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Lee, William, 1772-1840

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1772 - 1840

William Lee (1772–1840), merchant and United States commercial agent at Bordeaux, 1801–16, was a native of Nova Scotia who moved to Massachusetts as a young man. During the latter part of the 1790s he traveled widely in Europe and became acquainted with other prominent Americans living abroad, including John Quincy Adams, Joel Barlow, and James Monroe. After briefly serving as an accountant in the War Department, early in 1817 Monroe appointed Lee second auditor in the Treasury Department, in which capacity he served until his removal by Andrew Jackson in 1829.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew Jackson letter

Mss 820408
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Identifier: Mss 820408
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John Caldwell Calhoun letter

Mss 823674.1
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 823674.1
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Lewis Cass letter

Mss 823418
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Identifier: Mss 823418
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Peter B. Porter request for information

Mss 828430.1
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Identifier: Mss 828430.1
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Richard Rush letter

Mss 827323
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Identifier: Mss 827323
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Samuel Delucenna Ingham letter

Mss 828265.1
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Identifier: Mss 828265.1
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William Eustis letter

Mss 821679
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Identifier: Mss 821679
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Zachary Taylor letter

Mss 823407
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 823407
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