Armstrong, John, 1758-1843

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1758-11-25
Death 1843-04-01

Biographical notes:

The Wyoming Controversy was a conflict between the governments of Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Britain, the Continental Congress, and the Indians over land in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania.

From the guide to the Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823, (American Philosophical Society)

American soldier and diplomat.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Michael O'Mealy, agent of the American merchant, James Swan, 1808 Dec. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131695

Secretary of War Feb. 5, 1813-Sept. 3, 1814.

From the description of Letters, 1830-1838. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 752199613

From the guide to the Armstrong mss., 1830-1838., (Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington) http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly)

Army officer, U.S. secretary of war, diplomat, and U.S. senator from New York.

From the description of John Armstrong papers, 1784-1834. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449849

American army officer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : War Dept., [Washington], to Dr. David Townsend, 1814 Feb. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131817

Soldier and diplomat.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Red Hook, New York, to an unidentified correspondent, 1841 Jan. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131722

From the description of Autograph document signed : "In Council" [Philadelphia], 1785 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131409

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Rhinebeck, New York, to Callendar Irvine, 1811 Sept. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131725

Brigadier general; member of Continental Congress.

From the description of ALS, 1777 Sept. 26, Camp at the Trapp, Pa., to Thomas Wharton, Lancaster, Pa. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122524999

American soldier and diplomat; U.S. Senator from N.Y. 1800-1803; 1804-1804; Minister to France, 1804-1810, Secretary of War, 1813-1814 and son of John Armstrong, 1717-1795.

From the guide to the John Armstrong letters, 1795, 1802, 1806, 1812, 1813, 1814, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Served in Continental Army as aide to generals Mercer and Gates; member Continental Congress and U.S. Senate from N.Y.; minister to France, 1804-1810; secretary of war, 1813-1814.

From the description of ALS, 1838 March 20, Red Hook, N.Y., William B. Sprague, Albany. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122466058

Armstrong was an aide-de-camp to Generals Hugh Mercer and Horatio Gates during the Revolution. He composed the Newburgh addresses of 1783 demanding back pay for the army. He served as U.S. Senator from New York, 1800-1804, as minister of France, 1804-1810, and Secretary of War, 1813-1814. He had married the sister of Robert Livingston and was living in Red Hook, New York.

From the description of ALS: Red Hook (N.Y.), to Nicholas Low, 1798 October 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122535897

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Subjects:

  • Land settlement--Pennsylvania
  • Real estate investment
  • Philadelphia Campaign, 1777-1778
  • Farms
  • Pennsylvania History
  • Debts, Public
  • Germantown, Battle of, Philadelphia, Pa., 1777
  • Colonial Politics

Occupations:

  • Senators, U.S. Congress--New York (State)
  • Diplomats
  • Army officers
  • Cabinet officers

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)
  • Red Hook (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--Red Hook (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • Wyoming Valley (Pa.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)