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Krepp, B. (fl. 1835) to Nathaniel Wordin

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04601.14 Author/Creator: Krepp, B. (fl. 1835) Place Written: Jackson, Mississippi Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 December 1835 Pagination: 4 p. : address ; 25 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Apologizes profusely for not writing sooner. Describes a wagon journey he took to Jackson, Mississippi. Explains that they crossed the river, entered the Choctaw Nation, and reached the prairie where the roads were almost impossible to pass because of rain. Remarks that the prairie was beautiful and called it, "one of the grandest sights in nature." Reports that when they entered the woods, they encountered many problems because of the swamps. They finally arrived at Jackson, the capital of Mississippi. States that Jackson is thriving and describes the railroad being built there. Mentions that in Mississippi, Hugh White will get the vote over Martin Van Buren by a 3,000 majority in the presidential race. Comments on mutual friends.

Background Information: In the election of 1836, Van Buren, a Democrat, ran against William Henry Harrison, a Whig. Hugh L. White was another Whig candidate from North Carolina. Van Buren won the election.

People: Wordin, Nathaniel, fl. 1835
[Krepp], B., fl. 1835
Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862
White, Hugh Lawson, 1773-1840

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TravelExtreme WeatherTransportationAmerican Indian HistoryGeography and Natural HistoryRailroadPresidentElectionGovernment and CivicsPolitics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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