Titre : (Rhode Island) Family Papers.
1824-57. FMD (1796-1858) was a public official in RI & served as Gov. of the state in 1850s. This material consists of six items related to Dimond & his family. (1) W(illiam) B(each) Lawrence, ALS, Ochre Point, Newport, 1854, to FMD. Lawrence was Lt Gov. of RI & succeeded to governorship; also a jurist & diplomat under Gallatin as Legation Secy in London; later charged at Paris. Later, law partner of Ham. Fish. Lawrence writes of political prospects, reporting on "a very good meeting this evening," & saying "everything practicable" has been done to "rally the Democrats" & discussing the "two factions of Whigs." (2) E. J. H. Gibson, ALS, Boston, 1856, to FMD, 2pp., 8vo. Sale of some "Bonds." He also notes "the Ogdensburgh Rd has been sold under a foreclosure of the 2nd mortgage," discussing the matter & inquiring what class of Bonds FMD holds. (3) Note for $1000, Office of the Atlantic & Pacific RR Co., NY, June 5, 1854, marked "accepted" by FMD. (4) Thomas Philbrook, ALS, to Mrs. FMD, Providence, 1832, 1 full-p., 4to. Folds. Docketed on verso. The writer discusses schooling for "Cornelius" at the Kingston Academy & gives instructions on passage for the boy. (5) Ptd notary's protest DS, accomplished in manuscript, 1p., 4to., Bristol, 1857. Attempt to collect an overdue debt. (6) 1824 receipt to Byron Diman (RI Gov. from 1846-47). N° de réf. du libraire A4296230448
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