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Judge Solomon Lewis Withey’s Nomination Papers Signed by President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Henry Seward. See the Links.

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Judge Solomon Withey was my 2nd great grandfather.

These nomination papers were located by Michelle Benham Chief Deputy Clerk United States District Court of the Western District of Michigan. Michelle contacted me and then sent PDFs’ of these papers. Thank you Michelle. Also Chester Hinsdill brother of Judge Withey’s wife Marion Hinsdill was Clerk of the United States District Court of the Western District of Michigan from Oct-16th 1875 to 1885 while Solomon Withey was Judge. Marion’s other brother was Henry Myron who was Clerk of Kent County Registrar’s Office among many other things.

Notes regarding Judge Withey’s nomination papers

PDF 264371 No. 246 large note hand written and signed by President Abraham Lincoln

Executive Nomination? Washington 26 February 1863.To the Senate of the United States. I nominate Solomon L. Withey of Michigan to be Judge of the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Michigan.

Abraham Lincoln

PDF 264371 No. 246 Small note hand written

37 Cong= Congress ?? Ex= Executive Branch. Nomination of Solomon L. Withey to be Judge of the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Michigan. 1826 Feb 26 read & referred to the Com on Mil affrs ?= Committee on Military Affairs? Feb 27 Reported.

PDF 271880 No. 106 Large note hand written and signed by President Abraham Lincoln

Executive Nomination Washington 10 mar 1863. To the Senate of the United States. I nominate Solomon L. Withey of Michigan to be Judge of the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Michigan.

Abraham Lincoln

PDF 271880 No. 106 Small note

US Senate??? Ex= Executive Nomination of Solomon L. Withey to be Judge of the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Michigan. 1863 Mar 10 Read Referred to the Com= Committee on the Judiciary. Mar 11 Reported and confirmed.

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Formal Nomination paper signed by President Abraham Lincoln and also Secretary of State William Henry Seward who was appointed Secretary of State by Abraham Lincoln on March 5, 1861, and served until March 4, 1869. Seward carefully managed international affairs during the Civil War and also negotiated the 1867 purchase of Alaska.

Formal Nomination Paper signed by President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Henry Seward.

Two papers hand written leading up to the Nomination. One of the papers to the Senate written by Abraham Lincoln

Two papers hand written leading up to the Nomination. One of the papers to the Senate written by Abraham Lincoln.

Chester B Hinsdill Clerk of Court Kent County

Colonel Chester Bingham Hinsdill Notes

Oakhill Cemetery Withey Mausoleum

Solomon Lewis Withey Mausoleum Grand Rapids Michigan

My they all rest in peace
Solomon Lewis Withey, Marion Louise Hinsdill Withey, Lewis Hinsdill Withey II, Elizabeth Arney Clore Withey, Lewis Hinsdill Withey, Margaret Boyd McQuwan Withey, Maude Withey Robinson, Benjamin Clapp Robinson

The picture is the Solomon Lewis Withey family mausoleum that is patterned after a Greek temple on the Acropolis at Athens. It is one of several Greek style monuments in Oakhill Cemetery in Grand Rapids Michigan. Solomon Lewis Withey was the first Federal Judge for the Western District of Michigan. He was born in 1820 and died in 1886. He was married to Marion Louise Hinsdill and they had 6 children.

For more of my family history please check out my websites below. Quite extensive.

My Webflow Genealogy Site

This post was written today. Lee Mackie Withey