The History of New York State
Book XII, Chapter 5, Footnotes

Editor, Dr. James Sullivan

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#1 Alexander's "Political History of New York State," I, 160.

#2 George Clinton had somewhat impulsively attacked the embargo in letters to friends.

#3 Five hundred and thirty-seven vessels, aggregating over 180,000 tons, had been tied up in New York alone; and the public revenues collected at it custom house had dropped from four a half millions to nothing.--Alexander, "Political History of New York State," I, 174.

#4 Ibid., I, 170.

#5 Pierre van Cortlandt, the first Lieutenant-Governor of the State was forgotten for eighteen years in the office; Jeremiah Van Rensselaer had the mortification of seeing Morgan Lewis jump over him into the governorship in 1804. John Broome, who had been Lieutenant-Governor since 1804, was scarcely thought of when Tompkins was nominated in 1807.

#6 Smith's "History of the State of New York--Political and Governmental," National Parties Volume, p. 375.

#7 In 1802, while he was a Senator in Washington, DeWitt Clinton seemed to be the one to whom should be attributed the passing of legislation which reduced the residential requirements for naturalization from fourteen years to five years.

#8 "Governor' Speeches," January 28, 1812, pp. 115-18; Alexander's "Political History of New York State," I, 194.

#19 Alexander's "Political History of New York State," I. 189.

#20 Ibid., same page.

#21 Henry Adams' "History of Untied States," VI, 213.

#22 Alexander's "Political History of New York State," I, 201.

#23 Rufus King, "Life and Correspondence." V, 281.

#24 Ibid., V, 283.

#25 William Allen Butler, address on Martin Van Buren, (1862).

#26 Henry Adams' "History of the United States." VI, 409.

#27 He had carried New York, New jersey, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, and had five votes in Maryland.

#28 Alexander's "Political History of New York State," I, 218.

#29 Morris' Works, III, 324.

#30 Henry Adams' "History of the United States," VIII, 306.

#31 Edward M. Shepard, "Martin Van Buren," p. 62.

#32 The Electoral College had given Monroe 183 votes for President, while Rufus King, of New York, who was the Federalist candidate, received only thirty-four votes. Crawford was out of the running altogether. Tompkins had been given 183 votes for Vice-President, against twenty-two cast for the next highest--John E. Howard, of Maryland.

#33 Ray B. Smith's "History of the State of New York--Political and governmental." I, 438.

#34 DeWitt Clinton to Henry Post--"Harper's Magazine." Vol. L, 411.

#35 Henry Wayland Hill, "Waterways and Canal Construction in New York State," vol. XII, Publications of Buffalo Historical Society.

#36 Alexander's "Political History of New York State," I, 243.

#37 Charles R. King, "Life and Correspondence of Rufus King," VI, 97.

#38 Henry W. Hill's "Municipality of Buffalo--a History," I, 242.

#39 "The name grew out of a custom which obtained on certain festive occasions, when leading members of Tammany wore the tail of a deer on their hats.'--Alexander's "Political History of New York State," I, 251.

#40 In 1822, when 128,493 votes were polled for Joseph C. Yates, and only 2,910 for his opponent, Solomon Southwick.

#41 DeWitt Clinton to Henry Post--"Harper's Magazine," Vol. L, p. 412.

#42 Oliver Wendell Holmes, in his "Poet at the Breakfast Table," relates that he once asked Gulian C. Verplamck: "Who, on the whole, seems the most considerable person you ever met?" and was at once answered: "Elisha Williams."

#43 Alexander's "Political History of New York State," I, 263.

#44 Edward M. Shepard, "Life of Van Buren." P. 71.

#45 DeWitt Clinton to Post, in "Harper's Magazine," L, pp. 412-17, pp. 563.71.

#46 Martin Van Buren to Rufus King, Jan. 19, 1820; Chas. R. King, "Life and

#47 Charles R. King, "Life and Correspondence of Rufus King," VI, 267.

#48 DeWitt Clinton, 47,447; Tompkins, 45.900--"Civil list of New York." (1888 edition), p. 166.

 

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