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Davenport, John 1752-1830

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Works: 8 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 8 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Treaties 
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John Davenport letters to Samuel Fisher by John Davenport ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Letters from Senator John Davenport while in Washington, DC, to Rev. Samuel Fisher who was a minister in Wilton, Connecticut, and later Princeton, New Jersey. He was also an educator and for a time had Davenport's son Theodore as a student. The first two letters dated February and April 1808 begin by discussing Theodore's education, noting that he agrees the students should learn to keep a record of all expenditures, is pleased that his son behaved in New York City, and then discussing Theodore's interest in learning French. The bulk of the letters however, address political issues. Davenport was a religious man and found President Jefferson's lack of belief in a higher being "a curse" and is concerned about foreign relations with England and France. In November 1808 Congress attempted to repeal the embargo laws and Davenport anticipates a "warm work in this discussion" since opinions on the laws was divided. There is a gap in the letters and they resume on January 1, 1813, when The U.S. government is preparing for war with Great Britain. There are bills for building war ships and recruiting soldiers. Davenport called the war wicked and finds Napoleon a tyrant. Two letters in July report a great tension in the city with the report of British ships on the Potomac heading for Washington. In several letters, Davenport comments on religious revivals in Litchfield County
James McHenry papers by William L. Clements Library ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The James McHenry papers contain correspondence and documents related to the political career of James McHenry. The majority of the materials pertain to his tenure as Secretary of War from 1796 to 1800
John Cotton Smith personal, legal and political papers by John Cotton Smith ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Smith was a Sharon, Connecticut, lawyer, Superior Court judge, Lieutenant Governor and later Governor of the State of Connecticut. His correspondence encompasses letters to and from family, clients and other lawyers, and state and federal political leaders. Among his legal papers are records of Superior Court cases, 1809-1811, court dockets, 1788-1794, and a writ of execution register, 1799-1800. His gubernatorial papers include proclamations, speeches, and correspondence, the majority of which relate to events surrounding the War of 1812 and Connecticut's response to attack. Personal papers include financial records, agreements, and deeds. His correspondents included Epaphroditus Champion, David Daggett, Samuel W. Dana, John Davenport, Jr., Stephen Decatur, Roger Griswold, James Hillhouse, David Humphreys, Chauncey Langdon, Timothy Pitkin, Benjamin Tallmadge, Nathaniel Terry, and Joseph Trumbull
 
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