Marinus Willett, Patriot, Nyc Mayor, Signed Document As Sheriff, Dated 1784
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Marinus Willett, Patriot, Nyc Mayor, Signed Document As Sheriff, Dated 1784:
Marinus Willett (1740-1830). Patriot activist, a leader of the New York City Sons of Liberty, later appointed Mayor. Continental Army Colonel, commanded US forces in the Mohawk Valley 1780-1783. Partially printed order dated dated August 17, 1784, for the "Sheriff of the City of New York" to take Joseph Rose into custody. Signed on the reverse by Willett, as Sheriff.A long, partially printed completely filled in document from the city of New York, dated 1784 to the Sheriff of the city demanding that he arrest a certain fellow for a crime. Witnessimprintby the mayor of the city James Duane, paper seal in corner. Early City of New York.
The size is 4.5" x 14.5"
Marinus Willett(July 31, 1740 – August 22, 1830) was an American soldier and political leader from New York. He was characterized by historian Mark M. Boatner as "one of the truly outstanding American leaders of the Revolution."
Willett was born inJamaica, New York, onLong Island, the son of Edward Willett a school teacher and tavern operator.
Marinus Willett served in the militia during theFrench and Indian War. He received a commission as 2nd lieutenant in a New York regiment under the command ofOliver DeLancey Sr.which took part in GeneralJames Abercrombie's expedition toFort Ticonderogain 1758. His regiment was part ofJohn Bradstreet's army in theBattle of Fort Frontenac. He became ill and stayed atFort Stanwixuntil he recovered.
Tradition is between the wars he worked as a cabinetmaker.