Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866

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Birth 1782-10-09
Death 1866-06-17
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Cass served as governor of the Michigan Territory (1813-1831), as U.S. Secretary of War (1831-1836), and as a United States Senator (1845-1857). At the time of this letter, Charles C. Convers was an Ohio state senator.

From the description of Letter to Charles C. Convers, 3 September 1848. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234338309

Soldier, diplomat, and U.S. senator from Detroit, Mich.

From the description of Newspaper synopses and chronology, 1845-1846. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31997526

Lewis Cass, a senator from Michigan, was born in Exeter, N.H., on October 9, 1782. He served in the U.S. Army, 1813-1814; was appointed secretary of war by President Andrew Jackson, 1831-1836; was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1845, until May 29, 1848, and again from 1849 to 1857; and was an unsuccessful candidate for president on the Democratic ticket in 1848. Cass also served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Thirty-third Congress,;and was appointed scretary of state by President James Buchanan, serving from 1857 until his resignation in 1860.

From the description of Lewis Cass collection, 1840-1865. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 63051700

From the description of Lewis Cass collection, 1832-1873. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 177678021

Soldier, diplomat, and statesman; of Detroit, Mich.

From the description of Lewis Cass papers, 1823-1858. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19347151

Governor of the Michigan Territory, 1813-1831, Secreary of War, 1831-1836, U.S. Minister to France, 1836-1842, U.S. Senator, candidate for President, and U.S. Secretary of State.

From the description of Lewis Cass papers, 1814-1847. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421249

Lewis Cass was a politician in the United States.

From the description of Autograph, 1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80545774

American government official, U.S. Senator from Michigan from 1845-1848 and 1851-1856, Democratic nominee for President in 1848, and subsequently Secretary of State under President Buchanan, 1857-1860.

From the description of Lewis Cass autograph note, 1856 June 8. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 234310690

From the description of Lewis Cass autograph items, 1850 June 9-1856 July 8. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63937004

Governor of the Michigan Territory, 1813-1831; secretary of war under Andrew Jackson; secretary of state under James Buchanan.

From the description of Letter : Ghent at the mouth of the St. Mary's River, to Sir, 1826 July 3. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 56843702

Territorial Governor of Michigan, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Secretary of War under President Jackson, U.S. minister to France, and Democratic politician.

From the guide to the [Lewis Cass Speeches and other publications], 1830-1856, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

U.S. secretary of state and secretary of war, governor of Michigan (Territory), army officer, diplomat, and author.

From the description of Lewis Cass papers, 1818-1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71065451

American statesman.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Detroit, to Gales and Seaton, 1843 Mar. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133366

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dept. of War, to John McKeon, 1835 Dec. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133367

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to H.C. Dawson, 1858 Oct. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134340

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Senate Chamber", to Professor Bache, 1845 Mar. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133675

From the description of Letter signed : Washington City, to D.C. Wallace, 1856 July 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270135722

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to an unidentified Colonel, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134339

Lewis Cass was governor of the Michigan Territory, 1813-1831, Secretary of War, 1831-1836, U. S. Minister to France, 1836-1842, U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1845-1856, candidate for President in 1848, and U.S. Secretary of State (1857-1860).

From the guide to the Lewis Cass papers [microform], 1814-1847, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Born Exeter, NH; served in the War of 1812; Governor of Michigan Territory, 1813-31; US Secretary of War, 1831-36; US Minister to France, 1836-42; US Senator, 1845-57; Democratic candidate for President, 1848; US Secretary of State, 1857-60.

From the description of Papers, 1802-1975 (bulk 1822-1832). (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 29014420

Born on Oct. 9, 1782 in Exeter, N.H., Lewis Cass served under Gen. Hull in the War of 1812 and was governor of Michigan Territory from 1813-1831. Appointed Secretary of War in 1831 he also served as U.S. Minister to France, was several times elected U.S. senator from Michigan and served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Buchanan. He died June 17, 1866.

From the description of Lewis Cass papers, 1780-1907. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 52787538

Lawyer, author; Ohio representative, 1806; colonel, War of 1812; governor, Territory of Michigan, 1813-1831; U.S. secretary of war, 1831-1836; U.S. minister to France, 1836-1842; Michigan senator, 1845-1848; U.S. secretary of state, 1857-1860.

From the description of Document: War Department, [Washington, D.C.], 1833 March 4. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28165691

From the description of Letters, 1817, 1833. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28165665

From the description of Letter: Detroit, [Michigan], to [Winfield] Scott, 1832 Sept. 4. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28165669

U.S. Senator from Michigan; b. in Exeter, N.H., attended Exeter Academy; moved with family to Wilmington, Del., in 1799 and taught school there; moved to Northwest Territory in 1801 and settled on a farm near Zanesville, Ohio; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1802; member, state legislature (1806); U.S. marshal for district of Ohio (1807-1812) when enlisted in U.S. Army, serving from 1813-1814; military and civil governor of Michigan Territory (1813-1831), settling in Detroit; appointed Secretary of War by Andrew Jackson and served from 1831-1836, when he resigned, having been appointed to a diplomatic post; elected as a democrat to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1845 until May 29, 1848 when he resigned, having been nominated for president of the U.S.; chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (30th Congress); unsuccessful candidate for president on the Democratic ticket in 1848 and again elected to the U.S. Senate on Jan. 20, 1849 and served from March 4, 1849 to Mar. 3, 1857; appointed Secretary of State by James Buchanan and served from 1857 until his resignation in 1860 when he returned to Detroit, Mich.

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From the description of Lewis Cass letter, 1832 Feb. 17 (Litchfield Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 767643628

Robert William Hughes was born at Muddy Creek Plantation, Powhatan County, Va. in 1821. His parents died in 1822 and he was raised by Edward C. Carrington and Eliza Preston Carrington. He attended Caldwell Institute, Greensboro, N. C. and studied law in Fincastle, Va. He married Eliza M. Johnston, niece of Joseph E. Johnston and the adopted daughter and niece of John B. Floyd. Hughes' son was Robert Morton Hughes. Robert William Hughes was a newspaper editor and federal district attorney. Involved in post Civil War Republican Party politics, he was nominated for governor of Virginia and for Congress but did not win. He was appointed judge of the federal court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

  • 16 Jan. 1821: Born at Muddy Creek Plantation, Powhatan Co., Va.,the son of Jesse and Elizabeth Woodson (Morton) Hughes.
  • 1822: Both parents died, and Hugheswas raised by Gen. Edward C. Carringtonand his wife, Eliza(Preston) Carringtonof Halifax Co., Va.(family relationship not known).
  • Ca. 1833 - 1837 : "put to the carpenter's trade in Princeton, N.J."
  • Ca. 1837 - 1838 : Attended Caldwell Institute,Greensboro, N.C.
  • Ca. 1839: Tutor, Bingham High School,Hillsboro, N.C.
  • 1843: Studied law, Fincastle, Va.
  • 1846: Began practice of law, Richmond, Va.
  • 4 June 1850: Married Eliza M. Johnston,(1825-1908), niece of Gen. Joseph E. Johnstonand niece and adopted daughter of John Buchananand Sarah (Preston) Floyd.
  • 1850: Began writing editorials for the Richmond Examiner.
  • 1853 - 1857 : Editor of the Richmond Examinerwhile regular editor in Europe.
  • 1855: Birth of son, Robert Morton Hughes.
  • 1857 - 1861 : Editor of the Washington Union,and lived in home of Secretary of War John Buchanan Floyd.
  • 1861: Birth of son, Floyd Hughes(2 other children died young)
  • 1861: Because of "chronic disease" retired to a farm near Abingdon, Va.,where General and Mrs. Floyd1ived with the Hughes family.
  • 1861 - 1864 : Wrote for the Richmond Examiner,showing hostility toward Jefferson Davis' administration.
  • 1865 - 1866 : Edited the Richmond Republic,and generally pursued a course that considered "nimble"
  • 1868: Delegate to National Democratic Convention.
  • 1869 - 1870 : Editor of the Richmond State Journal.
  • Ca. 1870: Wounded William E. Cameronin a duel.
  • 1872: Named federal district attorney by Grant administration.
  • 1872: Nominated for Congressbut did not win.
  • 1873: Nominated for Governor of Virginiabut did not win.
  • 1874: Named Judge of federal court for the Eastern District of Va.
  • 1898: Resigned judgeship.
  • 1901: Died at Abingdon, Va.

Dictionary of American Biography

From the guide to the Inventory of the Robert William Hughes Papers, 1818-1900, (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

Soldier, diplomat, and statesman.

Born in New Hampshire in 1782 and educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, Lewis Cass began his term as Michigan territorial governor and superintendent of Indian affairs in 1813, following successes as an Ohio lawyer and War of 1812 officer. By the time Cass left Michigan in 1831 to head the War Dept., he had encouraged settlement of the territory and pursued an Indian policy based on annuities and gifts, military protection, a soundly regulated Indian Dept., educational and farming expenditures, and opposition to the government factory system. He also concluded nearly two dozen treaties with Indian tribes under his jurisdiction.

From the description of Papers, 1825-1831. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 35233569

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