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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Commission of General Nicholas Herkimer

[This information is from Vol. I, p. 757 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Commission of General Nicholas Herkimer

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Photo: Commission of General Nicholas Herkimer as "Brigadier-General of the Brigade of Militia of the County of Tryon, embodied for the defense of American Liberty and for repelling Every Hostile Invasion thereof." Dated Fishkill, Sept. 25, 1776, and signed by Abm. Yates, Jr., President, and John McKesson, Secretary. This commission on parchment has never before been reproduced in an engraving. It became the property of Captain George Herkimer, brother of General Herkimer, and has always since been the property of his descendants. Now (1924) owned by Mrs. Horace L. Greene, Fort Plain.

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