GOVERNOR DEWITT CLINTON - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 324579
Sale Price $180.00
His clipped sentiment from the close of a letter.
Autograph Sentiment signed: "From yours respectfully/DeWitt Clinton", 3½x1¼ clipped from close of letter. Clinton (1769-1828, born in Little Britain, New York) was New York state senator (1798-1802), United States Senator (1802-1803), Mayor of New York (1803-1807, 1808-1810 and 1811-1815) and Governor of New York (1817-1821, 1825-1828). DeWitt had been introduced to politics when he served as secretary to his uncle, New York's first Governor, George Clinton. In 1812, DeWitt Clinton was the unsuccessful Federalist candidate for President, losing in a close election to Democratic-Republican incumbent James Madison by 128 to 89 electoral votes, 11 to 7 states. If Pennsylvania had gone Federalist, Clinton would have won, 114 to 103. He also introduced a bill in the New York Senate in 1811 to explore routes for what would become the Erie Canal and, after the War of 1812, was appointed to the commission to build the canal in 1816. Irregularly cut at edges. Toned. Creased. Lightly worn. Otherwise, fine condition.
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