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LIVINGSTON, Henry Walter

1768–1810

Biography

LIVINGSTON, Henry Walter, (son of Walter Livingston), a Representative from New York; born in Linlithgo, Columbia County, N.Y., in 1768; was graduated from Yale College in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York City; private secretary to Gouverneur Morris, American Minister Plenipotentiary to Paris, France, 1792-1794; judge of the court of common pleas of Columbia County, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1802 and again in 1810; elected as a Federalist to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1807); died near Linlithgo, N.Y., December 22, 1810.

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

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External Research Collections

New York Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections

Albany, NY
Papers: 1790, 2 pages. A letter from Henry Walter Livingston to Stephen Van Rensselaer written on April 21, 1790. In the letter, Henry Livingston writes regarding the upcoming election for New York State Senator. Henry Livingston pledges his support for Stephen Van Rensselaer and requests Stephen Van Rensselaer's support for John Livingston, currently Assemblyman from Columbia County.
Papers: 1791, 2 pages. A letter from Henry Walter Livingston to Stephen Van Rensselear regarding an upcoming senatorial election. Henry Livingston makes several comments on the candidates and discusses who he plans to support.
Papers: 1793, 1 page. A letter from Elisha Whittlesey to Henry Walter Livingston written on December 1, 1793. In the letter, Elisha Whittlesey writes regarding a proposition in which Henry Livingston will make 200 pounds. Elisha Whittlesey does not provide many specifics about the proposition exccept to inform Henry Livingston that he will notify him immediately upon the receipt of any monies.
Papers; 1794, 1 page. A letter from Elisha Whittlesey to Henry Walter Livingston written on October 4, 1794. In the letter, Elisha Whittlesey writes regarding the default on mortgage payments of Amos [Tursil]. Elisha Whittlesey is acting as agent for Henry Livingston and informs him that Tursil attempted to repay the loan by selling the property.
Papers: 1796, 2 pages. A letter from Elisha Whittlesey to Henry Walter Livingston written on July 15, 1796. In the letter, Elisha Whittlesey transmits a statement of his account with Henry Livingston, and provides an account page with detailed explanation of each amount due.
Papers: 1803, 1 page. A letter from Henry Walter Livingston to his brother written on August 29, 1803. In the letter, Henry Livingston writes: "If the inconvenience would not be too great, I wish you would take a ride to our long lane, say between 2 and 3 o'clock when I believe the commissioners will be about there. Your observations must have weight, will promote justice and do me great kindness."
Papers: 1808, 3 pages. A letter from Thomas Jackson Oakley to Henry Walter Livingston written on August 16, 1808. In the letter, Thomas Oakley discusses Henry Livingston's accounts for handling some legal matters. Henry Livingston was to pay Thomas Oakley for delivering some legal notices. The letter also discusses the presidential election between James Madison and George Clinton. The letter further mentions a visit to Thomas Oakley's house by Melancthon Taylor Woolsey, the naval commander.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the William Tilghman Correspondence, 1772-1827, 24 linear feet. Subjects include Henry Walter Livingston.
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