Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York (Military - Vol. I) Revolutionary War
Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York (Military - Vol. I) Revolutionary War
Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York (Military - Vol. I) Revolutionary War
Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York (Military - Vol. I) Revolutionary War

Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York (Military - Vol. I) Revolutionary War

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Clinton, George; Hastings, Hugh [introduction]. Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York (Military - Vol. I) Revolutionary War. New York and Albany: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1899. First Edition. [7944]

Coral & blue cloth, silver New York State emblem on front, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, small 1/4 inch tear at top of backstrip, armorial bookplate of S. F. Jenkins, Jr., "compliments of.." slip tipped in, light wear to binding. Frontispiece portrait of Clinton, xxx., 857 clean pp.; Folding maps - Battle of Brooklyn, Fort Washington, White Plains; portraits of Philip Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton, and Gouverneur Morris. Good. Hardcover.

This book is part of New York State's War of the Revolution Series.

This volume gives background on the Clinton family and of the events preceding the outbreak of the American Revolution. It describes in detail the characteristics of the men in the New York militias. It relates the history of Burgoyne's invasion of New York state and the tactics and battles fought to thwart him. The book also has a chapter on the Whigs and Tories, and the Loyalists and the Tories, and of Clinton's actions during the later Shays Rebellion and the Doctors' Riot in New York, his friendship with General Washington, and his later service in the Federal government.

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.