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Collection Reference Number GLC04601.14
From Archive Folder Collection of 15 items related to the Mississippi territory, the Smith family, and the treason trial of Aaron Burr 
Title B. Krepp to Nathaniel Wordin describing a wagon journey to Jackson, Mississippi
Date 21 December 1835
Author Krepp, B. (fl. 1835)  
Recipient Wordin, Nathaniel  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Travel  Extreme Weather  Transportation  American Indian History  Geography and Natural History  Railroad  President  Election  Government and Civics  Politics  
People Wordin, Nathaniel (fl. 1835)  Krepp, B. (fl. 1835)  Van Buren, Martin (1782-1862)  White, Hugh Lawson (1773-1840)  
Place written Jackson, Mississippi
Theme Native Americans; The Presidency; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859