WILLIAM PAULDING, JR.
He accuses Governor Clinton of politics in military promotions.
ALS: "Wm Paulding Junr", 1p, 5x3¾. (New
York), 1823 March 21. To Ogden Edwards Esq. (addressed to him by Paulding on
verso). In full: "It will readily occur to you after you shall have read
the enclosed statement, that a principal object with Gov. Clinton, in his
military arrangements, of June 1818, was to elevate his political friends, and
to depress his republican opponents. And, in accordance with this measure, to
place, as far as was practicable, the military of this City under federal
control." Brigadier General of Militia WILLIAM PAULDING, JR.
(1770-1854) served in the War of 1812 after serving a term in Congress
(1811-1813). Republican, later Whig, OGDEN EDWARDS (1781-1862) was a City
Surrogate and later a Supreme Court Circuit Judge. He was a grandson of
theologian Jonathan Edwards. Federalist DeWITT CLINTON was Governor of New
York from 1817-1821 and 1825-1828. Republican-Democrat Paulding later served
as Mayor of New York City (1824-1826). Tanned and sporadically shaded. Upper
right corner missing. Top edge slightly nicked. Overall, fine
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