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Kinnard, George L. (1803 - 1836) to Francis P. Blair

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03209.12 Author/Creator: Kinnard, George L. (1803 - 1836) Place Written: Indianapolis, Indiana Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 September 1836 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 25 cm. x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Worries that Colonel Ogden will not extend the Cumberland road any farther that he already has, unless forced to do so. Feels that the current situation, with both the road and government in general, is "adverse to the public interest." Bemoans the fact that the opponents of Jackson and the Democrats control almost all aspects of the local Illinois government, and says that the only way to win these back will be with the help of the President. Written two months before Kinnard was killed in an explosion aboard the steamboat Flora on the Ohio River.

Background Information: George L. Kinnard was a Jacksonian congressman from Indiana. Francis P. Blair was the publisher of the Globe, the official paper of the Democratic party for fifteen years.

People: Kinnard, George L., 1803-1836
Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Cumberland RoadRoad ConstructionInfrastructureGovernment and CivicsPresidentPolitics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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