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Guide to the DeWitt Clinton papers ARC.021

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 01, 2018
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Materials found in repository added to the collection by Lena Evers-Hillstrom  , November 2018

Biographical Note

DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) was an eminent New York politician who was instrumental in the passing of landmark legislation and the building of the Erie Canal. He was a United States Senator from 1802 to 1803; Mayor of New York City for the majority of the period of 1803 to 1815; and Governor of New York from 1817 to 1821 and 1825 to 1828 (1).

Leffert Lefferts (1774-1847) was a Bedford lawyer and later a Kings County judge.

John Wyckoff was Kings County Sheriff from 1825 to 1828.

Sources:

  1. New York Public Library. "DeWitt Clinton papers, 1790-1835." Accessed June 18, 2010. http://catalog.nypl.org/record=b11343708