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Collection Reference Number GLC01946.32
From Archive Folder Collection of letters written by and to Daniel Webster 
Title Letter from Daniel Webster to Harriette Story Paige regarding his personal possessions and politics
Date 5 January 1846
Author Webster, Daniel (1782-1852)  
Recipient Paige, Harriette Story  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Informs his sister-in-law that he left two items at the Paige's residence in Boston: a "tin pail or box of bristles intended for Mrs. Curtis," and his "breach pin, commonly called Mrs. Perkins." Instructs Paige to send the pail to Mrs. Edward Curtis in New York, and requests that she send his breach pin to Washington, D.C., using his free frank. Refers to Mr. Adams (possibly John Quincy Adams) in Congress as a "man who sometimes confounds his enemies; but quite as often his friends." Hopes the squall Adams raised in Congress will blow over. Records that this document was written at 11 o'clock.
Subjects Government and Civics  President  Congress  Slavery  Mexican War  African American History  
People Webster, Daniel (1782-1852)  Paige, Harriette Story (1806-1863)  Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)  Curtis, Edward (1801-1856)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; The Mexican War
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Webster served as Senator (1827-1840) and (1845-1850). In 1846, Adams served as Massachusetts Representative. The squall Adams raised possibly refers to his opposition to the Mexican War or to slavery, both heated topics in Congress at the time.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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