Papers of Peter Grayson Washington, 1846-1870.

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Washington, Peter Grayson, d. 1872. Papers of Peter Grayson Washington, 1846-1870.

Papers of Peter Grayson Washington, 1846-1870.

Include two letters, 1846, from Thomas Hart Benton to Peter Grayson Washington, regarding a pay raise and a leave of absence for an employee; letter, 27 July 1852, from Alfred Conkling, Auburn, N.Y., to Peter Grayson Washington, Washington, D.C., regarding a subscription to a periodical; and two letters, 1853-1854, from John Wentworth, Washington, D.C., to Peter Grayson Washington, regarding executive appointments. Also include letter, 29 December 1854, from John M. Read, Philadelphia, Pa., to Peter Grayson Washington, Washington, D.C., regarding United States fiscal policy; letters, 1856-1865, from L. Quinton Washington to Peter Grayson Washington, regarding California and Kentucky politics, and loyalty oaths; and letter, 22 October 1856, from John B. Floyd, Abingdon, Va., to James Guthrie, requesting a continuance of a court case between the U.S. Treasury Department and Floyd's brother. Also include three letters, 18601-861, from Philip Allen, Providence, R.I., to Peter Grayson Washington, Washington, D.C., regarding politics in Kentucky, the possibility of a political solution to the Civil War, the possible dissolution of the Union, James Guthrie, and the evolution of secessionist sentiment; and two letters, July 1862, from Juan Napoleon Zerman to Peter Grayson Washington, regarding a military appointment. Also include letter, 8 June 1870, from Thomas J.D. Fuller, Washington, D.C., to Peter Grayson Washington, regarding restitution for real property seized during the Civil War; and two letters, January 1857, between Peter Grayson Washington and Socrates Maupin, University of Virginia, regarding an honorary appointment to the U.S. Mint and family matters. Also include miscellaneous correspondence, 1853-1867, of Peter Grayson Washington, regarding immigration from Canada, executive appointments, the political implications of federal construction projects, iron manufacturing interests' influence on U.S. politics, the settlement of a decedent's estate, and the Washington National Monument Society.

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Allen, Philip, 1785-1865

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Washington, L. Quinton

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Washington National Monument Society

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Organized in 1833. From the description of Treasurer's records, 1849. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37522236 Washington National Monument Society was organized in Sept. 1833. The society was governed by a board of thirteen managers. In 1855-1858, the Society was under the control of the Know-Nothings who created their own Board of Managers. Due to this conflict and the Civil War, the construction lagged until 1876 when the Congress took over th...

Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1806-1863

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John Swank, a native of Augusta County, Va., settled near Singers Glen, Rockingham County, Va., where he lived until his death just before the outbreak of the Civil War. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and is buried at St. John's [Lutheran Church, Rockingham County.]. From the description of Land grant, 1849 March 31, to John Swank. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 15347747 Biographical note: Politician; John Buchanan Floyd was Governor of Virgi...

Read, John M. (John Meredith), 1797-1874

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American lawyer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to The Marshal of the S. District of New York, 1839 Jan. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616393 The Read family consistently played an important role in American government and politics from the time that George Read, a Delaware resident, signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Throughout the 17th to 19th centuries, the Reads served as lawyers, judges, poli...

Guthrie, James, 1792-1869

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James Guthrie (1792-1869) of Louisville, Ky., was president of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad; secretary of the United States Treasury, 1853-1857; member of the Peace Convention of 1861; and United States senator from Kentucky, 1865-1868. From the guide to the James Guthrie Letters, ., 1857-1862, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) American lawyer and politican; Secretary of Treasury. From the description...

Fuller, Thomas J. D. (Thomas James Duncan), 1808-1876

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Washington, Peter G. (Peter Grayson), 1798-1872

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Assistant Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, of Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers of Peter Grayson Washington, 1846-1870. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34566972 Biography to be added later. From the guide to the Maupin-Washington Papers, 1732-1932., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary) ...

Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858

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Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858) was a Missouri Democrat who served as a senator from 1821 to 1851. He opposed both abolitionism and the extension of slavery into new territories, but was a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. He died in 1858. From the guide to the Thomas Hart Benton letter, 1846 May 14, (J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah) Lawyer; Tennessee state senator, 1809-1811; aide-de-camp to Andrew Jackson; colonel of a regiment of ...

Zerman, Juan Napoleon

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Conkling, Alfred, 1789-1874

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United States. Department of the Treasury

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The Department of the Treasury was created by an act of Congress (1 Stat. 65), approved September 2, 1789. The orginal act established the Department to superintend the manage the National finances. This act charged the Secretary of the Treasury with the preparation of plans for the improvement and management of the revenue and the support of public credit. It further provided that the Secretary should prescribe the forms for keeping and rendering all manner of public accounts and for the ma...

Maupin, S. (Socrates), 1808-1871

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Maupin was chemistry professor at the University of Virginia from 1853-1871; Sommerville never matriculated. From the description of Letter to H[enry?] C[lay?] Sommerville, 1861 October 7. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 55858107 From the description of Letter to H[enry?] C[lay?] Sommerville [manuscript], 1837-1870. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647896588 Biography to be added later. From the guide to the Maupin-Washington P...

Wentworth, John, 1815-1888

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John Wentworth, Dartmouth Class of 1836; born Sandwich, NH, 1815; lawyer, mayor of Chicago, 1857 and 1860, member of Congress, 1843-51 and 1865-67. From the description of Letters, 1860-1861, to Richard Yates. (New Hampshire Newsp Project). WorldCat record id: 80527012 Early settler of Chicago who owned much property there, newspaper editor, Democratic and then Republican politician, Congressman, and mayor of Chicago. From the description of Letters, 1847-1884. (...