Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States
COODIES, The (IN U. S. HISTORY), a small faction of federalists in New York city in 1812, opposed to DeWitt Clinton and in favor of supporting the war with England. The name was given from the signature, Abimalech Coody, assumed by their leader, Gulian C. Verplanck, in his communications to the newspapers.
—See 1 Hammond's Political History of New York, 397; Verplanck's The Coodies.
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