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