Congress of the US 1837

31 Members of the 24th Congress petition President Van Buren promoting a candidate for Consul General or Special Agent To Germany

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10 x 8 ADS, 3pp (folded sheet) of Rep. Isaac McKim, Washington, ca. April 20, 1837, petition to the House of Representatives urging the appointment of Joshua Dodge by the President pursuant to resolution passed by the House to negotiate with foreign governments for admission of American tobacco at reasonable duty rates. McKim notes Dodge was Consul at Marseilles (1819-29) and presently Consul at Bremen (1833-39) and is well qualified. Signed also by MD Reps. James A. Pearce, Daniel Jenifer, George C. Washington, James Turner, John N. Steele, Francis Thomas; VA Reps. George Loyall, Walter Coles, John M. Patton, James Garland, John Y. Mason; PA Rep. Joseph Reed Ingersoll; OH Reps. William Kennon, Jeremiah McLene, Daniel Kilgore; KY Reps. Sherrod Williams, James Harlan, John Chambers, John Calhoon; TN Reps. Ebenezer J. Shields, John B. Forester; SC Rep. Henry L. Pinckney; MO Rep. Albert G. Harrison; NY Reps. Stephen B. Leonard, John McKeon, Mathias J. Bovee, William Seymour, Aaron Vanderpoel, and Ranson H. Gillett (ANS in support of appointment on 3rd page). Signatures on bottom of 1st page and all of 2nd page. Docket in unknown hand at top indicates petition received April 20, 1837. Interesting piece of congressional history! Isaac McKim (1775-1838) Md. US Rep 1823-25, 1833-38, ADC to General Samuel Smith in War of 1812. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad director 1827 -31. James A. Pearce (1805-1862) Md. US Rep 1835-39, 1841-43, Senator 1843-62. Daniel Jenifer (1791-1855) Md. US Rep 1831-33, 1835-41, Minister to Austrian Empire 1841-45. George C. Washington (1789-1854) grand-nephew of George Washington, Md. US Rep 1827-33, 1835-37. Later Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Co. president, appointed in 1844 as a commissioner to settle claims from 1835 treaty with Cherokees. 1852 Native American Party VP nominee with Daniel Webster; on Webster's death 9 days before election, ticket replaced by Jacob Broom and Reynell Coates. James Turner (1783-1861) Md. US Rep 1833-1837. John N. Steele (1796-1853) Md. US Rep 1834-37, Whig gubernatorial candidate 1838. Francis Thomas (1799-1876) Staunch opponent of slavery, Md. Governor 1842-45. US Rep 1831-41, 1861-69. Helped draft 1864 state constitution which emancipated Maryland slaves. President of Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Co. 1839, 1840. Minister to Peru 1872-75. George Loyall (1789-1868) Va. US Rep 1830-31, 1833-37, Norfolk Navy Agent 1837-61 (but for 2 years). Walter Coles (1790-1857) Va. US Rep 1835-45. John M. Patton (1797-1858) Great-grandfather of Genl. George S. Patton Jr., US Rep 1830-39, acting Va. governor for 12 days in 1841. James Garland (1791-1885) Va. US Rep 1835-41. John Y. Mason (1799-1859) Va. US Rep 1831-37, US judge 1841-44, Navy Secretary 1844-45, 1846-49, US Attorney General 1845-46. President of 1851 Va. constitutional convention, Minister to France 1853-59 (with James Buchanan and Pierre Soule, Ministers to Great Britain and Spain, drafted Oct. 1854 Ostend Manifesto). Joseph Reed Ingersoll (1786-1868) Penna. US Rep 1835-37, 1841-49. Minister to United Kingdom 1852-53. William Kennon, Sr. (1793-1881) Ohio US Rep 1829-33, 1835-37. Ohio jurist 1840-47, 1854-56. Jeremiah McLene (1767-1837) Oh. US Rep 1833-37, Penna. Militia Major General 1783, Oh. Secretary of State (2nd) 1808-31. Daniel Kilgore (1793-1851) Oh. US Rep Dec. 1, 1834-July 4, 1838; Steubenville and Indiana Railroad president 1850-51. Sherrod Williams (1804-?) Ky. US Rep 1835-41. James Harlan (1800-1863) Ky. US Rep 1835-39, Ky. US Attorney 1861-63; Ky. Secretary of State 1841-45 & Attorney General 1850-59 (1st elected statewide). Father of Supreme Court Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan (1833-1911). John Chambers (1780-1852) Ky. US Rep 1828-29, 1835-39; 2nd Governor of Iowa Territory 1841-45. ADC to Wm. Henry Harrison in War of 1812. Commissioner to negotiate treaty with the Sioux 1849. John Calhoon (1797-?) Ky. US Rep 1835-39. Ebenezer J. Shields (1778-1846) Tn. US Rep 1835-39. John B. Forester (?-1845) Tn. US Rep 1833-37. Henry L. Pinckney (1794-1863) Son of Charles Pinckney, So. Car. US Rep 1833-37. Founded "Charleston Mercury" 1819, sole editor for 15 years. Charleston Intendant (Mayor) 1829-40, Port of Charleston Collector 1841, 1842. Albert G. Harrison (1800-1839) Mo. US Rep 1835-39, member of West Point Board of Visitors 1828, member of commission to settle land titles growing out of Spanish grants 1829-35. Stephen B. Leonard (1793-1876) NY US Rep 1835-37, 1839-41, "Owego Gazette" publisher-editor 181435. Owego Supervisor 185456, Deputy US Marshal 185761. John McKeon (1808-1883) NY US Rep 1835-37, 1841-43. New York County DA 1846-50, 1882-83, US Attorney for So. District of NY 1854-58. Matthias J. Bovee (1793-1872) NY US Rep 1835-37. William Seymour (17751848) NY US Rep 1835-37. Aaron Vanderpoel (1799-1870) NY US Rep 1833-37, 1839-41; NYC jurist 1842-50. Ransom H. Gillet (1800-1876) NY US Rep 1833-37, commissioner to treat with New York Indians 1837-39. Register of US Treasury 1845-47, Treasury Solicitor 1847-49, Asst. US Attorney General 1855-58, Solicitor of US Court of Claims 1858-61.

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