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. Watts de Leyster :
18 January, 1873.
COLONEL X, Y. S. I., 1816; assigned for “Meritorious Conduet," 1849.
hitherto elective,) 1831, M. F. S. N. Y
ADJUTANT-GENERAL, S, N.Y., 1855.
Bakver MAJOR-GENERAL, S. N. Y., for Meritorious Serrieer," first and only general officer receiving such an honor (the highest) from S. X. Y., and the only
officer thus brevelled (Major-General) in the United States.
LAWS OF NEW YORK, Vol. 2.--89th Session, 1866, Page 9149. Concurren! Roululinna requesting the Governor to conter uron Brigadier General J. W'.4 TTS
DE PUYSTER [de Peyster] the brerel rank of Vajopt [Generall in the Vational Guard
of New York. RESOLVED, (If the Senate concur,) That, it being a gratelul duty to acknowledge in & suitable manner the services of a distinguished citizen of this State, rendered to the National Guard and to the United States prior to and during the Rebellion, the Governor be and he is hereby authorized and reunested to conter upon Brigadier General J. WATTS DE PUYSTER file Persterl the bracet rank of Major-General in the National Guard of New York, for meritorious services, which mark of honor shall be states in the Commission conferred.
STATE OF NEW YORK, in Aesembly, April 9th, 1866. The foregoing resolution was duly passed. By order of the Assembly,
J. B. CUSHMAX, Clerk.
State of New York, in Senate, April 20th, 1866. The foregoing Resolution was duly passed. By order of the Senate,
Jas. TERWILLIGER, Clerk. * So in original.
MILITARY AGENT, S. N. Y., (in Enrope) 1851-53. HONORARY MEMBER of the MILITARY ORDER of the LOYAL LEGION of the United States.
FIRST HONORARY MEMBER Third (Arny of the Potomac) Corps Union,
MEMBER of the NETHERLANDIKA LITERARY ASSOCIATION
at Leyden, Holland. RECIPIENT, 1856, of Three Sileer Medals from H, R. M. OSCAR, King of Sweden and Norway, &c., for a Military Biography of LEONARD TORSTENO, Field Marshal, Generalissimo;
of a Gold Medal, in 1859, from WANHINGTON HUNT, Governor S. N. Y., for
Steam Fire Engines, &c., &c.;
Meeting of the Thirt Corps (Army of the Potomac)
5th May, 1570, when "A Resolution was adopted to present a Gold Veral of the value of $500 to Gen. J. WATTY DE
PEYSTER, of New York, as a testimonial of the appreciation by the Corps of his coinent gerrices in placing upon record the true history of its achievements, aud in defending its
commanders and their men from written abuse and misrepresentation :"and of several other Badges, Medals, etc., for services in connection with the military service
of the State of New York. HONORARY MEMBER of the New JERSEY and of the MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETIES,
and of the PHKENOKOSMIAN SOCIETY of PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE, Gettysburg;
of the PHILOSOPHTAN SOCIETY, Missinnary Institute, Selin's Grace and of the ECTERPEAN SOCIETY, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, and of the GASMAN LITERARY SOCIETY, and of the PuiLOLOGIAN SOCIETY of Vebraska College, Nebraska Cüly.
HONORARY MEMBER of the X. Y. Burns CLUR, (Burns was a member of the Dumfries Volunteers, of which Col. ARENT SCHUYIRE DE PETSTER,
8th, or King's Foot, B.A., was Colonel, to whom the National Bard of Scotland" addressed, just before his death, in 1796, his " POEM ON LIFE."
and LIFE MEMBER of the ST. NICHOLAS SOCIETY of NEW YORK (of which city JOHANNES DE PEYNTER, firal of the name in the Vete World, trus Scheppen, 1655, Alderman, 1666, Burgomaster, 1673, Deputy Mayor, 1677. Mayoralty uffered and refused.)
MEMBER of the New York, of the RHODE ISLAND (Newport) and of the PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL SOCIETIES, and of the MILITARY AssoCIATION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
of the HistoRICAL SOCIETY OF MICHIGAN,
CORRESPONDING MEMBER of the State HISTORICAL SOCIETIKS of MAINE, of VERMONT, of RHODE ISLAND, (Providence,)
of CONNECTICUT and of WINCONSIN ; of the LONG ISLAND and of the BIFFALO
of the NUMISMATIC AND ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY
etc., etc., etc.
MAJOR-GENERAL UNITED STATES VOLUNTEERS.
“ Dulce et decorum est pro patriâ mori."
KEARNY BADGE MOTTO.
“THE BRAVEST MAN I EVER KNEW AND THE MOST PERFECT SOLDIER.”
LIEUTENANT-GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT.
BY JOHN WATTS DE PEYSTER.
ELIZABETH, N. J.: