Clinton, George; Hastings, Hugh [introduction]. Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York (Vol. VIII). Albany: Oliver A. Quayle, 1904. First Edition. 
Coral & blue cloth, silver New York State emblem on front, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, armorial bookplate of S. F. Jenkins, Jr., light wear to binding. Frontispiece portrait of George Washington, xxxvii., 467 clean pp. with Index. Plates include Plan of the City of New York; St. Paul's Church, New York, 1800; St. George's Chapel, Beekman Street, New York; Map of the Battery in 1783 and 1883; Fraunces Tavern, New York, 1902; Old City Hall, New York City, Site of the Present Sub-Treasury at Wall and Nassau Streets; Leggett's Half Way Tavern; Bull's Head Tavern, Sity of the Old Bowrey Theatre, New York; Handbill of the Evacuation Day Proceedings in New York; The Long Room, Fraunces Tavern, Where Washington Bade Farewell to His Officers; The Provost as it Appeared in 1783; The Blue Bell Tavern at 181st St and Broadway. Good. Hardcover.
One of New York State's War of the Revolution Series.
Matters pertaining to the years 1783-1785, with peace with England treated, yet the State was still in turmoil and insecure. The British under Guy Carleton proved reluctant to leave New York City, the matter of Loyalists within the state was unresolved, properties of patriots and loyalists were in dispute, George Washington quells the threat of mutiny by the Continental Army, Governor Clinton wants Washington to maintain a small standing army at the northern border of the State, trouble with Vermont at their common border, preparations for home defense after the British abandon their New York frontier forts, prisoner exchanges, negotiations over Loyalist properties, &c.
George Clinton (1739-1812), one of the "Founding Fathers" of the United States and the "Father of New York State", first and third governor of the state, Brigadier General during the Revolutionary War, Vice President under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Clinton served as an officer in the colonial militia during the French and Indian War and held both the office of Governor and the rank of Brigadier General during the Revolution, building two forts along the Hudson River and charged with its defense. A friend of George Washington, he supplied food for the troops at Valley Forge and rode with Washington to the first inauguration, presiding over the celebratory dinner. His public papers are in 10 volumes, encompassing his service during the Revolution and full of primary source material. They also contain illustrations of prominent figures of the Revolutionary War, including John Jay, the Marquis de Lafayette, Morgan Lewis, Count de Grasse, Anthony Wayne, Robert R. Livingston, John Stark, Major Benjamin Tallmadge, and Benedict Arnold. The last volume includes letters from the Governor's office for the years 1782 to 1785, in addition to illustrations of taverns and other establishments in New York. Volumes 9 and 10 include an analytical index to the papers. Volume 10 also provides an account of the exhumation and reinternment of Governor Clinton's remains in 1908.