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War of 1812 New York Militia Commission Document of an Ensign United States Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins

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DANIEL D. TOMPKINS (1774-1825). Governor of New York (1807-1817), Fourth Vice President of the United States (1817-1825) under president James Monroe, Died at age 50 shortly after finishing his second Term as Vice President.

March 2, 1814-Dated Federal Period , Partially-Printed Militia Commission Signed, "Daniel D. Tompkins" as Governor of New York, appointing Charles H. Sly as Ensign of a Company in the Fifth Regiment of Infantry commanded by Lt. Col. Benjamin Woodward. Also Signed by New York Secretary of State, J. Rutsen Van Rensselaer. Boldly printed in black text on heavy wove period paper, typical folds, small paper loss at top margin edge not affecting any text, and with about a 2.25" fold centerfold split at top. The blank reverse shows prior mounting traces and some early reinforcement. Tompkins' bold brown ink signature is huge measuring 4.5” long and very bold with an eye-catching paraph. Signed by “Charles H. Sly” on the central portion of the blank reverse. During the War of 1812, Tompkins played a crucial role as Governor in supporting the American war effort. He mobilized the state's resources, including funding and troops, to aid the federal government in the conflict against Great Britain.
Daniel D. Tompkins is remembered for his contributions to the War of 1812 and his service as Vice President, though his later years were overshadowed by financial struggles. Despite the challenges he faced in his personal life, his political career left an impact on both New York State and the nation during a critical period in American history.

Daniel D. Tompkins (1774-1825) was an American politician who served as the fourth Vice President of the United States from 1817 to 1825, during the presidency of James Monroe.

Tompkins entered politics and served in various positions in the New York State government. He was a member of the New York State Assembly and later became a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention in 1801. Tompkins was elected as the fourth governor of New York, serving from 1807 to 1817.

During the War of 1812, Tompkins played a crucial role as governor in supporting the American war effort. He mobilized the state's resources, including funding and troops, to aid the federal government in the conflict against Great Britain.

In 1816, Daniel D. Tompkins was elected Vice President of the United States on the ticket with James Monroe. He served two terms from 1817 to 1825. His tenure as Vice President was marked by efforts to reduce government expenses and the national debt.

After leaving the vice presidency in 1825, Tompkins faced financial difficulties due to his generosity during the War of 1812 and mismanagement of his personal finances. He passed away on June 11, 1825, in Staten Island, New York, just a few days before his 51st birthday.



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