Gideon Lee Papers (N)

"Arranged into three series: I. Correspondence. II. Mayoral Papers. III. Miscellaneous Records. Collection of correspondence both to and from Lee of a personal and business nature. Included is family correspondence, 1806-1839; papers concerning the New York City fire in 1835; and marriage register as mayor, 1833-1834. Correspondents include Peter Cooper, John A. Dix, Erastus Corning, Lewis C. Beck, Azarian Flagg, Albert Gallatin, W.L. March, Zadock Pratt, S.B. Ruggles, and Roger B. Taney. Unpublished finding aid." https://nysl.nysed.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi.exe/?ps=o9OTulqYKp/NYSL/3870058/9

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I beg leave to introduce to your notice my Son who is greatly bound to your kindness.
Sender: Gideon Lee
Recipient: MVB
I beg leave to introduce to your notice my young Friend, George A. Richmond, who visits W M Washington, with a view to <obtain> ^solicit^ a midshipmans Warrant. Mr. R. is of <illegible> of the best Families in Providence R.I. and is <moreover> a fine young man. Any <favor> you may find it in ^the <illegible> of^ your <illegible> to <show> him will be duly... Continue Reading
Sender: Gideon Lee
Recipient: MVB
I am exceedingly desirous of procuring a pla Midshipmans place in the Navy for my Son. The lad now eighteen years ^is^ most firmly bent on being so placed, if the thing be possible. Alderman <Furniss> has kindly taken charge of the application. He is acquainted with the Boy. May I solicit your good offices in this matter which in which I feel unusual solicitude?
Sender: Gideon Lee
Recipient: MVB
I t Permit me to introduce to your favorable nature, James Coppinger <Jnr>—recently from France whose communication any courtesies which you may by pleased to extend to <Jnr>—will be deemed by me as granted to myself
Sender: Gideon Lee
Recipient: MVB