Waddy Thompson papers, 1799-1978.


Thompson, Waddy, 1798-1868. Waddy Thompson papers, 1799-1978.

Waddy Thompson papers, 1799-1978.

Papers, 1799 - 1869 and 1933, 1963, 1977-1978; chiefly correspondence, commissions and certificates re Thompson's diplomatic mission as minister to Mexico, 1842-1844, including papers re claims against, treaty with, and prisoners held by Mexico; political correspondence re national and state affairs; and commissions of Thompson and of his father, Waddy Thompson, Sr.; places represented include Washington, D.C.; Columbia and Greenville, S.C.; Georgia; Virginia; Frankfort (Kentucky); Mexico; and elsewhere. Family papers discuss household and plantation expenses. Correspondents include Robert W. Barnwell, Andrew Pickens Butler, Pierce Mason Butler, John J. Crittenden, Warren R. Davis, Robert H. Hayne, Charles Lanman, Brantz Mayer, George McDuffie, Abraham Nott, Benjamin F. Perry, James Louis Petigru, Francis W. Pickens, Joel R. Poinsett, John Tyler, and others. Accounts, 15 Oct. 1824 and 2 Sept. 1837, listing expenses for plantation and household supplies; letter, 5 July 1842 (Washington, D.C.), from W[illiam] B[erkeley] Lewis, [Second Auditor of the U.S. Treasury], to WT in Mexico, enclosing letter to be translated into Spanish applying to the Mexican government for indemnity "in relation to our claim upon the Texan Government," commenting on friction between President [John] Tyler and Congress over proposed distribution of the land fund; letter, 11 Dec. 1842 (Washington, D.C.), from Brantz Mayer [Secretary of U.S. Legation to Mexico], to WT re his return "through the South" to settle his father's estate, reports on interview with [Daniel] Webster and his dissatisfaction with the proposed treaty with Mexico, possible change in status of minister, Mayer's chances of appointment to Denmark, Thompson's popularity in Mexico, resignation of [William C.] Preston and [John C.] Calhoun, appraisal of presidential candidates: [Martin] Van Buren, [Thomas H.] Benton, [James] Buchanan, [Lewis] Cass, [John C.] Calhoun, and [Henry] Clay, "I think it highly probably that Tyler or Cass will be the man, - tho' Calhoun's stock is rising...." Letter, 18 Mar. 1843 (Demopolis, Ala.), from F[rancis] S[trother] Lyon, requesting Thompson's aid in providing comfort to David S. Kornegay, taken prisoner in Texas; letter, 2 July 1843, from T[homas] J[efferson] Green, "Castle of Perote," to Santa Anna, stating conditions of his health since his imprisonment with a medical certificate, discussing "medical assistance necessary for my restoration... I have not been trusted upon parole"; draft of a letter, 17 Oct. 1843 (U.S. Legation, Mexico) to Jose M. de Bocanegra, presenting a counter project for settlement of "claims pending between the Government and citizens of the U.S. States and the Government & citizens of the Mexican Republic." Also includes small amount of genealogical information on the Thompson, Chotard, Gould family, and Williams families.

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