Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume IV, Miscellany, 1756-1807.

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Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume IV, Miscellany, 1756-1807.

Washington Irving's Life of George Washington, Volume IV, Miscellany, 1756-1807.

Portraits, prints, letters, and documents tipped into Volume 4 of the extra-illustrated quarto edition of Washington Irving's Life of George Washington (New York: G.P. Putnam & Co., 1855-1856) (Rare E 312 I72++ 1898). Portraits: Washington Irving (2), John Burgoyne, Nathanael Greene, Earl of Dartmouth, Joseph Reed (2), Horatio Gates, John Sullivan, Elbridge Gerry, Guy Carleton, Richard Montgomery, Aaron Burr (2), William Pitt, David Wooster, John Lamb (2), Benjamin Church, Thomas Graves, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Knox (2), Benedict Arnold, Christopher Greene, Philip Schuyler, Thomas Mifflin, Martha Washington, Charles Lee, John Adams, John Macpherson, Daniel Morgan, Henry Clinton. Prints: View of Boston from the Bay; Washington's Headquarters at Cmabridge; Vue du mont Vernon et la maison du général Washington; Death of Chatham; Quebec in 1775; View of Quebec, the Capital of British America; London; Mount Vernon; A View of Quebec from the Bason; On th Wast River; A Perspective View of the City of Quebec, the Capital of Canada; [Quebec - The Old Citadel]; [Quebec]; Hudson River From Hoboken; The Evacuation of Boston. Letters: ALS, Jonathan Trumbull to Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, and Oliver Wolcott, May 5, 1778; ALS, Joseph Reed to Abbè Raynal, July 14, 1780; ALS, Elbridge Gerry to Mr. Eliot, June 24, 1800; A[aman.]LS, Aaron Burr to Timothy Edwards, March 5, 1789; ALS, Henry Knox to Mrs. Breck, September 21, 1786; ALS, Píerre Van Cortlandt to Philip Schuyler, MArch 8, 1785; ALS, N. Decubaur to Stephen Moylan, November 21, 1807; ALS, Edward Everett to , February 19, 1834. Documents: A[aman.]DS, [authorization of expenditure, sent to Ebenezer Hancock and signed by Artemus and Joseph Ward], July 29, 1776; ADS, [Proclamation by New Hampshire Governor John Sullivan of a fast], February 29, 1788; A[aman.]DS, [Warrant for the arrest of Reuben Payne, issued by Virignia Governor Benjamin Harrison], June 6, 1782; DS, [Commission of Jonathan Gage, signed by John Avery, et al.], July 2, 1778.

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Van Cortlandt, Pierre, 1721-1814

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First lieut. governor of New York. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "At Beekmans Mills," to his son, Pierre "In Congress", 1812 Jun. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574080 President of the N.Y. Colony Council of Safety. From the description of Letter, 1777 October 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122573616 Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr. (1762-1848) was a soldier and politician from Westchester County, New York. He was a U.S. Congressma...

Dartmouth, William Legge, Earl of, 1731-1801

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This volume contains a list of offices and office holders in the North American and West Indian colonies created by the British Secretary of State of the colonies in 1775. The item was created by or for William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth, who was Secretary of State from 1772 through November of 1775, when he resigned and was replaced by Lord Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville. The official title for this cabinet level office was "Colonial Secretary," a position created in 1768 to help manage the ...

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Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806

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American revolutionary general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Traveller's Rest, to F. Meriwether, Esq., 1787 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864014 Revolutionary general. Born in England, Gates settled in Virginia in 1772 after a career in the British army that included service in the French and Indian War. He was commissioned adjutant-general of the Continental Army in 1775, and was in command at the pivotal victory of Saratoga. After Saratoga...

Everett, Edward, 1794-1865

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U.S. senator and representative, from Massachusetts; president of Harvard (1846-1849); Secretary of State (1852-1853). From the description of Autograph letter signed from Edward Everett to R.M.T. Hunter, 1853 Feb. 25. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 123410779 American educator and statesman. From the description of ALsS : to Gulian C. Verplanck, 1830-1857. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86156129 Everett was...

Montgomery, Richard, 1738-1775

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Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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Benjamin Franklin (b. January 17, 1706, Boston, MA-d. April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the ligh...

Pitt, William, 1759-1806

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British statesman and prime minister. From the description of Papers, 1762-1884 and n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122417293 From the description of Papers, 1762-1884. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20019673 Chancellor of the Exchequer. From the description of Document signed : [London], 1784 Apr. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270890755 From the description of Document signed : [London], 1787 Nov. 23. (U...

Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797

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Oliver Wolcott (1726-1797) was lieutenant governor of Connecticut from 1787 to 1796 and then governor in 1796 and 1797. His son, Oliver Wolcott (1760-1833), was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1795 to 1800 and governor of Connecticut from 1817 to 1827. He also served as comptroller of the state and presided over the 1818 constitutional convention which formulated the constitution for Connecticut. George Gibbs (1815-1873), a grandson of Oliver Wolcott (1760-1883), was a lawyer, historian, and...

Moylan, Stephen, 1737-1811

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General in Revolutionary War. From the description of ALS, 1775. (Ohio University). WorldCat record id: 12754473 Stephen Moylan (1737-1811) was a prominent Irish American patriot leader during the American Revolutionary War. He had several positions in the Continental Army including Muster-Master General, Secretary and Aide to General George Washington, Quartermaster General, Commander of The Fourth Continental Light Dragoons and Commander of the Cavalry of the Continental A...

Trumbull, Jonathan, 1710-1785

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Governor of Conn. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lebanon, to Major-General Huntington, 1779 Mar. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573362 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hartford, to Thomas Mumford in Groton, 1781 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573366 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lebanon, to Major-General Huntington and Captain Mumford, 1779 Jun. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573357 ...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796

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At this time, Samuel Huntington was the governor of Connecticut. George Clinton was the governor of New York. From the description of Letter to George Clinton, 1791 November 11. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866432 Samuel Huntington (1731-1796) was born on July 16 in Windham, Connecticut. After private study, Huntington received permission to practice law in Connecticut in 1754. He moved to Norwich in 1760. He was elected as a Representative fr...

Edwards, Timothy M. (Timothy Mark), 1968-

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Timothy Edwards was a merchant located in Augusta, Georgia. From the description of Timothy Edwards accounts, 1827. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 310214717 ...

Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

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American revolutionary officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Thomas Jefferson, 1793 Apr. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596665 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to General Henry Jackson, 1796 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270596669 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Westpoint, to Colonel Pickering, Quartermaster General, 1782 Sept. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598200 ...

Burgoyne, John, 1722-1792

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Burgoyne was a Lieutenant General of British forces during the American Revolution, who surrendered at Saratoga in Oct. 1777. From the description of John Burgoyne letter : to M.G. Gates, 1777 Dec. 12. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936829 British general. From the description of ALS : near Bemis Heights, N.Y., to Horatio Gates, 1777 Sept. 27. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591552 General and Dramatist. ...

Adams, John, 1735-1826

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John Adams (1735-1826) was the second president of the United States, born in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts. He served as defense counsel for British soldiers accused of Boston Massacre in 1770; as delegate to Continental Congress from 1774 to 1778; as member of committee charged with drafting Declaration of Independence in 1776; as congressional commissioner to France from 1778 to 1779; as minister to United Provinces in 1780; and negotiated a loan from Dutch bankers in 1782. Adams join...

Church, Benjamin, 1734-1778

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Lee, Charles, 1731-1782

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Reed, Joseph, 1741-1785

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Continental Congressman. From the description of ALS : Burlington, to Ester DeBerdt, 1767 Nov. 17. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525172 Donop, a Hessian mercenary fighting for the British in the Revolutionary War, was fatally wounded at the Battle of Red Bank and died 25 Oct. 1777. From the description of Letter : to Thomas Wharton, 1777 Oct. 24. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612882108 Delegate from Pennsylvania to ...

Sherman, Roger, 1721-1793

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Declaration of Independence signer from Connecticut. From the description of Document signed by Roger Sherman, 1764 August to 1766 November. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55230754 Roger Sherman was born in 1721 in Newton, Massachusetts, and early moved to Stoughton, Massachusetts, where he attended the public schools and later learned the shoemaker's trade. He moved to New Milford, Connecticut, in 1743 and became surveyor of New Haven County in 1745. During t...

Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

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Aaron Burr (b. Feb. 6, 1756, Newark, NJ–d. Sept. 14, 1836, Port Richmond, NY) was an American politician. He was the third Vice President of the United States, serving during Thomas Jefferson's first term. Burr served as a Continental Army officer in the Revolutionary War, after which he became a successful lawyer and politician. He was elected twice to the New York State Assembly, was appointed New York State Attorney General, was chosen as a U.S. senator from the State of New York, and serv...

MacPherson, John, 1750-1775

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Wooster, David, 1711-1777

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American soldier. From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : Rye Neck, to Col. William Duer, 1777 Mar. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584086 Army officer in colonial Connecticut Militia and in the American Revolution and colonial legislature in Connecticut. From the description of Orderly book of David Wooster, 1759. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070567 ...

Harrison, Benjamin, approximately 1726-1791

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Signer of Declaration of Independence; member of the Continental Congress; governor of Virginia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Edmund Pendleton, 1776 Feb. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270503405 Declaration of Independence signer from Virginia. From the description of Letter to Robert Morris and portrait, 1776 September 13 and n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55228090 Benjamin Harrison (1726-179...

Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801

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Revolutionary patriot, Continental Army general, and traitor. From the description of Benedict Arnold papers, 1761-1794. (New Haven Colony Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 432702702 Prior to the U.S. Revolutionary War Arnold was a merchant and trader in the West Indies. He served in the Revolutionary Army, but defected to the British in 1780 and served until the War was over. He then went to Canada and eventually to England. He was married to Margaret Mansfie...

Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1738?-1795

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British troops under the command of Sir Henry Clinton mounted attacks on Fort Sullivan (close to the later site of Fort Sumter) in Charleston Harbor, S.C. by both land and sea in June, 1776, believing its defenses to be incomplete. Repulsed in this effort, they did not launch subsequent assaults on Charleston until 1780. From the description of Henry Clinton Collection, 1776. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479547858 British general in American Rev...

Greene, Nathanael, 1742-1786

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Revolutionary War officer. From the description of Papers, 1778-1786. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19593641 Army officer. From the description of Nathanael Greene papers, 1775-1785. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979865 Nathanael Greene was a major general in the Continental Army. He was promoted to Quartermaster General in 1778. From the description of Papers, 1778-1780. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat ...

Breck, Mrs.

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Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808

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Army officer and public official of Great Britain and governor of Quebec (Colony). From the description of Guy Carleton papers, Baron Dorchester, circa 1775-1786. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009537 British governor of Quebec and commander of the British Army in Canada. From the description of Papers of Guy Carleton, Baron Dorchester, 1774-1777. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009530 Governor of Quebec and British army officer. From the ...

Greene, Christopher, 1737-1781

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Schuyler, Philip John, 1733-1804

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Epithet: American Major -General British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000618.0x000312 Revolutionary War general and agent appointed to negotiate with the Oneida, Onondaga and Cauyga Indians. From the description of Account with New York State for Expenses as Indian Agent, 1795-1796. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122364391 Revolutionary War general. From the descripti...

Hancock, Ebenezer, 1710-1741

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Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814

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American statesman. From the description of Copy of a letter : Paris, to the Minister of Foreign Affairs [Talleyrand], 1798 Apr. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269595261 From the description of Letter, 1790 June 18, New York, to John Hancock, [Boston]. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 15174967 Declaration of Independence signer from Massachusetts. From the description of Letter to [James Warren] and portrait, 1776 June 15. (University of Virgi...

Washington, Martha, 1731-1802

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Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (b. June 2, 1731, Chestnut Grove, Virginia-d. May 22, 1802, Mount Vernon, Virginia) was the wife of George Washington, first president of the United States....

Graves, Thomas Graves, 1725?-1802

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Eliot, Mr.

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Avery, John

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Lamb, John, 1735-1800

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Soldier and officer in the American Revolutionary War; resident of New York City. From the description of Letterbooks, 1778-1782. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58759541 From the description of John Lamb papers, 1762-1887 (bulk 1762-1799). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 476017786 Patriot and army officer. From the description of Letters of John Lamb, 1786-1788. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71014869 ...

Virginia. Governor (1781-1784 : Harrison)

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Benjamin Harrison, V (April 5, 1726 – April 24, 1791) was an American planter and revolutionary leader from Charles City County, Virginia. Educated at the College of William and Mary, Harrison went on to become a representative for Surry County, Virginia (1756 - 1758) and Charles City County (1766 - 1776) to the House of Burgesses. He was a Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1777, signed the Declaration of Independence, and was Governor of Virginia from 1781 to 1784. ...

Sullivan, John, 1740-1795

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Army officer, public official of New Hampshire, and jurist. From the description of John Sullivan correspondence and warrant, 1779-1787. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980732 Army officer and statesman. From the description of Papers of John Sullivan, 1774-1789. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78377480 Continental Army officer, Continental Congressman, Governor of New Hampshire. From the description of Letter to Noah Emery, 1789 August 28. (...

New Hampshire. President (1786-1788 : Sullivan)

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Mifflin, Thomas, 1744-1800

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Mifflin was a Continental Congressman, Major General, and governor of Pennsylvania. From the description of LS, 1784 May 6 : Annapolis, to Governor Clinton. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 13782989 Thomas Mifflin (1744-1800) was a Philadelphia merchant, military officer during the Revolutionary War, and U.S. Congressman. He served as the first governor of Pennsylvania from 1790 to 1799. From the description of Thomas Mifflin papers, 1791-1...

Morgan, Daniel, 1736-1802

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Morgan was a frontiersman who prospered as a Virginia farmer. His military career began when he served as Captain of one of the two Virginia rifle companies, and led Arnold's march to Quebec (1775). He rose to the rank of brigadier general in 1780, serving until July, 1781 when he retired to "Saratoga," his estate near Winchester, Va. He commanded militia troops during the Whiskey Insurrection of 1794, and was elected to the Fifth Congress as a Federalist representing Virginia. From ...