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Letter from John Breckinridge to John Coborn, 7 November 1798

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Letter from John Breckinridge to John Coborn, 7 November 1798

Description

Writes that he has some resolutions prepared on the unconstitutional laws of Congress that he will offer in the House tomorrow. Hopes they will go down. Whether passed or not they will be printed due to the "political truths they contain." Returned from Virginia five days ago. These were the famous Kentucky Resolutions of 1798. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, Breckinridge introduced them in the Kentucky legislature and secured their passage.

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The Filson Historical Society Manuscript Collection

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Mss. C B

Citation

Breckinridge, John, “Letter from John Breckinridge to John Coborn, 7 November 1798,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed July 13, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/5389.

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