GOVERNOR DEWITT CLINTON - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 09/12/1814 - HFSID 131676
DeWitt Clinton Partly printed DS: "DeWitt Clinton" as Mayor of New York, 1p, 7x45/8. New York, 1814 September 12. Countersigned: "Thos. R. Mercein" as Comptroller. To the Treasurer of the City of New York. In full: "Pay C.
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Partly printed DS: "DeWitt Clinton" as Mayor of New York, 1p, 7x45/8. New York, 1814 September 12. Countersigned: "Thos. R. Mercein" as Comptroller. To the Treasurer of the City of New York. In full: "Pay C. Oneil Twenty four 56/100 Dollars for Cleaning Wells. By order of Common Council". Manuscript note along left edge: "Wells & Pumps". Endorsed on verso: "Clotworthy Oneil". 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. Cut "x" bank cancellations, not affecting writing. Lightly shaded at right edge, else fine condition.
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