Vice President George Clinton

(b. 26 Jul 1739 - d. 20 Apr 1812) Range 31 Site 7

A Delegate from New York and a Vice President of the United States. Completed preparatory studies, served as lieutenant of rangers in the expedition against Fort Frontenac, studied law, practiced in Little Britain. Member of the Continental Congress from May 15, 1775, to July 8, 1776, when he was ordered by General Washington to take the field as brigadier general of militia. Governor of New York 1777-1795 and 1801-1804. First elected Vice President in 1804 as a State Rights Democrat and served until his death. Reinterment in the First Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery, Kingston, N.Y., in May 11, 1908.
 
The National Intelligencer, April 21, 1812
 
It is with feelings of unmixed veneration for the character of the Revolutionary Hero, the Patriot and Statesman combined in one, that we announce that the venerable GEORGE CLINTON IS NO MORE. He expired about nine o'clock yesterday morning at his lodgings in this city, after an illness of about four weeks continuance.
Immediately after the annunication of the above melancholy event, both Houses of Congress adjourned. They meet tomorrow morning, earlier than usual to receive the report of their joint committee and authorise the necessary arrangements for the funeral obsequies.

Order of Procession for the Funeral of the Hon. George Clinton
Late Vice President of the United States
The committee of arrangement will attend at Mr. O'Neal's, the late residence of the deceased, this day at 2 o'clock p.m.

A detachment of cavalry from the district of Columbia, will assemble there at the same time.

At half past 2 o'clock p.m., the corpse of the Vice President will be removed from Mr. O'Neal's to the Capitol, in charge of the committee of arrangements, escorted by the cavalry.

On their arrival at the Capitol, the corpse will be taken from the hearse and deposited in the Capitol until 4 o'clock.
At 4 o'clock the Procession will move in the following order: 


Order of Procession:

The Cavalry

The Marine Corps

The Chaplains to both Houses of Congress

The Physicians who attended the deceased.

The Hearse

Pall Bearers

Mr. Tallmadge
Mr. Macon
Mr. Sammons
Mr. Brown
Mr. Butler
Mr. Sevier
Mr. M. Clay
Mr. Wright

The Family Mourners

The President of the United States (Madison)

The Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate of the United States

President pro tempore and Secretary of the Senate

The Senate of the United States as Chief Mourners

The Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives

Speaker and Clerk of the House of Representatives

The House of Representatives of the United States

The Heads of Departments

The officers of government

Citizens and strangers.


The National Intelligencer, Thursday, April 23, 1812
 
The mortal remains of the late Vice President of the United States were on Tuesday evening interred at the burial ground near the Navy Yard in this city, in the presence of a concourse of people greater than ever has been gathered together in this city on any similar occasion. The shops were shut at an early hour; and a general gloom pervaded all ranks of Society. The hearse with its escort reached the Capitol about 4 o'clock, and the procession moved thence in about half an hour afterwards, in the order which was announced in our last. The scene was awful and impressive. The martial parade, the glistening arms and nodding plumes of the military corps which preceded the hearse--the solemn melody of the martial band, which attuned all hearts to melancholy--the sable hearse, attended by eight veteran pall-bearers, who partook of the toils of the revolution--the well-known carriage of the deceased--the Chief Magistrate of the Nation mourning the loss of one of its noblest sons--the Senate deploring the loss of a revered President--But why particularly describe the lengthened train? Suffice it to say, that this assemblage of mournful and interesting objects inspired feelings suited to the occasion. When a Clinton descends to the tomb of his ancestors, it is fit that the whole nation bewail the general loss, and history immortalize his name. Hallowed be the ashes of the honored dead!

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