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Duer, William 1747-1799

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Works: 80 works in 102 publications in 2 languages and 1,580 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Genealogy  Personal narratives 
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American military and financial correspondence( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letters and a few legal documents concerning financial and military affairs before, during, and after the American Revolution, written by various people, mainly in Connecticut and New Jersey, with a few from New York City and Pennsylvania. Included are a document written by attorney Benjamin Chew, filing suit against Henry Heiger at Easton, Pennsylvania for refusing to pay a debt of five pounds (1758); a letter from Joseph Chew to Sir William Johnson, Baronet, informing him that some "gentlemen from Long Island" are interested in buying some of his land, and passing on some political gossip (1776); a letter from Jonathan G. Tompkins and William Duer [?] to Major General Wooster, and another two from Lord Stirling (William Alexander) to Major General Lincoln, about finding forage for the troops (1777-1778); a letter from Joseph Chew to Killian Van Rensselaer, in Chew's capacity as the executor for Sir William Johnson's will (1792); and a note from Sarah Alexander, Lady Stirling, appointing attorney Elias Boudinot to act on her behalf at a stockholders' meeting of the Bank of the United States (dated only December 22)
Jean Baptiste de La Roche journal by Jean Baptiste de La Roche( )

1 edition published in 1791 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journal, containing the preliminary agreement between Mme. Bacler de Leval and Jean Baptiste de la Roche, on the one hand, and William Duer and Henry Knox, on the other, relating to the sale of land in eastern Maine for a French settlement to be known as Fontaine Leval (now Lamoine, Me.); diary recording the voyage of Mme. Leval's party from New York to eastern Maine, and back to Boston, in quest of a suitable location for settlement; and a section entitled "Observation Générales sur le Paye."
Philadelphia, to Comfort Sands by William Duer( )

1 edition published in 1778 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sending him "two notes of hand in favor of the Treasurer of the State of New York"; transmitting "an account betwixt Genl. Thompson and the Convention of the State of New York"; reporting that he is going to New Jersey for ten or twelve days, then returning to Ulster County "in order to settle all [his] public accts and to return [his] private affairs to some degree of order."
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in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A collection of autograph letters, documents, or signatures of each signer of the Articles of Confederation. The items, which are organized roughly alphabetically, are described in 56 individual records (MA 557.1-55 and MA 1083, a contemporary copy of the thirteen Articles of Confederation laid in at the front of the volume)
Duer family papers( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Duer family papers consist of baptism, birth, death, and marriage certificates; letters; wills; Alexander/Bunner/Chew/Duer/Hammond/Lathrop/Livingston/Mayer genealogy; photographs; a scrapbook; blueprints of "Wind Rush;" ephemera; funeral expenses; passports; receipts; and poems. Significant amount of material about or by John Duer, William Duer, William Alexander Duer, Alexander Duer, Beverley Chew Duer, Katharine Mayer, Anna Jameson, Catharine Alexander, and Lucy Ann Chew. A good portion of the material originated from New York City; also includes letters from London, Engand, other cities in Europe, Virginia, and upsate New York (such as Oswego), along with telegrams to Katharine Mayer from China. Additionally, includes ALS of Millard Fillmore, Horace Greeley, and Daniel Webster
Fishkill, N.Y., to the Pennsylvania Council of Safety by William Duer( )

1 edition published in 1776 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As chair of the New York convention's committee on Loyalist conspiracies, Duer notifies the council that thirty-three prisoners, charged with treason or otherwise too dangerous to remain in the state, have been sent to Pennsylvania
Secretary of the Board of Treasury accounts by William Duer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Accounts between the Secretary of the Board and the Treasurer of the Board of Treasury Michael Hillegas. The Board was the precursor to the Treasury Department
New York by William Duer( )

1 edition published in 1794 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Benjamin Walker correspondence by Benjamin Walker( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Benjamin Walker (born 1753 in London) was an American soldier, land agent, and U.S. representative from New York, 1801-1803. He served as aide-de-camp to Friederich Wilhelm von Steuben and George Washington during the Revolutionary War, and was appointed Naval Officer of Customs for the port of New York in 1789. Walker also worked as a land agent for William Duer and for the Pulteney Estate. He moved to Utica, New York in 1797 where he died in 1818. Letters to and from Benjamin Walker, in chronological order, pertain mostly to land transactions and commissions. Correspondents include Patrick Colquhoun of London and William Duer, referring in part to funding German settlers for Genesee lands in New York. Wartime communications, 1782-1783, include two letters to Captain Pierre-Etienne Du Ponceau. An undated letter in French from Baron von Steuben asks Walker to write a letter in English to the Governor of New Jersey for his signature, and mentions efforts to influence Haring, probably Cornelius Haring, agent of confiscated land in Bergen County. Former Army officer William North advises Walker of the death of a friend, 1806, and an 1820 letter concerns Walker's estate. Other items include a certificate of customs duties paid by the Brig Caroline, signed by Walker in 1795, and a letter from Rufus King concerning the documentation of imports, 1796
Letter, 1790 Dec. 10, New York, to Le Roy, Bayard & Co., Philadelphia by William Duer( )

1 edition published in 1790 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Instructs his agents to honour a draft on his account by Joseph Hardy
To the holders of engagements under the signature of the subscriber : New-York Prison, March 24, 1792, It is with regret ... his creditors ... Wm Duer( Book )

1 edition published in 1792 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Plan for the redemption of his debts
by William Duer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence, accounts, a letter book, and other papers of Duer (1774-1802). Two bound volumes contain chiefly correspondence related to supplying the American army during the Revolution, the Scioto Land Company, and the settlement of Illinois. One volume is a letter book also containing copies of contracts, articles of agreement, and other items relating to ventures to supply the Royal Navy and later the governments of France and Spain with timbers for masts and spars. Silas Deane, James Wilson, and Mark Bird were also associated with this enterprise (38 p.). The remainder of this volume appears to have been used for penmanhip practice and casual use
Théophile Cazenove letter and account by Théophile Cazenove( )

in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letter dated Philadelphia, February 29, 1792, from Théophile Cazenove to William Duer, New York. Account dated May 1782. Respecting the buying and selling of either goods or financial instruments and the difficulties of doing it with any certainty or financial gain due to market uncertainties, rates, etc., in commerce involving Holland and the United States. Account dated May 1782 for lodging for a Monsieur Estokar and possibly several servants over a period from December 1781-May 1782
New York, to General Irvine by William Duer( )

1 edition published in 1790 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

by Chew family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence and other documents of Benjamin, Joseph, and Beverly Chew, and of James Alexander, William Alexander (Lord Stirling), William Duer, Nathanael Greene, Benjamin Lincoln, William Paterson, Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, and George Washington
Rye Neck [NY], to William Duer by David Wooster( )

1 edition published in 1777 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Informing him that he did not have a sufficient supply of ammunition to meet his request for more powder; complaining about the mutinous behavior of his Troops who "treat both my Character and authority as a Gen'l in a mutinous and scurrilous manner. I am very certain that Sentinels would not be guilty of Such mutiny were they not encouraged in it by their Superiors, I must also let you know that Samuel Lyon one of the County Committee has made it his business to go amongst the People loading my Character with all the Scurrility in his Power and telling people I had no more authority than the Devil to give any passes to any Person whatsoever except to Connecticut Troops and much more Such Sort of Stuff and actually Countermanded Several of my Passes to Carry off People pursuant to Gen'l Washenton's Proclamation;" reciting a paragraph from Washington's Proclamation "that no Provincial Congress Can with any propriety interfere with the orders of any Gen'l Officer of the Army...;" discussing a person who refuses to take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States as required by Washington's Proclamation; discussing the needs for foraging saying "I shall Suffer nothing to fail on my part while I tarry here which is but a few days longer;" asking if he will "enlarge the Guard at Wright's Mills."
John Cozine papers by John Cozine( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Commission as judge of the Supreme Court of New York, with seal, dated Aug. 9, 1798. "Negative Arguments for a Publick Life" delivered by Cozine before the Literary Society, April 30, 1762. Bond of John Jay, James Duane, William Duer, James Farquhar, and John Rutherfurd to John Cozine, dated Jan. 6, 1787. Notice of bail for Daniel Nevins and John Doe in the case of Charles Alexander vs. John Sittley, dated March 22, 1787. Letter from Cozine to Richard Varick, dated Sept. 22, 1790, attempting to end a quarrel between William S. Livingston and Varick
Watkins and Livingston family scrapbook by Lucretia Elizabeth Hamersley Rylance( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Watkins and Livingston family scrapbook contains letters between members of the Watkins, Livingston, and Jay families; genealogical data recorded by Lucretia Elizabeth Hamersley Rylance; and miscellaneous drawings and newspaper clippings related to the families
Papers of William Duer by William Duer( )

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The king of the alley : William Duer, politician, entrepreneur, and speculator, 1768-1799Essays in the earlier history of American corporations