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Leonard Harbaugh letter

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Leonard Harbaugh letter, 1804 Jan. 28
Title
Leonard Harbaugh letter
Inclusive dates
1804 Jan. 28
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 28 January 1804, from Leonard Harbaugh (1749-1822) at camp on Shenandoah [River?] to Joseph Carleton (ca. 1754-1812) of Georgetown, District of Columbia, regarding work on the Potomac Canal and difficulties encountered due to weather, supplies, health, and other matters
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Biographical or historical data
Leonard Harbaugh was born 10 May 1749 near York, Pennsylvania. About 1775 he moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where he worked as an architect and builder. Harbaugh moved to Washington D.C. in 1792 and worked on public building projects. Harbaugh worked on canal projects on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers for the Potomac canal. He also continued to work on projects in Baltimore and Washington. Harbaugh married Rebecca Rinebeck and they had fourteen children. Harbaugh died 12 September 1822 in Washington D.C. and was buried in the Congressional Cemetery.
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VIC
Label
Leonard Harbaugh letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Michael Brown Rare Books, LLC
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001635841
Type of unit
p.

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