Contains 79 Results:
Thomas Walker Gilmer, Washington, DC, to Lucy W. Gilmer, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1843 December 28
Mentions that Mr. Goggin has gone home - "whether he will come back I know not and care but little;" asks her to tell Frank Minor that he, Thomas Walker Gilmer, plans to take up law again as he is tired of Congress; states that "Texas will come into the Union very soon." 3 pp. ALS.
Reports that Mr. Meade wants to pay him some money and that as soon as it is in the bank, he will send Minor a check; states that "I am very busy now with my contest." 1 p. ALS.
"Speech of Thomas Walker Gilmer, Secretary of the Navy of the United States;" discusses the role of history in human society. 20 pp. Df of AMs.
B. Kennon, Bureau of Construction, Equipment, and Repairs, to Thomas Walker Gilmer, 1844 February 22
Congratulates him on his new position as Secretary of the Navy; believes that "the shortest cut to the presidential chair lies through the department of the Navy;" states that a code of Rules and Regulations and a modification of the organization are required to restore order to the Navy; advocates Calhoun's plan for reorganization. 1 p. TCy of L. Incomplete.
The explosion killed Secretary of the Navy Thomas Walker Gilmer, Commodore B. Kennon, secretary of State Judge Abel Parker Upshur, Virgil Maxcy - US Minister at Belgium, and Col. David Gardiner. 2 pp. NwsCl.
Reports of the funeral procession for those killed aboard the Princeton in the Daily Globe, 1844 March 2
Resolutions passed by the legislature of the State of New Jersey upon the deaths of those killed aboard the Princeton. 2 pp. ACyS of D, including ADS certifying that the above is a true copy. 1 p.
Daniel Hanes, Executive Department, Trenton, New Jersey, to Mrs. Thomas Walker Gilmer, Ann E. Gilmer, Washington City, DC, 1844 March 6
Advises Mrs. Baker to urge her daughter, Ann E. Gilmer, to "shake off this lethargy of grief and take comfort for her children's sake;" Expresses her sorrow over the death of Thomas Walker Gilmer; explains that she has also been bereaved and so understands the desolation of widowhood." 2 pp. ALS.
States that she had not written earlier as she did not know what to say to comfort her; prays that her grief will be comforted; urges her to have faith in the Lord. 4 pp. ALS.
Reports that he found Walker, Mrs. Gilmer's son, to be deficient in Latin; offers to take him on as a student at no cost; asks that if she decides to send Walker to him, that she keep it a secret, so that he will not think he is any different from the other students. 3 pp. ALS.
Describes how he has settled in at his new location; asks Minor for his opinion on whether he should run for district attorney; argues that the jobwould give him a good salary and position, but believes himself too young for the job; notes that most of the prominent men in the state are Virginians; gives news of some of Minor's relatives. 2 pp. ALS.