Leonard Lispenard

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Leonard Lispenard (December 14, 1714 - February 20, 1790) was a New York City merchant, politician, and landowner. In the late 1750s and early 1760s he served in New York's provincial assembly, and was a delegate to the 1765 Stamp Act Congress. He was a member of New York City's revolutionary committees that seized control of the city after the American Revolutionary War broke out, and he led a small contingent of militia that seized a British supply ship in the harbor. He entertained George Washington when he was en route toward Boston to take command of the Continental Army in June 1775.