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Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, July 3, 1842

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Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, July 3, 1842


Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

Published: August 21, 2006,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections


Letter to daughter and son-in-law. Topics include attendance at church meetings in the Representatives Hall in the Capitol and various chaplains and clergymen who preach there; regular attendance of Washington citizens, particularly blacks, at church meetings; plans to see Sabbath School scholars and black Sabbath School scholars 4th of July processions; death and funeral of Senator Samuel Southard (NJ); veto by President Tyler of Tariff Bill with provision postponing the distribution to the States of the proceeds of the sales of the public lands and return of bill to the House of Representatives with little chance of overriding the veto; Locofocos (Democrats) are against distribution and generally against protection, but despise Tyler.

Source Document

Crafts Family Papers, Box 6, Folder 3

Date of Source Document


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



Time period: 1842-07-03

Format: text, letter


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Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, July 3, 1842, Crafts Family Papers, Box 6, Folder 3, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library, (accessed January 22, 2018)


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