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important periods of American history, both political and in the art of portrait painting, and brings the Colonial days very close to the present in these appropriate surroundings. The portraits, which were found in America and in Europe, were in many instances painted from life, and their number includes the likenesses of fifteen of the twenty-seven Presidents of the Republic, as well as revealing the art of the most distinguished among the early American painters. Of the Father of His Country, there are seven presentments; of its saviour, Lincoln, a portrait painted before he became President and one painted a fortnight before his assassination. For the most part the portraits of the earlier statesmen have been arranged in the East and West Parlors and the later ones have been placed in the East and West Chambers.

Following is a list of the paintings:

1. James Madison (1751-1836), fourth President of the l'nited States. By Henry Inman (1802-1840).

2. Horatio Gates (1728–1806), Major-General in the Continental Army. By Robert Edge Pine (1730-1788).

3. Henry Knox (1750-1806), Major-General in the Continental Army, Secretary of War. By Edward Savage (17611817).

4. Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), printer, scientist, statesman. “ The Tuckerman portrait,” by Benjamin West (1738– 1820).

5. Henry Lee (1756-1818), “Light Horse Harry” Lee of the Continental Army, Governor of Virginia. By James Herring (1796-1845).

6. Henry Laurens (1724-1792), first President of the Congress of the United States. By John Singleton Copley (1737-1815). 7. Robert Gilmor

-), a noted connoisseur and merchant of Baltimore. By Gilbert Stuart (1754-1828).

8. Charles Pinckney (1758–1824), Governor of South Carolina, United States Senator, Minister to Spain. By Gilbert Stuart (1754-1828). 9. Robert Young (

-). By Gilbert Stuart (17541828).

10. George Washington (1732-1799), first President of the United States, “The Boy General at 40.” By James Peale (1749-1831).

11. James Monroe (1758–1831), fifth President of the United States. By Charles Wilson Peale (1741–1827).

12. George Washington (1732–1799), first President of the United States. By Charles Wilson Peale (1741–1827).

13. Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), third President of the United States. By Charles Peale Polk (1767-1822).

14. George Washington Calling Upon Col. Rall, a Hessian officer wounded at the battle of Trenton, N. J., Dec. 28, 1776. By J. Beaufain Irving (1825-1877).

15. George Washington (1732-1799), first President of the United States. Portrait by Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), inspired by Trumbull's military portrait.

16. Marquis de la Fayette (1757-1834), Major-General in the Continental Army. By Charles Bird King (1785-1862).

17. Martha Washington (1732-1802), wife of the first President of the United States. By Gilbert Stuart (1754-1828).

18. George Washington (1732-1799). By Gilbert Stuart (1754-1828), painted from life in 1796 for Mr. Scott of Lancaster, Pa.

19. Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), soldier and statesman. A pastel done from life, by James Sharples (1750-1811).

20. George Washington (1732-1799). By Asa Warren, a miniature painter and friend of Gilbert Stuart.

21. John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), sixth President of the United States. By Thomas Sully (1783-1872).

22. John Marshall (1755-1835), Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. By William B. Chambers.

23. George Washington (1732–1799). A pastel, done from life, by James Sharples (1750-1811).

24. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), sixteenth President of the United States. Painted in Springfield, Ill., in 1860, by Alban Jasper Conant (1821—), who is still living and painting in New York in 1912.

25. William McKinley (1843-1901), twenty-fifth President of the United States. Painted by William Edgar Marshall (18371896) for Mark Hanna, who called it the best portrait of Mr. McKinley.

26. Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), twenty-third President of the United States. By Eastman Johnson (1824-1906).

27. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), sixteenth President of the United States. The original portrait painted by Matthew Wilson (1814-1892) from life, two weeks before the President was shot, from which Mr. Wilson painted the Speed and Welles portraits.

28. Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), twenty-second and twentyfourth President of the United States. By Eastman Johnson (1824-1906).

29. Ulysses S. Grant (1822–1885), eighteenth President of the United States. From life, by William Edgar Marshall (18371896).

30. John Tyler (1790–1862), tenth President of the United States. By Frank B. Carpenter (1830-1900).

31. Millard Fillmore (1800–1874), thirteenth President of the United States. By Frank B. Carpenter (1830-1900).

32. Daniel D. Tompkins (1774-1825), Governor of New York, Vice-President of the United States. By John W. Jarvis (1780– 1839).

33. William Wirt (1772-1834), Attorney-General of the United States. By Chester Harding (1792-1866).

34. Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), seventh President of the United States. By Charles Wilson Peale (1741–1827).

35. William Henry Harrison (1773-1841), ninth President of the United States. By Bass Otis (1784-1861).

36. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), printer, scientist, diplomat. Painted in 1756 by Matthew Pratt.

37. Benjamin West (1738–1820), American painter, President of the Royal Academy of Great Britain. By himself.

38. John Trumbull (1756-1843), American historical painter. By himself at the age of 35.

39. Major Hamilton ( -), Major in the Continental Army in 1778. By James Peale (1749-1831).

40. James K. Polk (1795-1849), eleventh President of the L'nited States. Painted in 1847 by Thomas Sully (1783–1872).

41. Gilbert Stuart (1754-1828), portrait painter. By his daughter Jane Stuart (1810-1888).

Manor Hall Book. The Society has in press a book entitled “Philipse Manor Hall: The Site, the Building and its Occupants," by Edward Hagaman Hall, L. H. D. The book contains 255 printed pages, twelve pages of half-tone illustrations, and two folding plans. The book contains a fuller history of the Manor Hall than it is practicable to give in these pages. Its printing is made possible by the generosity of Mr. Cochran. Copies will be distributed gratuitously to the supporters of the Society's work, and will be sold at a nominal price to others.

Financial Statement. Following is a statement of receipts and disbursements of the Manor Hall funds:

April June Nov. Feb.

Manor Hall Fund, Cochran Gift.

DEBIT.
17, 1911. Received from estate of Mrs. W. F. Cochran..
30, 1911. Received from Alexander S. Cochran.
22, 1911. Received from Alexander S. Cochran.
9, 1912. Received from Alexander S. Cochran.

$5,000 00 5,000 00 5,000 00 1,550 00

Total debit

$16,550 00

Voucher.

1.

$350 00

2.
3.

1,054 00 501 50

4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

800 00 800 00 493 00

9. 10.

300 00 425 00

11. 12. 13.

680 00 322 00

CREDIT.
Paid on approved vouchers.

May 4, 1911.
G. H. Chamberlin, architect...

May 11, 1911.
Kenneth Mackay, carpenter work..
Robert L. Stewart, mason work.

May 12, 1911.
Robert L. Stewart, mason work.
Shannon & Beck, painting....
Kenneth Mackay, carpenter work.
Blank
Blank

July 26, 1911.
Kenneth Mackay, carpenter work.
Kenneth Mackay, carpenter work.

July 28, 1911.
Robert L. Stewart, mason work.
William Brown, plumbing...
Blank

September 26, 1911.
Shannon & Beck, painting...
G. H. Chamberlin, architect..

October 17, 1911.
Robert L. Stewart, mason work..
Westchester Electric Equipment Co., wiring.

November 11, 1911.
Herman Petri, tile work.....

November 24, 1911.
A. B. Barr & Co., heating apparatus...
Robert L. Stewart, mason work..
Kenneth Mackay, carpenter work.

December 6, 1911.
William Brown, plumbing
Kenneth Mackay, carpenter work.
G. H. Chamberlin, architect....
Westchester Electric Equipment Co., wiring.

December 11, 1911.
Black & Boyd, lighting fixtures..

December 26, 1911.
Robert L. Stewart, mason work.

14. 15.

1,000 00 200 00

16.
17.

600 00 275 00

18.

457 15

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(Appropriation, Chapter 811, Laws of 1911, $2,750.)

Oct. Oct. Yov. Dec. Jan. Feb. March

DEBIT.
3, 1911. Received from State Treasurer....
25, 1911. Received from State Treasurer.
10, 1911. Received from State Treasurer.
18, 1911. Received from State Treasurer.
24, 1912. Received from State Treasurer.
15, 1912. Received from State Treasurer.
16, 1912. Received from State Treasurer.

$98 00 125 00 105 76 179 50 111 45 224 09 298 39

Total debit

$1,142 19

Voucher.

1.

$98 00

2.

125 00

3. 4.

87 33 18 43

CREDIT
Paid on approved vouchers:

September 26, 1911.
S. H. Thayer, disbursements, watchman, etc...

October 17, 1911.
Albert Friedman, planting grounds..

November 2, 1911.
S. H. Thayer, disbursements, watchman, water...
Chester W. Newman Co., insurance.

December 4, 1911.
Albert Friedman, plant bulbs.
S. H. Thayer, paid watchman.

January 8, 1912:
S. H. Thayer, paid watchman and laborer..
J. B. Lyon Co., printing.
Hays & Randolph Co., fuel.

February 10, 1912.
Hays & Randolph Co., fuel....
S. H. Thayer, paid watchman, laborer, etc.

5. 6.

109 50 70 00

7.
8.
9.

65 65

2 80 43 00

10.
11.

97 50 126 59

Carried forward

$843 80

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