Item #68800 REPORTING ON HIS RECRUITMENT EFFORTS TO FILL THE RANKS OF THE PALMETTO REGIMENT SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS DURING THE WAR WITH MEXICO, IN AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED AND DATED CAMDEN, SOUTH CAROLINA, 24 DECEMBER 1847, ADDRESSED TO PRESIDENT JAMES K. POLK. Joseph KENNEDY.

REPORTING ON HIS RECRUITMENT EFFORTS TO FILL THE RANKS OF THE PALMETTO REGIMENT SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS DURING THE WAR WITH MEXICO, IN AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED AND DATED CAMDEN, SOUTH CAROLINA, 24 DECEMBER 1847, ADDRESSED TO PRESIDENT JAMES K. POLK

Single sheet, folded to 25 x 19 cm., 1 p. of text, approx. 180 words, 2 internal pages blank, addressed on the last page to James K. Polk, President U. States, Washington D.C. Round stamped, and stamped "free." Capt. Kennedy of Company G, Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, "serving in Mexico," writes that his Regiment was originally organized in Charleston by Major Wade on Dec. 14, 1846, and that he was charged by Maj. Gen. W[infield] Scott with returning to the United States to recruit men to fill its ranks. He says he has some 40 men waiting at Fort Moultrie who are ready to serve. "If the regiment is disbanded I ask only as a right, that I should be empowered to raise either an Infantry Regiment, or one mounted - the latter could be more readily raised - in other words from the loss of time, devotion to the State that sent me, From your hands, I expect at least a commission equal to the one it was my fortune to hold in Mexico...." Letter docketed with a note on the address panel: "Capt. Jos. Kennedy of S.C. Reg. asks if the Regt. is to be disbanded, to be allowed to raise another & to have a Commission of equal rank."
Evidently his request to raise another regiment was declined. The war was nearly over by December 1847, and the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo was signed in February 1848. Item #68800

Price: $850.00

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