GOVERNOR DeWITT CLINTON WRITES TO WILLIAM HOGAN. De Witt Clinton was Mayor of New York from 1803 to 1815, and Governor from 1817 to 1823. He ran unsuccessfully for the presidency against James Madison in 1812. Clinton was instrumental in the construction of the Erie Canal across New York State. 8″ x 9 ½”. An autograph letter signed ” DeWitt Clinton ” addressed to William Hogan: My friendship for your father and my regard for your personal merit have convinced me to make the enclosed arrangement which I hope will not be disagreeable to you. ” There is a lengthy autograph letter signed ” M Hogan ” at the bottom of the letter: “Dear William Colo. Pell going to Washington in charge of the Claims for the State on the General Government has desired to have the pleasure of being the bearer of your Coms. Which he wrote as the Military Secy of the Governor. You will of course acknowledge it to His Excy in the proper manner – there is an oath of qualification necessary, which the Govr. Says you need not take for some time. The letter is in fine condition with the usual mailing folds, light toning and a couple of margin chips. All items are issued with an invoice that states in writing at the bottom All autographs and historical papers are guaranteed authentic for life by me. New Jersey residents, please add 7% for the Governor’s salary ;.