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Simons, William (1786-1845) Republican Herald--Extra. Governor Morton's Letter.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05757.06 Author/Creator: Simons, William (1786-1845) Place Written: Providence, Rhode Island Type: Broadside Date: 27 August 1842 Pagination: 1 p. ; 46 x 31.7 cm.

Summary of Content: An extra from a Rhode Island newspaper, published by Simons, that prints a letter from the former governor of Massachusetts, Marcus Morton. Morton declares that the circumstances in Rhode Island (relating to the Dorr Rebellion) are of national concern. States the Whig Government almost unanimously supports the old Charter government and the Democratic newspapers support the new Constitution. Although he asserts his neutrality, the letter clearly sides with Dorr and his supporters.

Background Information:

People: Simons, William, 1785?-1845
Morton, Marcus, 1784-1864
Dorr, Thomas Wilson, 1805-1854

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Dorr RebellionRebellionGovernment and CivicsState ConstitutionElectionPoliticsSuffrageWhigsDemocratic PartyJournalism

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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