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Dorr, Thomas Wilson (1805-1854) to Mr. Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05757.02 Author/Creator: Dorr, Thomas Wilson (1805-1854) Place Written: Rhode Island Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 June 1842 Pagination: 1 p. : address ; 33 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Encloses his editorial entitled "The People's Constitution" (see GLC05757.01) and requests that they print it on Friday. Ends with patriotic fervor: "But every man must be true to the Constitution. There must be no compromise." A note at the bottom asks to be remembered to Low & Millard. Millard, Low, & Miller published the Daily Express. Dorr, then an illegitimate governor, led the Dorr Rebellion over suffrage rights in Rhode Island.

Background Information:

People: Dorr, Thomas Wilson, 1805-1854
Millard, Low, & Miller, fl. 1842

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Dorr RebellionRebellionGovernment and CivicsState ConstitutionElectionPoliticsSuffrageJournalism

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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