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Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874) to Solomon Haven

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02344 Author/Creator: Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 January 1840 Pagination: 1 p. ; 26 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses political and social news. Mentions that the state legislature will meet tomorrow and that there is a movement toward legal reform, which he feels in necessary. Briefly comments on national and state debts. Written as member of Congress.

People: Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874
Haven, Solomon G. (Solomon George)., 1810-1861

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Government and CivicsPresidentVice PresidentPoliticsLawDebtFinanceEconomicsCongressReform Movement

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