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Dewey, Israel Otis, 1824-1888



  • Existence: 1824 - 1888


Israel Otis Dewey was born on March 9, 1824 in Berlin, Vermont. He was postmaster in Hanover, New Hampshire and was involved with mercantile business in town. In 1864 he became paymaster of volunteers, acting in this capacity until the close of the Civil War. In 1867 he was made a paymaster in the regular army of the United States, with the rank of Major. He retired from the army in 1888. Dewey died on May 12, 1888.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Israel Otis Dewey letter

Identifier: Mss 867251
Mss 867251
Date(s): 1867-04-01
Scope and Contents

Two-page letter from Israel Otis Dewey in Hanover, New Hampshire to Asa Dodge Smith, presenting a bill of $44 against J.E. Foreman, a Cherokee, for a suit purchased in 1857. Filed with this is Smith's memorandum of his reply.

To the Honorable, the Trustees of Dartmouth College

Identifier: Mss 001173
Mss 001173
Date(s): undated

Asking the Trustees of Dartmouth College to take back their ferry rights from the White River Falls Bridge Company, which would allow for the construction of a free bridge across the Connecticut River.