|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Rush, Richard, 1780-1859.|
|Title:||Richard Rush letter|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Richard Rush (1780-1859) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Princeton University, he was a lawyer before beginning his political career in 1811 as the attorney general for Pennsylvania. Under President James Madison, Rush served as comptroller of the treasury in 1811 and became the president's speaker on war policy during the War of 1812. He was the U.S. attorney general from 1814 until 1817. Rush became the interim Secretary of State during the following administration of James Monroe. In 1825, President John Quincy Adams appointed Rush as Secretary of the Treasury. He held this position until 1829, when he resigned at the end of Adam's term in office. Rush served overseas as well, acting as U.S. minister to Great Britain, 1817-1825 and as President James K. Polk's minister to France, 1847-1849. Rush was deeply involved in the creation of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He died in Philadelphia in 1859.
This collection consists of a letter from Richard Rush, written from the Treasury Department, to John Stevens, Collector of Savannah. The letter, dated 1826, authorizes the renewal of a contract with Daniell & Screven for the care of sick seamen.
[Item identification], Richard Rush letter, MS 671, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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|Item 1: Richard Rush to John Stevens, Collector of Savannah. Treasury Department, 1826 April 20 ( 1.0 p. )|
|Authorizing renewal of contract with Daniell & Screven for care of sick seamen.|