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Henry Clay letter

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030055580]
Identifier: MS-0267
Henry Clay Sr. (1777–1852) was an American lawyer, planter, and statesman. One letter written by Henry Clay accepting the nomination by the Whig convention to run for president, May 2, 1844.

Dates

  • 1844 May 2

Creator

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Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 letter)

Biographical / Historical

Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American lawyer, planter, and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. After serving three non-consecutive terms as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Clay helped elect John Quincy Adams as president, and Adams subsequently appointed Clay as Secretary of State. Clay served four separate terms in the Senate, including stints from 1831 to 1842 and from 1849 to 1852. He ran for the presidency in 1824, 1832 and 1844, and unsuccessfully sought his party's nomination in 1840 and 1848.

Biographical information sourced from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Clay, accessed 2018 January 31.

Scope and Contents

One letter written by Henry Clay accepting the nomination by the Whig convention to run for president, dated May 2, 1844.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequest of Judge G.W. Dobbin.

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Repository Details

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