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Politicians -- United States -- Correspondence

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

William C. C. Claiborne letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309871]
Identifier: MSS SC 1205
Scope and Contents

Three identical handwritten and signed letters of introduction for Thomas C. Luckett, all dated Feb. 1, 1815. The items are respectively addressed to Framanten, a member of the US Senate; Rush, Attorney General of the United States; and Monroe, US Secretary of War.

Dates: 1815

Henry Clay correspondence with William Pettes

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293288]
Identifier: Vault MSS 598
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters between Clay and William Petters. On Aug. 24, 1845 Pettes wrote to Clay apologizing for the rude conduct of a driver in Pettes' employment. Clay responded in a letter dated Aug. 27, 1845 stating that the matter was of little importance and requesting that the driver not be discharged over the incident.

Dates: 1845 August

Henry Clay letter

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293759]
Identifier: Vault MSS 674
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter of introduction dated September 4, 1834. He introduces Thomas Miller as being invited to fill a professor's chair at a college in Missouri and gives him a favorable recommendation.

Dates: 1834 September 4

Henry Clay letter to Thomas Ewing

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233292223]
Identifier: Vault MSS 550
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter written on July 19, 1849 and sent to Thomas Ewing. The item is a recommendation for David Todd for a position in government. Clay speaks highly of David and of the Todd family.

Dates: 1849 July 19

Schuyler Colfax letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 137
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letters and one telegram, addressed to Jay S. Carpenter, with photocopies of the items. Colifax writes about the house in Indiana in which his family was living temporarily. In the letter of 2 Feb. 1873 Colifax writes about the Credit Mobilier of America.

Dates: 1871-1873

Schuyler Colfax letters

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233283743]
Identifier: Vault MSS 77
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters, dated 1878, and addressed to "Dear Sir." Colfax writes from South Bend, Indiana, about the political and social situation in Utah and urges that the fight against Mormons be continued.

Dates: 1878

William Davenport letters

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 167
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letters mostly from Davenport. Also incluced are letters from the Secretary of War for the United States, Charles Conrad, and various other officials in the Treasury Department of the United States. The items are concerned with Davenport's claim for compensation for expenses incurred as military governor of Matamoros.

Dates: 1848-1855

James William Denver letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230309632]
Identifier: MSS SC 1153
Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter to Isaac Toucey, Secretary of the Navy, recommending A.C. Bradford for the post of "navy agent" in San Francisco.

Dates: 1857

Alexander Hamilton draft

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233293452]
Identifier: Vault MSS 616
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed draft. This item was written from the Treasury Department on June 22, 1792 and records that the amount of five thousand and fifty dollars was received.

Dates: 1792 June 22

Ewing family certificates and legal papers, 1821-1861

Identifier: MSS 1396 Series 3
Scope and Contents note

Photocopies. Originals in fd. 15. Includes certifications as notary public and county surveyor, Land Office papers and deeds, resignation as a trustee.

Dates: Other: 1821-1861