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Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) to Robert H. Gardiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01231 Author/Creator: Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Printed letter signed Date: 17 June 1850 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 27 x 21 cm. Order a Copy

One circular letter addressed to Robert H. Gardiner from Daniel Webster dated June 17, 1850. Pertains to the debate whether slavery will be instilled in New Mexico and Texas, retorts statements published about his remarks on slavery from a speech earlier that year on March 7th.

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
Gardiner, Robert Hallowell, 1782-1864

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