The Resource Letters sent by Henry Clay, (manuscript)

Letters sent by Henry Clay, (manuscript)

Label
Letters sent by Henry Clay, 1813-1849
Title
Letters sent by Henry Clay
Inclusive dates
1813-1849
Title variation
Henry Clay letters
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In a letter to [James Madison?], 1813, Clay urges the appointment of John Fowler as postmaster of Lexington, Ky
  • Letters, 1827-1833, to James Brown, the U.S. Foreign Minister to France, 1823-1829, concern foreign affairs and politics. In particular Clay discusses the Louisana Treaty and its effects on the collection of alien duties from France and the affair at Rio de Janeiro; the re-election chances of John Quincy Adams in 1828; the possible candidacy of John C. Calhoun; Jacksonian politics; the north eastern boundary dispute with Great Britain; the election of 1832 and possible candidacies of John C. Calhoun and Littleton Waller Tazewell; a cholera epidemic in 1832-33; the future abolition of slavery; the financial support of two elderly women; and family news
  • In a letter to A.W. Stowe, 1837, Clay discusses the ills of slavery and the panic of 1837
  • In letters to Nathan Sargent, 1838-1846, Clay discusses the prospects of the Whig Party; and mentions Daniel Webster, Martin Van Buren, James K. Paulding, James Cooper, the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, the Tariff of 1842 and the Oregon question
  • In a letter to Joseph Story, 1845, Clay regrets that Story is retiring from the Supreme Court and expresses concern for the future of the Republic
  • In a letter to A. Peirse, 1849, Clay discusses the Free Soil question facing President-elect Zachery Taylor, and declines to recommend anyone as governor of California
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VA@
Label
Letters sent by Henry Clay, (manuscript)
Note
Forms part of the Tracy W. McGregor Library Autograph Collection
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Extent
23
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u3693305
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3693305
  • (OCoLC)53884223
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items.

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