James Abercrombie Letter
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of one letter of recommendation written on March 8, 1849 by James Abercrombie, then serving as Senator in the Alabama Senate, to the Honorable William B Preston, Secretary of the Navy under President Zachary Taylor, putting forward James Caswell as an applicant for the position of agent in Alabama to protect the public timber.
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Biographical / Historical
James Abercrombie was born in 1795 in Hancock County, Georgia. He served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1820 to 1822, 1824 to 1825 and 1838 to 1839. He was also an Alabama State Senator from 1825 to 1833 and 1847 to 1850. He was elected to the United states House of Representatives from Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District and served from 1851–1855. He moved to Florida in 1856 and died in Pensacola, Florida in 1861.
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Letter of recommendation written on March 8, 1849 by James Abercrombie, then serving as Senator in the Alabama Senate, to the Honorable William B Preston, Secretary of the Navy under President Zachary Taylor.
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