; born in Hackensack, N. J.
, March 25, 1753; was a lawyer in the city of New York
when the Revolutionary War
began, and entered the service as captain in McDougall
Soon afterwards he became General Schuyler
's military secretary, and remained so until that officer was superseded by Gates
in the summer of 1777, continuing with the army, with the rank of colonel, until the capture of Burgoyne
was inspector-general at West Point
until after Arnold
's treason, when he became a member of Washington
's military family, acting as his recording secretary until near the close of the Revolution.
When the British
evacuated the city of New York
, Nov. 25, 1783, Colonel Varick
was made recorder there, and held the office until 1789, when he became attorneygeneral of the State
Afterwards he was elected mayor of New York, and held that office until 1801.
He and Samuel Jones
were appointed (1786) to revise the laws of the State of New York
, and in 1718 he was speaker of the Assembly.
He was one of the founders of the American Bible Society.
He died in Jersey City
, July 30, 1831.