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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

Rights:  Requests to reproduce this item should be sent to the UVM Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives at cdi@uvm.edu. For more information, see http://cdi.uvm.edu/about/rights. More information.


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Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, December 10, 1820

Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

Date:  1820-12-10

Resource type:   text

Resource type:   letter

Letter to wife. Topics include question of Missouri's acceptance into the United States by Congress and split between Northern and Southern members; federal deficit and consideration of reduction of pay for government employees; social life; invitation to dine at President James Monroe's.

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

    Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

    Date:  1818-12-19

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

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      Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, December 25, 1820

      Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

      Date:  1820-12-25

      Resource type:   text

      Resource type:   letter

      Letter to wife. Topics include health of members of Congress; Christmas in Washington, DC.

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        Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, December 3, 1820

        Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

        Date:  1820-12-03

        Resource type:   text

        Resource type:   letter

        Letter to wife. Topics include unknown state of the Treasury; question of Missouri's acceptance into the United States.

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          Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, December 31, 1820

          Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

          Date:  1820-12-31

          Resource type:   text

          Resource type:   letter

          Letter to wife. Topics include health of son Samuel P. Crafts; health of members of Congress; two members of the House and one Senator have died from causes possibly related to an influenza outbreak that fall.

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            Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, December 7, 1819

            Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

            Date:  18199-12-07

            Resource type:   text

            Resource type:   letter

            Letter to wife. Topics include boarding houses; new House chambers and difficulty of hearing speakers.

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              Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, February 12, 1821

              Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

              Date:  1821-02-12

              Resource type:   text

              Resource type:   letter

              Letter to wife. Topics include health of son Samuel P. Crafts; health of members of Congress; votes on admitting Missouri to the United States with slaves failed by three and six votes on successive days.

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                Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, February 19, 1821

                Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                Date:  1821-02-19

                Resource type:   text

                Resource type:   letter

                Letter to wife. Topics include health of Crafts family; coming inauguration of President Monroe; death of Representative William Burwell (VA).

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                  Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, February 20, 1820

                  Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                  Date:  1820-02-20

                  Resource type:   text

                  Resource type:   letter

                  Letter to wife. Topics include speeches in the House about Missouri.

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                    Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, February 6, 1819

                    Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                    Date:  1819-02-06

                    Resource type:   text

                    Resource type:   letter

                    Letter to wife. Topics include duel between General Mason and Captain McCarty of Virginia over a political quarrel resulting in the death of General Mason; debate over censure of General Andrew Jackson over his engagement of the war in Florida.

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                      Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, January 1, 1819

                      Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                      Date:  1819-01-01

                      Resource type:   text

                      Resource type:   letter

                      Letter to wife. Topics include activities of a Congressman; constituent business; death of Representative George Mumford (NC); society events hosted by the President, and the British and French ministers.

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                        Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, January 22, 1821

                        Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                        Date:  1821-01-22

                        Resource type:   text

                        Resource type:   letter

                        Letter to wife. Topics include health of son Samuel P. Crafts; health of residents of Crafts' boarding house in Washington, DC; health of members of Congress, with four dead.

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                          Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, March 12, 1820

                          Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                          Date:  1820-03-12

                          Resource type:   text

                          Resource type:   letter

                          Letter to wife. Topics include Missouri and slavery; Federal deficit and Government spending; Representative Henry W. Edwards (CT) and the Connecticut delegation; Representative Timothy Pitkin (CT); Representative Samuel B. Sherwood (CT)

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                            Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, March 26, 1820

                            Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                            Date:  1820-03-26

                            Resource type:   text

                            Resource type:   letter

                            Letter to wife. Topics include mail robbery north of Baltimore; duel between Commodore Stephen Decatur and Commodore James Barron resulting in the death of Decatur; Decatur's funeral.

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                              Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, May 8, 1820

                              Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                              Date:  1820-05-08

                              Resource type:   text

                              Resource type:   letter

                              Letter to wife. Topics include adjournment of Congress.

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                                Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, November 12, 1820

                                Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                Date:  1820-11-12

                                Resource type:   text

                                Resource type:   letter

                                Letter to wife. Topics include traveling to Washington; members of Congress arriving in Washington; boarding houses.

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                                  Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, November 19, 1820

                                  Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                  Date:  1820-11-19

                                  Resource type:   text

                                  Resource type:   letter

                                  Letter to wife. Topics include travel; boarding houses; Senator William Palmer (VT), Representative Charles Rich (VT), Judge Livermore (NH), Mr. Phelps & Mr. Stevens of Connecticut; election of Speaker of the House; constitution of Missouri & slavery.

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                                    Title:   Letter to Eunice Todd Crafts, November 27, 1820

                                    Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                    Date:  1820-11-27

                                    Resource type:   text

                                    Resource type:   letter

                                    Letter to wife. Topics include social life; parties hosted by Secretary of War John Calhoun and Secretary of State John Quincy Adams; President James Monroe.

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                                      Title:   Letter to James A. Paddock, April 7, 1822

                                      Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                      Date:  1822-04-07

                                      Resource type:   text

                                      Resource type:   letter

                                      Topics include newspaper coverage of Congress; length and slowness of current session.

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                                        Title:   Letter to Mary Hill, July 10, 1842

                                        Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                        Date:  1842-07-10

                                        Resource type:   text

                                        Resource type:   letter

                                        Letter to daughter. Topics include attendance at Church meeting; heavy work load in the Senate, including committee work and constituent business.

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                                          Title:   Letter to Matilda Corbin, July 7, 1842

                                          Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                          Date:  1842-07-07

                                          Resource type:   text

                                          Resource type:   letter

                                          Letter to sister. Topics include 4th of July festivities including processions by Juvenile Temperance Societies, Sabbath School Societies, and black Sabbath School children numbering near five hundred.

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                                            Title:   Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, April 30, 1842

                                            Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                            Date:  1842-04-30

                                            Resource type:   text

                                            Resource type:   letter

                                            Letter to daughter and son-in-law. Topics include traveling to Washington, DC from Craftsbury, Vermont; oath of office in the Senate; Senator Phelps (VT).

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                                              Title:   Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, August 1, 1842

                                              Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                              Date:  1842-08-01

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                                              Letter to daughter and son-in-law. Topics include enclosed seating chart of the Senate chamber with the seats of the members.

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                                                Title:   Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, August 14, 1842

                                                Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                                Date:  1842-08-14

                                                Resource type:   text

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                                                Letter to daughter and son-in-law. Topics include veto of Tariff Bill by President Tyler; Southern and Western Whig opinions to leave Washington without a Tariff Bill leaving the Federal Government without revenue; strategy meetings of Whigs from the Senate and House; idea to give up on public lands piece of Tariff Bill; treaty between Great Britain and the United States is before the Senate, with possible Locofoco (Democrat) opposition to it; the treaty settles boundary questions from St. Croix to the Rocky Mountains.

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                                                  Title:   Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, August 21, 1842

                                                  Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                                  Date:  1842-08-21

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                                                  Letter to daughter and son-in-law. Topics include treaty between Great Britain and the United States finally approved by the Senate after four long days of discussion, surmounting strong opposition by a vote of 39 to 9; continued deadlock on Tariff Bill; Treasury statement to the House stating that all funds on hand had been expended and asking for authority for more Treasury Notes; impact of governmental inaction on the Tariff Bill on factories and the importation of foreign goods.

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