New Jersey Historical Society
FRELINGHUYSEN, Frederick (1753-1804)

FRELINGHUYSEN, FREDERICK, (father of Theodore Frelinghuysen, grandfather of Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen, great-grandfather of Joseph Sherman Felinghuysen, great-great-great-grandfather of Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen, Jr.; great-great-great-great-grandfather of Rodney P. Frelinghuysen), a Delegate and a Senator from New Jersey; born near Somerville, Somerset County, N.J., April 13, 1753; graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1770; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1774 and commenced practice in Somerset County, N.J.; member, provincial congress of New Jersey 1775-1776; served in the Revolutionary War, attaining the rank of colonel; Member of the Continental Congress 1779; clerk of the common pleas court, Somerset County 1781-1789, when he resigned; member, State general assembly 1784, 1800-1804; member of the New Jersey convention that ratified the Federal Constitution in 1787; member, State council 1790-1792; appointed by President George Washington brigadier general in 1790 in the campaign against the western Indians; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1793, to November 12, 1796, when he resigned; commissioned major general in 1794 during the Whiskey Rebellion; died in Millstone, N.J., April 13, 1804; interment in the Old Cemetery, Weston, N.J.

New Jersey Historical Society
Newark, NJ
Papers: Correspondence in John Insley Blair papers, 1830-1896; Edwin A. Ely autograph collection 1663-1890; Kinney family papers, 1783-1900; Joseph P. Bradley papers, 1836-1937; Horace N. Congar papers, 1863-1905; Walter N. Eastburn papers, 1743-1956; Robert S. Green papers, 1863-1888; Peter Dumont Vroom papers, 1820-1893; Marcus L. Ward papers, 1683-1912; and correspondence and documents in Frelinghuysen family papers, 1815-1924. Finding aid.

Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 6 items (1777-1799) in political papers, 1755-1972; and Frelinghuysen family papers, 1727-1906 (bulk 1727-1825). Also portraits.

U.S. Senate
Historical Office
Washington, DC
Papers: January 3, 1794-June 10, 1796. 61 letters. Typed transcriptions of originals in the custody of Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen. Mainly sentimental communications from Frelinghuysen to Miss Nancy Yard (Mrs. Ann Frelinghuysen) from the field and later the Senate floor.