Overall: 29 1/8 x 6 x 1/4 in. ( 74 x 15.2 x 0.6 cm )
Silk sash with three stripes of red, white and blue, metallic passementerie on one end.
Gift of Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Jones and her sons
This sash was part of DeWitt Clinton's (1769-1828) Freemason's costume. He was the grandson of Governor George Clinton (1739-1812) and served as his secretary after graduating from Columbia College. He served three terms as mayor of New York City from 1803-1815, during which time he organized a public school system. He was governor of New York from 1817-22 and 1825-28. He was also the third president of the New-York Historical Society from 1817-19.
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