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

Title

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

Description

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 " Advises Fish as to how to proceed with his campaign for the U.S. senate and comments on Fish's support of Seward at the beginning of Gen. Taylor's administration, "by which that senator was enabled to control a large amount of the public patronage."

Creator

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852

Source

Filson Historical Society Manuscript Collection

Date

23 February 1851

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Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

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Citation

Clay, Henry, 1777-1852, “Letter from Henry Clay to Hamilton Fish. Washington, D.C. 23 February 1851,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed September 19, 2021, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3041.