Washington: R.C. Weightman, 1810. Pamphlet. Octavo, 8 3/8 x 5 3/4. pp 8. Unopened pamphlet. Two stab-holes present, close to text. Paper clip impression near top left corner. Small stain on title page. Paper browned and slightly wrinkled, esp. near spine. Moderately foxed, some soiling near fore-edge, pp. 4. (Poole, Feb 23, 1810). Very good. Item #83831
Concerning a reimbursement of money advanced to assist in the re-enlistment of troops. Resolved that the petitioner's request be denied. General St. Clair died in poverty in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, on August 31, 1818 at the age of 81. During the American Revolutionary War, he rose to the rank of major general in the Continental Army, but lost his command after a controversial retreat from Fort Ticonderoga. St. Clair served as President of the Continental Congress, which during his term passed the Northwest Ordinance. He was then made governor of the Northwest Territory in 1788, and then the portion that would become Ohio in 1800. In 1791, St. Clair commanded the American forces in what was the United States’ worst ever defeat against the American Indians. Politically out-of-step with the Jefferson administration, he was replaced as governor in 1802.