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Collection Reference Number GLC08977
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1846 
Title Edmund Kirby to Silas Wright regarding a plan to raise and command a New York regiment in the Mexican War
Date 26 May 1846
Author Kirby, Edmund (1794-1849)  
Recipient Wright, Silas  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Asking Governor Wright to approve his plan to raise and command a New York regiment in the Mexican War. Claims he can raise enough men for his own regiment, is experienced in command, and has already "asked the sanction of the Secretary of War and President to my tender of service to yourself." Promises "my faculties would be devoted with zeal to the endeavor to render the corps of New York volunteers a credit to the Empire State."
Subjects Mexican War  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Military History  Recruitment  President  
People Wright, Silas (1795-1847)  Kirby, Edmund (1794-1849)  
Place written Brownville, New York
Theme The Mexican War; Foreign Affairs; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Silas Wright was the Governor of New York, and had previously served as a Congressman and Senator. Edmund Kirby was a Colonel during the Mexican War, and had previously served in a number of different military capacities.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859