Miscellaneous business and personal papers, correspondence, letter books, and clippings, mostly relating to Brigadier General
Peter W. Spicer (?-1834) and his son, John W. Spicer. An important part of the collection consists of correspondence and letters
of recommendation assembled by General Spicer in his efforts to secure a federal appointment from President Andrew Jackson.
A number of items, including warrants, commissions, and gold epaulets, relate to John W. Spicer's connection with the 7th
Regiment of the New York National Guard. Papers relating to property owned in Illinois and Massachusetts also included.
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