Letter, 1793 February 21, New York [to] Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State.
Clinton, George, 1739-1812.
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SubjectClinton, George,1739-1812 -- Correspondence.; Jefferson, Thomas,1743-1826 -- Correspondence.; Governors -- New York (State) -- Correspondence.; Montauk Point (N.Y.) -- History -- Sources.; Long Island (N.Y.) -- History -- Sources.
Autographed letter signed by George Clinton, Governor of New York. Dated February 21, 1793; written from New York. Docketed on verso by Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State: "Clinton Govr. N. York Feb 21, 93 recd. Feb 25." Dimensions: 22.5 cm. x 18.5 cm. Acquired from Alexander Autographs in November 2008. George Clinton. the first Governor of New York State, writes to Thomas Jefferson, later the vice president of the U.S., concerning the Legislature’s ceding of land in Montauk, Long Island, New York to the United States. This transaction eventually led to the construction of the light house located on Turtle Hill, which began on June 7, 1796 and completed on November 5, 1796, creating one of the nation’s earliest historical national monuments. Processed by Kristen J. Nyitray, Head of Special Collections and University Archives in February 2009.
Transcript: New York 21st Feb 1793 Sir, I have the honor to transmit you (herewith enclosed) an Exemplification of an Act of the Legislature of this State ceding the Jurisdiction of certain Lands on Montauck Point to the United States of America for the Purposes in the said Act mentioned to be with the highest respect. Your Most Obedient Servant Geo Clinton The Honorable Thomas Jefferson Esq Secretary of State