Brent, Robert, 1764-1819

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

Mss 811419.1
 Collection
Identifier: 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

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

In English.

Andrew Jackson letter

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

In English.

Caesar Augustus Rodney letter

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

In English.

Gabriel Duvall letter

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

In English.

Gen. Hampton letter

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

In English.

Henry Baldwin letter

Mss 814406
 Collection
Identifier: 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

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

In English.

Henry Dearborn letter

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

In English.

Jeremiah [Brown] Howell letter

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

In English.