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Collection Reference Number GLC04380
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1847 
Title Zachary Taylor to Jefferson Davis regarding various matters, including family, the Secretary of War and Health
Date ca. March-May 1847
Author Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850)  
Recipient Davis, Jefferson  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Sends Davis newspapers and notes he has had no news from Secretary of War Marcy. Sends along Colonel Taylor's wishes for a speedy recovery. Hopes he has received letters from Mrs. Davis and that everyone is well. Says that he received a letter from Captain John S. Allison (Taylor's brother-in-law) that mentioned seeing "your good old lady," Mrs. Davis, and that she was well. Place of writing and date range is per Lynda Crist, Davis Papers, inferred from the period of Davis' recovery from the Battle of Buena Vista. The envelope postmarked New Orleans June 19 belongs to a later letter or may be the original, illustrating the lag time between Monterrey and New Orleans. Colonel Taylor is possibly Joseph Taylor, Zachary's brother.
Subjects Mexican War  Latin and South America  Military History  Injury or Wound  Women's History  Marriage  Health and Medical  
People Taylor, Zachary (1784-1850)  Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889)  Allison, John S. (fl. 1847)  Marcy, William Learned (1786-1857)  
Place written Monterey, Mexico
Theme Women in American History; The Mexican War; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859