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Copy of a broadside calling upon the young men of Louisville, regardless of party affiliation, to meet at the courthouse to make arrangements for the reception and transportation of the body of Henry Clay to Ashland.

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 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…

For Henry Clay of Ashland (with his servant James Marshall, a free colored person). Signed by Daniel Webster, Secretary of State. Visa on reverse for visit to Havana.

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 "…

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."

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

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."

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.

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.
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