Clinton, George; Hastings, Hugh [introduction]. Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York (Military - Vol. VII) Revolutionary War. 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 is a large folding map of New York State at the time of the Revolution, lvii., 633 clean pp. Folding map "French Map of the Vicinity of Tarrytown, July 6, 1781"; Portraits of Robert Morris; Schuyler Mansion, Albany; Schuyler Mansion, Chamber Where Burgoyne Slept, South East Corner; Schuyler Mansion, Historic Staircase; Major William Popham; Ruins of Trinity Church, New York; Trinity Church, New York, 1791; West Point, 1780; The Van Cortlandt House Near Kingsbridge, New York. Good. Hardcover.
This book is part of New York State's War of the Revolution Series.
"This volume of the Public Papers of George Clinton covers the period from June 1, 1781 to January 1, 1782. With it ends the Revolutionary Series. The seven months included represent the gloomiest and at the same time the most glorious of the war. Strategically New York was the pivot of the Confederation; the Hudson River, as it were, the Keystone of the arch that held New England to the Southern States. Had the British obtained possession of this important stream, a separation of New York and New England from the rest of the States would have been inevitable."
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.