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Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874) to Mr. Gales and Mr. Seaton

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.155 Author/Creator: Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 October 1837 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Asks that the last 500 speeches of his that he ordered be sent to the folding room of the House of Representatives. Postscript requests the country newspaper be delivered to him in Buffalo, N.Y., during the recesss. Wants $1 worth of speeches sent to William B. Smith of Buskirk's Bridge, NY.

People: Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874.
Seaton, William Winston, 1785-1866.
Gales, Joseph, 1786-1860.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: President, Vice President, Printing, Congress, Journalism, Politics, Government and Civics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson