National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Peter B. Porter Papers

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Peter Buell Porter by Daniel Huntington after Matthew Harris Jouett, Courtesy US Army Center of Military History


(Microfilm Edition)

Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society

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Peter Buell Porter (1773 –1844) represented New York in the U.S. House of Representatives (1809-1813), a major general in the War of 1812, and Secretary of War from 1828-1829.  The bulk of the papers (1810-1844) pertain to his career. Also included are the papers of Porter’s grandson, Peter A. Porter, who served one term (1907–9) in the House of Representatives.

12 reels, 22-page guide

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