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 File — Box: SC1800-1849.001, Folder: 2051.01

Scope and Contents note

From the Collection: This collection consists of one letter written by Francis S. Lyon, dated March 3, 1837, to M. Dickerson, Secretary of the United States Navy, and a bill of sale in Marengo County, Alabama, with Lyon's signature as a witness. In the letter he recommends that Dr. C. Wm. Tait to the position of assistant surgeon in the Navy. He states that there have been no appointments of this kind made from Alabama and hopes that Dr. Tait will be allowed to be examined by the first available board to demonstrate his qualifications. The letter is also signed by Reuben Chapman, Joab Lawler, Dixon H. Lewis and Joshua L. Martin, all Congressmen for the State of Alabama.

The bill of sale is for land in 1858 in the village of Macon, Marengo County, Alabama, to St. Andrews Parish rector Francis R. Hanson, church wardens Henry A. Tayloe and James H. Dubose, and vestry men J.W. Tayloe and Isiah DuBose, by Francis R. Hanson.


  • 1837-1858


From the Collection: 0.05 Linear Feet (2 documents)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English