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Schuyler, Philip
Autograph Letter Signed; Directing
Albany, NY: May 9th, 1778. 9" x 7", 1 p., docket on rear, professionally repaired on verso, small fold tears taped, no text affected. Toned, strong hand on both sides of deep ink visible. "Ph. Schuyler" signature is powerful, clear and heavily underlined. The generous General Schuyler is bequeathing his Congressional salary to the church. Philip John Schuyler, (Nov 1733 - Nov 1804), was commissioned one of the four major generals in the Continental Army, later became a political leader, and member of the Continental Congress. Born into a prominent New York family, Schuyler served in the provincial army during the last French and Indian War (1755-60), rising to the rank of major. After the war he went to England (1761-63) to help negotiate the settlement of colonial war claims. He served in the New York Assembly (1768-75) and was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia (1775-77). When the Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, Schuyler was again a member of the Continental Congress (1778-80), and then served in the New York state senate (1780-90). He campaigned actively in New York for ratification of the new U.S. Constitution, and was one of his state's first two U.S. senators. In 1791 he was defeated for reelection by Aaron Burr, and returned to the state senate. He recaptured his seat from Burr in 1797, but was forced by ill health to retire less than a year later. He was the father of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton and the father-in-law of Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. Eilardus Westerlo (October 30, 1738, Kantens, Netherlands - December 2 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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