GOVERNOR DEWITT CLINTON - CIVIL APPOINTMENT SIGNED 03/01/1821 CO-SIGNED BY: ARCH. CAMPBELL - HFSID 33594
Sale Price $405.00
DeWITT CLINTON. Civil Appointment signed: "DeWitt Clinton" as Governor, 1p, 13¼x10. Albany, New York, 1821 March 1. Partly printed document appointing Estes Howe, James L'Ammoureux, Jesse Buel and John McCarty to be Judges of the Court of Common Pleas. Also signed by the Deputy Secretary of State: "Arch. Campbell". Imprinted at lower left with state seal. Docketed on verso. From 1802-1803, DeWITT CLINTON was U.S. Senator, resigning to become Mayor of New York (1803-1807, 1808-1810 and 1811-1815). The son of Revolutionary War General James Clinton, 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 128-89 electoral votes, 11-seven states. If Pennsylvania had gone Federalist, Clinton would have won, 114-103. Slightly frayed at edges. Pinhead-sized paper separations at junctures of vertical fold with each of 3 horizontal folds. Overall, fine condition.
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