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Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857



  • Existence: 1786 - 1857

biographical statement

NUCMC data from LOC, Mss. Div. for Foote, A.H. Papers, 1822-1890 (William L. Marcy)

LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Marcy, William Learned, 1786-1857; usage: William L. Marcy)

WwWA, hist. vol. (Marcy, William Learned; senator; cabinet officer; s. Jedediah & Ruth (Learned) M.; m. Dolly Newell; mayor, Troy, NY; assoc. just., NY Supreme Ct.; US Sen., NY; US Sec. War, 1845/59; Sec. State; responsible for Gadsden Treaty & others; res.: Albany, NY; gov. of N.Y., 1833-1839)

Wikipedia, Mar. 23, 2012 (William L. Marcy; b. Dec. 12, 1786 in Southbridge, Mass.; d. July 4, 1857 in Ballston Spa, N.Y.; lawyer, judge, politician; Sec. of War, 1845-1849; Sec. of State, 1853-1857)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Augustus C. Dodge and George W. Jones letters

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 4046
Scope and Contents

Collection includes two letters, one from Augustus C. Dodge and the other from George W. Jones, from 1853. The letters both recommend John F. Kinney for the position of Chief Justice over the Utah Territory, so that he might "exercise a wholesome influence over the Mormons".

Dates: 1853

Brigham Young letter to William L. Marcy

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230342682]
Identifier: MSS 815
Scope and Contents Contains photocopies of two handwritten and signed letters dated December 17, 1845 and addressed to William L. Marcy, Secretary of War for the United States. The two items are identical in content, but one appears to be a rough draft of the other. Young petitions the federal government for funds to aid in the westward migration of Mormons from Nauvoo, Illinois, with Vancouver Island as a possible destination. Young requests money to build block houses and stockades on the Oregon Trail and...
Dates: 1845 December 17

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