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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Clinton, George 1739- (search)
York, and retained that office ten years. His administration was a tumultuous one, for his temperament and want of skill in the management of civil affairs unfitted him for the duties. He was unlettered; and being closely connected with the Dukes of Newcastle and Bedford, he was sent to New York to mend his fortune. In his controversies with the Assembly he was ably assisted by the pen of Dr. Cadwallader Colden, afterwards lieutenant-governor of the province. His chief opponent was Daniel Horsmanden, at one time chief-justice of the colony. After violent quarrels with all the political factions in New York, he abandoned the government in disgust, and returned home in 1753. He became governor of Greenwich Hospital — a sinecure. In 1745 he was vice-admiral of the red, and in 1757 admiral of the fleet. He died while governor of Newfoundland, July 10, 1761. Vice-President of the United States from 1805 to 1812; Republican; born in Little Britain, Ulster co., N. Y., July 26, 1
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gaspee, (search)
hose who say the sheriff's were. One thousand more there doth remain For to find out the leader's name; Likewise five hundred pounds per man For any one of all the clan. But, let him try his utmost skill, I'm apt to think he never will Find out any of those hearts of gold, Though he should offer fifty-fold. After the destruction of the Gaspee, a commission, composed of Admiral Montague, the vice-admiralty judge at Boston, the chief-justices of Massachusetts (Peter Oliver), New York (D. Horsmanden), and New Jersey (F. Smyth), and the governor of Rhode Island (J. Wanton), met at Newport to inquire into the affair. Robert Auchmuty took the place Signatures of the commissioners. of Montague. The commissioners were notified that there had been no neglect of duty or connivance on the part of the provincial government, and it was intimated that this special court was unnecessary and alarming. The Assembly of Rhode Island met at East Greenwich to watch Gaspee Point. the commiss
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Horsmanden, Daniel 1691- (search)
Horsmanden, Daniel 1691- Jurist; born in Gouldhurst, Kent, England, in 1691. In May, 1733, he was called to the New York City council; afterwards was recorder, chief-justice, and president of the council. He published The New York conspiracy, or the history of the negro plot; and Letters to Governor Clinton.