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Brent, Robert, 1764-1819



  • Existence: 1764 - 1819

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 17 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin letter

Mss 811419.1
Identifier: Mss 811419.1
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

Mss 817462.1
Identifier: Mss 817462.1
Overview In English.

Gabriel Duvall letter

Mss 816155
Identifier: Mss 816155
Overview In English.

Henry Baldwin letter

Mss 814406
Identifier: Mss 814406
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

Mss 816363
Identifier: Mss 816363
Overview In English.

Jeremiah [Brown] Howell letter

Mss 816152
Identifier: Mss 816152
Overview In English.

John Armstrong letter

Mss 813312
Identifier: Mss 813312
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

Mss 816115.1
Identifier: Mss 816115.1
Overview In English.

Mahlon Dickerson letter

Mss 816313
Identifier: Mss 816313
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Return J. Meigs Jr. letter

Mss 815118.1
Identifier: Mss 815118.1
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.