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Collection Reference Number GLC02800
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1815 
Title Ephraim H. Foster to William Graham discussing their friendship, political matters and law
Date 23 July 1815
Author Foster, Ephraim Hubbard (1794-1854)  
Recipient Graham, William  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description In this long, personal letter, Foster, a newly minted lawyer and former secretary to Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812, gets reacquainted with Graham, a childhood friend. Reflects nostalgically at the "halcyon days" of their youth and looks forward to a life of public service. Discusses the Tennessee gubernatorial race. Endorses Graham's plans to become a lawyer. Foster later served in the Tennessee house of representatives and the U.S. senate.
Subjects War of 1812  Election  Politics  Government and Civics  Law  Friendship  
People Foster, Ephraim Hubbard (1794-1854)  Graham, William P. (fl. 1814-1815)  Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Place written Nashville, Tennessee
Theme War of 1812; Government & Politics; Law; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859