Guide to John Thomson Mason, Jr. letter C0375
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John Thomson Mason, Jr. was an American lawyer and U.S. Representative from Maryland. Mason was the grandson of Thomson Mason, younger brother of George Mason IV. Mason was born in Maryland on May 9, 1815. He attended Princeton College (now University) and practiced as a lawyer in Hagerstown, MD. He was eventually elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served Maryland's sixth district from 1841 - 1843. Mason died on March 28, 1873.
Letter from John Thomson Mason, Jr. to an unknown recipient, July 7, 1841. The letter was written during Mason's tenure as U.S. Representative for the sixth district of Maryland. The letter reads: "House of Representatives, July 7, 1841, Dear Sir, You will do me a favor by giving the information [desired?] in the accompanying letter. If possible let me know where is the regiment or company to which is attached the new [?] under Lee. Respectfully yours, [?] Thomson Mason Return also if you please this letter."
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Mason, John Thomson, 1815-1873
United States. Congress. House
John Thomson Mason, Jr. letter, C0375, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
Donated by David S. Turk on April 28, 2005.
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