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Letter from Fanny Thruston Ballard to Cecelia Larrison (née Holmes), 2 August 1855

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One of five letters from Fanny Thruston Ballard (1826-1896) to Cecelia Larrison (1831-1909), a woman formerly enslaved by the Thruston family.

Letter from Henry Clay to Thomas H. Clay, Lexington, Ky. Washington, D.C., 29 December 1835

Henry Clay writes about the death of his daughter and congratulates his son, Thomas Hart Clay, on acquiring religion which he hopes will improve his character. He lengthily discusses his cattle at Shepherdstown; and gives instructions about his…

Letter from Henry Clay to R. R. Ourly, (et. al). Washington, D. C. 20 December 1834

Regrets that he cannot accept an invitation to speak before the Colonization Society due to the demands of his duties and engagements.

Letter from Henry Clay to Hon. John Ewing, n.p. n.p., n.d.

Ewing has asked Clay to recommend a suitable person to be U.S. Attorney for Kentucky. Clay replies that his recommendation might prove injurious, or at best, receive "but little consideration."

Letter from Henry Clay to Ben J. Adams, Louisville, Ky. Ashland, Ky., 19 May 1851

Letter covering enclosure of letters of recommendation and introduction for a Mr. Fellows, friend of Adams, stating that he regrets not adding same to "our Ministers at London and Paris" but believes he has imposed on them enough in the past. The…

Letter from Henry Clay to the General Assembly of Kentucky. Washington, 17 December 1851

Resigning the office of a Senator of the United States from the State of Kentucky, this resignation to take effect on the first Monday of September 1852.

Letter from Henry Clay to R. F. Backus, n.p. Washington, 13 September 1850

Clay refutes the statement that he is preparing a new tariff to be presented at the next session but writes, however, that he and some others are considering some modification of the existing tariff.

Letter from Henry Clay to J. Morrison Harris, Baltimore. Washington, 18 September 1850

Clay informs Harris that he learned from the senators from California that the U.S. District Attorney for that state would, indeed, be a citizen of California.

Letter from Henry Clay to J. Morrison Harris, Baltimore. Washington, 17 September 1850

Clay agrees to recommend Harris for the office of the U.S. District Attorney in California. He is afraid that the president will want the appointment to be made from the residents of that state.

Letter from Henry Clay to J. Morrison Harris, n.p. [Baltimore]. "Ashland," 4 October 1850

Notes that he did not receive Harris' last letter in Washington but received it in Lexington. He also notes that he did not enclose a letter to the Secretary of the Interior but will if it would "afford" him any help.

Letter from Henry Clay to Alexander H.H. Stuart, Washington. "Ashland," 4 October 1850

Letter of recommendation for J. Morrison Harris for a public job in California. Clay notes that Harris was a member of the Baltimore Bar and that he was a "personal and political friend."

Letter from Henry Clay to Charles Lobdell. Lexington, Kentucky, 11 November 1850

Despite his rule not to send his autograph, he thanks Lobdell for his compliments and since Lobdell wants to follow Franklin's profession, he hopes he will "emulate his virtues, and attain to his fame and greatness."

Letter from Henry Clay to Messrs. Grinnell Minturn & Co. Washington, D.C., 25 March 1850

Clay's son James informs him that he has shipped two pair of Portuguese pigs from Lisbon in care of Grinnell Minturn & Co. Clay is anxious for their safety and suggests their route to Thomas Smith in Louisville and their care enroute.

Letter from Henry Clay to Reverend James Pratt, n.p. Senate Chamber, Washington, D.C., 3 January 1850

Clay believes that the person to whom Pratt has referred in a previous letter, calling himself John Randolph, is an imposter. Clay writes that he also subscribed to the man's promised Biography of the late John Randolph of Virginia, but believes him…

Letter from Henry Clay to E. Benson, n.p Washington, D.C., 21 April 1850

States that his son Thomas's saw mill, at the mouth of the Ohio, has a quantity of walnut logs. Has heard that such planking commands high prices in New York. Requests the current prices and desired specifications for walnut planking.

Letter from Henry Clay to Hamilton Fish. Washington, D.C. 23 February 1851

Comments on a dispute between Fish and Mr. Maxwell and on Mr. Beckman, a New York state senator. "I believe that the substantial preservation and vigorous enforcement of the Fugitve slave law, involve the safety, if not the existence, of the Union "…

Letter from Henry Clay to The Honorable A. H. H. Stuart. Ashland, 22 October 1850

Recommending Col. William Henry Russell of California for an Indian agency in that State.

Letter from Henry Clay to Hon. William Proindexter Thomasson. Ashland, Lexington, Ky., 25 January 1845

Congress appears to be full of embarrassment with the variety of Texas propositions, a defaulting Clerk &c. The Texas issue seems uncertain. The lower house of the Legislature at Frankfort has passed "a stringent and very good Election Law." The…

Letter from Henry Clay to Octavia Walton LeVert. n.p., n.d. ca. 1844

Clay hopes Mrs. LeVert will escape the yellow fever epidemic; he expresses his friendship for her and his hope of seeing her. Clay complains of the constant press of business and tells where the defense against the corrupt bargain charge levelled…

Letter from Henry Clay to Zebulon T. Davis. New Orleans, Louisiana. 7 March 1849

Clay has received Davis' letter stating his wish for a government appointment and wishes him success with his application. He has long known Davis' father, who has sustained the Whig cause in Alabama with great zeal and fidelity. Davis may use this…