GOVERNOR DEWITT CLINTON - DOCUMENT SIGNED 11/04/1811 CO-SIGNED BY: GARRETT NOEL BLEECKER - HFSID 297292
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DEWITT CLINTON and GARRETT NOEL BLEECKER
As Mayor of New York, he signs a pay order for an Alderman "for attending the court of General Sessions". Also signed by Comptroller G. N. Bleecker, who signed the Buttonwood Agreement of 1792.
Document signed: "DeWitt Clinton" as Mayor, "G. N. Bleecker" as Comptroller, 1 page, 7x4½. City of New York,1811 November 4. Pay order to the City Treasurer, instructing him to pay Alderman Cunningham $60 for attending the Court of General Sessions. DEWITT CLINTON (1769-1828) was New York state senator (1798-1802) U.S. 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. GARRETT NOEL BLEECKER (usually called "G. N.") was one of the original 24 stock brokers who signed the Buttonwood Agreement of 1792, founding the New York Stock Exchange. He was at one time Secretary of the American Colonization Society, founded to fund the repatriation of freed slaves to Africa. Toned. Multiple mailing folds. Torn at center. Otherwise, fine condition.
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