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Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) to Harriette Story Paige

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01946.25 Author/Creator: Webster, Daniel (1782-1852) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 December 1842 Pagination: 2 p. ; 18 x 11.3 cm.

Summary of Content: States that he received a testimonial from his sister-in-law Paige in favor of G.H. Paige, likely one of her relatives. Serving as Secretary of State, reports that he recommended G.H. Paige to Secretary of War Jefferson Davis for an appointment.

Background Information: Webster served as Secretary of State (1841-1843).

Full Transcript: Washington
Decr. 13. 1842

Dear Harriett,
I have recd your letter, with the Testimonials in favor G.H. Paige; & have seen the Sec. of War again, on the subjects. I have filed ...the papers, & have placed with them a strong & earnest letter of my own; so that, whether I shall be dead or alive, when March comes, the young man may get his appointments - He must [2] must say nothing about "June" - but get it when he can.
We are all pretty well in the midst of a freezing rain. Cheer up your husband & keep him in health & spirits - Give my love to the children - What can I send Willey, to make him remember his uncle?
Yrs affectionately
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People: Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852
Paige, Harriette Story, 1806-1863
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Paige, G. H., fl. 1842

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Government and CivicsWomen's HistoryOffice SeekerLetter of Introduction or RecommendationConfederate General or Leader

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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