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Richard Mentor Johnson letter to Paul Hamilton : autograph manuscript signed, 1809 May 29

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Finding aid prepared by Katie L.B. Henningsen

Title

Richard Mentor Johnson letter to Paul Hamilton : autograph manuscript signed

Date

1809 May 29

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

2011MS008 : [identification of item], Richard Mentor Johnson letter to Paul Hamilton : autograph manuscript signed, 1809 May 29, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.01 Cubic feet

1 item

Biography/History

Richard Mentor Johnson (1780-1850), a native Kentuckian, was the ninth Vice President of the United States under Martin Van Buren. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Scope and Content

Written and signed by Richard Johnson Mentor, this letter recommends Thomas Barbour of Virginia as a Surgeon's Mate or Lieutenant in the Marine Corps to United States Secretary of the Navy, Paul Hamilton. The letter includes the signatures of John Dawson and Benjamin Howard, both members of the United States House of Representatives.

Subjects

  • Edward N. Bomsey Autographs, Inc..
  • Dawson, John, 1762-1814
  • Hamilton, Paul, 1762-1816
  • Howard, Benjamin, 1760-1814
  • United States--History--19th Century.

Collection Inventory