Civil and military commissions, Michigan, 1818-1821.


Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866. Civil and military commissions, Michigan, 1818-1821.

Civil and military commissions, Michigan, 1818-1821.

Record group 81-42 consists of records on Michigan civil and military commissions for the years 1818-1821. Records are printed forms filled out and signed by Lewis Cass and William Woodbridge or their clerk. The military commissions give only name, rank and unit. The civil commissions give name and position of appointment, like justice of the peace, sheriff, coroner, register of probate, clerk and justice of county court, supervisor of roads and highways, constable, inspector of provisions, surveyor, county commissioner, auctioneer, prosecuting attorney, etc.

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Woodbridge, William, 1780-1861 (person)

Woodbridge was born in Conn. on Aug. 20, 1780. He served in several high Ohio political positions before moving to Michigan. Woodbridge served as Secretary and Acting Governor of the Territory of Michigan, 1812-1828; Collector of Customs at Detroit, 1814- ; Michigan Territory's first delegate in Congress, 1819-1820; Justice of the Territorial Supreme Court, 1828-1832; Delegate from the 1st District (Detroit) to the Constitutional Convention of 1835; Senator from the 1st District, 1838-1839; Gove...

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Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866 (person)

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, 1...