Henry Clay Letter, 18 August 1848

Descriptive Summary

Title
Henry Clay Letter, 18 August 1848
Creator
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
Extent
1 item
Subjects
Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866.
Harris, J. Morrison (James Morrison), 1817-1898.
Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850.
Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862.
Whig Party (U.S.)
Political convention-- Philadelphia.
Presidents-- United States-- Election-- 1848.
United States-- Politics and government-- 1845-1849.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. senator from Kentucky, secretary of state, four time candidate for the presidency, and statesman. Letter to J. Morrison Harris of Baltimore. Clay discusses the outcome of the Whig Convention in Philadelphia; notes that he wished the results were different; that he will take no partisan part in the "the nomination of the merest military person presented as a Candidate for the Presidency; and states that he cannot vote for Lewis Cass or Martin Van Buren. Card file in repository