|Title||George Clinton document set|
|Date||1783 December 25 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Clinton, George, 1739-1812
Hall, Henry Bryan, 1808-1884
|Scope & Content||
George Clinton document set. 1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.
From His Excellency Governor Clinton, 25 December 1783, to West Point, New York; letter accompanying a copy of a Resolution of the Council for disbanding the levies of [New York] this state; also mentions an enclosed order for disbandment of troops to Major Van Bentschoten.
George Clinton portrait engraving. Etching of George Clinton, with "GEORGE CLINTON" in block letters underneath. Below that in small print is "H.B. Hall and Sons New York." Etching is signed on bottom "Etch'd by H.B. Hall N.Y. 1851."
George Clinton (1739-1812): Born 26 July 1739 in Little Britain, Orange County, New York; died 20 April 1812 in Washington, D.C.; original interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; reinterment in 1908 at First Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery, Kingston, New York. 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.
See also: congressional biography. Books about George Clinton: John P. Kaminski, George Clinton : Yeoman Politician of the New Republic.
|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.|