|Title||George Clinton document set|
|Date||1783 December 25 [letter]|
|Description||1 item - 3 leaf pamphlet with letter.|
Clinton, George, 1739-1812
|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, (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.|