as justice of the court of common pleas. He served in the State senate in 1796, 1798 from 1801 to 1805, and 1807–1810 and as a state councilor in 1799, 1800, and 1806.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Elijah Brigham letter

Mss 796564
Identifier: Mss 796564
Scope and Contents Letter from Elijah Brigham of Westboro [Mass.] to John Farrar of Worcester [Mass.]. Letter of encouragement to him in his present state of ill health. Attached is a Letter, 1802 December 13, from Elijah Brigham, Westboro [Mass.] to John Farrar [Worcester, Mass.] sending his son Elijah to work in Mr. Farrar's store. Also an autobiographical sketch of Elijah Brigham.

Elijah Brigham letter cover

Mss 814559
Identifier: Mss 814559
Scope and Contents Letter cover addressed to Dwight Foster in Brookfield, Massachusetts from Elijah Brigham in Washington, DC.

Elijah Brigham notebook

Mss 776590
Identifier: Mss 776590
Scope and Contents Notebook of essays by Elijah Brigham, several essays in Latin, the remainder in English, dealing with the existence of mam, morals and religion.