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GLEN, Henry

1739–1814

Biography

GLEN, Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Schenectady, N.Y., July 13, 1739; appointed clerk of Schenectady County February 27, 1767, and served until March 11, 1809; served as a deputy quartermaster general in the Revolutionary War; Member of the First, Second, and Third Provincial Congresses 1774-1776; served as a member of the State assembly in 1786 and 1787; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congress and reelected as a Federalist to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1801); member of the State assembly in 1810; died in Schenectady, N.Y., on January 6, 1814.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: 1796, 1 item. Letter of Henry Glen, 1796.
Papers: In the Benjamin Stoddert Papers, 1784-1812, 37 items. Correspondents include Henry Glen.
Papers: In the Peter Van Schaack Papers, 1776-1841, 53 items. Correspondents include Henry Glen.

The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts

New York, NY
Papers: 1778, 1 item. A letter from John Stark to Henry Glen written on June 15, 1778.
Papers: 1779, 1 item. A letter from James Clinton to Henry Glen written on June 30, 1779. In the letter, Clinton writes concerning provisions.
Papers: ca. 1781, 1 item. A letter from J. Cuyler to Henry Glen written on an unidentified day in 1781 concerning the Surrender of Cornwallis.
Papers: 1781, 1 item. A letter from Philip John Schuyler to John Stark written on November 13, 1781. In the letter, Schuyler writes concerning the payment of the "creditors of the public," by Congress.

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: In the Glen Family Papers, ca. 1712-1880, approximately 330 items. Persons represented include Henry Glen.
Papers: In the Richard Varick Papers, 1774-1830, 2.3 linear feet. Correspondents include Henry Glen.

New York Public Library

New York, NY
Papers: 1770-1801, 1 box. The Henry Glen Collection consists of correspondence with General James Clinton, William Popham, General Philip Schuyler, Henry Ten Eyck, Colonel Marinus Willett, and others, concerning supplies and activities of the Continental Army, news of the British surrender at Yorktown, Va., and Willett's failure to take Oswego, N.Y. Also, personal letters relating to politics and other matters.

New York State Library

Albany, NY
Papers: 1792, 1 item. A letter from Alexander Hamilton to Henry Glen written on June 26, 1792. In the letter, Hamilton discusses Mr. Van Inger's visit at the Treasury Department on Glen's behalf.

University of Michigan
William L. Clements Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: ca. 1781-1801, 15 items. The Henry Glen Papers consist of fifteen letters written to Mr. Glen over a period of twenty years by family members and business acquaintences. All but one of the letters was written while Glen was a representative in Congress. Nine of the letters date between February 1795 and February 1796, including five discussing the Jay Treaty, from its arrival in Philadelphia through ratification and the ensuing political turmoil. Three additional letters discuss troop supply in northwestern New York.
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