Papers, 1844-1849.


Mason, John Y. (John Young), 1799-1859. Papers, 1844-1849.

Papers, 1844-1849.

Correspondence of John Young Mason, who was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and held several political offices, containing a letter, 1849, from Simon Cameron recommending a contractor from Pennsylvania who was bidding on a project in Virginia; a letter to Mason from Willie P. Mangum and other prominent North Carolinians recommending James Abbott for a lieutenancy in the United States Navy; and letters written for Mason while he was secretary of the navy of the United States concerning the investigation of a ship alleged to be in the slave trade, 1844, and the transportation of Wilson Shannon to Mexico to assume his duties as ambassador, 1844.

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

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...