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Chauncey Gridley Broadside

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 15 Jul 2009

Biographical History

Morgan Lewis (1754-1844) was elected Governor of New York in 1804. DeWitt Clinton, then Mayor of New York, backed his candidacy, assuming that Lewis would be amenable to the political wishes and suggestions of himself and fellow party member Edward Livingston. However, Lewis proved less malleable than Clinton had expected and eventually joined forces with the Livingston faction to work against Clinton, leading to Clinton's removal as mayor in 1806. Lewis was a Livinston by marriage, which may have affected his loyalties somewhat.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Chauncey Gridley Broadside consists of a single item, a Democratic-Republican party handbill signed by supporters of Governor Morgan Lewis of New York (Lewisites, or "Quids") against the faction led by DeWitt Clinton. Among other things, it warns of "apostates and Federalists" meeting in secret and causing internal dissension in the party.

Arrangement of the Collection

One item.


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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has numerous manuscript collections relating to New York State politics and history; please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing. In addition, many related books, pamphlets, serials and other items are cataloged in the Rare Books Collection; please search the Classic Catalog for these related materials.

Subject Headings


Bloodgood, Francis A., 1775-1842.
Childs, David W.
Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828.
Fox, Leavit.
Gridley, Chauncey.
Guiteau, Calvin.
Hathaway, Joshua.
Wetmore, Samuel.

Corporate Bodies

Republican Party (N.Y. : 1792-1828)


New York (State)-- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.

Genres and Forms

Broadsides (notices)
Circulars (fliers)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Chauncey Gridley Broadside,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Adah C. Blackman Fund, 2009.

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