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Collection Reference Number GLC01946.43
From Archive Folder Collection of letters written by and to Daniel Webster 
Title Daniel Webster to James William Paige regarding coinage and the issue of the admission of California to the Union
Date 17 February 1850
Author Webster, Daniel (1782-1852)  
Recipient Paige, James William  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Reports to his brother-in-law that William Meredith, Secretary of the Treasury, wrote to the Committee of Commerce in the House of Representatives regarding the subject of coinage. Reports that he will take the issue to Senate the following day. States that the admission of California to the Union as a free state in the Compromise of 1850 will not "break up, break down, or overset the Union" though the Union "may be tipped ... as a cart is liable to tip up when a heavy weight is put in to the hind end." Humorously ends by saying "You may go, on buying & selling, & getting gain."
Subjects Congress  Coins and Currency  Finance  Economics  Government and Civics  American West  Westward Expansion  Statehood  Slavery  African American History  Humor and Satire  
People Webster, Daniel (1782-1852)  Paige, James William (fl. 1824-1852)  Meredith, William (1772-1844)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; Banking & Economics; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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