Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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De Witt, Charles

De Witt, Charles (grandfather of Charles Gerrit De Witt), a Delegate from New York; born in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., in 1727; pursued classical studies; colonel of militia; member of the colonial assembly 1768-1776; delegate to the provisional convention in 1775; member of the Provisional Congress which approved the Declaration of Independence 1775-1777; served on the constitutional committee in 1776, and on the committee of safety in 1777; Member of the Continental Congress from February to October 1784; editor of the Ulster Sentinel for several years; member of the State assembly in 1781, 1785, and 1786; member of the committee to draft the State constitution; died in Kingston, N.Y., August 27, 1787; interment in Dutch Reformed Cemetery, Hurley, N.Y.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "De Witt, Charles," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1080 Original Sources, accessed October 3, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KPVX6QR6D63JMI9.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "De Witt, Charles." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1080, Original Sources. 3 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KPVX6QR6D63JMI9.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'De Witt, Charles' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1080. Original Sources, retrieved 3 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KPVX6QR6D63JMI9.