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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of 15 items related to the Mississippi territory, the Smith family, and the treason trial of Aaron Burr
|B. Krepp to Nathaniel Wordin describing a wagon journey to Jackson, Mississippi
|21 December 1835
|Krepp, B. (fl. 1835)
|Apologizes profusely for not writing sooner. Describes a wagon journey he took to Jackson, Mississippi. Explains that they crossed the river, entered the Choctaw Nation, and reached the prairie where the roads were almost impossible to pass because of rain. Remarks that the prairie was beautiful and called it, "one of the grandest sights in nature." Reports that when they entered the woods, they encountered many problems because of the swamps. They finally arrived at Jackson, the capital of Mississippi. States that Jackson is thriving and describes the railroad being built there. Mentions that in Mississippi, Hugh White will get the vote over Martin Van Buren by a 3,000 majority in the presidential race. Comments on mutual friends.
|Travel Extreme Weather Transportation American Indian History Geography and Natural History Railroad President Election Government and Civics Politics
|Wordin, Nathaniel (fl. 1835) Krepp, B. (fl. 1835) Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862) White, Hugh Lawson (1773-1840)
|Native Americans; The Presidency; Government & Politics
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|In the election of 1836, Van Buren, a Democrat, ran against William Henry Harrison, a Whig. Hugh L. White was another Whig candidate from North Carolina. Van Buren won the election.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859