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Armstrong, John, 1758-1843



  • Existence: 1758 - 1843

John Armstrong Jr. (November 25, 1758 – April 1, 1843) was an American soldier and statesman who was a delegate to the Continental Congress, U.S. Senator from New York, and Secretary of War.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

J. Wheelock letter

Mss 814354
Identifier: Mss 814354
Scope and Contents Letter from J. Wheelock at Dartmouth College to John Armstrong, Secretary of War, objecting to Hanover being used as a rendevous for the new recruits and suggests West Lebanon or Orford.

John Armstrong certificate of receipt

Mss 764164
Identifier: Mss 764164
Scope and Contents Certificate of receipt for John Armstrong, signed by John Stark?, town constable of Londonderry. Receipt is for the payment of town debts for 1763.

John Armstrong letter

Mss 813312
Identifier: Mss 813312
Scope and Contents Letter from John Armstrong in Washington, DC to Robert Brent with a report from Maj.Gen. Fales that the district paymaster had returned to Buffalo with funds to pay staff on light artillery there. 13th Co. has been in service a year and had not received no pay or bounties. "Under these circumstances, says the Maj.Gen, it is difficult to repress mutiny and the soldiers declare it is a sufficient reason for desertion."

John Armstrong letter

Mss 814225.1
Identifier: Mss 814225.1
Scope and Contents Voucher from John Armstrong in Washington, DC to Robert Brent to pay to Maj. Richard Graham of 17th Regiment of Infantry at Lexington, Ky, $10,000 for bounties an premiums for the year 1814.