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Tyler, John (1790-1862) to H. A. Weber

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04440 Author/Creator: Tyler, John (1790-1862) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 January 1837 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses tariff reduction at length and the opposing views of the southern states on the matter. Also brings up sectionalism, the failed Whig campaign of 1836, and fear that " ... no union can be formed between us and the latitudinarians of the north." Written from "Gloucester Place."

People: Tyler, John, 1790-1862

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: NullificationTaxes or TaxationFinanceEconomicsPoliticsElectionGovernment and CivicsWhigsPresidentVice President

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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