Sash: red, white, blue w/copper fringes
Overall: 25 1/2 x 6 x 1/4 in. ( 64.8 x 15.2 x 0.6 cm )
Silk sash with three stripes in red, white and blue, metallic passementerie along one end.
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 1817-1822 and from 1825-1828. He was also the third president of the New-York Historical Society from 1817-1819.
Gift of Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Jones and her sons
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