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Tyler, John (1790-1862) to Robert Saunders

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04384 Author/Creator: Tyler, John (1790-1862) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 January 1829 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Reports on the Senate's plans to distribute extra revenue in the future, once the debt has been taken care of. Also mentions Littleton W. Tazewell's probably being offered Secretary of State, and Jackson expected to leave Nashville.

Full Transcript: I have nothing of a political nature worth communicating. Our legislation in the Senate has been for the most part confined to matters of a local and private nature, until ...within the last two or three days during which time we have had under discussion a Bill for the distribution among the several States of the surplus revenues anticipated to be in the Treasury after the year 1833 by which time the [extingushment] of the public debt is confidently anticipated. [...] The south will at that time strenuously insist upon a reduction of the public burthens so as to reduce the revenue within the limits of our actual wants. This will be, I anticipate, as strenuously oppos'd by the manufacturers, and the people will have to decide between us.See More

People: Tyler, John, 1790-1862
Saunders, Robert, fl. 1829

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Government and CivicsOffice SeekerPresidentCongressTaxes or TaxationDebtFinanceVice President

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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