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JOHN WATTS DE PEYSTER.

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Master of Arts, Columbia College of New York, 1872.-LL.D., Nebraska College, 1870.-Litt. D. (1892) and LL.D. (1896), Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania.-Honorary Vice-President of the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia.-Honorary Member Clarendon Historical Society, Edinburgh, Scotland ; of the New Brunswick Historical Society, St John, Canada; of the Historical Societies of Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, Northern Indiana and of Lancaster County, Penn. ; of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, &c.; of the New York Burns Club, &c.-Corresponding Member of the Quebec Literary and Historical Society, Canada, &c.-Honorary Member of the London Society of Science, Letters and Art, 1893, and recipient of the Gold Medal for 1894 for “Scientific and Literary Attainments," and of United Empire Loyal Association of Canada, 1895.-Hereditary Member of the Military Society of the War of 1812.-Life Member Royal Historical Society of Great Britain, London, Eng.-Mem. ber Maatschappij Nederlandsche Letterkunde, Leyden, Holland. First Honorary Member Third Army Corps (Army of the Potomac) Union.-Honorary Member Third Army Corps, Gettysburg Battlefield Reunion, and Member of the Honorary Committee.-Director of the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association, 1864 to 21st June, 1880.-Member American Historical Association, United States; of the Holland Society, New York.--Associate Member Military Institution of the United States, &c., &c.-Member. Life, Honorary and Corresponding Member of over forty State and Local Historical, Scientific and Literary Societies and Associations, &c., at home and abroad. - Recipient of Votes of Thanks from Legislatures of New York and Pennsylvania, and twice from the State of New Jersey.-Colonel N. Y. S. I., 1846-assigned for “meritorious conduct" to command of 22d Regimental District, M. F. S. N. Y., 1849.-Brigadier-General for "important service" (6rst appointment in New York State to that rank, hitherto elective), 1851, M. F. S. N. Y.-Military Agent State of New York, in Europe, 1851–53. - Authorized and endorsed by the United States, 1851–53.- Assisted in organization of present Police, New York, and first reported in favor of Paid Fire Department with Fire Escapes and Steam Engines, 1852-53, New York.-Adjutant-General State of New York, 1855. -Brevet Major-General State of New York for meritorious services rendered to the National Guard and to the United States prior to and during the Rebellion," by "Special Act" or "Concurrent Resolution," New York State Legislature, April, 1866 (first and only General officer receiving such an honor (the highest), from State of New York, and the only officer thus breveted (Major-General) in the United States.)

THE

HISTORY

OF THE

UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA.

VOL. IV.

THE

HISTORY

THE UNITED STATES

NORTH AMERICA,

FROM THE

PLANTATION OF THE BRITISH COLONIES

TILL

THEIR ASSUMPTION OF NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE.

BY JAMES GRAHAME, LL. D.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. IV.

SECOND EDITION, ENLARGED AND AMENDED.

BOSTON:
CHARLES C. LITTLE AND JAMES BROWN.

1845.

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