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Collection Reference Number GLC02390.02
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1847 
Title Letter to Francis Bassett from Solomon Lincoln concerning Mexico
Date 31 January 1847 - 24 March 1848
Author Lincoln, Solomon (fl. 1847-1848)  
Recipient Bassett, Francis  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 1. ALS. Solomon Lincoln to Francis Bassett re: Congressional elections, Texas, Gen.s. Taylor & Scott . Hingham, Mass. 3 p. (29x30 cm) Mentions Governor Young pardoning 18 anti-rent (riot) convicts as well as Generals Taylor and Scott. Discussion of Col. Benton's machinations to have himself placed above Taylor and Scott. 2. ALS. Solomon Lincoln to Francis Bassett re: death of John Quincy Adams, treaty with Mexico. Hingham, Mass. 3 p. (29x30 cm) Compares Adams's death to that of Pitt the Elder ("Chatham") and the famous painting by Copley depicting the same. Also discusses presidential prospects of Taylor, Clay, Webster and McLean.
Subjects Texas  Election  Mexican War  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  Congress  Government and Civics  Military History  Politics  Mobs and Riots  Pardon  President  Death  Treaty  American West  Diplomacy  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  
People Basset, Francis (fl.1847)  Lincoln, Solomon (fl. 1847-1848)  
Place written Hingham, Massachusetts
Theme Foreign Affairs; The Mexican War; Government & Politics
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859