John Y. Mason Correspondence, . 1847-1848

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John Y. Mason Correspondence, ., 1847-1848

John Y. Mason Correspondence, . 1847-1848

John Young Mason, born in Hicksford, Va., graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1816 and served as United States Secretary of the Navy in 1844-1845 and 1846-1849. He was also a federal judge, a U.S. Congressman, and a land owner. The collection is three letters from American artist Thomas Sully (1783-1872) and James Earle, 1847, about portraits of Mason and James Knox Polk for student societies at the University of North Carolina; and one letter, 1848, from Mason to United States Navy Commander William M. Glendy about Master James S. Ridgely and his indiscretion in giving recruits extra liquor.

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Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859

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U.S. minister to France. From the description of Letterbooks : of John Y. Mason, 1853 November 4-1859 September 17. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 29553098 John Young Mason, from Greensville County, Va., graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1816. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia, 1831-1837; served as secretary of the Navy, 1844-1845 and 1846-1849; was attorney general of the United States, M...