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y. Wattsifle Penster:
for “ Meritorious Conduct,". 1849; BRIGADIER-GENERAL for" Important Service" [first appointment-in N. Y. State-to that rank,
hitherto elective] 1851, M. F. S. N. Y.
ADJUTANT-GENERAL, S. N. Y. 1855. BREVET MAJOR-GENERAL, S. N. Y., for “ Meritorious Services." [first and only general officer receiving such an honor (the highest) from S. N. Y.,) and the only
officer thus brevetted (Major-General) in the United States.] by “ Special Act,” or “ Concurrent Resolution," New York State Legislature, April, 1866.
LAWS OF NEW YORK, Vol. 2.-89th Session, 1866, Page 2142. Concurrent Resolution requesting the Governor to confer upon Brigadier-General J. WATTS
DE PUYSTER [de Peyster] the brevet rank of Major* (General) in the National Guard
of New York. RESOLVED, (if the Senate concur,) That it being a grateful duty to acknowledge in a suitable manner the services of a distinguished citizen of this State, rendered to the National Guard and to the United States prior to and during the Rebellion, the Governor be and he is hereby author. ized and requested to confer upon Brigadier-General J. WATTS DE PUYSTER [de Peyster] the brevet rank of major-General in the National Guard of New York, for meritorious services, which mark of honor shall be stated in the Commission conferred.
STATE OF New York, in Assembly, April 9th, 1866. The foregoing Resolution was duly passed. By order of the Assembly.
J. B. Cushman, Clerk.
STATE OF New York, in Senate, April 20th, 1866. The foregoing Resolution was duly passed. By order of the Senate, * So in original.
Jas. TERWILLIGER, Clerk. MILITARY AGENT, S. N T., (in Europe,) 1851–3. HONORARY MEMBER, Third Class, of the MILITARY ORDER of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
FIRST HONORARY MEMBER Third (Army of the Potomac) Corps Union. MEMBER--10th June, 1872, DIRECTOR--of the GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION
MEMBER OF THE NETHERLANDISH LITERARY ASSOCIATION
(Maatschappij der Nederlandsche Letterkunde) at Leyden, Holland. RECIPIENT, 1856, of Three Silver Medals from H. R. M. OSCAR, King of Sweden and Norway, &c., for a Military Biography of LEONARD TORSTENSON, Field Marshal, Generalissimo ; of a Gold Medal in 1852, from WASHINGTON Hunt, Governor S. N. Y., for
“Efforts to Improve the Military System of New York," &c. &c.,
Fire Engines, &c. &c.: of a Gold Medal in 1852, from the FIELD AND STAFF OFFICERS of his Command, 9th Brig., 3 Div., N. Y. S. Troops, “ In testimony of their Esteem and Appreciation of his Efforts towards the Establishment of an efficient Militia,” &c.: in 1870, of a Magnificient BADGE, MEDAL and Clasps voted at the Annual
Meeting of the Third Corps (Army of the Potomac)
May 5th, 1870, when
PEYSTER, of New York, as a testimonial of the appreciation by the Corps of his eminent services in placing upon record the true history of its achievements, and in defending its
commanders and their men from written abuse and misrepresentation;" and of several other Badges, Medals, &c., for services in connection with the military service
of the State of New York. HONORARY MEMBER of the NEW JERSEY and of the Minnesota HISTORICAL SOCIETIES,
and of the PHRENOKOSMIAN Society of PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE, Gettysburg;
of the PHILOSOPHIAN SOCIETY, Missionary Institute, Selin's Grove,
HONORARY MEMBER of the N. Y. BURNS CLUB. (BURNS was a member of Dumfries Volunteers, of which ARENT SCHUYLER DE PEYSTER, 8th or King's Foot B. A., was Colonel, to whom the “National Bard of Scotland” addressed,
just before his death, in 1796, his “POEM ON LIFE,'')
and LIFE MEMBER of the St. NICHOLAS SOCIETY of New YORK, (of which city JOHANNES DE PEYSTER, first of the name in the New World, was Schepen, 1655, Alderman, 1666, Burgomaster, 1673, Deputy Mayor, 1677. Mayoralty offered and refuséd.)
MEMBER of the New York, of the RHODE ISLAND (Newport) and of the PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL Societies, of the MILITARY Association of THE STATE OF NEW YORK,
and of the CENTURY CLUB, New York City.
of the HisTORICAL SOCIETY of MICHIGAN, of the New York GALLERY OF FINE ARTS, and Director of the N. Y. INSTITUTION for the
INSTRUCTION OF THE DEAF AND DUMB, and of the NUMISMATIC and ARCHÆOLOGICAL Society of New YORK. LIFE MEMBER or FELLOW of the AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY ; PATRON of the Association for the BENEFIT OF COLORED ORPHANS, and of the New YORK DISPENSARY; LIFE DIRECTOR of the AMERICAN TRACT, and Life MEMBER of the AMERICAN BIBLE Society, N. Y.
CORRESPONDING MEMBER of the State HISTORICAL Societies of MAINE, of VERMONT, of RHODE ISLAND, (Providence,)
of CONNECTICUT, and of WISCONSIN; of the LONG ISLAND and of the BUFFALO
etc. etc. etc.