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Brent, Robert, 1764-1819

 

Biography

Robert Brent (1764 – September 7, 1819) was the first mayor of Washington City, the federal capital of the United States of America. During his lifetime, Brent also served as Paymaster-General of the United States Army, Judge of the Orphan's Court for Washington County, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Public Schools. He was the first president of the Patriotic Bank and of the Columbia Manufacturing Co.

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 811419.1
Mss 811419.1
Date(s): 1811-07-19
Scope and Contents

Letter from Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin in Washington, DC to Robert Brent, confirming the proposal made in a letter from Brent of the previous day. "Cashier of late office of discount and deposit at New Orleans to pay cash for bills of Lt. John T. Pemberton, distict paymaster, drawn upon you for $ 50,000."

Andrew Jackson letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 817462.1
Mss 817462.1
Date(s): 1817-08-12
Abstract

In English.

Andrew Jackson letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 828354
Mss 828354
Date(s): 1828-06-04
Abstract

In English.

Caesar Augustus Rodney letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 808426.1
Mss 808426.1
Date(s): 1808-07-26
Abstract

In English.

Gabriel Duvall letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 816155
Mss 816155
Date(s): 1816-02-05
Abstract

In English.

Gen. Hampton letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 809462
Mss 809462
Date(s): 1809-08-12
Abstract

In English.

Henry Baldwin letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 814406
Mss 814406
Date(s): 1814-07-06
Scope and Contents

Letter from Henry Baldwin of Pittsburgh to Robert Brent, recommending Edward J. Roberts, 2nd Lt. in the 5th Regiment of infantry for position of paymaster of that regiment. Robert's family are neighbors and friends in Pittsburgh. Father Roberts is fellow jurist in Pennsylvania.

Henry Clay letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 816363
Mss 816363
Date(s): 1816-06-13
Abstract

In English.

Henry Dearborn letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 809154
Mss 809154
Date(s): 1808-02-04
Abstract

In English.

Jeremiah [Brown] Howell letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 816152
Mss 816152
Date(s): 1816-02-02
Abstract

In English.

John Armstrong letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 813312
Mss 813312
Date(s): 1813-05-12
Scope and Contents

Letter from John Armstrong in Washington, DC to Robert Brent with a report from Maj.Gen. Fales that the district paymaster had returned to Buffalo with funds to pay staff on light artillery there. 13th Co. has been in service a year and had not received no pay or bounties. "Under these circumstances, says the Maj.Gen, it is difficult to repress mutiny and the soldiers declare it is a sufficient reason for desertion."

John Forsyth letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 816115.1
Mss 816115.1
Date(s): 1816-01-15
Abstract

In English.

Mahlon Dickerson letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 816313
Mss 816313
Date(s): 1816-05-31
Abstract

In English.

Philadelphia merchant letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 809479
Mss 809479
Date(s): 1809-08-29
Abstract

In English.

Return J. Meigs Jr. letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 815118.1
Mss 815118.1
Date(s): 1815-01-18
Scope and Contents

Letter from Return J. Meigs Jr. in Washington, DC to Robert Brent with a personal appeal on behalf of Capt. Vance who had come from "the frontier of Ohio on business relating to militia pay." Meigs' special interest due to Capt. Vance having served with him.

Return Jonathan Meigs letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 815562
Mss 815562
Date(s): 1815-10-12
Abstract

In English.

R.M. Johnson letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 817353
Mss 817353
Date(s): 1817-06-03
Abstract

In English.

R.M. Johnson letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 817509
Mss 817509
Date(s): 1817-09-09
Abstract

In English.

Robert Brent letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 813331
Mss 813331
Date(s): 1813-05-31
Scope and Contents

Letter from Robert Brent, paymaster in Washington, DC, nominating William Gwinn for Paymaster of the 38th Regiment of Infantry.

Thomas Gholson letter

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 814152
Mss 814152
Date(s): 1814-02-2
Scope and Contents

Letter from Thomas Gholson to Robert Brent, asking that he forward a letter to Corporal Nelson.