Jesse Hawley (1773-1842)

Object Number: 
ca. 1825
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 in. ( 8.9 x 7.6 cm )
Gallery Label: 
Jesse Hawley was the author of essays on canal navigation signed "Hercules" and published in the Genesee "Messenger" in 1807-08. He was a member of the New York Assembly from Genesee County in 1820-21 and on October 26, 1825, was one of the speakers at Buffalo at the festivities officially opening the Erie Canal.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Jesse Hawley
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Creative: Tronvig Group