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Collection Reference Number GLC03307
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1833 
Title Henry Clay to William Jarvis regarding the presidential election and the nullification controversy
Date 3 August 1833
Author Clay, Henry (1777-1852)  
Recipient Jarvis, William  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written as Senator from Kentucky. Clay blames the rise of nullification on the "triumph of Gen. [Andrew] Jackson over Mr. [John Quincy] Adams in 1828, alludes to the dangers of the nullification controversy, and highlights his role in effecting a congressional compromise to prevent bloodshed. Clay writes that if he had not compromised he feared the "entire destruction" of the American system of tariffs or a "Civil War." Hopes that manufacturing will not be hurt by the "Compromise" but feels that the bill was fair to both sides of the dispute. Concludes by stating, " ... it should now be the effort of all to maintain unviolated the conditions of the Compromise."
Subjects American Statesmen  Nullification  Politics  Government and Civics  US Constitution  Election  President  Congress  Taxes or Taxation  Finance  Industry  Commerce  Economics  
People Clay, Henry (1777-1852)  Jarvis, William (1770-1859)  
Place written Ashland, Kentucky
Theme Industry; The Presidency; Government & Politics; Merchants & Commerce
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Jarvis was a U. S. Consul to Portugal, international trader, and Vermont farmer. He was also an ardent supporter of the protective tariffs.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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