TALLMADGE, James, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in Stanfordville, Dutchess County, N.Y., January 28, 1778; was graduated from Brown University, Providence, R.I., in 1798; secretary to Governor Clinton 1798-1800; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1802 and practiced in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and in New York City; served in the War of 1812 and commanded a company of home guards in defense of New York; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry B. Lee and served from June 6, 1817, to March 3, 1819; author of amendment, passed by the House on February 17, 1819, prohibiting further introduction of slaves into Missouri; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1818 to the Sixteenth Congress; delegate to the State constitutional conventions in 1821 and 1846; member of the State assembly in 1824; Lieutenant Governor of New York 1824-1826; died in New York City September 29, 1853; interment in Marble Cemetery.

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External Research Collections

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: 1802-1846. 39 items. Chiefly personal correspondence; a few items relating to personal business. Finding aid in repository.
Papers: In the Matthias B. Tallmadge Correspondence and Papers, 1800-1850, 2.4 linear feet. Correspondents include James Tallmadge.
Papers: In the John W. Taylor Correspondence and Papers, 1804-1846, 2.8 linear feet. Correspondents include James Tallmadge.

Boston Public Library

Boston, MA
Papers: 12 letters.

Dartmouth College
Rauner Special Collections Library

Hanover, NH
Papers: 1848, 3 pages. A letter from James Tallmadge to Daniel Webster written on June 16, 1848. In the letter, Tallmadge writes that he is a Taylor man and hopes Webster will run with Taylor on the Presidential ticket. Tallmadge also mentions past political events.

Newberry Library
Special Collections

Chicago, IL
Papers: 1812, 1 item. A letter from Peter Robert Livingston to James Tallmadge written on November 29, 1812. In the letter, Livingston writes regarding arrangements for the payment of a judgment by a Col. H. Livingston in a New York Supreme Court lawsuit brought by I.T. Schriver.
Papers: In the William L. Stone Letters, 1819-1841, 3 items. Correspondents include James Tallmadge.

University of Virginia
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the William Cabell Rives Papers, ca. 1824-1842, approximately 190 items. Correspondents include James Tallmadge.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Andrews, George B. A sermon, occasioned by the death of the Hon. James Tallmadge. Poughkeepsie: Platt & Schram's Steam Printing Establishment, 1853.

Tallmadge, James. Address at the close of the Twenty-second Annual Fair of the American Institute. New York: W. E. Dean, printed, 1849.

------. Address before the American Institute, at the close of its fourteenth annual fair. New York: Hopkins and Jennings, printers, 1841.

------. Address, delivered at the close of the eighteenth annual fair of the American Institute, of the city of New-York, at Niblo's Saloon, October 24, 1845. New-York: J. Van Norden & Co., printers, 1845.

------. Address delivered May 20, 1837. New York: Printed by D. Fanshaw, 1837.

------. Address of General James Tallmadge, delivered at Castle Garden, in the City of New York. New York: R. Craighead, printer, 1847.

------. Remarks, at the Agricultural Convention, New-York, Oct. 11, 1844. [New York: N.p., 1844].

------. Speech of the Hon. James Tallmadge, of Duchess County, New York, in the House of Representatives of the United States, on slavery. Boston: Printed by Ticknor & Company, 1849.

------. Speech of James Tallmadge, Esq., on the bill to provide for the choice. Albany: N.p., 1824.

------. Speech of James Tallmadge, Esq., on the subject of caucus, to nominate a president and vice-president, as brought up on the Tennessee resolutions, in the House of Assembly, 26th January, 1824. Albany: N.p., 1824.

------. Speech of James Tallmadge, Esq. on the subject of giving the choice of presidential electors to the people: in the House of Assembly, on the 5th of August, 1824. Albany [N.Y.]: Printed by John B. Van Steenbergh. [1824]

------. Speech of the Hon. Mr. Tallmadge, in the House of Representatives, on the Seminole War. [Washington, D.C.: N.p., 1819?]

------. Speech of the Honorable James Tallmadge, Jr. of Duchess County, New York ... on slavery. To which is added, the proceedings of the Manumission Society of the City of New York, and the correspondence of their committee with Messrs. Tallmadge and Taylor. New York: Printed by E. Conrad, 1819.

The West vindicated. A review (in part) of the address of General James Tallmadge, before the American Institute, October 26, 1841. Buffalo: Steele's Press, 1842.

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