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Collection Overview

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.

Time Period Covered: 1818-2004 

Sub-collections

Letters Home From Congress
Dairy and the US Congress
Congressional Portraits
Congressional Speeches

Related Archival Collection(s)

Collamer Family Papers
George D. Aiken Papers
Warren R. Austin Collection
Crafts Family Collection

Published:  October 07, 2006,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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Title:   Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, July 17, 1842

Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

Date:  1842-07-17

Resource type:   text

Resource type:   letter

Letter to daughter and son-in-law. Topics include President Tyler and the Tariff Bill; Tariff Bill passed, 116 to 112, by the House despite opposition from Locofocos (Democrats) and some Southern Whigs and a threatened veto; Tariff Bill now in the Senate where there are 20 Locofocos (Democrats) and 30 Whigs, but 5 southern Whigs who will cast the deciding votes on passage; Vermont State Whig Convention; Governor Paine (VT); Henry Clay's potential candidacy for President; Craft's feelings on being elected for the remained of Judge Samuel Prentiss' Senate term; rumored changes in President Tyler's cabinet; Daniel Webster, Lord Ashburton and a prospect of a settlement of disputes with Great Britain.

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    Title:   Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, July 24, 1842

    Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

    Date:  1842-07-24

    Resource type:   text

    Resource type:   letter

    Letter to daughter and son-in-law. Topics include Senate debate on the new Tariff Bill with a bare majority in favor; Crafts in favor of Tariff Bill as passed by the House; frauds practiced by manufacturers and importers; expected veto of Tariff Bill by President Tyler because of the continuation of the distribution of the proceeds of the public lands among the states; current state of the Treasury; Daniel Webster and Lord Ashburton's negotiation over the boundary between the United States and Canada, in particular the northeastern boundary.

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