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Dorr, Thomas Wilson (1805-1854) to Millard, Low, & Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05757.03 Author/Creator: Dorr, Thomas Wilson (1805-1854) Place Written: Gloucester, Rhode Island Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 June 1842 Pagination: 2 p. : address ; 25.2 x 19.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Governor Dorr encloses a proclamation and general order (see GLC05757.04 and GLC05757.05) to be published "without delay" in the Daily Express, the Herald, or some other paper. Rejects the insinuation in an editorial in the Express that he might be persuaded to abandon the People's Constitution. Discusses suffrage, comments "I know of no way to abrogate it, except by a majority of the whole People," and asks: "Has the Express abandoned the cause of the People." 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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