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Armstrong, John (1758-1843) to David Buel

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01221.02 Author/Creator: Armstrong, John (1758-1843) Place Written: Red Hook, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 December 1830 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Thanks Judge Buel for a packet of books he sent. Discusses a publication by Buel's brother that proves a conspiracy to defraud the revenue. Remarks that the distress of Buel's brother has impaired his judgment though and "made his story highly excentric." Addressed to Buel "near Albany."

People: Armstrong, John, 1758-1843.
Buel, David, 1784-1860.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Mental Health, Forgery and Fraud, Taxes or Taxation, Finance, Law, Criminals and Outlaws, Library

Sub Era: Age of Jackson