Monday, December 27, 2021

1840 Letter from Col. Henry Stanton (1779-1856), then Asst. Quartermaster General, in New York City; to Capt. James Ramsey Irwin (1800-1847) in Philadelphia

1840 letter from Col. Henry Stanton (1779-1856), then Asst. Quartermaster General in New York City, to Captain J. R. Irwin, Assistant Quartermaster in Philadelphia, acknowledging receipt of military clothing brought by the barge Shark.

Asst Quartermaster Gen's Office

New York, June 10, 1840
I have received in good order the packages of clothing etc shipped to my car on board the Barge Shark of the Merchants Transfer Line, agreeably to the Bill of Lading enclosed with your letter of 6 Instant.

I am Sir
Your Obt. Servant
Henry Stanton
Asst QuarterMaster Gen.

To Captain I. R. Irwin - more likely J. R. Irwin
Asst Quartermaster


Col. Henry Stanton
New York
June 10, 1840

Advises receipt of packages of Mil. Clothing advised of per letter of 6th inst.

Recd. June 12, 1840

Colonel Henry Stanton (1179-1856), a Vermont native, son of David Stanton and Olivia (Galusha) Stanton, participated in the Seminole Wars and the Mexican War; he was promoted in 1847 to Brigadier General during the War with Mexico.

Capt. J. R. Irwin was Captain James R. Irwin (1800-1847), who graduated from West Point in 1825 and died in Mexico City in 1847, during the War with Mexico. He was a Pennsylvania native, son of Archibald Irwin and Mary (Ramsey) Irwin. 

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