United States -- History -- War of 1812
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Contains a letter from Isaiah Townsend to R. Winslow for which Myers was the courier (1814), a letter from Mr. Tobias Lear of the Department of War to Mr. R. Brent relating to Captain Mordecai Myers of the 13th Infantry (1815), and a Masonic certificate signed by Mordecai Myers as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New York (1856).
Contains items pertaining to two members of the Cohen family: Elkah (1785-1875), a letter written to her by Joseph Hutchins of Barbados, mentioning the new Mikveh Israel Synagogue in Philadelphia (1819); and Joseph Simon Cohen (1791-1858), manuscript of a sermon given by him at Congregation Mikveh Israel on the day of Thanksgiving called at the end of the War of 1812 (1815). Also contains Passover Hagadah of Bilah Simon, and the Ketubah of Bilah Simon and Solomon Myers-Cohen.
Contains materials from David B. Nones (1783-1837), Benjamin Nones (1757-1826), and Joseph B. Nones (1797-1887). Materials of David Nones are three letters, dated 1810, to his parents, in which David asks for approval of his marriage to a non-Jew, promises her conversion, and describes his cargo's seizure in Cophenhagen; one letter, dated 1825, to David's son, Joseph, offering fatherly advice, two letters, dated 1824, from David's sister Esther and Solomon Jacobs of Richmond, Va., recommending the health spa at Whiter Sulphur Springs; two letters in Spanish, dated 1824 and 1829, from David's brother-in-law, Felix C. Rossi of Cadiz, and a nephew, Chinaud, in Cuba discussing the heavy emigration from Europe to America and their own projected trips to Cuba and the U.S.; and three letters, dated 1829, describing David's settlement of claims against the French from Napoloenic times and U.S. legislation. Materials of Benjamin Nones are three legal documents signed by Nones as a notary public in Philadelphia, and photocopies of letters from Nones to his son, Joseph, and from Joseph to his mother regarding his marriage to Eveline DeLeon. Legal documents are dated 1803-1823; letters are dated 1822-1823. Materials of Joseph Nones include a manuscript biography of experiences in the U.S. Navy during which time Nones served as private secretary to Henry Clay at the negotiations of the Treaty of Ghent. Also includes biographies of Albert Gallatin, Jonathan Russell, and John Lawrence.
Uriah Phillips Levy rose to the rank of Commodore in the United States Navy despite religious hostility. He succeeded in abolishing corporal punishment in the Navy, and is credited for preserving Thomas Jefferson's estate, Monticello. His papers consist of correspondence, financial and legal records, publications, papers, newspaper articles, a notebook, and a book.