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Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869) to H. H. Carroll

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00096.01 Author/Creator: Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: August 1841 Pagination: 4 p. ; 23 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes as a member of the United States Senate from New Hampshire. Discusses the Whig party's chances in the election. "The great Universal Whig Party is undoubtedly smashed -- broken up - Who does not perceive a wise, beneficient overruling Providence in these great events?" States that the Bank bill passed the House by a majority of 31 votes. Believes that President John Tyler will veto the bill. "The clouds of doubt in which everything here has been enveloped are rolling away. - Gentlemen will now show their hands- positions will be re-defined - In a word Tyler will veto the bill." Reports that the cabinet might not agree with the veto and will retire. Hopes an adjournment follows the veto so that he may leave the "dirty miserable City."

Background Information: Peirce was a Senator from New Hampshire at this time. Carroll was a former clerk at Pierce's law office and current editor of the Concord (N.H.) Patriot.

People: Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869
Carroll, H. H., fl. 1841-1843
Tyler, John, 1790-1862

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentWashington, D.C.CongressBank of the USBankingFinanceEconomicsElectionPoliticsWhigsGovernment and Civics

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