Duer, William, 1747-1799

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New York delegate to U.S. Continental Congress, army officer and jurist.

From the description of Papers of William Duer, 1776-1789. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009562

Mercantilist, financier, army contractor.

From the description of Papers, 1752-1802. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 476442112

Duer was born in Devonshire, England, and settled in New York in 1768. During the Revolution he held a number of public offices, including delegate to the New York constitutional convention and the Continental Congress, where he signed the Articles of Confederation. Later he was a member of the New York Assembly and assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury. He resigned this post early in 1790 to plunge into land speculation, and in 1792 was sent to debtor's prison, where he spent the rest of his life.

From the description of ALS : New York, to Benjamin Walker, Paris, 1790 Nov. 30. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525023

Member of the Continental Congress and Signer of the Articles of Confederation.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Board of Treasury, New York, to Thomas Haswood, Esq., 1787 Oct. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270744286

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to B. Walker, Esq., 1792 Jan. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270744266

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, 1794 Oct. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270744249

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to General Irvine, 1790 Jul. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270744244

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to the Hon. Richard Varick, mayor of New York, 1796 Sept. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270744255

Duer was born in Devonshire, England, and settled in New York in 1768. During the Revolution he held a number of public offices, including delegate to the New York constitutional convention and the Continental Congress, where he signed the Articles of Confederation. Later he was a member of the New York Assembly and assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

From the description of DS : Fishkill, N.Y., to the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 1776 Oct. 11. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122585744

Entrepreneur, financier, army contractor.

From the description of Papers, 1774-1802. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58664580

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creatorOf Duer, William, 1747-1799. Secretary of the Board of Treasury accounts, 1785-1789. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Sackett family. Papers, 1776-1814. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Gilman, Nathaniel, 1759-1847. Papers of Nathaniel Gilman, 1776-1824. Library of Congress
referencedIn DeWitt family. Papers, 1705-1952, 1750-1839 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Scioto Land Company. Scioto Land Company records, 1783-1793. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Duer family Papers, 1784-1937. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Duer, William, 1747-1799. Papers of William Duer, 1776-1789. Library of Congress
referencedIn Morris family papers, 1796-1854 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Spire American Revolutionary War Collection, 1667-1878, 1748-1799 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter to Henry Remsen [manuscript], 1792 April 14. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Nelson, William, 1847-1914. Papers, 1690-1875. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Duer family. Duer family papers, ca. 1890-1955. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn United States. District Court (Pennsylvania : Eastern District). Admiralty dockets and case files, 1790-1847 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Miller, Alice Duer, 1874-1942. Alice Duer Miller papers 1899-1942. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Duer family. Papers, 1784-1937. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794. Letters of Richard Henry Lee [manuscript] 1777-1791. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
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 Duer, William, 1747-1799. Autograph letter signed : New York, 1794 Oct. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804. Account book, 1764-1770. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn United States. District Court (New York : Southern District). Equity dockets and case files, 1791-1846 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Comfort Sands & Co. Account book, 1782 Apr.-1787 Dec. (bulk 1782). New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Duer, William, 1747-1799. Autograph letter signed : to Comfort Sands, 1778 Oct. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Duer, William, 1747-1799. ALS : New York, to Benjamin Walker, Paris, 1790 Nov. 30. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Kean, Jefferson Randolph, 1860-1950. Papers of Jefferson Randolph Kean, 1765-1938. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Duer, William, 1747-1799. Autograph letter signed : New York, to General Irvine, 1790 Jul. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn New York (State). Commission for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies (1777-1778). Minutes, 1776 Dec. 11-1778 Sept. 23. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Duer, William, 1747-1799. Papers, 1774-1802. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn United States. District Court (Pennsylvania : Eastern District). Equity dockets and case files, 1790-1847 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf New York (State). New York State Revolutionary War collection, 1776-1785. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Autograph letter book, 1746-1879. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Adams, John, 1735-1826. ALS, 1800 September 6 : Quincy, to T.B. Adams. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn George Washington Papers, 1592-1943, (bulk 1748-1799) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Chew family. Papers, 1735-1796. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Aaron, Samuel, 1800-1865. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1664-1956. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. George Washington papers, 1592-1943 (bulk 1748-1799). Library of Congress
referencedIn John Holker Papers, 1777-1822 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Wooster, David, 1711-1777. Autograph letter signed with initials : Rye Neck, to Col. William Duer, 1777 Mar. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Washington, George, 1732-1799. George Washington papers, 1592-1937 (bulk 1748-1799). Library of Congress
referencedIn Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813. Robert R. Livingston papers, 1707-1862. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Duer, William, 1747-1799. Autograph letter signed : Board of Treasury, New York, to Thomas Haswood, Esq., 1787 Oct. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Duer, William, 1747-1799. Letter, 1790 Dec. 10, New York, to Le Roy, Bayard & Co., Philadelphia. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Williams, John, 1752-1806. Papers, 1767-1841. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Holker, John, 1745-1822. Papers of John Holker, 1777-1822. Library of Congress
referencedIn Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume VII, Miscellany, 1764-1792. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Barlow, Joel, 1754-1812. Letter, 1791, October 19, London, to Col. Benjamin Walker, New York. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Hamilton family. Papers, 1768-1906, 1843-1848 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Duer, William, 1747-1799. Papers, 1752-1802. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn New York (State). Supreme Court. New York State Supreme Court collection, 1691 - ca. 1891. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Duer, William, 1747-1799. Autograph letter signed : to B. Walker, Esq., 1792 Jan. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gratz, Simon. Alphabetical collection, 1677-1910. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Duer, William, 1747-1799. DS : Fishkill, N.Y., to the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, 1776 Oct. 11. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Morris family. Morris family papers, 1796-1854. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Constable, Rucker & Co. Papers, 1778-1800. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Deane, Silas, 1737-1789. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith DeWitt family. family
associatedWith Duer, Catherine Alexander. person
associatedWith Duer family. family
associatedWith Duer family. person
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associatedWith Duer, William Alexander, 1780-1858. person
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associatedWith Gratz, Simon. person
associatedWith Hamilton family. family
associatedWith Haswood, Thomas, Esq, person
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associatedWith Holker, John, 1745-1822. person
associatedWith Irvine, General, person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith Kean, Jefferson Randolph, 1860-1950. person
associatedWith Kountze, De Lancey, d. 1946, person
associatedWith Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794. person
associatedWith Le Roy, Bayard & Co. person
associatedWith Livingston, Edward, 1764-1836. person
associatedWith Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813. person
associatedWith Miller, Alice Duer, 1874-1942. person
associatedWith Morris family family
associatedWith Morris family. person
correspondedWith Nelson, William, 1847-1914. person
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associatedWith Peebles, Hugh. person
associatedWith Pennsylvania. Council of Safety. corporateBody
associatedWith Sackett family. family
associatedWith Sands, Comfort, person
associatedWith Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804. person
associatedWith Scioto Land Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Snell, Robert, fl. 1771-1774. person
associatedWith Spire, Nancy Woodson person
associatedWith Tilghman, Tench, 1744-1786. person
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associatedWith United States. Board of Treasury. corporateBody
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associatedWith Walker, B., Esq, person
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associatedWith Wilson, James, 1742-1798. person
associatedWith Wooster, David, 1711-1777. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pennsylvania
New York (State)
United States
Fort Miller (N.Y.)
United States
New York (State)--Poughkeepsie
New York (State)
United States
Illinois
New York (State)--New York
Pennsylvania
New York (State)--Fort Miller
Ohio
New York (State)
Poughkeepsie (N.Y.)
Subject
Land companies
Lumber trade
Speculation
American loyalists
Debt, imprisonment for
Real estate investment
Finance
Jails
Distilleries
Land settlement
Sawmills
Occupation
Army officers
Delegates, U.S. Continental Congress--New York (State)
Financiers
Jurists
Function

Person

Birth 1747

Death 1799

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