Henry Clay letter
Scope and Contents
One letter written by Henry Clay accepting the nomination by the Whig convention to run for president, dated May 2, 1844.
- Creation: 1844 May 2
- Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 (Person)
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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.
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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.
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Bequest of Judge G.W. Dobbin.
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