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Letter : St. Louis, to [Benson John Lossing], 1849 May 6.

Author: Thomas Hart Benton; Benson John Lossing; Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library); Newberry Library.
Edition/Format:   Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Letter to historian Benson John Lossing outlining James Wiley Magoffin's pivotal diplomatic role in Stephen Watts Kearny's peaceful 1846 occupation of the Department of New Mexico.
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
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Personal correspondence
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Named Person: Diego Archuleta; Manuel Armijo; Thomas Hart Benton; Stephen Watts Kearny; James W Magoffin; Thomas Hart Benton; Stephen Watts Kearny
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hart Benton; Benson John Lossing; Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library); Newberry Library.
OCLC Number: 34126203
Notes: Forms part of the Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library).
Formerly known as Ayer MS 66a.
Text of letter on first two pages.
At head of letter: Private.
Endorsement on p. 4: Ansred 17. May 1849. Sent to W.C. Jones to be forwarded to Col. B.
For more information, consult the Special Collections Info. File.
Description: 1 item (4 pages) ; 25 cm
Other Titles: ALS

Abstract:

Letter to historian Benson John Lossing outlining James Wiley Magoffin's pivotal diplomatic role in Stephen Watts Kearny's peaceful 1846 occupation of the Department of New Mexico.

According to Benton, he introduced Magoffin to an impressed President Polk, whereupon Magoffin was engaged to assist with Kearny's New Mexico expedition. Prior to Kearny's arrival in Santa Fe, Magoffin convinced Mexican commanders Manuel Armijo and Diego Archuleta to retire with their forces, thus allowing U.S. troops to take possession of the Department without firing a shot.

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/19306742#Person\/armijo_manuel_1854<\/a>> # Manuel Armijo<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1854<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Armijo<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Manuel<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Manuel Armijo<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/19306742#Person\/kearny_stephen_watts_1794_1848<\/a>> # Stephen Watts Kearny<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1794<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1848<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Kearny<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Stephen Watts<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Stephen Watts Kearny<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh2010007121<\/a>> # Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns--New Mexico<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns--New Mexico<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/57859642<\/a>> # Stephen Watts Kearny<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1794<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1848<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Kearny<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Stephen Watts<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Stephen Watts Kearny<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/64749980<\/a>> # Thomas Hart Benton<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:birthDate<\/a> \"1782<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:deathDate<\/a> \"1858<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Benton<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Thomas Hart<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Thomas Hart Benton<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n