John Y. Mason correspondence, 1847-1848 [manuscript].

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Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859. John Y. Mason correspondence, 1847-1848 [manuscript].

John Y. Mason correspondence, 1847-1848 [manuscript].

Three letters from American artist Thomas Sully (1783-1872) and James Earle, 1847, about portraits of John Young Mason and James Knox Polk for student societies at the University of North Carolina; and one letter, 1848, from Mason to U.S. Navy Commander William M. Glendy about Master James S. Ridgely and his indiscretion in giving recruits extra liquor.

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