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Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, August 7, 1842

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Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, August 7, 1842


Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

Published: August 22, 2006,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections


Letter to daughter and son-in-law. Topics include Tariff Bill passed by Senate and sent to the President; efforts by Locofocos (Democrats) to oppose the Tariff Bill; Senate split on Tariff bill with twenty-five Whigs for, twenty Locofocos (Democrats) against, and five southern Whigs against, but Senator John Henderson (MS) was absent and Senator John Berrien (GA) did not vote; discussions about whether President Tyler will sign the bill what will happen if it is vetoed; treaty between Great Britain and the United States; Government band which plays in front of the Capitol every Thursday and at the Presidents on Saturday evenings; theatre performances; public gardens; Locofocos (Democrats) in Vermont.

Source Document

Crafts Family Papers, Box 6, Folder 4

Date of Source Document


Digital Format: image/tiff : Text/Color: 24 bits; 300 ppi, Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL.



Time period: 1842-08-07

Format: text, letter


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Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, August 7, 1842, Crafts Family Papers, Box 6, Folder 4, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library, (accessed January 23, 2018)


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