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Collection Reference Number GLC01946.14
From Archive Folder Collection of letters written by and to Daniel Webster 
Title Daniel Webster to James William Paige discussing business and politics, as well as family life
Date 23 December 1831
Author Webster, Daniel (1782-1852)  
Recipient Paige, James William  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Serving as Massachusetts Senator, Webster informs his brother-in-law that he will be travelling to Baltimore and Annapolis to assist in settling a legal dispute between the Maryland Rail Road and Canal. Asks if "Mrs. Webster and the girls ... talk and laugh as usual, or [if] the cold weather sealed their lips." Reports that he enjoys the company of Paige's business partner Nathan Appleton, elected in 1830 as Massachusetts Representative, and adds that he anticipates debates about the Tarriff Bill to ensue.
Subjects Politics  Law  Canals  Railroad  Travel  Children and Family  Congress  Taxes or Taxation  Finance  Economics  Commerce  Merchants and Trade  Government and Civics  Nullification  Global History and Civics  
People Webster, Daniel (1782-1852)  Paige, James William (fl. 1824-1852)  Webster, Caroline LeRoy (1797-1882)  Appleton, Nathan (1779-1861)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Women in American History; Government & Politics; Banking & Economics; Industry; Foreign Affairs; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information While Senator (1827-1840) and (1945-1850), Webster frequently travelled between Boston and Washington, D.C.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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