Abstract:The article analyses some episodes from biography and the daily life of elder of
Merkinė, vogt and colonel of a petyhorcy unit of the armed forces of the Grand
Duchy of Lithuania Mateusz Ogiński (1738–1786). On the basis of the documents
preserved in the Ogiński foundation of the Lithuanian State history archive
(F. 1177), the article argues that Mateusz Ogiński was mainly occupied with the
maintenance of his properties and litigation in courts, not actually seeking any
political or public career. He personall…
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