|Title||Thomas Conway document set|
|Date||1778 March 26 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Conway, Thomas, 1735–1800
Clinton, George, 1739-1812
|Scope & Content||
Thomas Conway document set. 1 item - 2 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1778, March 26, Albany [New York], to His Excellency Governor Clinton, Pougkeepsie [New York]; a discussion of troop dispositions in vicinity of Albany and request for Clinton's directions.
Thomas Conway 1735–1800?, general in the Continental army in the American Revolution, b. Ireland. Educated in France, he was an officer in the French army before coming (1777) to America. He fought valiantly as a leader of colonial forces at Germantown, but George Washington attempted to block his promotion from brigadier to major general as unfair to officers with longer service. Congress nevertheless appointed him major general (Dec., 1777) and made him inspector general of the army. His part in the intrigue known as the Conway Cabal was small, but he lost his command, resigned (1778), and returned to France.
George Clinton, (1739-1812) Brother of James Clinton; uncle of De Witt Clinton and James Graham Clinton; father of George Clinton (1771-1809). Born in Little Britain, Orange County, N.Y., July 26, 1739. Delegate to Continental Congress from New York, 1775-76; Governor of New York, 1777-95, 1801-04; member of New York state assembly, 1800; Vice President of the United States, 1805-12; died in office 1812. Christian Reformed. Died in Washington, D.C., April 20, 1812. Original interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment in 1908 at First Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery, Kingston, N.Y. Clinton counties in N.Y. and Ohio are named for him. See also: congressional biography. Books about George Clinton: John P. Kaminski, George Clinton : Yeoman Politician of the New Republic.
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|Admin/Biographical History||John S. H. Fogg, compiler of this collection, born in Eliot, Maine. Graduated from Bowdoin College in 1846, earned a degree in medicine from Harvard College in 1850 and established his practice in South Boston, Massachusetts. While a student at Bowdoin, Dr. Fogg developed a lifelong interest in collecting autograph letters and documents, particularly those relating to the history of the United States. Paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair in 1873, Fogg gave undivided attention to building his magnificent collection. Beginning in 1875, he had completed the task by 1881.|