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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…

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

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 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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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."
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