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Thumbnail: Congressional Papers

Title:  Congressional Papers

Resource type: Collection

The University of Vermont (UVM) is a major repository for Vermont Congressional papers, holding the records of over 30 Members of Congress from 1791 to the present. The Congressional Papers collection will provide access to digitized content from these papers. The intent is to document selected aspects of the legislative history of Vermont's members of Congress. In particular, we look at issues that were important for a particular member as well as issues that have been important over time such as support for dairy farmers, water quality, and slavery.


Title:  Letter to Benjamin Clark, February 21, 1818

Resource type:  text

Creator: Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853 

Topics include activities of a Congressman; constituent business; imports and export imbalance and its effect on currency and the national debt.


Title:  Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, December 19, 1818

Resource type:  text

Creator: Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853 

Letter to wife. Topics include health of Crafts family; social life and visiting etiquette; boarding houses.


Thumbnail: Letters Home From Congress

Title:  Letters Home From Congress

Resource type: Collection

This collection features letters home from Warren R. Austin (Senator, 1931-1946), Jacob Collamer (Representative, 1843-1848; Senator, 1855-1865), and Samuel C. Crafts (Representative, 1817-1824; Senator 1842-1843). The letters document travel to and from Washington by horse, boat, train, and airplane; lodging in boarding houses, hotels, and homes; social life in Washington; significant local and national events; and legislative issues under consideration in Congress. Austin's letters are particularly strong in their coverage of his frustration at being a minority Senator during the era of Roosevelt and the New Deal; his activities on the Judiciary Committee; and foreign affairs questions such as the Neutrality Act. The letters of Crafts and Collamer both extensively cover the question of slavery, discussing Missouri statehood, John Brown, the annexation of Texas, and the Civil War. All three Congressmen frequently discuss questions regarding appropriations and the Federal budget. Biographical information is available from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, at: http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp