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Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thomas Dongan

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2010
1. Thomas Dongan Monument
Inscription.  
Thomas Dongan
Governor Of
New York
1683 - 1687
One of the greatest constructive statesmen ever sent to any English colony. The assembly which he created passed an act known as "The Charter of Liberties and Privileges" which assumed the sovereignty of the people and proclaimed religious liberty, the right of suffrage, trial by jury, and no taxation without the consent of the assembly.
Dongan's charter was the Magna Charta of American constitutional liberty. Many of its principles are embedded in the structure of our federal government.
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Born in Castlstown Kilrought
Now Celbridge.
County Kildare, Ireland

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 41° 42.479′ N, 73° 56.109′ W. Marker is in Poughkeepsie, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Street and Dongan Place, on the left when traveling west on Mill Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Poughkeepsie NY 12601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Thomas Dongan Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2010
2. Thomas Dongan Monument
. Little Italy (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Street Historic Neighborhood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mid-Hudson Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Intercollegiate Rowing Association (approx. 0.2 miles away); Poughkeepsie's Little Italy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Catskill Mountains (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steamboat & Ferry Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away); North River Steamboat of Clermont (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poughkeepsie.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Dongan on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 10, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Thomas Dongan Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2010
3. Thomas Dongan Monument
Thomas Dongan Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2010
4. Thomas Dongan Monument
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By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2010
5. Thomas Dongan
Time Capsule in front of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 2, 2010
6. Time Capsule in front of the Monument
Dutchess County
Created Nov. 1, 1683
The Dutchess County
Tercentenary
Time Capsule
Placed Here Nov. 1, 1983
To Be Opened 2083
Plaque: Courtesy of The Area Fund of Dutchess County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 10, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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