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Diplomatic letter of introduction for James Chesnut of Camden, S.C. "to the respective diplomatic agents of United States in Europe," written and signed by John Forsyth, U.S. Secretary of State, in compliance with a request from the Secretary of War Joel Poinsett (also from S.C.). 1839.
[recto] To the respective diplomatic Agents of the United States in Europe Washington, 5 April 1839 Sir - This letter will be handed to you by Mr. James Chesnut of Camden, South Carolina now about to visit Europe. By the request of the Secretary of War. Mr. Poinsett, I take leave to introduce Mr. Chesnut to you, and bespeak for him, during his stay in your neighborhood, such attentions as you may find it convenient to bestow on him. Very truly your [signed] John Forsyth
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Forsyth, John, "Diplomatic letter of introduction for James Chesnut of Camden, S.C. Written by John Forsyth, Secretary of State, 1839." (1839). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 180.
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