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Fletcher Webster letters, 1841 April 8, 28; 1854 February 1; 1854 April 17.
Wyles SC 292LOCAL
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Fletcher Webster letters, 1841 April 8, 28; 1854 February 1; 1854 April 17


Webster, Fletcher, 1813-1862, creator


Fendall, Philip Richard, 1794-1868, correspondent.


Gordon, George William, 1801-1877, correspondent.


Beal, Joseph S., correspondent.


Parkhurst, W. E., correspondent.


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Four holograph letters written and signed by Fletcher Webster. The first letter, dated April 8th, 1841 and signed by F. Webster, Chief Clerk, State Department, is to P. R. Fendall, Esq. to request that he informs Webster of any progress made with the laws of the last Session of Congress since inquiries have been made about when they will be printed and it is desirable that they be distributed as soon as possible. The second letter, dated April 28, 1841 from Washington, [D. C.], is to George W. Gordon, Esq., Postmaster of Boston, about Gordon's commission being mailed and as "Acting Secretary", Webster has the pleasure of signing it. The letter ends by asking Gordon to tell a mutual friend to write him and addressing Gordon as Mr. Posmaster. The third letter, dated February 1, 1854 from Boston, [Massachusetts], is to Joseph S. Beal, Esq. to ask whether they must take the oath in order to sell real estate before any magistrate out of Plymouth County or must it be one in Plymouth County. The fourth letter, dated April 17, 1856 from Boston, [Massachusetts] and addressed to W. E. Parkhurst, Esq., states that in response to Parkhurst's request, Webster has enclosed an autograph of his late father [Daniel Webster].


1841 (issued)


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Webster, Fletcher -- 1813-1862 -- Correspondence
Webster, Daniel -- 1782-1852
United States. -- Department of State -- History
Legislators -- United States -- Correspondence
Politicians -- United States -- Correspondence
Postmasters -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century


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Fletcher Webster, also known as Daniel Fletcher Webster, was the son of renowned politician Daniel Webster and Grace Fletcher Webster. He was Chief Clerk of the United States State Department during his father's first term as Secretary of State. During the American Civil War, he served as colonel of the 12th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, which was named "The Webster Regiment" in his honor. He was killed in the Second Battle of Bull Run on August 30, 1862.
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Cite as: [Identification of item], Fletcher Webster letters. Wyles SC 292. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.


Letters (correspondence).

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4 items (4 leaves) ; 21 x 13 cm; 24 x 20 cm; 20 x 13 cm; 25 x 19 cm.






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Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.