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Matthew Moody Commission

An inventory of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 15 Aug 2017

Biographical History

DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) was an American politician and naturalist. He served three terms as Mayor of New York City and was Governor of New York from 1817 to 1822. The Erie Canal was constructed during his tenure as governor.

Nothing is known of Matthew Moody, other than that he served in the 155th New York Infantry.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Matthew Moody Commission consists of a single item, Matthew Moody's commission as Surgeon's Mate of the 155th New York Infantry, signed by the Governor of New York, DeWitt Clinton.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

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Subject Headings


Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828.
Moody, Matthew.

Corporate Bodies

United States -- History, Military -- 19th century.
United States. -- Army -- Surgeons.
United States. -- Army. -- New York Infantry Regiment, 155th.


Physicians -- New York (State)


New York (State) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Military commissions.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Matthew Moody Commission,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


Table of Contents

Military records