DescriptionCharles Carroll of Bellevue Archive, consisting of one cabinet card and nine letters, all dated 1818-1821. The letters concern various topics, including political and business matters, as well as the assassination of Henry Carroll, the eldest son of Charles Carroll of Bellevue. Also included are retained copies of letters to President James Monroe. Charles Carroll of Bellevue (1767-1823) was the cousin of Charles Carroll of Carrollton (a signer of the Declaration of Independence) and friend to James Madison and James Monroe. He assisted Dolley Madison in evacuating the White House in August 1814, just before the British attack. This archive has been well cared for; some letters may have slight damage at the seals due to their original unsealing. This archive consists of the following items:
(1) Charles Carroll of Bellevue Cabinet Card.
(2) Charles Carroll of Bellevue ALS, dated January 30, 1818, telling his eldest son Henry, an applicant for Receiver of Public Monies for the Missouri Territory, that he does not wish to request President Monroe's special assistance in securing the position for his son. On March 5, 1818, Henry wrote James Madison. Included with Charles Carroll's letter is a typed letter dated March 11, 1818, from Madison at Montpelier telling Henry Carroll that he had written President Monroe on Carroll's behalf.
(3) General John Mason ALS to Charles Carroll of Bellevue, dated March 4, 1819. Carroll has docketed the letter, "Genl. John Mason Rec'd & answered May 2, 1819, about Bank of Columbia." John Mason, a scion of the prominent Mason political family, was the president of the Bank of Columbia.
(4) Charles Carroll of Bellevue ALS, dated May 20, 1820, to Charles H. Carroll, his son, regarding business matters.
(5) Charles Carroll of Bellevue ALS, dated July 8, 1820, to Charles H. Carroll regarding the assassination of Henry Carroll in Missouri.
(6) Charles Carroll of Bellevue retained copy ALS, dated November 3, 1820, to President Monroe regarding Colonel John Miller, an "officer of worth and distinction in the late War." Miller served as the fourth governor of the state of Missouri.
(7) Charles Carroll of Bellevue retained copies of two ALsS on a bifolium, both dated August 10, 1821, regarding resignation as Register of Lands in Missouri. The first is to Treasury Secretary William H. Crawford and the second is to President Monroe.
(8) Fair Copy manuscript entitled, "An Act for changing the compensation of Receivers and Registers of the Land Office," dated April 20, 1818. The clerk has written in the signatures of Henry Clay James Monroe.
(9) Charles H. Carroll and Alida Carroll ALS, dated November 20, 1820, to Ann Carroll and Hannah Sprigg of Missouri.
(10) Ann Carroll ALS dated June 20, 1821, to Alida Carroll.
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