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Lovett, John (1761-1818) to Stephen Van Rensselaer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04309.01 Author/Creator: Lovett, John (1761-1818) Place Written: Washington, D. C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 14 March 1815 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 25 x 19.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Informs that the bank bill has passed. Expresses his opposition to charter of second Bank of United States being granted. Talks negatively about the methods used to get the bank bill passed. Remarks, "In these days, I find, it is a very easy thing to become Rich, but I shall die Poor - so be it - I am sickened & disgusted at what I see, & believe; but do not know." Mentions his grandmother, who raised him and told him to "Do right & fear not." Expects that William H. Crawford will be nominated for President by a Republican caucus. Written as member of Congress. Addressed to Major General Renssalaer. With small clipping pasted to left side of first page.

Background Information: Lovett a United States Representative from New York. Renssalaer served in the New York state assembly and senate. He was a major general in the state militia during the War ...of 1812. Crawford was a Senator from Georgia and was later appointed Secretary of War by President James Madison in August 1815.See More

People: Lovett, John, 1761-1818
Van Rensselaer, Stephen, 1764-1839
Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: BankingBank of the USFinanceLawCongressMorality and EthicsWomen's HistoryRepublican PartyPresidentElectionPolitics

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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