• Renowned Asher Robbins Recommends Candidate To Secretary Of Navy Dickerson

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    ASHER ROBBINS (October 26, 1761 – February 25, 1845) was a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island. He studied law from 1782 to 1790 and was admitted to the bar in 1792. He was appointed U.S. District Attorney in 1812 and was a member of the Rhode Island Assembly from 1818 to 1825. He was named postmaster of Newport, Rhode Island, from 1841 until his death in 1845.

    MAHLON DICKERSON (April 17, 1770 – October 5, 1853) was an American judge, politician, governor of New Jersey and a United States Senator from that state.  He was appointed twice as Secretary of Navy by Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren.

    One-page, 8 x 10, ALS, April 29, 1836, Robbins writes to Dickerson, recommending George A. Fordick “of the City of New York, as a candidate for a midshipman’s warrant, and is recommend him to your favorable consideration. His recommendation will shortly be forwarded, either direct, or through me, to your Department.


    “With high regards

    “I am

    “Asher Robbins”


    Folds, toning and some foxing.  A few chips along the left margin.  Very readable.


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