Jesse Hawley (1773-1842)

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ca. 1825-1830
Oil on canvas
Overall: 30 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. ( 76.8 x 64.1 cm )
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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