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Clinton, George (1739-1812) to Thomas Jefferson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02471.07 Author/Creator: Clinton, George (1739-1812) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 February 1793 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.5 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: New York Governor Clinton writes to Secretary of State Jefferson to transmit an act of the New York legislature (not included) ceding lands on Montauk Point to the federal government.

Background Information: George Clinton was a member of the First Continental Congress.

People: Clinton, George, 1739-1812
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: American StatesmenLighthouseLand TransactionGovernment and CivicsLawMaritimePresidentVice President

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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