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Douglas, Stephen Arnold (1813-1861) to A. C. French

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02467.13 Author/Creator: Douglas, Stephen Arnold (1813-1861) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 March 1847 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25.2 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Announces his intention to accept a seat in the United States Senate and presents his resignation from the House of Representatives from the 30th Congress.

People: Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: CongressGovernment and CivicsElection

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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