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Tyler, John (1790-1862) to Joshua Spencer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01512.01 Author/Creator: Tyler, John (1790-1862) Place Written: s.l. Type: Letter signed Date: 26 April 1841 Pagination: 2 p. ; 24.7 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by Tyler as President and Daniel Webster as Secretary of State. Tyler offers information concerning Canadian Alexander McLeod to Spencer, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York. States that Henry Fox, Minister Plenipotentiary of Great Britain, transmitted an official communication to the United States Government stating that McLeod, accused of murdering several Americans, was acting as a military agent under orders.

People: Tyler, John, 1790-1862
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
McLeod, Alexander, fl. 1841
Fox, Henry Stephen, 1791-1846

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCanadaCriminals and OutlawsDiplomacyMilitary HistoryBoundary or Property DisputeLawGovernment and CivicsVice President

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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