Letter from Henry Clay to Adam Beatty, Washington, Ky. Washington, 22 January 1820

Title

Letter from Henry Clay to Adam Beatty, Washington, Ky. Washington, 22 January 1820

Description

Briefly discusses the Kentucky governorship and regrets he must refuse those who would like him to occupy that office. Relates his general views and Congressional observations re: Spanish affairs and possible war. Notes Spanish and all other matters have "given way to the Missouri question, in Congress." The controversy has awakened and exacerbated sectional feelings and "the words Civil War and Disunion are uttered almost without emotion." Witnessed Sen. Pinkney of Md. give an eloquent speech against restriction yesterday. The Senate opposes restriction; in the House a majority against restriction is doubtful. Thinks nothing will be done in Congress re: the currency.

Creator

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

Source

Filson Historical Society Manuscript Collection

Date

22 January 1820

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Language

English

Type

Text

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Citation

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852, “Letter from Henry Clay to Adam Beatty, Washington, Ky. Washington, 22 January 1820,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed September 18, 2021, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/2761.