GOVERNOR DEWITT CLINTON - DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/12/1814 - HFSID 254725
Sale Price $850.00
DeWitt Clinton signed this document in 1814 as Mayor of New York City to certify a notary. Framed to 24¾x16¾ in a brown wood frame with marbled green matte with a b/w engraving of Clinton.
Document signed "DeWitt Clinton" as Mayor of New York City. 1 page, 7¼x10, with 2½-inch diameter paper seal with red ribbon in bottom left edge. Framed to 24¾x16¾ in a brown wood frame with marbled green matte with a 5¾x9¼ (visible) b/w engraving of Clinton with facsimile signature. Sept. 12, 1814. Clinton signed this document certifying Nathaniel F Moore as a notary in the state of New York. 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 128-89 electoral votes, 11-seven states. If Pennsylvania had gone Federalist, Clinton would have won, 114-103. 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, appointed him to the commission to build the canal in 1816. Not framed in Gallery of History style. Items were not evaluated outside frame. "As is" matting purchase. Document is lightly toned, soiled, stained and creased. Tackhead-sized hole near top edge. Light tears along all edges. Random ink stains. Folded twice and unfolded. Light tears on right and left edges along folds. Engraving is lightly toned and foxed. Tape residue in bottom right corner of frame glass. Frame's paper backing is lightly torn. Otherwise in fine condition.
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