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Hall, Hiland (1795-1885) Declaration

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08652 Author/Creator: Hall, Hiland (1795-1885) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Document signed Date: 20 November 1834 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Includes the printed endorsements of James Madison, Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams and signed endorsement of Hiland Hall. Published in the December "Temperance Recorder," the statement urges all Americans, but especially young men, to stop the use of liquor. Also includes a short printed note at the bottom of the page written by Edward Delavan, "should you approve of the opinion in the above declaration, will you please give it the sanction of your signature..."

Background Information: Hiland Hall, a Representative from Vermont; born in Bennington, Vt., July 20, 1795. He attended the common schools, was admitted to the bar in 1819, and commenced practice in Bennington. Hall was a ...member of the State house of representatives in 1827, clerk of Benton County in 1828 and 1829, State’s attorney 1828-1831 and elected to the Twenty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jonathan Hunt. He was reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress and as a Whig to the Twenty-fourth through Twenty-seventh Congresses where he served from January 1, 1833, to March 3, 1843. He also served as chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims and as Governor of Vermont from 1858-1860.See More

People: Hall, Hiland, 1795-1885
Madison, James, 1751-1836
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848
Delavan, Edward Cornelius, 1793-1871

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Temperance and ProhibitionAlcoholReform MovementPresident

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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