Armstrong, John (1758-1843) to David Buel
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01221.02
Author/Creator: Armstrong, John (1758-1843)
Place Written: Red Hook, New York
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 28 December 1830
Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 21 x 30 cm.
Summary of Content: Thanks Judge Buel for a packet of books he sent. Discusses a publication by Buel’s brother that proves a conspiracy to defraud the revenue. Remarks that the distress of Buel’s brother has impaired his judgment though and ”made his story highly excentric.” Addressed to Buel ”near Albany.”
Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860
Keywords/Subjects: Mental Health;, Forgery and Fraud;, Taxes or Taxation;, Finance;, Law;, Criminals and Outlaws;, Library;
Sub Era: Age of Jackson
Background: Armstrong was U.S. minister to France and Secretary of War in the cabinet of President Madison.
LOC Search Terms: Conspiracy--United States--History--19th century., Fraud--United States--History--19th century.Order Image