Willett, Marinus, 1740-1830

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Officer during the American Revolution, Mayor of New York, N.Y.

From the description of Letter book, 1781 June-September. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 122487915

Revolutionary War officer, commander of the New York Levies.

From the description of Petition to the New York State Legislature, 1807 March 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122519509

Revolutionary War army officer; when writing the orders and letters in this volume, he was a Lieutenant-Colonel, Commandant of the regiment of levies on the Tryon frontier in New York State. On October 25, 1781, he led the successful attack at the battle of Johnstown. After the War he held various New York City and State political offices, including Mayor of N.Y.C., 1807-1811.

From the description of Orderly and letter book, 1781-1783. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 476441964

American Revolutionary soldier; mayor of New York City.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Col. Varick, 1785 Sept. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270588070

From the description of Autograph document signed : [n.p.], 1823 Feb. 24-1825. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270586517

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Fort Rensalear, to Major-Gen. Lord Stirling, 1782 Oct. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587465

From the description of Letter signed (retained copy) : Albany, to General Washington, 1783 Apr. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270589266

From the description of Copy of an autograph letter signed : Fort Schuyler, to General Schuyler, 1778 May 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270589115

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Fort Herkimer, to George Washington, 1783 Feb. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270587467

Leader of Sons of Liberty, army officer, mayor of New York City.

From the description of ALS, 1782 October 16 : Fort McKeen, to Colonel William Duer, Albany. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14186699

Revolutionary War officer.

A captain in the 1st N.Y. Regiment from June, 1775, Willett was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the 3rd N.Y. in late 1776 and was later transferred to Fort Schuyler (Fort Stanwix) where he was second-in-command. In July of 1780 Willett was named commander of the 5th N.Y. and was soon promoted to colonel. He retired in Jan., 1781, when the N.Y. regiments were consolidated, but agreed to command N.Y. levies and militia in the Mohawk Valley, where he won important victories at Sharon and Johnstown.

From the description of Letters and history, 1778-[ca. 1782]. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 40835768

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referencedIn B. A. G. Fuller autograph collection, 1620-1920. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Stark, John, 1728-1822. Papers, 1758-1819. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
referencedIn Survey map of Platt's Great Location, Clinton County, New York. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Schaefler, Sam, 1920-,. Historical and Literary Letters and Documents, 1674-197-. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Willett, Marinus, 1740-1830. Petition to the New York State Legislature, 1807 March 3. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letter [in the autograph of Benjamin Walker] signed : Head Quarters [Newbugh], to Marinus Willett, 1783 Feb. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Beacon Historical Society (Beacon, N.Y.). Vertical file, 1689-1987. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Clinton, George, 1739-1812. ALS, 1781 Sept. 25, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Marinus Willett. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Colbrath, William,. Journal of the most Material Occurrences proceeding [sic] the Siege of Fort Schuyler (formerly Fort Stanwix) with an Account of that Siege &c. : manuscript, 1777 Apr. 17-Aug. 23. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Alexander, William, 1726-1783. Selected papers, 1767-1782. 1776-1782 (bulk). New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Instructions for an attack on Oswego : five autographletters signed : to Col. Marinus Willett, 1782-1783. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Willett, Marinus, 1740-1830. Orderly and letter book, 1781-1783. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Willett, Marinus, 1740-1830. Autograph letter signed : Fort Herkimer, to George Washington, 1783 Feb. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Willett, Marinus, 1740-1830. Autograph document signed : [n.p.], 1823 Feb. 24-1825. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, Papers, 1776-1934 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letter [in the autograph of Benjamin Walker?] signed : Head Quarters [Newburgh], to Marinus Willett, 1783 Mar. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Willett family. Papers, 1733-1974 bulk, 1775-1783. New York State Library
referencedIn United States Sanitary Commission records. Army and Navy Claim Agency archives, 1861-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Benjamin Vaughan Papers, 1746-1900 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Brown, Bertram Erwin, b.1871. Pickett's, History of Alabama and incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi: scrapbooks, [188-?-]-[ca.1919]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letter : to Marinus Willett, Albany, 1783 August 21. New York State Library
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Autograph letter signed : Newburgh, to Marinus Willett, 1783 Feb. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Glen, Henry, 1739-1814. Henry Glen correspondence, 1770-1801. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn John L. Tillinghast Distillery ledger, Tillinghast, John L. Distillery ledger, 1786-1789 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Willett, Marinus, 1740-1830. Letter signed (retained copy) : Albany, to General Washington, 1783 Apr. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807. Draper manuscripts: Joseph Brant miscellanies, 1779-1892. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833. Letter to Marinus Willett. New Town, [CT.]. 1828 Dec. 6. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Historic Cherry Hill,. Stephen Van Rensselaer Military Papers, 1812-1816. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Willett, Marinus, 1740-1830. Autograph letter signed : Fort Rensalear, to Major-Gen. Lord Stirling, 1782 Oct. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn United States. Passport : ms. : New York, N.Y., for Marinus Willett, et al., 1790 Mar. 11. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, papers, 1776-1934. Library of Congress
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Autograph letter signed : Newburgh, to Marinus Willett, 1783 Jan. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn VanDerLyn, Henry. Henry VanDerLyn letter book, 1810-1824. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Browning, Irving, 1895-1961. Autograph Collection, 1678-1966. New York State Library
creatorOf Willett, Marinus, 1740-1830. Copy of an autograph letter signed : Fort Schuyler, to General Schuyler, 1778 May 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Clinton, George, 1739-1812. Letter, 1782 May 5. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Henry Glen correspondence, 1770-1801 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. Aaron Burr papers, 1788-1824. Library of Congress
referencedIn Morgan, John Jordon. Papers, 1762-1873. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn United States. Continental Army. New York Regiment, 3rd. Orderly book, 1777-1778. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Willett, Marinus, 1740-1830. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Col. Varick, 1785 Sept. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Willett, Marinus, 1740-1830. ALS, 1782 October 16 : Fort McKeen, to Colonel William Duer, Albany. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Willett, Marinus, 1740-1830. Letters and history, 1778-[ca. 1782]. Newberry Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Pickens, Andrew, 1739-1817. Papers of Andrew Pickens, 1785-1835 (bulk 1785-1797). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn W. B. O. Field portrait collection, ca. 1600-1900. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Henry VanDerLyn letter book, 1810-1824. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Washington, George, 1732-1799. Autograph letter signed : Newburgh, to Marinus Willett, 1782 Dec. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Willett, Marinus, 1740-1830. Letter book, 1781 June-September. New York State Library
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associatedWith Brown, Bertram Erwin, b.1871. person
associatedWith Browning, Irving, 1895-1961. person
correspondedWith Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. person
associatedWith Clinton, George, 1739-1812. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Duer, William, 1749-1799. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Field, William B. Osgood, collector. person
associatedWith Fuller, B. A. G. (Benjamin Apthorp Gould), 1879-1956 person
associatedWith Glen, Henry, 1739-1814. person
associatedWith Hancock, John, 1737-1793. person
correspondedWith Herkimer, Hendrick person
associatedWith Historic Cherry Hill, corporateBody
associatedWith Irwin, Theodore, 1827-1902, person
correspondedWith Jay, John, 1745-1829 person
correspondedWith Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. person
associatedWith Livingston, Brockholst, 1757-1823. person
associatedWith Morgan, John Jordon. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
correspondedWith New York (State). Commissioners of Indian Affairs corporateBody
correspondedWith New York (State). Governor (1777-1795 : Clinton) corporateBody
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correspondedWith Pickens, Andrew, 1739-1817. person
associatedWith Schaefler, Sam, 1920-, person
associatedWith Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804. person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Stark, John, 1728-1822. person
associatedWith Tillinghast, John L. person
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Continental Army. New York Regiment, 3rd. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Sanitary Commission corporateBody
associatedWith VanDerLyn, Henry. person
associatedWith VanDerLyn, Henry. person
associatedWith Varick, Richard, 1753-1831, person
associatedWith Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835 person
associatedWith Vaughan, John, 1756-1841 person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
associatedWith Willett family. family
associatedWith Willett, William M. (William Marinus), 1803-1895. person
associatedWith Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Mohawk River Valley (N.Y.)
New York (State)
New York (State)--Fort Stanwix (Rome)
Fort Stanwix (Rome, N.Y.)
United States
Fort Rensselaer (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Tryon County (N.Y.)
United States
United States
New York (State)
New York (State)
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Trials (military offenses)
Land grants
Indians of North America--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Sources
Oneida Indians--Government relations--Sources
Bounties, Military
Iroquois Indians--Wars--18th century--Sources
Iroquois Indians--Government relations--Sources
Indians of North America--Government relations--sources
Manuscripts, American
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Birth 1740-07-31

Death 1830-08-22

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