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Henry Clay letter to Lord Ashburton

Henry Clay letter to Lord Ashburton

Descriptive Summary

Title: Henry Clay letter to Lord Ashburton
Creator: Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
Inclusive Dates: 1844 July 16
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms444
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Henry Clay was born in Hanover County, Virginia, on April 12, 1777 and died on June 29, 1852 in Washington, D.C. He was an American statesman, U.S. congressman (1811-14, 1815-21, 1823-25) and U.S. senator (1806-07, 1810-11, 1831-42, 1849-52), who was a major promoter of the Missouri Compromise (1820), the compromise tariff of 1833 (ending the Nullification crisis), and the Compromise of 1850, all efforts to balance the rights of free and slave states. Clay was twice the unsuccessful Whig candidate for president (1832, 1844).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter: dated Ashland, July 16, 1844, to Lord Ashburton in London, signed "H. Clay." The letter concerns introducing Richard H. Chinn to his Lordship.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry Clay letter to Lord Ashburton, ms444, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Ashburton, Alexander Baring, Baron, 1774-1848
Chinn, R. H. (Richard H.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1844 July 16