Lewis Sanders Letter, 1829

Descriptive Summary

Lewis Sanders Letter, 1829
Sanders, Lewis
1 item; 20 cm
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
Kentucky--Politics and government--1792-1865
Political letter writing--Kentucky--Franklin County
United States--Politics and government--1829-1837
Taylor, William--Colonel
Finding Aid Author
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Even as early as 1828, the political battle lines were being drawn for the 1832 presidential elections. Bad blood had developed between the factions after the 1824 and 1828 elections, and there was much concern about the 1832 presidential election. Since the 1824 presidential election was decided in the House of Representatives, it was an important concern as to who was elected to Congress from each district. On August 3-5, 1829, a Congressional election was held in Kentucky. Jacob Oglesby, a Jacksonian Democrat, was elected from Oldham County. The supporters of Andrew Jackson were known as Democrats, and the supporters of John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay were known as National Republicans.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of a letter written by Lewis Sanders of Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, to William Taylor of Ballardsville, Oldham County, Kentucky. The letter is dated July 15, 1829. Sanders, a Jacksonian Democrat, is writing to Taylor about his fear that Henry Clay and his followers will be elected to office. He expresses his fear that if Clay gains the nomination for President in 1832, and wins "resolutions will be introduced denoucing the administration of General Jackson and approving that of Adams."