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John Morin Scott

John Morin Scott, American Continental congressman. member of New York General Committee, 1775; member of New York Council of Safety, 1777; member of New York Senate, 1777-1782; member Continental Congress, 1779-1783; member of New York branch Society of Cincinnati.

Background

  • Scott, John Morin was born in 1730 in New York City. Son of John and Marian (Morin) Scott.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Yale, 1746.

    Career

    • Admitted to New York bar, 1752. Whig; wrote articles in behalf of Whig Presbyterian cause which appeared in Independent Reflector, New York City, 1752-1753, “Watch Tower” column of New York Mercury, 1754-1755. Proposed bill for establishment of King’s College on non-sectarian principles, 1754.

      Author essay against Stamp Act, signed “Freeman;” alderman New York City, 1756-1761. Member of New York General Committee, 1775. A leader radical party in New York provincial congresses, 1775-1777.

      A leader democratic forces in New York Constitutional Convention, 1777. Appointed member of New York Council of Safety, 1777. One of 1st mems. Sons of Liberty.

      Secretary of state New York, 1778-1784. Served as brigadier general Continental Army in Battle of Long Island, 1776. Member of New York Senate, 1777-1782.

      Member Continental Congress, 1779-1783. A delegate from New York to settle boundary dispute with Vermont. Member of New York branch Society of Cincinnati.

    Works

    • Author essay against Stamp Act, signed “Freeman
    • ” alderman New York City, 1756-1761. Member of New York General Committee, 1775. A leader radical party in New York provincial congresses, 1775-1777.

      A leader democratic forces in New York Constitutional Convention, 1777. Appointed member of New York Council of Safety, 1777. One of 1st mems. Sons of Liberty.

      Secretary of state New York, 1778-1784. Served as brigadier general Continental Army in Battle of Long Island, 1776. Member of New York Senate, 1777-1782.

      Member Continental Congress, 1779-1783. A delegate from New York to settle boundary dispute with Vermont. Member of New York branch Society of Cincinnati.

    Membership

    Member of New York General Committee, 1775. Member of New York Council of Safety, 1777. Member of New York Senate, 1777-1782.

    Member Continental Congress, 1779-1783. Member of New York branch Society of Cincinnati.

    Connections

    • Married Helena Rutgers, 1752, 4 children.
    • father: John Scott
    • mother: Marian (Morin) Scott
    • spouse: Helena Rutgers
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    Born 1730
    Died September 14, 1784
    (aged 54)
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