|Title||James Clinton document set|
|Date||1779 June 24 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 4 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Clinton, James, 1736-1812
|Scope & Content||
James Clinton document set. 1 item - 4 leaf pamphlet with letter.
A.L.S., 1779, June 24, Headquarters Camp Conajohary Creek, New York, to Thomas Sickles, ADU.M. Gen'l, Albany; requests additional ammunition with all possible speed, also paper twine, oil cloths, drums and fifes.
James Clinton, (1736-1812) of Ulster County, N.Y. Brother of George Clinton; father of De Witt Clinton. Born in Little Britain, Orange County, N.Y., August 9, 1736. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of New York state assembly from Ulster County, 1787-88; member of New York state senate Middle District, 1788-92; delegate to New York state constitutional convention, 1801. Died in Little Britain, Orange County, N.Y., December 22, 1812. Original interment at Clinton Cemetery, Little Britain, N.Y.; reinterment in 1879 at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, N.Y.
Possibly Thomas Sickles, of Albany County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Albany County, 1786-88. Burial location unknown.
No engraving in document set
|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.|