Letters, passport, and message to the Assembly, 1817-1828.


Letters, passport, and message to the Assembly, 1817-1828.

Note, Albany, 3 Apr. 1817, to unidentified doctor, stating he will be detained by the canal bill, which he expects will pass; letter to Judah Paddock, 29 Oct. 1817, requesting a statement of his sufferings and adventures [when shipwrecked off the South Barbary coast], in the hopes it will support the similar story of Capt. James Riley; note to J.B. Hubley, 26 Jan. 1821, regarding a request for information; letter of introduction and passport for Robert Hudson of Schenectady, 18 and 22 June 1822; and a message to the New York Assembly, 11 Feb. 1828, regarding a communication from Judge Irving on the administration of justice in New York City, labeled "the last official act of DeWitt Clinton."

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Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828

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DeWitt Clinton (March 2, 1769 – February 11, 1828) was an American politician and naturalist who served as a United States Senator, Mayor of New York City and sixth Governor of New York. In this last capacity, he was largely responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal. Clinton was a major candidate for the American presidency in the election of 1812, challenging incumbent James Madison. A nephew of long-time New York Governor George Clinton, DeWitt Clinton served as his uncle's secreta...

Paddock, Judah, 1767-1823

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Riley, James, 1777-1840

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Sea captain, born in Middletown, Connecticut, and became a sailor at the age of fifteen. Following the wreck of his brig Commerce in 1815 and his subsequent captivity in in North Africa, he resettled in Van Wert County, Ohio, in 1821, but resumed a seafaring life in 1831. Died at sea in 1840. From the description of Riley's narrative : manuscript, [1817]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58775180 James Riley accompanied James Macarthur on an expedi...