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William Wyatt Bibb letter, 1816 June 25.

Author: William Wyatt Bibb
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection consists of one ALS of June 25, 1816 written by Bibb, possibly addressed to Senator Charles Tait of Georgia. In the letter Bibb discusses the public outrage stemming from his congressional proposal to fix the salaries of senators and congressmen, an idea regarded unethical and illegal by the nation. In 1816, as a result of the controversy, Bibb was forced to resign his Senate seat. Also included in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Correspondence
United States Correspondence
Named Person: William Wyatt Bibb; Charles Tait; Benjamin Hawkins
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William Wyatt Bibb
OCLC Number: 428809409
Description: 0.1 linear feet.

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The collection consists of one ALS of June 25, 1816 written by Bibb, possibly addressed to Senator Charles Tait of Georgia. In the letter Bibb discusses the public outrage stemming from his congressional proposal to fix the salaries of senators and congressmen, an idea regarded unethical and illegal by the nation. In 1816, as a result of the controversy, Bibb was forced to resign his Senate seat. Also included in the letter are Bibb's ideas concerning the replacement of Col. Benjamin Hawkins, Indian Agent for the southeastern United States, who had died in office.

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