Varick, Richard, 1753-1831

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Revolutionary soldier.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Gen. Greene, 1780 Oct. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574176

Varick was military secretary to Schuyler, later to Arnold, then Washington.

From the description of AMS, 1775 November 30-1776 August 27 : Albany. Major General Schuyler's Account Current with Capt. Richard Varick. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14105134

Richard Varick (1743-1831), an American lawyer and politician, Mayor of New York City between 1789 and 1801. During the American Revolution, he served as Captain of the 1st New Regiment. Following the Battle of Saratoga, Varick was appointed inspector-general of West Point. There he became an aide to Benedict Arnold. After Arnold's defection, he and David Franks were arrested and tried by a court of inquiry. They were cleared of all charges. Varick served as George Washington's private secretary until the end of the war.

From the description of Proceedings of a Court of Enquiry held at West Point, the second day of November 1780 in Pursuance of an Order from His Excellency General Washington, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America to Major General Heath. 1780, Nov. 19, after. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 700766491

Varick was Mustermaster General in the Northern Continental Army.

From the description of ALS, 1776 August 3 : Albany, to Col. Robert Livingston. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14054278

From the description of ALS, 1780 March 20 : 6 OClock AM, Albany, to the Reverend Dirck Romeyn, Minister of the Gospels at Hackensack. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14049978

From the description of DS, [1776 August 3] : Invoice for Robert Livingston. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 14054193

Served as New York State attorney general and mayor of New York City.

From the description of Papers, 1775-1806. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58772189

From the description of Papers, 1774-1830. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 475820762

Richard Varick and the others involved in the creation of the petition were on the "Committee of Petitioners in the City of New York."

From the guide to the Richard Varick Petition to Congress MSS. 0591., 1829 September 29, (University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama)

Army officer, New York State attorney general, and mayor of New York, N.Y.

From the description of Richard Varick papers, 1780-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981261

General in Continental Army, Recorder of New York City.

From the description of DS, 1786 November 21. : New York Mayor's Court. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13994407

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creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. [ Minutes of the proceedings of a general courts-martial], 1776. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Papers, 1765-1886 (inclusive), 1775-1806 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Nicholas Fish papers, 1775-1844. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804. Note, 1775 December 21. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Oliver Hazard Perry papers, 1796-1969. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
creatorOf Livingston, Henry Brockholst, 1757-1823. Autograph letter signed : [New York], to Richard Varick, 1789 April 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Richard Maass Collection of Westchester and New York State, Bulk, 1645-1910, 1645-1995 (Bulk: 1645-1910) Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Augustus Mendon Lord collection, Lord (Augustus Mendon) collection, (bulk 1876-1908), 1778-1908 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn De Witt, Simeon, 1756-1834. Collection, 1778-1834. Rutgers University
referencedIn Eagle Fire Company of New-York. Record book, 1806 July-1814 June. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Duane, James, 1733-1797. Duane and Featherstonhaugh family papers, 1666-1900 (bulk 1756-1900). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. AMS, 1775 November 30-1776 August 27 : Albany. Major General Schuyler's Account Current with Capt. Richard Varick. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf New York (N.Y.). Treasurer. New York City orders to pay, 1793-1794, 1799-1800. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Lamb, John, 1735-1800. John Lamb papers, 1762-1887 (bulk 1762-1799). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Ward, Joseph. ALS, 1778 March 13 : Head Quarters [Valley Forge], to Col. Richard Varick. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn New York (N.Y.). Recognizance of William Fundran, 1790 March 4. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. ALS, 1776 August 3 : Albany, to Col. Robert Livingston. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Schaefler, Sam, 1920-,. Historical and Literary Letters and Documents, 1674-197-. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Lansing, John, Jr., 1754-1829. Autograph letter signed : German-Flats [Herkimer, New York], to Captain Varick, 1776 July 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Maass, Richard, 1919-1998,. The Richard Maass collection of Westchester and New York State, 1645-1910 (bulk 1770-1783). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Duane, James, 1733-1797. New York City tavern licenses, 1784-1796. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Theodoric and John B. Romeyn letters, 1767-1824 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Fish, Nicholas, 1758-1833. ALS, 1778 May 9 : Camp Valley Forge, to Lt. Col. Varick, Poughkeepsie. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn New York (State). Commissioners of Indian Affairs. Resolution, 1789 Feb. 27. Newberry Library
creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. ADS, 1780 July 4 : Poughkeepsie. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Kent, James, 1763-1847. Autograph letter signed : Poughkeepsie?, to Richard Varick in New York, 1786 Feb. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Van Schaack, Peter, 1747-1832. Peter van Schaack correspondence, 1786-1804. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. George and Martha Washington papers, 1750-1802. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Richard Varick Papers, 1743-1871 (bulk 1775-1830) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. Letter, 1810, March 3, New York to Abraham Van Vechten, Albany, N.Y. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. Letters, 1784-1785. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Sabin, Frank T. Autograph letters of Major André and his captors. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume VIII, miscellany, 1776-1816. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804. Autograph letter signed : Saratoga, to Capt. Richard Varick, his secretary, 1776 Apr. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801. ALS, 1780 Aug. 5, West Point, N.Y., to Richard Varick. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Oliver Hazard Perry papers, Perry, Oliver Hazard papers, 1796-1969, 1812-1819 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn New York (N.Y.). Tax records, 1695-1699, 1791, 1793, 1795-1796, 1804, 1829. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1768-1877. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Nicholas Fish papers, Fish, Nicholas papers, 1775-1844 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf New York (State). Treaty between the Onondaga Tribe and the State of New York, 1788 Sept. 12. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804. Letter ; Fort Edward, [N.Y.], to Col. [Richard] Varick, 1777 July 15. New York State Library
creatorOf Richard Varick Petition to Congress MSS. 0591., 1829 September 29 University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama
creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. Letter from Richard Varick, Robinson's House, to Lt. Col. Stephen Lush, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. : autograph manuscript signed, 1780 August 21. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. Richard Varick papers, 1780-1927. Library of Congress
referencedIn New York (State). Commissioners of Fortifications. Proceedings of the Commissioners of Fortification for the City of New York and it vicinity, 1794 Apr. 2-1796 Feb. 6. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf New York (N.Y.). Deeds, 1796, 1799. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Morris, Robert, ca. 1745-1815. ALS : to Richard Varick, 1781 Nov. 8. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Corporation of the City of New York collection, 1798-1873, 1806-1865 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. Papers, 1775-1806. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. Autograph letter signed : to Richard Varick, Esq., 1785 Dec. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804. Letter, 1775 December 21. New York State Library
creatorOf Laurance, John, 1750-1810. John Laurance papers, 1694-1835 (bulk 1770-1809). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. ALS, 1782 April 14 : Poughkeepsie, to Dirck Romeyn, Hackensack. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Historic Cherry Hill. Philip Van Rensselaer Papers 1775-1798. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Duer, William, 1747-1799. Autograph letter signed : New York, to the Hon. Richard Varick, mayor of New York, 1796 Sept. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. Autograph letter signed : to Gen. Greene, 1780 Oct. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. Proceedings of a Court of Enquiry held at West Point, the second day of November 1780 in Pursuance of an Order from His Excellency General Washington, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America to Major General Heath. 1780, Nov. 19, after. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn New York (State). Supreme Court. Account book, 1784-1789. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Willett, Marinus, 1740-1830. Autograph letter signed : New York, to Col. Varick, 1785 Sept. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn United States. Continental Army. Artillery Regiment, 4th. Orderly book : [general, brigade, and regimental orders kept by the 4th Continental Artillery Regiment] : Totowa, [N.J.], 19 Oct. - 26 Nov. 1780. Society of the Cincinnati Library
creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. DS, [1776 August 3] : Invoice for Robert Livingston. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn John Nelson Abeel letter to Richard Varick, 1799 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. ALS, 1780 March 20 : 6 OClock AM, Albany, to the Reverend Dirck Romeyn, Minister of the Gospels at Hackensack. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. DS, 1786 November 21. : New York Mayor's Court. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Varick, Richard, 1753-1831. Papers, 1774-1830. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Philip Schuyler papers, 1684-1851 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z, and unidentified. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lansing, John, 1754-1829. Manuscripts, 1776-1823. New York State Library
creatorOf Lansing, John, Jr., 1754-1829. Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Colonel Varick, 1777 Apr. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Schuyler family. Papers, 1750-1850. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824. Autograph letter signed : to Richard Varick, mayor of New York, 1790 Sept. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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Birth 1753-03-25

Death 1831-07-30

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