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Collection Reference Number GLC01946.67
From Archive Folder Collection of letters written by and to Daniel Webster 
Title Letter to Daniel Webster warning of an upcoming crisis in the US government
Date 10 January 1848
Recipient Webster, Daniel  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description An unknown author informs Webster that the "Government and Country are approaching a crisis." Reports that the United States will face great financial difficulty by the end of 1848. Complains of the financial strain placed on the United States caused by the Mexican War (1846-1848) and the Revenue Tariff of 1845. States that the market of the United States is deprived of food and predicts closures in French ports and changes in the British economic market. Complains about Secretary of the Treasury Robert J. Walker's Tariff of 1846 which moderately lowered many rates, but which many Northerners felt hurt Union manufacturing. Appeals to Webster to "uphold the great principles ... established by the adoption of the Constitution." Letter is marked as a copy.
Subjects Mexican War  Finance  Economics  Taxes or Taxation  Military History  Global History and Civics  Commerce  Merchants and Trade  Diet and Nutrition  France  Industry  US Constitution  Congress  Law  Government and Civics  
People Webster, Daniel (1782-1852)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Government & Politics; Banking & Economics; The Mexican War; Foreign Affairs; Merchants & Commerce
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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