Armstrong, John, 1758-1843

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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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referencedIn Madison, James, 1751-1836. Letter : Montpelier [Va.], to James Monroe, Oak Hill, Loudon County, Virginia, 1827 Sept. 22. Newberry Library
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. ALS, 1813 July 18, Headquarters, Warburton House, to General Wadsworth. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Henry family. Papers, 1758-1909. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Pickering, Timothy, 1745-1829. Letter, 1806 March 12, Washington D.C., to Fisher Ames, Dedham, Mass. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Michael O'Mealy, agent of the American merchant, James Swan, 1808 Dec. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rush, Benjamin, 1745-1813. Letter, 1784, June 25 : to John Bayard. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn James Monroe Papers, 1758-1839 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Christopher Van Deventer papers, Van Deventer, Christopher, papers, 1799-1925 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf United States. War Dept. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Simon Snyder, Harrisburg, Pa., 1814 Aug. 6. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. Papers / Wm. H. Harrison. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn War of 1812 mss., 1776-1879 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823, 1751-1823 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Pickens, Andrew, 1739-1817. Papers of Andrew Pickens, 1785-1835 (bulk 1785-1797). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. Autograph letter signed : War Dept., [Washington], to Dr. David Townsend, 1814 Feb. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Warden, David Bailie, 1772-1845. Papers of David Bailie Warden, 1800-1843. Library of Congress
referencedIn Larned family. Larned family papers, 1777-1822. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Brown, Jacob, 1775-1828. Jacob Brown papers, 1813-1849. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library
creatorOf United States. War Dept. Letter : Washington, D.C., to Simon Snyder, Harrisburg, Pa., 1814 Aug. 6. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Brown, Jacob, 1775-1828. Jacob Brown papers, 1812-1828. Library of Congress
referencedIn Madison, James, 1751-1836. James Madison letter to Mrs. Delia Tudor Stewart [manuscript] 1806 May 20. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Lee, Charles Carter, 1798-1871. Papers of Charles Carter Lee and the Lee family [manuscript], 1768-1931 (bulk 1780-1871). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Samuel Ward papers, 1647-1912 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. John Armstrong papers, 1784-1834. Library of Congress
referencedIn Parker, Daniel. Letter, 1813 May 18. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Irvine, William, 1741-1804. Draper manuscripts: William Irvine papers, 1776-1834. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn Chanler, William Astor, 1867-1934. Biography of John Armstrong : typescript, [18--?]. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Pennsylvania. Supreme Executive Council. Order : Philadelphia, 1787 Feb. 1. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Astor family. Papers, 1807-1919. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn William Henry Harrison Papers, 1734-1939, (bulk 1796-1841) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. Letter, 1811. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845. ALS, 1814 Feb. 1, Fort Strother, Miss., to Rachel Jackson. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Irvine family. Papers, 1778-1843. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Peale-Sellers Family Collection, 1686-1963, 1686-1963 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841. William Henry Harrison papers, 1734-1939 (bulk 1796-1841). Library of Congress
creatorOf Rhea, John, 1753-1832. Letter : Washington, [D.C.], to John Armstrong, Washington, [D.C.], 1813 May 25. Newberry Library
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. ALS: Red Hook (N.Y.), to Nicholas Low, 1798 October 4. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Alexandre Maurice Blanc de Lanautte, Comte d'Hauterive collection, Hauterive, Alexandre Maurice Blanc de Lanautte, Comte d' collection, 1809 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. Letters, 1830-1838. Indiana University
referencedIn Wilkinson, James, 1757-1825. James Wilkinson : miscellaneous papers, 1786-1819. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn David Bailie Warden Papers, 1800-1840 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Jesup, Thomas Sidney, 1788-1860. Thomas Sidney Jesup papers, 1780-1907. Library of Congress
referencedIn Fort Wayne Indian Agency collection, 1802-1815 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Gratz, Simon. Alphabetical collection, 1677-1910. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Irvine, William, 1741-1804. Draper manuscripts: William Irvine papers, 1776-1834. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf John Armstrong letters, 1795, 1802, 1806, 1812, 1813, 1814 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Boyd, John Parker, 1764-1830. Letters 1811-1815. Indiana University
creatorOf Van Deventer, Christopher, d. 1838. Christopher Van Deventer papers, 1799-1925. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Lee, Henry, 1756-1818. Papers, 1768-1816. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Monroe, James, 1758-1831. James Monroe papers, 1758-1839. Library of Congress
referencedIn Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter to David Gelston [manuscript], 1810 December 7. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Leisure hours no. 2, scraps containing important truths, 1816. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829. Letter books, 1812 June 3-1813 Dec. 22. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. ALS, 1838 March 20, Red Hook, N.Y., William B. Sprague, Albany. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. Papers, 1813 Dec. 29. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
referencedIn Bacon, Edmund, b. 1785,. Papers of the Randolph family of Edgehill and Wilson Cary Nicholas [manuscript], 1765-1869. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. Autograph letter signed : Rhinebeck, New York, to Callendar Irvine, 1811 Sept. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Thomas Sidney Jesup Papers, 1780-1907 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf United States. President (1809-1817 : Madison). [Promotion letters and commission certificate for Robert Houston, 1812-1813]. New England Historic Genealogical Society
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. Autograph letter signed : Red Hook, New York, to an unidentified correspondent, 1841 Jan. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. Letter, 1805. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Aldrich family. Papers, 1770-1895. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Armstrong mss., 1830-1838. Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Ward, Samuel, 1814-1884. Samuel Ward papers, 1647-1912. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Extracts from letters to Wilson Cary Nicholas and John Wayles Eppes [manuscript], 1806 July 11. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. General order. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
creatorOf Bowdoin, James, 1752-1811. Papers, 1804-1806. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Documents relating to the Wyoming Controversy, 1751-1814, 1823. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Van Deventer, Christopher, d. 1838. Christopher Van Deventer papers, 1810-1837. Library of Congress
referencedIn Indiana Territory collection, 1800-1816. Indiana Historical Society Library
creatorOf Dearborn, Henry, 1751-1829. Papers, 1779-1838, bulk: 1779-1817. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Gardner, Charles K. (Charles Kitchell), 1787-1869. Papers, 1803-1897. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. ALS, 1777 Sept. 26, Camp at the Trapp, Pa., to Thomas Wharton, Lancaster, Pa. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866,. Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Lynch, James, 1781-1853. Letterbook, 1839 Jun.-1846 Jun. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. Autograph document signed : "In Council" [Philadelphia], 1785 May 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818. Gwathmey collection [manuscript], 1708-1852. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. War of 1812 era letters written to John Armstrong, secretary of war, 1813. Allen County Public Library, ACPL
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. Autograph letters signed (11) : various places, to Henry Wheaton, 1813 Mar. 10-1827 June 16 and [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn North Carolina papers. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
referencedIn Autograph File, A, 1518-2002. Houghton Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library
referencedIn Morfit, Henry Mason, d. 1868. Henry Mason Morfit papers, 1819-1858 (bulk 1844-1855). Library of Congress
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Pennsylvania
Washington (D.C.)
France
Red Hook (N.Y.)
United States
United States
United States
United States
New York (State)--Red Hook
New York (State)
Wyoming Valley (Pa.)
United States
Subject
Land settlement--Pennsylvania
Real estate investment
Philadelphia Campaign, 1777-1778
Farms
Pennsylvania History
Debts, Public
Germantown, Battle of, Philadelphia, Pa., 1777
Colonial Politics
Occupation
Senators, U.S. Congress--New York (State)
Diplomats
Army officers
Cabinet officers
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Birth 1758-11-25

Death 1843-04-01

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