RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 647874462 LA English T1 Letters of prominent men reprinted in newspapers A1 Clay, Henry,, Davis, Jefferson,, Coates, Benjamin,, Cotton, A. J., Dwight, Timothy,, Jackson, Andrew,, Jefferson, Thomas,, Kyle, J. K.,, Lear, Frances Bassett Washington,, Lee, Robert E., Livingston, Robert R.,, Pierce, Franklin,, Taylor, John,, Tyler, John,, Ullman, Daniel,, Washington, George,, YR 1794 AB The collection contains typescripts of letters, 1798-1868, reprinted in newspapers, including the New York Times, the New York Herald, and the Chicago Tribune, from 1840 to 1877, including a letter, 24 February 1794, from George Washington, Philadelphia, Pa., to Frances Bassett Washington Lear, consoling her on the death of George Augustine Washington and inviting her to stay at Mount Vernon. Other letters reprinted include one, 10 June 1802, from Thomas Jefferson, Washington, D.C., to Robert R. Livingston, regarding the marriage of Jerome Bonaparte in Baltimore, Md.; as well as letters, September 1805, between John Taylor of Caroline and Timothy Dwight, New Haven, regarding Yale College and Southern students there. The reprints also include a letter, 20 March 1840, from John Tyler, Williamsburg, Va., to Whig members of the New York state legislature, regarding Whig politics; a letter, 29 September 1841, from Andrew Jackson, Nashville, Tenn., to A.J. Cotton, Dearborn County, Ind., regarding his old age and infirmity; and three letters, 1844-1848, from Henry Clay, Ashland, Ky., regarding secession and the qualities of leadership, and speculating on his loss of the Whig nomination in 1848. The reprints also include two letters, 1851, from Henry Clay to Daniel Ullman, regarding secession; two letters, 1851, from Henry Clay to Benjamin Coates, regarding the independence of and the United States' diplomatic relations with Liberia; a letter, 31 August 1857, from John Tyler, regarding the slave-trade; and letter, 22 April 1866, from Jefferson Davis, thanking Mrs. J.K. Kyle of Fayetteville, N.C. for a check sent to Davis. The reprints also include a letter, 25 January 1867, from Robert E. Lee, Lexington, Va., expressing his thanks for a gift of a pair of gamecocks; and a letter, 22 April 1868, from Franklin Pierce, Concord, N.H., regarding Andrew Johnson and U.S. politics during Reconstruction.