Military Affairs and Conflict

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Letter from Callender Irvine to Simon Philipson
November 10, 1814

Commissary General Callender Irvine (Class of 1794) writes Simon Philipson with instructions related to selling supplies to the government. “Please let the bearer have a sample of the buffalo hides w. you have proposed to sell to Govt, and let me...

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-4

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Zachary Taylor to Daniel Parker
June 9, 1815

Captain Zachary Taylor writes to Inspector General Daniel Parker and resigns from the United States Army. After seven years of exemplary service, Taylor believes that he should have received a higher rank and more recognition. If he stays in the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1953-17

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from William Ramsey to Alexander Dallas
July 7, 1815

William Ramsey writes Secretary of War Alexander J. Dallas and discusses paying the soldiers. "As a precautionary measure I was to send on the Muster rolls for Mr. Brent's (master general) inspection so that he might approve of them so that we...

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-21

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Callender Irvine to Loring Austin
May 18, 1818

Commissary General Callender Irvine (Class of 1794) writes to Major Loring Austin, of the 8th Infantry Regiment, about instructions on requesting clothing for 400 men.

Location: I-SpahrB-1963-2

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Callender Irvine to Loring Austin
May 23, 1818

Commissary General Callender Irvine (Class of 1794) writes to Major Loring Austin in Boston and notes that clothing for the 8th Infantry Regiment has been forwarded.

Location: I-SpahrB-1963-2

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Callender Irvine to Loring Austin
July 2, 1818

Commissary General Callender Irvine writes to Major Loring Austin with concerns about clothing for the 8th Infantry Regiment.

Location: I-SpahrB-1963-2

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Callender Irvine to Loring Austin
March 1, 1819

Commissary General Callender Irvine (Class of 1794) writes to Major Loring Austin, of the 8th Infantry Regiment, concerning clothing for the military recruiting services.

Location: I-SpahrB-1963-2

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Richard Rush to Michael Hogan
December 20, 1821

Richard Rush writes to Michael Hogan, confirming that he received Hogan's letter and passed on its contents to the Secretary of State. Hogan's letter regards the Peruvian War of Independence, and Rush states that "the fall of Lima had been known...

Location: I-AsbellY-2003-5

Subject: International Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from William Wilkins to John Calhoun
December 12, 1824

William Wilkins writes to Secretary of War John C. Calhoun and recommends the son of an officer who served during the American Revolution, Dr. H. Stevenson, as an army paymaster. Wilkins also congratulates Calhoun on his election to Vice...

Location: I-Purchase-1955-60

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Richard Rush to John F. Watson
August 2, 1828

Richard Rush responds to John F. Watson's request for assistance in obtaining an "appointment as governor or superintendent of the Marine Assylum near Philadelphia." Rush explains that he talked to Secretary of the Navy Samuel L. Southard, who...

Location: I-YoungH-1959-1

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to John Branch
March 30, 1829

Maryland Attorney General of Roger Brooke Taney writes to Secretary of the Navy John Branch and recommends Mr. William M. Wood for a surgeon's mate appointment in the U.S. Navy. Taney describes Wood as "a young man of excellent talents," even...

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-14

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letters from James Buchanan to Isaac Wayne
January 18 ; February 19, 1830

Representative James Buchanan writes two letters to Colonel Isaac Wayne and shares political news, explains why midshipmen cannot be appointed, as well as speculates on possible candidates for the 1832 Presidential election. The politicians that...

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Levi Woodbury
October 29, 1832

Attorney General Roger Brooke Taney writes to the Secretary of the Navy [Levi Woodbury] regarding "an act to extend the pension heretofore granted to the widows of persons killed or who died in the naval service."

Location: I-SpahrB-1960-2

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from John Armstrong Jr. to Henry Morfit
February 18, 1834

John Armstrong, Jr. writes to an attorney, Henry Mason Morfit, regarding the difficulty of obtaining evidence of military service for veterans who served during the Revolutionary War.

Location: I-Purchase-1954-13

Subject: Legal Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from William Wilkins to Mahlon Dickerson
July 10, 1834

US Senator William Wilkins (Class of 1802) writes Secretary of the Navy Mahlon Dickerson and asks that two "young gentlemen" be appointed Midshipmen in the United States Navy. The two "gentlemen" are John Conway Shaler and Alexander Murray.

Location: I-Purchase-1971-11

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to Unknown Recipient
November 6, 1835

Chief Justice of the United States Roger Brooke Taney writes to an unknown correspondent and introduces his friend, Mr. Mackall, who is in Washington DC "in consequence of some difficulty concerning his son at West Point."

Location: I-Original-1835-2

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from George Chambers to Levi Woodbury
June 3, 1836

George Chambers, trustee of Dickinson College, informs Secretary of the Treasury Levi Woodbury about Representative Thomas McCullough's request that his son, Alexander McCullough, receive an appointment in the United States Navy. Transcript...

Letter from William Wilkins to Mahlon Dickerson
April 17, 1837

Former US Senator William Wilkins (Class of 1802) writes Secretary of the Navy Mahlon Dickerson and asks for Doctor Watson to be appointed as a Surgeon’s Mate or receive Midshipman’s commission. Wilkins notes that Watson “has already made the...

Location: I-Friends-1983-21

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letters from James Buchanan to Charles Jared Ingersoll
1837-1847

Representative James Buchanan writes seven letters to Representative Charles Jared Ingersoll a number of different political and legal matters, including political appointments, election campaigns, the Mexican-American War, and the Oregon Treaty...

Letters from James Buchanan to Joel R. Poinsett
1838-1839

Senator James Buchanan writes two letters to Secretary of War Joel R. Poinsett regarding the appointment of William S. Ramsey as a paymaster in the US Army and issues with how Ordnance Department grants contracts. Transcripts included.

Letter from James Buchanan to John R. Savage
January 1, 1840

Senator James Buchanan informs John R. Savage that his son has "no prospect of obtaining a midshipman's warrant" in the United States Navy. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1998.10, B1, F24

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letters from James Buchanan to Unknown Recipients
1840-1855

Senator James Buchanan writes four letters on a number of different topics, including Congressional legislation on bankruptcy, banks, the Tariff bill, the 1844 Democratic National Convention in Baltimore, and political conditions in Pennsylvania...

Letter from Roger B. Taney to James Paulding
August 17, 1840

Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney writes to James K. Paulding, Secretary of the Navy, about the application of the late Levin Gale's two sons.

Location: I-Friends-1983-14

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from James Buchanan to Ross Wilkins
November 19, 1841

Senator James Buchanan writes to Ross Wilkins a letter reflecting upon Michigan's establishment of the "Wild cat" banking system, which "was one great cause of its prostration." Buchanan also comments on the possibility of a conflict with the...

Report of Henry Clay’s speech on the Webster-Ashburton Treaty by Unknown Author
1842

This report by an unknown author discusses and provides a summary of the key points in Senator Henry Clay's speech on the Webster-Ashburton Treaty. This report notes how "[Clay] believed in the sincerity of the professions of the British Govt"...

Location: I-SpahrB-1950-2

Subject: International Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Reports

Time Period: 1840-1859

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