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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

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Title:   Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, August 7, 1842

Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

Date:  1842-08-07

Resource type:   text

Resource type:   letter

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.

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    Title:   Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, December 11, 1842

    Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

    Date:  1842-12-11

    Resource type:   text

    Resource type:   letter

    Letter to daughter and son-in-law. Topics include effect of severe weather on obtaining a quorum in the Senate; health of Senator Samuel Phelps (VT); church meeting preached by Dr. Nott, President of Union College, Schenectady, New York; boarding accommodations in Washington, DC.

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      Title:   Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, December 11, 1842

      Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

      Date:  1843-02-26

      Resource type:   text

      Resource type:   letter

      Letter to daughter and son-in-law. Topics include adjournment of Congressional session; Senate and House repeal of Bankruptcy Law; act for reducing pay of members of Congress and other officers of government would fix the compensation of members at seven dollars per day, and seven dollars for every twenty miles of travel, and reduce the pay, by twelve and one half percent, of all of officers of government who receive more than twelve hundred dollars a year; vote to release General Jackson's fine.

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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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            Title:   Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, July 3, 1842

            Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

            Date:  1842-07-03

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            Resource type:   letter

            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.

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              Title:   Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, July 31, 1842

              Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

              Date:  1842-07-31

              Resource type:   text

              Resource type:   letter

              Letter to daughter and son-in-law. Topics include attendance at a church meeting in the Representatives Hall in the Capitol with a eulogy for Rev. Cookman, a former chaplain of Congress who was lost on the steamship President; Senate debate on the Tariff Bill and the unlikelihood that it will be altered much from the version passed in the House; expected veto of the Tariff Bill by President Tyler; Locofoco (Democrat) opposition to the Tariff Bill; treaty between United States and Great Britain.

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                Title:   Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, June 11, 1842

                Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                Date:  1842-06-11

                Resource type:   text

                Resource type:   letter

                Letter to daughter and son-in-law. Topics include Tariff being considered in the House of Representatives; duties on imports; duty on foreign wool and response of wool manufacturers; distribution of the proceeds of the public lands; Apportionment Bill for Representatives to Congress debated in the Senate; fashions in Washington, DC; flowers and vegetables seen in DC.

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                  Title:   Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, June 18, 1842

                  Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                  Date:  1842-06-18

                  Resource type:   text

                  Resource type:   letter

                  Letter to daughter and son-in-law. Topics include reports of a snow storm in Vermont; Apportionment Bill passed in the Senate; Tariff being considered in the House of Representatives; distribution of the proceeds of the public lands; description of work in the Senate; Locofocos (Democrats) and Whigs in Congress; President Tyler and Congress.

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                    Title:   Letter to Nathan and Mary Hill, June 25, 1842

                    Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                    Date:  1842-06-25

                    Resource type:   text

                    Resource type:   letter

                    Letter to daughter and son-in-law. Topics include different rules and protocols in the House of Representatives and the Senate such as the one hour rule; President Tyler and the Whigs in Congress; Apportionment Bill; Locofoco (Democrat) opposition to districting of States; Tariff being considered in the House of Representatives; duty on wool; Distribution Act; rumor of a Cabinet break-up by President Tyler.

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                      Title:   Letter to Pliny Corbin, July 13, 1842

                      Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                      Date:  1842-07-13

                      Resource type:   text

                      Resource type:   letter

                      Topics include workload of Congress and industriousness of majority members in the Senate and the House; relationship of Whigs and Locofocos (Democrats) in Congress and relationship of Congress to President Tyler; Tariff Bill and expected Presidential veto.

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                        Title:   Letter to Samuel P. Crafts, April 22, 1822

                        Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                        Date:  1822-04-22

                        Resource type:   text

                        Resource type:   letter

                        Letter to son. Topics include date of adjournment; appropriations for different departments of government; federal revenue.

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                          Title:   Letter to Samuel P. Crafts, April 8, 1822

                          Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                          Date:  1822-04-08

                          Resource type:   text

                          Resource type:   letter

                          Letter to son. Topics include date of adjournment; health of Representative John Randolph (VA).

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                            Title:   Letter to Samuel P. Crafts, December 20, 1820

                            Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                            Date:  1820-12-20

                            Resource type:   text

                            Resource type:   letter

                            Letter to son. Topics include debate in Congress over the establishment of a system of domestic manufactures.

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                              Title:   Letter to Samuel P. Crafts, December 24, 1821

                              Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                              Date:  1821-12-24

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                              Letter to son. Topics include slowness of mail; Bankruptcy bill.

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                                Title:   Letter to Samuel P. Crafts, December 3, 1821

                                Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                Date:  1821-12-03

                                Resource type:   text

                                Resource type:   letter

                                Letter to son. Topics include traveling from Albany, NY to Washington, DC; beginning of Congressional session and search for a new Speaker of the House; lodgings in Washington, DC.

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                                  Title:   Letter to Samuel P. Crafts, February 15, 1824

                                  Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                  Date:  1824-02-13

                                  Resource type:   text

                                  Resource type:   letter

                                  Letter to son. Topics include Congressional caucus on the presidential and vice-presidential candidates, with 64 of 69 votes for William Crawford for President and 57 votes for Albert Gallatin for Vice-President; no Vermont representatives or Senators participated in the caucus.

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                                    Title:   Letter to Samuel P. Crafts, February 2, 1820

                                    Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                    Date:  1820-02-02

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                                    Letter to son. Topics include Missouri and slavery; includes a sketch by Crafts of Missouri and surrounding area.

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                                      Title:   Letter to Samuel P. Crafts, February 2, 1823

                                      Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                      Date:  1823-02-02

                                      Resource type:   text

                                      Resource type:   letter

                                      Letter to son. Topics include Captain Alden B. Partridge's lectures on the Battle of Waterloo and national defense; health of Representative John Randolph (VA); Representative George McDuffie (SC).

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                                        Title:   Letter to Samuel P. Crafts, February 3, 1822

                                        Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                        Date:  1822-02-03

                                        Resource type:   text

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                                        Letter to son. Topics include apportionment of representatives following the last census and possible loss of a congressional seat in Vermont.

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                                          Title:   Letter to Samuel P. Crafts, January 23, 1819

                                          Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                          Date:  1819-01-23

                                          Resource type:   text

                                          Resource type:   letter

                                          Letter to son. Topics include National Intelligencer; debate over censure of General Andrew Jackson over his engagement of the war in Florida.

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                                            Title:   Letter to Samuel P. Crafts, January 4, 1824

                                            Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                            Date:  1824-01-04

                                            Resource type:   text

                                            Resource type:   letter

                                            Letter to son. Topics include upcoming presidential election and potential candidates John Calhoun, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, and William Crawford; divide in electoral politics on question of slavery particularly in Pennsylvania and New York; question of a Congressional caucus on the election debated; health of members of Congress; Greek War of Independence.

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                                              Title:   Letter to Samuel P. Crafts, March 25, 1820

                                              Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                              Date:  1820-03-25

                                              Resource type:   text

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                                              Letter to son. 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 Samuel P. Crafts, March 3, 1822

                                                Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                                Date:  1822-03-03

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                                                Letter to son. Topics include slowness of mail; health of members of Congress; date of adjournment.

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                                                  Title:   Letter to Samuel P. Crafts, November 19, 1820

                                                  Creator:  Crafts, Samuel Chandler, 1768-1853

                                                  Date:  1820-11-19

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                                                  Letter to son. Topics include traveling to Washington; election of a Speaker of the House to replace Representative Henry Clay (KY) held up by split between northern and southern Representatives on slavery question; constitution of Missouri and slavery

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