Clay, Henry (1777-1852) to Adam Beatty
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02018
Author/Creator: Clay, Henry (1777-1852)
Place Written: Ashland, Kentucky
Type: Manuscript letter signed
Date: 5 December 1847
Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 27 x 22 cm.
Summary of Content: Discusses whether or not he will run for president again, remarking that he has ”not made up my mind whether I would accept or decline a nomination.” Also comments on his recent speech in Lexington, Kentucky, in which he presented some unspecified resolutions, and expresses appreciation for the support he received. Address leaf is in Clay’s hand.
Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860
Sub Era: Age of Jackson
Background: Beatty was a judge in Mason County, Kentucky, and a vice president of the Kentucky Agricultural Society.
LOC Search Terms: Presidential candidates--United States--19th century., Campaign speeches--United States--History--19th century.Order Image