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Guide to the Papers of Richard Varick
1743-1871 (Bulk 1775-1830)
  MS 655

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 04, 2011
Description is in English.

Biographical Note

1753 Mar. 23 Born in Hackensack, NJ. Son of John Varick.
1775 Captain in Alexander McDougall's regiment
1775 July 1 Appointment by General Phillip Schuyler as his secretary
1776 Sept. 25 Appointed by Congress as Deputy muster-master-general
1777 Apr. 10 Lieutenant-colonel
1780 Inspector-general at West Point, and first aide-de-camp to General Benedict Arnold
1781 Recording secretary for General Washington
1784-1789 Recorder of New York City
1787-1788 Speaker of the New York State Assembly
1787-1816 Trustee of Columbia College
1788-1789 Attorney-general of the State of New York
1789 Varick and Samuel Jones appointed revisers of New York States laws (codified state statutes)
1789-1801 Mayor of New York
[1803]-1820 President of Merchants Bank
1816-1831 Founder and benefactor of American Bible Society
1828-1831 President of American Bible Society
1831 July 30 Died in Jersey City, NJ

Richard Varick was married to Maria Roosevelt, daughter of Isaac Roosevelt who was the son of James Roosevelt.