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Removal of DeWitt Clinton...



Item # 557900

April 21, 1824

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, April 21, 1824

* Dewitt Clinton
* University of Virginia


A page 2 report datelined "Albany, April 15" states that one of the orders of business of the legislature was the passage of a resolution to remove DeWitt Clinton from the office of Canal Commissioners, plus some critical comments about his removal.

Also has a report that says: "The Ex-Presidents Jefferson and Madison, lately attended a meeting of the Visitors of the University of Virginia."

Other news of the day throughout with many ads. Some lite foxing spots, otherwise in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: DeWitt Clinton (March 2, 1769 Little Britain, New York – February 11, 1828 Albany, New York) was an early American politician who served as United States Senator and Governor of New York. In this last capacity he was largely responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal. Unlike his adversary Martin Van Buren, who invented machine politics, Clinton became the leader of New York's People’s Party. Clinton was an authentic but largely forgotten hero of American democracy, according to Daniel Walker Howe (2007). Howe explains, "The infrastructure he worked to create would transform American life, enhancing economic opportunity, political participation, and intellectual awareness."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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