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Foster, Ephraim H. (1794-1854) to William Graham

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02802 Author/Creator: Foster, Ephraim H. (1794-1854) Place Written: Nashville, Tennessee Type: Letter signed Date: 28 February 1814 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 20 x 33 cm.

Summary of Content: Foster discusses a campaign against the Creek Indians, led by Andrew Jackson, in which he was a participant. Discusses the "unlawful pretensions" of the British, demands that Americans "must be as safe abroad as at home," and hopes the War of 1812 "may never be closed until the object for which it was commenced be attained 'free trade'."

Background Information: Ephriam Foster was a Senator from Tennesse from 1838-1839 and 1843-1845.

People: Foster, Ephraim Hubbard, 1794-1854
Graham, William P., fl. 1814-1815
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: War of 1812American Indian HistoryMuscogee (Creek) IndianPresidentMilitary HistoryBattleGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCommerceMerchants and Trade

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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