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Sampson, Zabdiel (1781-1828) to Aaron Hobart

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06313.04.460 Author/Creator: Sampson, Zabdiel (1781-1828) Place Written: Plymouth, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 January 1826 Pagination: 3 p. : address : free frank ; 25 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Comments on the Judiciary Bill, "It would be better in my opinion not to increase the number of judges of the S. Court. Let the number remain the same, and discharge them from Circuit duties, and give to each Circuit a judge, who should not be one of the Judges of the S Court." Discusses the bankruptcy bill, internal improvements and appropriations. "It is whispered that the Federalists intend putting up a Federalist for Lieut. Governor and that they are determined to have a council to keep Gov. Lincoln in order." He also discusses congressional posts. "If however amalgamation, called by the poet 'corruption's last born heir' fails, the republicans will succeed in electing a maj. of republicans for branches of the government."

Background Information: Zabdiel Sampson was a member U.S. House of Representatives 1817-1820 and collector of customs at Plymouth 1820-1828.

People: Sampson, Zabdiel, 1781-1828
Hobart, Aaron, 1787-1858

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: American StatesmenPoliticsGovernment and CivicsCongressFederalistsRepublican PartyPoetrySupreme CourtJudiciaryInfrastructureFinanceDebtLawElection

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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