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[Letter] 1820 July 28, War Department, [to] Mid. W.F. Sheild / J.C. Calhoun.

Title: [Letter] 1820 July 28, War Department, [to] Mid. W.F. Sheild / J.C. Calhoun.
Personal Author: Calhoun, John C. (Caldwell), 1782-1850.
Date: 1820 July 28.
Extent: [1] leaf.
Dimensions: 25 x 40 cm. folded to 25 x 20 cm.
General Note: See also Calhoun's biography and a guide to research collections of his papers (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000044).
Abstract: Calhoun states that although Sheild's case is a strong one, the Navy Department will not make any concessions in his favor. Calhoun advises Sheild to wait and take the examination in the fall, and states that Sheild's brother Thomas who is with Calhoun agrees. Calhoun urges Sheild not to resign or to throw away any advantages to himself or his country. Calhoun served in the House of Representatives (1811-17), the Senate (1832-43, 1845-50) and in the cabinets of two Presidents as Monroe's Secretary of War (1817-25) and Tyler's Secretary of State (1844-45). He also served as John Quincy Adams' Vice President (1824) and Andrew Jackson's Vice President (1828).
Personal Subject: Calhoun, John C. (Caldwell), 1782-1850 -- Correspondence
Sheild Thomas.
Corporate Subject: United States. Navy Dept.
Recipient: Sheild, W. F.

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