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GEORGE CLINTON
A George Clinton Autograph Letter Signed As New York’s First Governor; He Opens The Ninth Session Of The State Senate With “You Express Your Sense Of The Importance Of The Different Matters Recommends To The Consideration Of The Legislature, And Your Approbation Of My Conduct In Convening You At This Season”
GEORGE CLINTON (1739-1812). Clinton was Vice President under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. He was also Governor of New York for many years and was the first person to hold that position in independent America. ALS. 2pgs. January 20, 1786. New York. An autograph letter signed “Geo Clinton” as the first Governor of New York state: “Gentlemen It affords me great satisfaction to observe the laudible [sic] spirit with which you enter on the Business of the present Session, And the Pleasure I experience on this occasion as heighten’d by the very obliging manner in which you express your sense of the Importance of the different matters recommends to the Consideration of the Legislature, and your approbation of my conduct in convening you at this Season. Permit me Gentlemen to repeat my Confidence in your Zeal for the Public Service, and accept my assurances that every Mean in my Power shall be exerted as well to render your Session agreeable as to give Efficacy to your Measures. Geo Clinton”. A notation on the verso in another hand provides some context. “His Excellency’s Reply to the Senates Answer to his Speech at the Opening of the Ninth Session”. The letter is in very good condition, with some toning and wear and light writing. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. [United States]
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