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[Letter] 1778 May 2, Poughkeepsie [to] Henry Glen, Schenectady / George Clinton.

Title: [Letter] 1778 May 2, Poughkeepsie [to] Henry Glen, Schenectady / George Clinton.
Personal Author: Clinton, George, 1739-1812.
Date: 1778 May 2.
Extent: [2] leaves.
General Note: On the first verso sheet, Clinton is named as Governor of New York. See also Clinton's biography and a guide to research collections of his papers (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000527), as well as biography and research collection information for Henry Glen (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000235).
Abstract: Clinton confirms receipt of Glen's April 2nd letter, and cites the law for "making the Draft from the Militia for filling up the five Continental Battalions." Clinton states that it is "not left in my Power" to comply with Colonel Wimple's request to have troops join Colonel [Jamesworth's?] regiment as he would wish. Clinton acknowledges that Glen will "lose no Time in forwarding the drafts" to the appropriate places and parties. The seven-time governor of New York (1777-1795, 1801-1804), Clinton had also served as a delegate to the second Continental Congress, and as brigadier-general of the Continental Army. He presided over the ratification of the federal Constitution by the state of New York at Poughkeepsie in June 1778, a month after he wrote this letter. Clinton served two terms as Vice President under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. The letter's recipient, Henry Glen, was a Representative from New York, and fulfilled an appointment as clerk of Schenectady County from 1767 to 1809; Glen also served as a delegate to the First, Second, and Third Provincial Congresses (1774-1776), and as a member of the State assembly in 1786 and 1787.
Personal Subject: Clinton, George, 1739-1812--Correspondence
Glen, Henry, 1739-1814--Correspondence.
Corporate Subject: New York (State). Governors
United States. Continental Army.
Subject: New York (State)--Politics and government--1775-1865
New York (State). Militia.
Recipient: Glen, Henry, 1739-1814.
 

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