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VAN GAASBECK, Peter, a Representative from New York; born in Ulster County, N.Y., September 27, 1754; attended the grammar schools and became a man of prominence in the county and State; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Kingston, N.Y.; was a captain and major in the Ulster County Militia during the Revolutionary War; elected to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); died in Kingston, N.Y., in 1797; interment in First Reformed Dutch Churchyard.

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

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External Research Collections

Duke University
Special Collections Library

Durham, NC
Papers: 1794, 1 item. A letter from Jonathan Lawrence to Peter Van Gaasbeck written in 1794. In the letter, Lawrence writes concerning a pension.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

Hyde Park, NY
Papers: 1773-1797. In Hudson River Valley and Dutchess County (NY) manuscript collection, ca. 1630-1941. 93 feet.

Senate House and Museum

Kingston, NY
Papers: 1773-1797. ca. 10,255 items. Personal, business, and political letters. Part of the Roswell Randall Hoes collection.
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