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CALENDAR 

OF THE PAPERS OF 

JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 



PREPARED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS IN 

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BY C. N. FEAMSTER, 

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CONTENTS 

Page. 

Prefatory note 5 

Chronology 7 

Calendar 9 

Index 291 

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PREFATORY NOTE 

The John Jordan Crittenden papers, of which this is a Calendar, 
consist of letters written to Crittenden, some law papers, principally 
relating to land-title suits, and a few copies of his own letters and 
speeches preserved by him and retained by his descendants. The 
papers were acquired by the Library in April, 1905, from Mrs. Robert 
H. Crittenden, of Frankfort, Ky. 

The depositions in lawsuits are of value for early Kentucky history. 
The letters from prominent politicians and statesmen, during Critten- 
den's long career in the public service, are replete with comments 
on national questions and estimates of the public men of the time. 
The letters of George M. Bibb, Henry Clay, Joseph H. Hawkins, 
Francis P. Blair, and Anthony Butler are the most important of the 
earliest correspondence; and the chief ones for the later period are 
from James Barbour, William S. Archer, Samuel Smith Nicholas, 
Humphrey Marshall, Orlando Brown, Robert Perkins Letcher, Alex- 
ander Porter, Benjamin Watkins Leigh, Zachary Taylor, Reverdy 
Johnson, Leslie Combs, Winfield Scott, James Middleton Clayton, 
Abbott Lawrence, Robert Toombs, Thomas Ewing, Thomas Corwin, 
Alexander H. Stephens, Robert Charles Winthrop, Amos Adams 
Lawrence, and James Rogers Underwood. 

During the period of his attempted compromise, immediately before 
the Civil War, the correspondence is extensive. 

The preliminary work on the Calendar was done by Mr. Wilmer R. 

Leech, while an assistant in the Manuscripts Division, but now of the 

State Historian's office. New York; it was completed by Mr. C. N. 

Feamster, of the Manuscripts Division. 

Gaillard Hunt 

CMef, Division of Manuscripts 
Herbert Putnam 

Librarian of Congress 

Washington, November, 1912 



CHRONOLOGY OF JOHN JORDON CRITTENDEN 

1787-1863 

1787. September 10, born in Virginia in what is now Woodford County, Kentucky. 

1804. Student at Washington Academy, \'irginia, now Washington and Lee Univer- 

sity. 

1805. Student at College of William and Mary, Virginia. 

1807. After having been a law student under George M. Bibb begins practice of law 

in Woodford County, Kentucky. 
1809. Attorney General of Illinois Territory. 

1811-1813. Member Kentucky State Legislature from Logan County. 
1811. Married to Sallie 0. Lee, daughter of Major John Lee. 
1813. In active service as major and aide-de-camp on the staff of Governor Isaac 

Shelby. 
1815-1817. Member and Speaker of Kentucky State Legislature. 
1817-1819. United States Senator; resigned March 3, 1819. 
1820. Commissioner for establishing boundary line between Kentucky and Tennessee. 

1824. September, Mrs. Crittenden died. 

1825. Presidential elector. 

1825-1826. Member Kentucky State Legislature from Franklin County. 

1826. November 15, married to Mrs. Maria K. Todd, daughter of Judge Harry Innes. 
1827-1829. United States district attorney. 

1828. Nominated for Justice, Supreme Court of LTnited States; not confirmed. 

1829-1833. Member and Speaker of Kentucky State Legislature. 

1834. Secretary of State of Kentucky. 

1835-1841. United States Senator; resigned March 3, 1841. 

1841. Attorney General of the United States; resigned September 13, 1841. 

1842-1848. United States Senator; resigned June 22, 1848. 

1848-1850. Governor of Kentucky; resigned July 31, 1850. 

1850-1853. Attorney General of the United States. 

1851. September, Mrs. Crittenden died. 

1853. February 27, married Mrs. Elizabeth Ashley, daughter of Doctor James W. Moss, 

and widow of General William H. Ashley. 
1855-1861. United States Senator. 
1861. President "Border States Convention. " 
1861-1863. Member United States House of Representatives. 
1863. July 26, died near Frankfort, Kentucky. 

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CALENDAR. 

McCrackin, Isaac. Entry for land on Treasury Warrant. 
Copy. 1 p. 

Todd, John and Robert. Entry for land on Treasury War- 
rant. Copy. 1 p. 

Shepherd, Adam. Bond to William Kennedy for £1,250, 
conditioned upon transfer of interest in land. 
D. S. 1 p. 

May, George. Plat and field notes of survey of land for 
Henry Banks; assignment of interest in same to 
David Standeford ; assignment to Patrick Carnes. 
Copy. 1 p. 

Henry, Patrick. Richmond, Virginia. Land grant to 
George Mason. Printed form filled in. Copy. 
Ip. 

Henry, Patrick. Richmond, Virginia. Land grant to 
James Innes. Printed form filled in. Copy. 1 p. 

Christian, William. Kentucky. Will. Copy. And let- 
ter of transmission by Worden Pope to William 
R. Weir. 6 p. 

Machir, John, vs. Adam Shepherd's heirs. Memoranda on 
suit. 1 p. 

Henry, Patrick. Richmond, Virginia. Land grant to 
John Tyler. Printed form filled in. Copy. 1 p. 

Machir, John. Articles of Agreement with Adam Shep- 
herd for exchange of land. D. S. by Machir. 1 p. 

Randolph, Beverl}^ Richmond, Virginia. Land grant to 
George Smith. D. S. Printed form filled in. 
Parchment. Lesser seal of Virginia attached. 
D. S. 1 p. 

Randolph, Edmund. Richmond, Virginia. Land grant to 
Alexander W. Davey. Printed form filled in. 
Copy. 1 p. 
[1788?] Porter, Eppa. Defendant in Banks vs. Bailey et al. 
Memorandum on line of title. 1 p. 

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Dec. 


14 


1783 




June 2 


1784 




Apr. 


20 


1784 




June 


9 


1785 




Sept. 


8 


1785 




Dec. 


2 


1786 




Mar. 


13 


[1786?] 


[May 


4?] 


1786 




Aug. 


14 


1786 




Nov. 


14 


1787 




Sept. 


3 


1788 




May 


15 



10 LIBEAKY OF CONGKESS 

[1788?] Chadwick, James. Defendant in Banks vs. Bailey et al. 

Memorandum on his line of title. 1 p. 
[l788?] Onan, Dennis. Defendant in Banks vs. Onan et al. 

Memorandum on his line of title. 1 p. 
[1788?] Plaster, William. Defendant in Banks vs. Bailey et al. 

Memorandum on his line of title. 1 p. 
[1788?] Onan, William. Defendant m Banks vs. Baile}^ et al. 

Memorandum on his line of title. 1 p. 
[1788?] Wait, David. Defendant in Banks vs. Bailey et al. 

Memorandum on line of title. 1 p. 

1790 Eandolph, Beverley. Richmond, Virginia. Land grant 

Mar, 10 to Jesse Ewell. D. S. Printed form filled in. 

Parchment. Lesser seal of Virginia attached. 
D. S. 1 p. 
1793 Madison, A[mbrose]. Orange rV^irginia], To Major John 

Feb. 26 Lee. Personal and business matters. A. L. S. 

Ip. 
1793 Shelby, Isaac. Lexington, Kentucky. Land grant to 

May 16 Peter Shepherd. Printed form filled in. Copy. 

Ip. 
[1793?] Madison, James. List of lands belonging to Madison in 
Kentucky. Ambrose Madison has 2 surveys on 
Panther Creek and an entry on Elk Horn. 1 p. 
1795 Simms, Ch[arles]. Alexandria [Virginia]. To Jared Inger- 

Mar. 13 soil, Philadelphia. Simms' title and claim to 

Montours Island. A. L. S. 3 pp. 
1795 Madison, J[ames], Jr. Philadelphia. To Major John 

Mar. 14 Lee. Kentucky. Requests information relat- 

ing to his own mterests in Kentucky; also estate 
of his late brother; war m Holland. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
Madison, J[ames], Jr. Orange, [N^irginia]. To Major John 
Lee, Woodford County, Kentucky. Lands of 
self and brother; treaty with Great Britain; 
revolution in Holland. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Ingersoll, J[ared]. [Philadelphia.] To William Rawle 
[Philadelphia]. Opinion on Col. [Charles] Simms' 
claim to Montours Island. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Shelby, Isaac. Frankfort, Kentucky. Land grant to 
Jolm^, Fielding, and George Lewis, executors of 
Fielding Lewis. Printed form filled in. Copy. 
Ip. 



1795 


MayI 


1795 


June 12 


1796 


Feb. 6 



PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 11 

1798 Milligan, John. Mays Lick, [Kentucky]. To Major John 

May 12 Lee, Woodford County, [Kentucky]. Milhgan's 

right to certain lands leased from Lee's brother. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1798 Mercer, H[ugh] T. W. Fredricksburg, [\^irginia]. To 
July 24 Major [John Lee]. Recent journey from Ken- 
tucky to Fredricksburg; reception to [Thomas] 
Jefferson on his return from Congress; probable 
war with France; suit with Kennedy. A. L, S. 
4 p. 

1799 Mercer, Hugh [T. W.] Fredericksburg, [Vu-guiia]. To 
Apr. 13 Major [John Lee]. Recent marriage; intention 

to reside in Virgmia; conflagration m the town; 
suit with Kennedy. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1799 Mercer, Hugh [T. W.] Fredericksburg, [Virginia]. To 
May 2 Major [Jolm Lee]. Suit with Kemiedy; sale of 

his lands; recent election and its effect on the 
Democratic party; misfortune of G[eorge] Lewis; 
sale of land to Gen. Thomas Posey. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1800 Morgan, C. [Kentucky]. To Major John Lee. Survey 
May 16 of lands. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1800 Mercer, H[ugh T. W.] Fredericksburg, [Virginia]. To 

June 24 Major [John Lee]. Suit with Kennedy; sale of 

land to Gen. [Thomas] Posey; family matters. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1800 Mercer, Hugh [T. W.] Fredericksburg, [Virginia]. To 

July 18 Major John Lee. Distressed at the postpone- 

ment of suit with Kennedy. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1800 Morgan, C. [Kentucky]. To Major John Lee. Will take 

July 27 deposition. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1800 Treaty between the United States and France. Extracts 

from comments on same made by [William Vans] 
Murray to [James] Madison on June 23, 1801, and 
by [Charles Maurice de] Talleyrand [-Perigord] to 
[Thomas Jean?] Pichon on Aug. 4, 1801. Copy. 
Ip. 
1804 Wilson, Samuel. Logan County, Kentucky. Certificate of 

Oct. 12 survey of land for Benjamin Sawyer. D. S. 1 p. 

1804 Ewing, Baker. Franklin County, Kentucky. Bond to 

Oct. 14 Thomas Lewis, Fayette County, Kentucky, 

for £68 + , conditioned upon payment of £34 + 
D. S. 1 p. 



12 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

McBrayer, William. Franklin County, [Kentucky]. Plat 

and field notes of survey for heirs of Isaac Mc- 

Cracken. Copy. 2 p. 
Allen, Emerson. Logan County, [Kentucky]. Entry for 

land. Copy. Assigned to WUliam Fritsch. 

D. S. 2 p. 
Forde, Standish. Will. Copy. 12 p. 

Rees, Thomas F., and William Neal. Henry County, 
Kentuck}^. As commissioners divide lands of 
Joseph Dupey and Robert Pleasants; field notes; 
plats; and deeds. Copy. 17 p. 

Shepherd, Adam. Bullitt County, [Kentucky]. Acknowl- 
edgment of deed to John Machir and obligates 
himself to give title for land exchanged. D. S. 

2 p. 
Swan, James. [Dorchester, Massachusetts,] and heirs of 

Patrick Cams of South Carolina. Field notes; 
plat; commissoners partition of land. Copy. 

3 p. 
Morgan, Willis. Affidavit relative to purchase of land 

from Joseph Ficklin. D. S. 1 p. 

180[9?] Edwards, Amos. [Christian County, Kentucky.] Peti- 
tition m suit for debt against Azarial Davis, 
Cliristian County, Kentucky. Copy. 4 p. 

1810 Harrison, Jesse. Two promissory notes to Absolam Mat- 

Jan. 19 tox. A. D's. S. 2 p. 

1810 Gordon, John. Hopkins County, Kentucky. Plat and 

^Iay 19 field notes of survey for William French. As- 

signment of same to Rezin Davidge and John 
[Jordan] Crittenden. D. S. 2 p. 

1810 lyle, James. Manchester, Virginia. Will. Copy. 4 p. 

June 18 

1810 Gordon, John, and George P. Bro\m. Receipt to Daniel 

Sept. 27 Barry. D. S. 1 p. 

1810 Kincheloe, Lewis. Lewisburg [Kentucky?] Order on 
Nov. 3 Joshua Beard for money favor of David Thomas; 

protested; assigned to Jolm Cain. Copy. 1 p. 

1811 Locker, George L. To Benjamin Temple. Russell ville, 
Feb. 7 Kentucky. Dullness of trade ; effect of the non- 
intercourse [Act against Great Britain] on cotton; 
sale of a slave; statement of their account. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 



1805 




Jan. 


15 


1806 




May 20 


1805 




Dec. 


2 


1806 




July 


19 


1807 




May 


8 


1807 




Oct. 


5-6 


1808 




Apr. 


27 



1811 




Feb. 


26 


1811 




Feb. 




1811 




July 1 


1811 




Nov. 


11 


1811 




Dec. 


31 



PAPEKS OF JOHlSr JOEDAN CKITTENDEN 13 

Anderson, William. Keceipt to Crittenden. A. D. S. 
Ip. 

Temple, Benjamin. Power of attorney to Crittenden to 
endorse and assign bills of exchange. D. S. 1 p. 

Connolly, John [Sr.]. Saint Johns, Canada. Will. Copy. 
4 p. 

Rumsey, Edward. Christian County, Kentucky. Power 
of attorney to Crittenden to collect money due 
from John Edmunds. D. S. 1 p. 

Butler, A[nthony]. Russellville, Kentucky. To Critten- 
den, Frankfort, Kentucky. Crittenden's grow- 
ing reputation; division of Kentucky into con- 
gressional districts; prefers a seat in the House 
of Representatives to one in the Senate; per- 
sonals; estimate of population of the different 
congressional districts in Kentucky. A. L. S. 
6 p. 
1811 Rose, Samuel. Kentucky. Draft on Thomas [T.] Critten- 

den, St. Louis, to pay Crittenden forty-four 
dollars. A. D. S. 1 p. 
[1811?] Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Russellville, Kentucky.] To 
Dr. W. R. Wilmoth. Direction to collect bonds 
belonging to P. Thurston. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1811 Tyler, John, heirs. Prince William County, Virginia. 

Memorandum on deed to Adam Steel. 1 p. 

1812 Ficklin, Joseph. Assignment to Crittenden of five shares 
Mar. 2 in Logan Vinyard Society. A. D. S. 1 p. 

1812 Bibb, George M. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden, 

May 21 [Russellville, Kentucky]. Republican caucus 

recommended [James] Madison and [John] 
Langden for President and Vice President, re- 
spectively; declaration of war against G[reat] 
B[ritain]. to be proposed in the House of Repre- 
sentatives. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1812 Clay, H[enry]. Wash[ington, D. C] To Crittenden, Rus- 

May28 sell ville, Kentucky. Sends Jordan's letter; des- 

patches from France; course of the government 
against England and France. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1812 Morehead, Armd. Logan County, Kentucky. Certifi- 

AuG. 12 cate that Crittenden deposited certain notes in 

the post office directed to John M. Reed, Browns- 
ville, Pennsylvania; list of notes on reverse. 
A. D. S. 2 p. 



14 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

[1812?] Marshall, John J. Bill in chancery against Rawleigh 
Colston and others; claims prior title to land. 
Copy. 4 p. 
1813 Bibb, George M. Wasliington, [D. C] To Crittenden, 

Jan. 3 Frankfort, Kentucky. Praise for troops; causes 

of failure of past campaign; praises James Mon- 
roe; criticises President Madison and Cabinet; 
British endeavouring to excite emperor of Hayti to 
invade Southern States; expects a Republican 
majority in Congress; Federal opposition to 
raising an army; proposed terms to G[reat] 
B[ritain]; advises election of [Anthony] Butler to 
Senate. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1813 Bibb, George M. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden, 

Feb. 20 Russellville, Kentucky. Advises him not to 

enter the army at present; capture of the Java 
by the Constitution; prize taken by the Hornet. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1813 Tompkins, Christopher. Barren County, Kentucky. To 

Apr. 16 Crittenden, Russellville, Kentucky. Real estate 

matters ; rumor of Crittenden entering the Army. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1813 Robinson, Benjamin, Estate. Decree of court in Sussex 

July 23 County, Delaware. James Hazzard Adminis- 

trator, vs Thomas Carlisle. Copy. 10 p. 
[1813?] Robinson, [Benjamin], heirs. Suit entered against James 

[July?] Carlisle. Copy. 3 p. 

1813 Hawkins, J[oseph] H. Camp Meigs, [Ohio]. To Critten- 

AuG. 6 den. Detailed account of the siege of Fort 

Meigs; army life. A. L. S. 12 p. 
1813 Swan, James. Dorchester, Massachusetts. Deed to Dan- 

Sept. 10 iel Weiseger and John Bacon, Franklin County, 

Kentucky. Copy. 4 p. 
1813 Shepherd, Adam. Affidavit relative to power of attorney 

Sept. 13 from his father, Peter Shepherd, to him. 2 p. 

1813 Jefferson, Thomas. Monticello, Virginia. To [Harry] 
Sept. 18 Innes, Frankfort, Kentucky. Describes breed 

of shepherd dogs he brought from France and 
hopes he can furnish Judge [Thomas] Todd a 
pair. Copy. 2 p. 

1814 Tompkins, Christopher. Barren County, Kentucky. To 
Jan. 22 Crittenden. Financial matters; hopes Critten- 
den wOl practice in Christian [County, Kentucky] 
courts. A. L. S. 2 p. 



PAPEES OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 15 

[1814] Breathitt, John. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden, 

Jan. 22 Russellville, Kentucky. Acts of Legislature; 

Revenue bill; removal and rebuilding seat of 
government ; banks and manufacturing. A. L. S. 
4 p. 
1814 Adams, George. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden- 

Feb. 11 Claim of Loudon against Caldwell; undecided to 

run for the next Legislature ; some wealth neces- 
sary for honors and ofRce; fatal epidemic. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1814 Butler, A[nthony]. Detroit, [Michigan]. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 12 111 health; commander in chief of the territory; 

condition of the fort; movements of British 
and Indians; to surrender is out of the ques- 
tion; every man will die first; prospects and hopes 
of victory and fame. A. L. S. 6 p. 
[1814] Butler, A[nthony]. Detroit, [Michigan]. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 13 Engagement in detail and great victory over the 

British; praise of men. A. L. S. - 5 p. 
1814 Shelby, Isaac. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 8 Officeps already appointed for corps of riflemen; 

mission to Gottenburgh; half-hearted interest in 
the war; repeal of embargo and nonimportation 
acts [against Great Britain]. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden. PhUa. 
1871. I, p. 31. 
1814 Braddock, Robert. Hermitage. To Crittenden. Law 

Apr. 15 matters. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1814 Tilford, John. Logan County, Kentucky. Bond for title 

Apr. 19 to land sold to James Tilford. D. S. 1 p. 

1814 Hawkins, J[oseph] H. Washington, D. C. To Critten- 

Apr. 21 den. Hawkins' vote against the repeal of the 

restrictive system [embargo and nonintercourse 
acts against Great Britain]; politics a bed of 
thorns and a sea of troubles. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1814 Bibb, George M. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Apr. 24 Court martial of [Brigadier General William] 

Hull ; negotiations for an armistice and its terms. 
A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila. 1871, I, 32. 
1814 Morehead, A. Account against Crittenden. A. D. S. 

Aug. 20- 1 p. 

Aug. 27 



16 LIBEAEY OF CONGRESS 

1814 Barry, W[illiam] T[aylor]. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To 

Sept. 20 Crittenden. Barry and others as candidates for 

the Legislature; affairs at Washington; resigna- 
tion of [George M.] Bibb [from U. S. Senate]. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1814 Hawkins, J[oseph] H. Washington, [D. C] To Critten- 

Sept. 27 den. Victories at Baltimore, Plattsburg, and 

on Lake Champlain relieve the disgraceful sur- 
render [of Washington, D. C.]; Crittenden's age 
and the Senate; British movements. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1814 Curd, Spencer. Logan County, Kentuck}'. Execution 
Dec. 12 agamst George Bell and Crittenden in favor of 

Morton Maulding. Printed form filled in D. S. 

Ip. 
[1814?] Anderson, R[obert] C[lough]. To Crittenden. Youth 

alone debarred Crittenden from U. S. Senate; 

offers aid to Crittenden for U. S. Senate in next 

legislature. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Maulding, West. Assignment of interest in execution 

against George Bell and Crittenden to Samuel 

Gray. D. S. 1 p. 
C[rittenden], J[ohn] J[ordan]. Memorandum book; ac- 
counts; lawsuits. A. D. S. 13 p. 

Pendleton, John T. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Reuben 
Anderson, executor of estate of Edmond Bacon, 
Franklin County [Kentucky]. Notice of protest 
of note endorsed by Bacon. Printed form filled 
in. D. S. 1 p. 

1815 Dallas A[lexander] J. Washmgton [D. C] To Major 
Apr. 12 General [Andrew] Jackson, New Orleans. Noti- 
fication that peace has been declared with [Great 
Britain]; Jackson's great services to his country; 
reports of Jackson's ill treatment of Louisiana 
judges and citizens sent to President, and Jack- 
son's report on same requested. Copy. 2 p. 

1815 Pendleton, John T. Frankford, Kentucky. To Reuben 

Aug. 5 Anderson, executor of estate of Edmond Bacon, 

Franklin County [Kentucky]. Notice of protest 

of note endorsed by Anderson. Printed form 

fdled in. D. S. 1 p. 

1815 Pendleton Academy. Trustees. Order that bonds due 

Nov. 6 said institution be put into hands of Crittenden 

for collection. Copy. 1 p. 



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16 


Jan. 


24 


June 28 


1815 




Feb. 


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PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 17 

1815 Innes, Harry. Franklin County, Kentucky. To Maria 

Dec. 10 [Innes]. Her visit to Washington [D. C] at the 

President's house. Copy. 2 p. 

1815 Mason, John T. Washington [D. C] To Judge Harry 
Dec. 22 Innes. Praise of Maria [Innes]; her visit to 

Washington; Congress and the next Presidential 
election. Copy. 2 p. 

1816 Machir, John. To [James] Hughes & Talbot. Agreement 
May 10 to continue suit of Machir and Bealls heirs vs. 

Margaret Hamilton. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1816 Innes, Harry. Franklin County, Kentucky. To Maria 

June 18 [Innes]. Her intended visit to Newport, Rhode 

Island; good advice. Copy. 2 p. 

1816-18 Lewis, Gabriel & Co. Russellville [Kentucky]. Account 

June 20 against Crittenden. A. D. S. 3 p. 

June 15 

1816-22 Ross, David, and heirs of John May, Virginia. Land suit 
July 12 against Richard B. Mason, Maryland. Bill in 

■'^^^- ^^ chancery; subpoena; return; amended bill; 

answer; agreement of plaintiff's attorney; order 
for survey; plaintiffs' agreement as to notice; 
original plat and field notes ; depositions of John 
Isaacs, Henry French, Benjamin Fields, Benja- 
min Taylor, John Helm, Jacob Vanmeter, Isaac 
Vanmeter, and Philip Hammond. Copy. 35 p. 

1816 Lee, John H. Woodford County [Kentucky]. Order on 
July 28- Crittenden for money in favor of Herbert P. 
^^^- ^ Gaines. Receipt on reverse. A. D. S. 2 p. 

1816-22 May, John, heirs of. [Virginia.] Land suit against 
Aug. 16 Richard B. Mason [Maryland]. Bill in chancery; 

''^^*^- ^^ subpoena; return; answer; order for survey; 

amended answer, including record of previous 
suit begun March 8, 1786, including depositions 
of Hancock Lee, Philip Taylor, John Smith, 
Philip Hammond. Copy. 33 p. 

1817 Madison, J. Logan Co., [Kentucky], Receipt to West 
Jan. 15 Maulding for $572.26 revenue tax from Logan 

County, [Kentucky]. D. S. ''by G. W. Clark 
Clk." 1 p. 
1817 Crittenden, John J[ordan], and John Roberts. Promissory 
Feb. 22 note to the managers of the Russellville [Ken- 

tucky] Masonic Hall Lottery. D. S. 1 p. 
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18 LLBKAKY OF CONGRESS 

Ewing, Young. Receipt to Crittenden for taxes and 
militia fines for year 1815. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Perry, John. Receipt to Crittenden for money. A. D. S. 
Ip. 

Hawkins, Benj[amin]. Receipt to Francis Moore for 
money. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Perkins, Benj[amin]. Receipt to Crittenden. D. S. 1 p. 

Lee, John, heirs. Deed to David Hardin for land in Bar- 
ren County, Kentucky, incomplete. 4 p. 
Bacon, Charles P. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Thomas 

Arnold. Collection of a draft. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Greenup, Christo[pher]. Frankfort, Kentucky. Will. 

A. D. S. 6 p. 
Speed, Thomas. Washington, D. C. To John H. Todd. 
Description of certain members of the House of 
Representatives; bill to pension Revolutionary 
officers; internal improvement; Spanish affairs. 
Copy. 3 p. 
1818 Speed, Thomas. Washington, D. C. To John H. Todd. 

Jan. 20 Pension for Revolutionary soldiers; court-mar- 

tial of Commodore [Oliver Hazard] Perry and 
Captain [John] Heath [Marine Corps]. Copy. 1 p. 
1818 Todd, John H. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To [Thomas 

Feb. 4 Speed]. Ability of U. S. Representatives [John] 

Holmes and [William] Lo\\'ndes ; oratorical powers 
of [John J.] Crittenden; bills in [Kentucky] legis- 
lature, namely: new election of Governor (de- 
feated), establishment of 40 banks (passed), tax 
on Kentucky branches of U. S. Banks (passed) ; 
criticisms in each case. Copy. 4 p. 
1818 Sproule, Charles. Frankfort, Kentucky. Deed to land in 

Mar. 4 Frankfort; Kentucky, to Joseph Scott, Frankfort, 

Kentucky. Printed form filled in. D. S. 2 p. 
1818 Pindell, Thomas H. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To John 

Mak. 23 Bibb. Order on Bibb for money in favor of 

Levin L. Shreve. A. L. S. 1 p. Memoranda 
of Crittenden on reverse. 
1818 Lewis, Sarah. Order on Crittenden to deliver to John 

June 2 Bearden amount of pension due for husband's 

services in "the late war," also the certificate. 
D. S. "her mark." 1 p. Receipt on reverse. 



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1818 Clay, Henry. Frankfort [Kentucky]. To Jacob Castle- 

JuLY 28 man, John H. Hanna, and John H. Todd. Ac- 

cepts an invitation to a dinner in conjunction 
with colleague [Richard Mentor Johnson]. Copy. 
1 p. 

1818 Johnson, Richard M[entor]. Blue Lick Springs [Ken- 

^^""^ ^^ tucky]. To [Jacob Castleman, John H. Hanna, 

and John H. Todd. Is unable to accept invita- 
tion to a dinner in company with Henry Clay. 
Copy. 1 p. 

1818 Poulk, Elizabeth. Order on Crittenden to deliver to 

Aug. 12 William Gist amount of her pension and the cer- 

tificate. D. S. ''her mark." 1 p. 
1818 Rector, William. St. Louis, IMissouri. To Crittenden. 

®^^'' ^ Acknowledges receipt of money delivered by 

Samuel Hadley. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1818 Smith, George and Elizabeth. Franklin County, Ken- 

^^^'^- ^^ tucky. Deed to land in Franklin County, Ken- 

tucky, to Thomas L. Bryan. Copy. 3 p. 
1818 Lewis, George. K[ing] G[eorge] County, V[h-gini]a. 

^°^- ^ Power of attorney to John S. Chapman to sue for, 

and dispose of, land and build warehouse 
A. D. S. 3 p. 
1818 Marshall, John J. Suit against Rawleigh Colston et al. 

^^■^^ Order for survey. Copy. 1 p. 

[1818?] C[rittenden], J[ohn] J[ordan]. List of sons and heirs of 

Fielding Lewis. A. D. S. 1 p. 
[1818?] Chapman, John S. List of lands [Fielding Lewis estate] 

made for JVlajor George Lewis. A. D. S. 2 p. 
[1818?] [Lewis, Fieldmg, estate.] List of claimants to lands, 

called "defendants." 3 p. 
[1818?] [Lewis, Fieldmg, estate.] Plat of tract of land, giving 

claimants. 1 p. 
1819 Chapman, John S. Frankfort [Kentucky]. To George 

'^'^''- ^^ Lewis, King George County, Vn-gmia. Suit for 

land ; great scarcity of cash. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1819-22 Whitley, Nimrod. Court record in suit against William 
Oct.' 1 Hardridge. Copy. 20 p. 

1819 West, William. Lexington [Kentucky]. To John Lewis, 

^^^^- ^ Russellville, Kentucky. Judgment against Lewis 

favor of WUliam O. Bledsoe; power of attorney 

to William R. West to receive money from Lewis; 

memorandum; receipt. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1819 Johnson, Richard M. Great Crossing [Kentucky]. Order 

June 5 on Richard Smith to pay money to J. F. Bal- 

hnger; four endorsements; protested. A. D. S. 
3 p. 
1819 Sebree & Johnson. Great Crossing, [Kentucky]. Order 

June 8 on Colonel Joseph Eve to pay money to Richard 

M. Johnson; three endorsements; protested. 
A. D. S. 5 p. 
1819 Breckinridge, J. Cabell. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To 

July 10 [John PI.] Todd. Desires office of U. S. District 

Attorney for Kentucky and requests letter of 
commendation from Judge [Thomas] Todd to 
President [IVIonroe]. Copy. 1 p. 
1819 Tilford, James. Cumberland. To Crittenden. His equi- 

JuLY 28 table title to land in possession of Myers ; desires 

suit be brought for possession. A. L. S. 2 p. 
[1819?] C[rittenden], J[ohn] J[ordan]. To Gabriel Slaughter, 
[July ?] Frankfort, Kentucky. Memoranda on suit for 

James Tilford. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1819 Read, A. F. Account against Crittenden. A. D. S. 1 p. 

July 
1819 Breathitt, C. & Co. Russellville, [Kentucky]. Account 

Aug. 17 against Crittenden. Receipt on reverse, D. S. 

2 p. 
1819 Crittenden, John J[ordan]. Order on Presley N, Obannon 

Aug. 27 to pay Augustine Byrne & Co. money. State- 

ment of his account with Obannon and receipt 
by Byrne & Co. on reverse. A. D. S. 2 p. 
1819 Mosley, James. Receipt to Crittenden for money. 

Aug. 29 A. D. S. 1 p. 

1819 Connolly, John. L'Assomption, Canada. Deed to land 

Sept. 2 in Kentucky to Alexander Mabbut, of L'Assomp- 

tion, Canada. D. S. 4 p. 
1819 Mabbut, Alexander. L'Assomption, Canada. Agreement 

Seff. 2 with John Connolly, L'Assomption, Canada, rela- 

tive to proceeds of land deeded to Mabbut ; trust 
deed to Mabbut by Connolly for land in Canada. 
Copy. 5 p. 
1819 Marshall, John J. Suit for land against Rawleigh Colston, 

Oct. 18 order for survey, survey, plot and account. 3 p. 

1819 Sneed, Achilles. Account against Presley Edwards and 

Oct. Crittenden. Receipt on reverse. A. D. S. 2 p. 



PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 21 

1819 Bibb, Richard, Jr. Russellville [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

Nov. 6 ' clen, Frankfort, Kentucky. Need of Thomp- 

sons going to Russellville; contest with Samuel 
Vance about Morehead's negroes; removal of 
Jacob W. Walker to Illinois. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Crittenden, John J[ordan]. To Gab[riel] Lewis, Russell- 
ville, Kentucky. Judgment of William O. 
Bledsoe [against John Lewis]. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Lewis, Gab[riel]. Russellville, Kentucky. To Critten- 
den. Judgment of [William O.] Bledsoe against 
J[ohn] Lewis and William West's interest in 
same. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Hardin, Martin D. Promissory note in favor of Bacon, 
Samuels & Co. ; protest. D. S. 2 p. 

Kendall & Eussells. Receipted bill to Crittenden for two 
years' subscription to the "Argus of Western 
America." Printed form filled in. D. S. 1 p. 

Dunlap, Nancy, and George Baltzell. In consideration of 
hire of negro woman from Elizabeth Lee, agree to 
pay certain sum and clothe, and maintain negro 
woman's three children. D. S. 1 p. 

Kentucky, General Assembly. An act authorizing the 
appointment of two commissioners to settle the 
boundary dispute with Tennessee commissioners. 
Copy. 3 p. 

Connolly, John. L'Assomption, Canada. Deed to Alex- 
ander Mabbut, L'Assomption, Canada, to lands 
under condition Mabbut take care of Connolly for 
life. Copy. 6 p. 

McBeath, Margaret. L'Assomption, Canada. Convey- 
ance to Alexander Mabbut of her pension and 
personal property upon consideration that Mab- 
but support her for life. Copy. 4 p. 

Buford, John. Versailles, Kentucky. Order on John L. 
Buck & Co., Natchez, [Mississippi], to pay 
money to Miller, Kinsey and Cooper; four en- 
dorsements; protest. A. D. S. 4 p. 

Grundy, Felix, and Will L. Brown. [Nashville? Tennes- 
see]. Memorial to Congress as Tennessee Boun- 
dary Commissioners for laws to enable the U. S. 
Supreme Court to adjudicate boundary with 
Kentucky. D. S. 2 p. 



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1820 Grundy, Felix, and Will L. Brown. [Nashville? Tennes- 

Jan. 24 see]. To Gabriel Slaughter, Lieutenant Gover- 

nor of Kentucky. As Tennessee Boundary Com- 
missioners they withdraw their proposition for a 
compromise, and wish to submit the question to 
the U. S. Supreme Court. L. S. 4 p. 
1820 Clay, H[enry]. Washington, [D. C.]. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 29 Kentucky-Tennessee boundary question; nego- 

tiations with Spain; proposes recognition of 
Patriots and seizure of Texas, and Florida is ours 
without an effort; Missouri subject ; [Kentucky] 
paper money, and its depreciation. A. L. S. 
3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871. I, 39. 
[1820] [Crittenden, John Jordan]. To the Kentucky Legislature. 

[Jan.] Detailed report as a commissioner on the bound- 

ary question between Kentucky and Tennessee, 
giving history and argument. A. L. 20 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871. I, 48. 
[1820] [Crittenden, John Jordan.] Draft of some of the Articles 

[Jan.] and substitute articles in Kentucky-Tennessee 

Boundary agreement. A. D. 3 p. 
[1820] [Grundy, Felix.] Draft of some of the articles in Kentucky- 

[Jan] Tennessee Boundary Agreement. A. D. 3 p. 

[1820] [Crittenden, John Jordan.] Draft of some of the articles 

[Jan.] in Kentucky-Tennessee Boundary agreement. 

A. D. 2 p. 
1820 Ashhurst, Richard. Pennsylvania. Petition in suit for 

Feb. 19 money against Thomas E. Boswell and Bushrod 

Boswell, Kentucky. D. S. by Crittenden, [attor- 
ney] for plaintiff. Subpoena, and Bond. 6 p. 
1820 Grundy, Felix. Murfreesboro [Tennessee]. To George 

Feb. 21 M. Bibb and Crittenden, Frankfort, Kentucky. 

Requests that they and other public men assure 
the people of the high character of Alexander, 
Munsell, Steel, and Fox, who surveyed Ken- 
tucky-Tennessee Boundary line. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1820 Todd, John H. Washington, D. C. Deed of trust to 

Feb. 24 John T. Pendleton to secure a note held by the 

Frankfort Bank [Kentucky]. D. S. 6 p. 
1820 Mabbut, Alexander. L'Assomption, Canada. Memoran- 

Feb.26 dum to Alexander McKenzie and Judge [Jesse 

B.] Thomas concernmg John Connolly, Sr., 



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and Jr., and land at Louisville, Kentucky, 

granted to them by Lord Dunmore. A. D. S. 

3 p. 

1820 Scott, M. T. To Crittenden. Renewal of note of General 

Mar. 7 [Martin D.] Hardin; same of John J. Marshall. 

A. D. S. 1 p. 

1820 Burrill, James, Jr. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 3 Prophesies Crittenden's return to the Senate; 

congressional news and comment. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1820 Foster, John M. Receipt for plats, certificates of survey, 

Apr. 24 and register's fees. A. D. S. 1 p. 

1820 Mabbut, Alex[ander]. Washington [D. C.]. Power of 

Apr. 27 attorney to Jesse B. Thomas to dispose of and 

recover title to lands in Kentucky. D. S. 3 p. 
1820 Mabbut, Alexander. Washington [D. C.]. Deed to inter- 

Apr. 27 est in lands in Kentucky to Jesse B. Thomas. 

D. S. 3 p. 
1820 Lewis, W. W. Elmwood [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

May 19 Has declined appointment as one of the Directory 

at Russell ville ; has had proposals to go to 
France; predicts large majority for General 
[John] Adair [for Governor]. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1820 Lewis, Gabriel. Elmwood, Kentucky. To Crittenden, 

May 19 Frankfort, Kentucky. Copy of assignment by 

William O. Bledsoe heirs to William West of 
decree against John Lewis; comments thereon. 
A. L. S. 5 p. 
1820 Wickliffe, R[obert]. Statement of his obligation to trans- 

May 28 fer stock of the Bank of Kentucky, belonging to 

Mrs. Mary Parker, to Crittenden. A. D. S. 1 p. 
1820 Robinson, William, heirs. Land suit against Jacob Dufner. 

June 22- Declaration; writ of ejectment; amended decla- 

O'^'^- ^ ration; order for survey; judgment; new trial; 

removal to Federal court; bond; copy of land 
grants, will, and deeds. Copy. 26 p. 
1820 Underwood, J[oseph] R[ogers]. Glasgow, [Kentucky]. To 

July 1 Crittenden. Professional fees ; predictions on the 

coming election for governor, representative to 
Congress, and the legislature of Kentucky. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1820 Sharp, John & Co. Philadelphia. To J. & P. Dudley, 

July 25 Frankfort, Kentucky. Sends draft of John 

Buford on John L. Buck & Co. in favor of Miller, 
Kinsey & Cooper with protest. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1820 Parker, Alexander. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

AuG. 2 tenden. Order to deliver to John G. George two 

notes of John J. Marshall. A. L. S 1 p. 
1820 Wilson, James. Henderson, Kentucky. Deed of trust 

Aug. 5 to Peter Bogart and Henry Kneeland. Copy. 

4 p. 
1820 Patton, Robert, Administrator and heirs of. Fredericks- 

AuG. burg, Virginia. Brief in suit against James 

Taylor, Hopkins County, Kentucky, for purchase 
price of land; memorandum regarding same. 
A. D. 19 p. 
Campbell, J. R. Account against Crittenden. A. D. S. 

Ip. 
Mabbut, Alexander. Montreal, Canada. To Jesse B. 
Thomas, Washington, [D. C] Relative to the 
family and estate of John Connolly, Sr. and Jr. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
Kentucky Gazette [The]. Receipted account against Crit- 
tenden. D. S. 1 p. 
Anderson, R[ichard] C[lough], Jr. [Washington, D. C] To 
Crittenden. Bill for surveys of Kentucky mili- 
tary lands; Missouri question ; cession of Florida; 
deficiency in the Treasury excites little attention. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1820 Sneed, Achilles. Account against Crittenden. Printed 

form filled in. 1 p. 
[1820] Bell, Benjamin, and Nancy Tapscott. Yellow Banks, 

[Kentucky]. To James Madison, Orange 
County, [Virginia]. Plat of land recently pur- 
chased from Madison and comments thereon. 
A. L. S. by Bell. Also signed by Tapscott. 
2p- 

1820 O'Hara, Kean. Account against Crittenden, for tuition 

of Crittenden's son and daughter. A. D. 1 p. 

1821 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Columbus, Ohio. To Critten- 
Jan. 6 den. Journey from Kentucky; opposition to 

U. S. Bank; character of Charles Hammond; 
lawyers' anxiety to hear [Henry] Clay's speech; 
Greek designs suggested for Kentucky bank notes 
or if preferred use the parable of the prodigal 
son. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1821 Post Office, [The]. Account against Crittenden for post- 

Feb. 3 age. 1 p. 



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Craig, E. W. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden, 
Collection of note of Edmund L. Sterling & Co. ; 
depreciation of Bank currency. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Hickman, B. Receipt to Crittenden for taxes and militia 
fine. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Olds, William. Statement that he has employed Critten- 
den as counsel in two law suits. A. D's S. 1 p. 

Kinkead, Archibald. Woodford County, Kentucky. Mort- 
gage to John Buford and David Campbell. D. S. 
4 p. 

Kinkead, Archibald. Woodford County, Kentucky. Bill 
of sale to James Quarles for five negro slaves. 
D. S. 2 p. 

Edwards, J., Richard B. Bohannon, James Stevenson, and 
James H. Elliott. Valuation of five negro slaves 
of A[rchibold] Kinkead, for James Quarles. D. S. 
Ip. 

Quarles, James. Woodford County, Kentucky. Loan of 
five negro slaves to Ann Kinkead and her chil- 
dren, the wife and children of Archibald Kin- 
kead, reserving for himself the legal title. D. S. 
Ip. 

Mabbut, Alexander. Montreal, [Canada]. To Jesse B. 
Thomas, Edwardsville, Illinois. Relative to the 
estate of John Connelly, Sr., and Jr. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

Wickliffe, R[obert]. Notice that he as trustee for Mary 
Parker will apply for new certificates of stock of 
the Bank of Kentucky, the originals having been 
lost. D. S. 1 p. 

Wickliffe, R[obert]. Power of attorney as trustee for 
Mary Parker to Robert Wilkinson to transfer 
four shares of stock of the Bank of Kentucky to 
Crittenden. D. S. 1 p. 

Crittenden, J[olm] J[ordan]. Deed exchanging real estate 
with Joseph Scott. A. D. S. Signed also: 
Joseph Scott. Scott's receipt to Crittenden for 
bond on reverse. 4 p. 

Hawkins, J. H. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Critten- 
den and Samuel Smith Nicholas. Excessive 
judgment of Wickliffes against Bartlet & Cox, 
and arrangements to pay just amount. A. L. S. 

3 p. 



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1821 Halloway, John. Order on Crittenden to pay money to 

July 21 Littell. A. D. S. 1 p. 

1821 Mabbut, Alex[ander]. Montreal, [Canada]. To Jesse B. 

July 23 Thomas, Louisville, Ohio. Estate of John Con- 

nolly, St., and Jr.; copy of letter from Samuel 
Mifflin; first trip on La Chene Canal. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

Dudley, A. W. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. Receipt to Crit- 
tenden for taxes. 1 p. 

Weisiger, D[an]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. Receipted bill 
to Crittenden. 1 p. 

Hunt, William Gibbes. Receipted bill to Crittenden for 
subscription to "W[estern] Review." 1 p. 

Bacon, J. C. Owen County, [Kentucky]. Account 
against Crittenden and John McKinney. A. 
D. S. 1 p. 

Holly, Horace. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To J[ohn] Todd. 
Amounts of money given to schools in the differ- 
ent states. Copy. 1 p. 

Letcher, Robert P[erkins]. Lancaster, [Kentucky]. To 
Crittenden. The suit of Anderson vs. Turner; 
good reports of Crittenden ; advises Crittenden to 
"stick to the law." A. L. S. 3 p. 

Porter, William and Agness. Franklin County, Kentucky. 
Deed to land in Frankfort, Kentucky, to John 
Love. D. S. 1 p. 

Weisiger, Dan. Receipt to Crittenden for ''3^our portion 
of a Treat to the Members of the Assembly." 
A. D. S. 1 p. 

Breathitt, John. Account against Crittenden. A. D. 1 p. 

Johnson, Francis. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Governorship and government of Florida; faith 
in General [Andrew] Jackson; praise of [Presi- 
dent James] Monroe's Cabinet ; presidential can- 
didates ; possibilities of [Williani Jones] Lowndes. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Vest, John J. Order to Crittenden to pay money to David 
Jones. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Harvie, J. Five certificates that sums have been paid by 
Crittenden and credited on different bonds. 
D's. S. 2 p. 

Gray, W. F. Todd County, [Kentucky]. To Thomas 
Arnold, Paris, Kentucky. Debt of Wiley, of 
New Orleans. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1822 Vest, John J. Receipted account against Crittenden for 

Aug. 22 carpenter work. A. D. S. 1 p. 

1822 Henderson, William. Authority for Wilham Rogers to dis- 

AuG. 23 miss two suits. D. S. 1 p. 

1822 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Receipt to George P. Miller, 

Sept. William G. Boyd, and Charles Baird for money 

paid by sheriff after judgment. A. D. S. 1 p. 
1822 Wallace, Samuel M. Woodford, [Kentucky]. Order on 

Oct. 4 Crittenden to pay money to [Andrew F.] Price. 

Receipt by Price on reverse. A. D's. S. 2 p. 
1822 Wallace, Samuel M. Woodford, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

OcT. 25 tenden. Requesting that he pay William Flem- 

ing money. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1822 O'Hara, Kean. Receipted account against Crittenden for 

tuition of Crittenden's son and daughter and Mar- 
garet Smith. A. D. S. 1 p. 

1822 Bacon, J. C. Owen County, [Kentucky]. Account against 

Crittenden and John McKinney. A. D. S. 1 p. 

1823 Robertson, G[eorge]. Lancaster, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
Jan. 8 tenden. Political situation of Ohio; strength of 

[Henry] Clay and others as candidates for Presi- 
dential nomination. A. L. S. 8 p. 
1823 Hagner, Peter. [Washington, D. C] To Richard Mentor 

Feb. 18 Johnson. [Washington, D. C] Claim of Capt. 

Robert Crittenden for loss of horses during Semi- 
nole campaign ; further evidence of the loss neces- 
sary. Copy. 3 p. 
1823 Gayle, George. Receipted account against Crittenden for 

Apr. 1 tuition of Margaret Smith. A. D. S. 1 p. 

1823 Wilcox, Samuel. Declaration in ejectment against Jona- 

May 20 than Willis. Blank form filled in. 2 p. 

1823 Edwards, Presley. Russellville, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

May25 den. Claim to land by hehs of Major David 

Walker. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1823 Bacon, C[harles] P. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Thomas 

June 6 Arnold, Paris, [Kentucky]. Payment to Bacon, 

Samuel & Co.; account of Gray, Bacon and 
Arnold with Bacon, Samuel & Co. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1823 Arnold, Thomas. Paris, [Kentucky]. To Charles P. 

June 7 Bacon, Frankfort, [Kentucky]. Refusal to ac- 

cept money in Commonwealth paper; prefers 
nothing. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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Anderson, R[ichard] C[lough], Jr. To Crittenden. Aboard 
the John Adams, Hampton Roads, Virginia, 
about to sail for Colombia; old acquaintances. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Bacon, Charles P. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Thomas 
Arnold, Paris, [Kentucky]. Contradicts state- 
ment made by Arnold regarding money and ac- 
counts. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Arnold, Thomas. Paris, [Kentucky]. To M[artin] D. 
Hardin, Frankfort, [Kentucky]. Desires that he 
take proper steps to collect claim against Charles 
P. Bacon. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Waller, Will S. Receipt to Crittenden for money in satis- 
faction of a judgment against Crittenden and 
George M. Bibb in favor of the Bank of Ken- 
tucky. D, S. 1 p. 

Edwards, Amos. Greenville Springs, [Kentucky]. As- 
signment to Crittenden of bond executed by Solo- 
mon P. Sharp. D. S. 1 p. 

Edwards, Amos. Greenville Springs, [Kentucky]. Re- 
lease of bond to Crittenden, for value received. 
D. S. 1 p. 

Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 
Dispute, trouble, and threatened duel between 
Breckinridge and WicklifTe. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871, I 59. 
1823 Jouett, Jack. Springfield, [Kentucky?] Certificate of 

Sept. 16 deposit by Paul J. Booker. Cop}'. 1 p. 

1823 Pearson, J. E. Memorandum of agreement between Ed- 
Nov. 1 mund B. Pearson and James Peters for sale of 

tobacco. A. D. S. 1 p. 

1824 White, D. W. [David?]. Washington, [D. C] To John 
Jan. 21 Todd. Subjects of great importance before Con- 
gress; war between Greece and Turkey; allied 
Powers of Europe against the Patriots of South 
America; Amendment to Constitution as to 
Election of President; tariff; candidates for 
presidential nomination. Copy. 2 p. 

1824 Hagner, Peter. [Washington, D. C] [To Crittenden.] 

^Iak. 1 Claim for value of horses lost by Capt. Robert 

Crittenden during the Seminole Campaign. L. S. 
2 p. 



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1824 Johnson, Richard M[entor]. Washington, [D. C] . To 

Mar. 7 Crittenden. Faithfuhiess to [George M.] Bibb ; 

suit against Sulhvan Dorr; presidential contest 
between Clay, Jackson, Adams, and Crawford; 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Convention for Jack- 
son. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1824 Bibb, George M. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Mar. 8 Trip to Washington for trying law suit and 

not to oppose [Henry] Clay; [Henry] Clay no 
longer friend; [Andrew] Jackson nominated for 
President; prominent speakers and speeches in 
case of [Robert] Fulton's exclusive right to navi- 
gate the rivers of New York. A. L. S. 11 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871. I, 60. 
1824 Jones, William D. & Co. Cincinnati, [Ohio]. To Critten- 

Mar. 15 den. Law suits for Jones. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1824 Dale, Reuben. Shelby County, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

June30 den. Order to pay money to T. B. Burnett. 

Receipt for same by Burnett on reverse. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1824 Patrick, Jane. Lex[ingto]n, [Kentucky]. Order to Crit- 

JuLY 12 tenden to allow H. L. & James Weir, Jr. , a credit. 

D. S. 1 p. 
1824 Clark, George. Receipt to Crittenden for tuition of 

July 16 George [Bibb] Crittenden. A. D. S. 1 p. 

1824 Tuttle, Moses. Land suit against George Wymer et al. 

July Answer. A. D. by Crittenden. 3 p. 

1824 Trimble, David. Mount Sterling, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Sept. 9 tenden. Law case in the Federal Court, Benja- 

min Lay vs. Young et al. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1824 Smith, Robert H. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. The 

Oct. 19 claims of [John] Reed and [Standish] Forde to 

lands in Kentucky. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1824 Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 10 Suit of Gernon vs. Simons; Ohio election; letter 

from La Fayette to be published. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1824 Jones, W[illiam] D. & Co. Cincinnati, [Ohio]. To Crit- 

Nov. 18 tenden. Law suits for Jones. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1824 Rafinesque, C. S. Certificate that Crittenden has paid two 

Nov. 27 instalments on one share of stock of the Transyl- 

vania Botanic Garden Company. Printed form 
filled in. D. S. 1 p. 



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1825 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Feb. 15 Henry Clay. Result of Presidential election; 

charges against Clay; advises Clay accept place 

if offered in Adams' Cabinet if elected. Two 

copies, 3 and 2 pages. Printed: Colton, Works 

of Clay, N. Y., 1897, IV, 117. 

1825 Call, R[ichard] K[eith]. Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 

Feb. 26 tenden. Appointment of [William R.] Burnley 

to West Point; appointment of [Maj.] Gen. 

[George] Izard as Governor of Arkansas Territory 

instead of Robert Crittenden. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Howard, Thomas C, Richmond, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
tenden. Relative to suit for Howard. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

Scott, Robert. Lexington, [Kentuck}^]. To Crittenden. 
Payment of fees in suit between N. Sanders and 
executor of [James] Morrison. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Robertson, G[eorge]. Lancaster, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
tenden. Strongly urging Crittenden to become 
a candidate [for Kentucky Legislature]. A. L. S. 
8 p. 

Hawkins, J. W. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 
Invitation to address inhabitants of Franklin on 
ensuing election. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Humphreys, Charles. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
tenden. Meeting of trustees of Transylvania 
University for election of professors of the law 
school; probable appointments. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Clay, H[enry]. Lebanon, Ohio. To Crittenden. His re- 
ception at Cincinnati and Lebanon; qualities of 
[De Witt] Clinton, who w^as in Cincinnati. Copy. 
Ip. 

Foster, Ephraim H. Nashville, [Tennessee]. To Critten- 
den. Residence of Josiah Anthony and desires 
"to have him sued instantly." A. L. S. 2 p. 

Harper, J. Lexington, [Kentucky]. Cashier's order on 
Bank of U. S. favor of Crittenden. Printed form 
filled in. D. S. 1 p. 

Clay, H[enry]. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Rejoices in Crittenden's election to the Kentucky 
Legislature; trouble with Georgia over the Creek 
lands. A. L. S. 1 p. Printed: Coleman, Life 
of Crittenden, Phila., 1871, I 62. 



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1825 Bell, C. Receipt to Crittenden for taxes and militia fines 

Sept. 6 for year 1824. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1825 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 
Sept. 22 Henry Clay. Crittenden's course with the "Anti- 
Reliefs" and the "Reliefs" in the House of Rep- 
resentatives of Kentucky. Copy. 2 p. Printed : 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I 63. 

Higginbotham, Manuel. Record of proceedings in suit for 
money against Abraham Baugh; defendant's ex- 
ceptions noted. Copy. 7 p. 

[Clay, Henry]. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Claim of Daniel Dougherty for land as heir to 
Winser [Windsor ?] BrowTi, an officer of the Revo- 
lutionary War. A. L. 1 p. Signature cut olT. 

Foster, Ephraim H. Nashville, [Tennessee]. To Critten- 
den. Location of Josiah Anthony and persons 
responsible for him. Extract from letter from 
Josiah Anthony referring to his imprisonment 
for debt, on reverse. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1826 Beauchamp, J[eroboam] O. [Frankfort, Kentucky]. To 
Nov. 18 Crittenden. Declaration of his innocence of the 

murder of Colonel [Solomon P.] Sharp, and earn- 
estly beseeches Crittenden's assistance. A. L. S. 
8 p. Also copy of same. 10 p. 

1826 Beauchamp, J[eroboam]0. [Frankfort, Kentucky]. To 

Nov. 25 Crittenden. Urgently protests his innocence of 

the murder of Colonel [Solomon P.] Sharp and 

asks that justice be dealt him. A. L. S. 7 p. 

Also copy of part of same. 5 p. 

1826 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Dec. 26 Henry Clay. Happenings in the [Kentucky] 

state legislature; reluctance to engage in the 
coming campaign; failure of resolutions express- 
ing confidence in Clay and his support of [John 
Quincy] Adams. Copy. 2 p. 

[1826?] Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. To Crittenden. Desires Crit- 
tenden for security on a loan; means of payment. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1826 Blair, W. P. S. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 19 His financial condition; requests loan of money. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 

1826 Foster, Ephraim H. Nashville, [Tennessee]. To Critten- 

Feb. 1 den. Desires Crittenden to proceed no further 

in suit against [Josiah] Anthony. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1826 Clay, H[enry]. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Mar. 10 Suits for estate of Col. [James] Morrison; condi- 

tion of affairs in Congress; appointment of suc- 
cessor to Judge Thomas Todd. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden. Phila., 
1871; I, 63. 

1826 Mercer, Hugh [T. W.] Fredericksburg, [Virginia]. To 

Apr. 11 Major William Taylor, Oldham County, Ken- 

tucky. Settlement of costs in partition suit 
between heirs of C. GrifRn and heirs of J. T. 
Griffin; Martin Walker's claim and bill. A. L. S. 
8 p. 

1826 Craig, Lewis, Jr. Suit of ejectment against Thomas T. 

Apr. 12 Worthington et al.. Mason County, Kentucky. 

Including copies and exhibit of records in suits 
extending back many years to titles in John May 
and John Tabb. Copy, with exceptions noted 
on last page by Crittenden. 49 p. 

1826 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Apr. 22 Henry Clay, [Washington, D. C] Trouble [duel] 

between Clay and [John] Randolph; rumor that 
a duel was fought between Clay and [Jolin C] 
Calhoun, in which Calhoun was killed; advice; 
the Panama mission; recognition of South 
American Republics; quarrel between [David] 
Trimble and [Joseph] Vance with [George] Mc- 
DufFie; course of the Anti-Relief and Relief 
parties in Kentucky. Copy. 3 p. 

1826 Clay, H[enry]. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

May 11 Affair [duel] with [John] R[andolph]; [David] 

Trimble's trouble with [George] McDuflie and 
speech; [John] R[owan's] opposition to [Robert] 
Trimble's appointment as Associate Justice of 
the Supreme Court of the U. S.; treaties made 
with Denmark and Guatemala. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1826 Ewing, Robert. Red River, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

May 26 Requests information and expresses opinion on 

[Kentucky] political questions; state elections 

and candidates; rebuilding the statehouse at 

Frankfort. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1826 Clay, H[enry]. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

July 10 Intends to visit Frankfort ; execution of [Jero- 

boam O.] Beauchamp [the assassin of Solomon P. 
Sharp]. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1826 Clay, H[enry]. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Aug. 6 Unable to visit Frankfort before his return to 

Washington; hopes that Crittenden will visit 
Lexington. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1826 Butler, A[nthony]. Monticello, [Mississippi]. To Critten- 

AuG. 29 den. Butler's election to IVli-ssissippi Legisla- 

ture; political strife in Kentucky; Butler's suit 
against Crockett ; warm session expected in IVlis- 
sissippi Legislature. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 
Mrs. Maria K. Todd. Love note. Copy. 1 p. 

Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Shelbyville, [Kentucky]. To 
Mrs. Maria K. Todd. Love letter. Copy. 1 p. 

Crittenden, J[ohn]J[ordan]. vShelbyville, [Kentucky]. To 
Mrs. Maria K. Todd. Love letter. Copy. 1 p, 

Adams, George. Natchez, [Mississippi]. To Crittenden. 
Condolence for Crittenden's defeat for [Ken- 
tucky] legislature; advises firmness to Demo- 
cratic principles and healing of ruptured friend- 
ship with [George M.] Bibb. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1826 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Nov. 25 Henry Clay. Opposes rumors against Clay; new 

court leaders are for General [Andrew] Jackson; 
Kentucky will support [Adams] administration; 
[John] Boyle's appointment to judgeship over 
John Pope saved Kentucky for Clay ; stated that 
Clay's interests not concerned in next Presiden- 
tial election; pleased at course taken by brother 
Henry [Crittenden], and hopes of his [Henry Crit- 
tenden's] election. Copy. 2 p. 

1826 Call, G. W. KusseUville, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 27 Disbelief that his brother [Richard K. Call] could 

have had part in publications in the Louisville 

Public Advertiser, and distressed by Crittenden's 

ill feeling towards his brother; congratulations 

on his marriage; Crittenden's friends anxious for 

him to be a candidate for governor. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1826 Morehead, Charles S. Hopkinsville, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Nov. 27 tenden. Robert Cravens, in suit against him 

brought by Means, requests Crittenden represent 

him in Court of Appeals. A. L. S. 1 p. 

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1826 Clay, Henry. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. Con- 
Dec. 12 gratulations on his marriage; reasons for chang- 
ing the pubhc printer in Kentucky ; Senate com- 
mittees rearranged, giving to administration the 
majorities in each case. Copy. 1 p. 

[1826] Miller Henry, devisees of. Land suit against Jacob and 

John Mclntire. Defendants' printed brief. 4 p. 

1827 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 
Jan. 12 Henry Clay. [George M.] Bibb accepts office of 

Chief Justice of Kentucky, ending court dis- 
pute; rebuilding capitol at Frankfort; criticises 
plan for trained militia. Copy. 1 p. 
1827 Clay, H[enry]. Washington, [D.C.] To Crittenden. Ap- 

Jan. 25 pointment of Crittenden and Thomas H. Fletcher 

as U. S. District Attorneys for Kentucky and 
West Tennessee, respectively; assents to Critten- 
den becoming counsel for Taylor in suit against 
Clay. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1827 Clark, George. Fayette, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 26 Approbation of his young friend [Crittenden's 

son?] as a student; account for necessities. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1827 Johnson, R[ichard] M[entor]. [Washington, D. C] To 

Feb. 6 Crittenden. Johnson's suit with Green Clay; 

politics, he hopes, does not lessen their personal 
friendship; Crittenden's confirmation as District 
Attorney for Kentucky ; desires additional serv- 
ices of George Robertson, A. L. S. 3 p. 
1827 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky], To 

Mar. 3 Henry Clay. Various candidates for Congres- 

sional nomination in Kentucky; [John] Tyler's 
course in the Senate ; actions of the opposition 
toward the administration; [John C] Calhoun 
and the treasury peculations. Copy. 2 p. 
1827 Addison, L. D. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 6 Inquires if Crittenden has made collections on 

notes. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1827 Addison, L. D. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 7 Desires statement relative to notes put in his 

hands for collection. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1827 lee, John H. Daviess, Kentucky. To James Madison, 

Apr. 4 DJontpelier, Virginia. Advises suit against the 

estates of Tapscott and Bell, relative to land 
settlements. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1827 Barbour, James. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

May 19 Has supplied requested omission ; pleased with 

triumph of correct priciples in Kentucky; Penn- 
sylvania's political attitude. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1827 Trimble, Robert. [Frankfort, Kentucky]. To Critten- 

Sept. 3 den. Requests Crittenden to call at post office 

and take out Trimble's volume of [Henry] 
Wheaton's [law] reports. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1827 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Sept. 3 Henry Clay. Clay's statements made in 1824 to 

Crittenden relative to Clay's refusal to vote for 
[Andrew] Jackson. Copy. 1 p. Printed: Cole- 
man, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; I, 66. 
1827 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Sept. 6 Henry Clay. Effect of [James] Buchanan's letter 

to Jackson; charges made against Clay; Clay's 
letter to White. Copy. 2 p. 
1827 Chambers, John. Washington, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Sept. 11 den. lyiany different lawsuits; banters Critten- 

den in friendly way. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1827 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Oct. 30 Henry Clay. Treachery of the times has swept 

away many friends; Cla3^'s letter to White; let- 
ters of [Amos] Kendall published in the ''Argus"; 
vindication of certain charges against Crittenden. 
Copy. 2 p. 
1827 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Nov. 15 Henry Clay. Opinion on the charges against 

Clay; prospects of the next election in Ken- 
tucky; candidates for Vice President; Critten- 
den's loss of Clay's letter; found by opponents, 
and consequences. Copy. 3 p. 
1827 Crittenden, J[olin] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Nov. 19 Henry Clay. Solicits an appointment for [Hum- 

phrey Marshall] son of John J. JMarshall to West 
Point. Copy. 1 p. 
1827 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Nov. 28 Henry Clay. New York elections "like a dark 

cloud." Copy. 1 p. 
1827 Clay, H[enry]. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Dec. 16 Will soon present a mass of testimony in his 

behalf to the public; his preference for Adams 
in 1825; Crittenden could safely have kept out 
of dispute; inability to obtain appointment for 



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Humphrey Marshall to West Point; minority in 
Congress; elections in New York; bright pros- 
pects in Virginia and North Carolina. A. L. S. 
3 p. 
1828 Simmerman, P[eter]. Burksville, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Jan. 3 den. Testimony in suit of Haslet & McKim 

against Peter and John Simmerman; oath by 
Simmerman that testimony and deposition of 
Henry R. Simmerman is necessary. A. li. S. 
3 p. 

Cornelius, S. Alexandria, D. C. To Il[ichard] M[entor] 
Johnson, Washington, D. C. No administration 
on [unnamed] estate. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Burnley, Albert] T. Yellow Banks, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
tenden. Crittenden's knowledge of Clay's atti- 
tude towards [Andrew] Jackson in 1825. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 
Henry Clay. "Bargain and corruption;" Senate 
proceedings to try the charges against Clay; letter 
of [Francis P.] Blair. Copy. 4 p. 

Morehead, James T. Glasgow, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 
den. Requests Crittenden's services in lawsuits. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Monroe, James. Oak Hill, [\^irginia]. To Crittenden. 
Sends memoir of his views on public events, 
founded upon his mission to Europe. Copy, 1 p. 

Johnson, Fr[ancis]. Bowling Green, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
tenden. Favorable turn of public sentiment; 
Clay's pamphlet; political industry of Jackson's 
followers; encloses a note to [Amos] Kendall. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
1828 Johnson, Fr[ancis]. Bowling Green, [Kentuckj^]. To Amos 

Apr. 12 Kendall. Correcting error published in Kendall's 

newspaper concerning [Henry] Clay. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1828 Johnson, Fr[ancis]. Bowling Green, [Kentucky]. ToCrit- 

JuNE 6 tenden. Sends the amount of an execution 

against Charles Campbell; candidates for next 
election in the district; publication of letters. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1828 Trimble, D[avid]. To Crittenden. Requests Crittenden 

Sept. 16 to represent him in suit of Mosely vs. Garrett 

et al. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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PAPEES OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 37 

1828 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

^^^'^- ^^ Henry Clay. Preparation for the contest in No- 

vember. Copy. 1 p. 

1828 Willis, W[illiam] T. Greensburgh, Kentucky. To Crit- 

^^'^- 1 tenden. Work in the county for the November 

election; prospects. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1828 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

^^^- ^ Henry Clay. Consoling advice on political re- 

verses; judgships in Kentucky; Crittenden's 
possibilities for the Federal Judgship. Two 
copies. 2 p. each. Printed: Coleman, Life of 
Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 71. 
1828 Johnson, Richard M[entor]. Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 

^^^■^^ tenden. [Andrew] Jackson's possible Cabinet 

officers; Crittenden's nomination as associate 
justice of the U. S. Supreme Court. A. L. S. 3 p„ 
1828 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

^^^- ^^ Henry Clay. His nomination as Associate Jus- 

tice of U. S. Supreme Court and opposition to his 
confirmation by the Senate. Copy. 1 p. 

1828 Chambers, John. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 
°^^- ^^ Cause of delay in Crittenden's confirmation as 

Associate Justice of U. S. Supreme Court; same 
referred to committee; Jacksonians may block 
confirmation; speculations on Jackson's Cabi- 
net. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1829 Clay, H[enry]. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
'^^^- ^ Suspension of Crittenden's confirmation as Asso- 
ciate Justice of U. S. Supreme Court. L. S. 2 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila. 
1871; I, 73. 

1829 Wickliffe, Charles A. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

•^^'^- ^ Assurance that he will aid all possible in the 

confirmation of Crittenden as Associate Justice 

of U. S. Supreme Court, and explains the delay 

of same. Copy. 3 p. 

1829 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

•^^^- ^^ Henry Clay. Resigned to his fate as regards his 

confirmation in the Senate as Associate Justice 

of the U. S. Supreme Court; State judgeships in 

Kentucky. Copy. 1 p. 

1829 ^ Clay, H[enry]. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

"^^^^ ^^ Exertions of Crittenden's friends in the Senate 

for his confirmation as Associate Justice in the 



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U. S. Supreme Court ; intention of the Senate to 
confirm no nominations during the present ad- 
ministration; uncertainty of affairs at Washing- 
ton. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of 
Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 73. 
1829 Chambers, John. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

Jan, 28 Refusal of the Senate to vote on Crittenden's 

nomination as Associate Justice of U. S. Supreme 
Court; rumor of death of Jackson; personals. 
A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; I, 79. 
1829 Archer, W[illiam] S[egar]. Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 

Feb. 2 tenden. Opinion that Crittenden's nomination 

will be rejected by the Senate; assurance of his 
friendship; offer of future assistance. A. L. S. 
5 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; I, 79. 
1829 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Feb. 15 Henry Clay. Fate of his nomination in the 

Senate; opinion of Adams's administration; 
Clay's future occupation; the Old Court and 
New Court parties of Kentucky; predicts a Clay 
party will predominate the state. Copy. 2 p. 
1829 Union Philosophical Society, of Transylvania University. 

May 26 [Lexington, Kentucky.] To Crittenden. Noti- 

fication by committee that Crittenden had been 
chosen orator for July celebration. L. S. by 
James Scott, W. B. Redds and Cassius M. Clay. 
Ip. 
1829 Russellville, [Kentucky] Citizens. To Crittenden. Li- 

July 7 vitation to public entertainment; testimonial of 

confidence and admiration ; criticism of [Andrew] 
Jackson's political practices. L. S. by 22 signa- 
tures as a committee. 4 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 76. 
1829 Waddell, William Coventry H. [Washington, D. C] To 

Aug. 21 Crittenden. Crittenden's account against the 

Department of State for services. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1829 Christian County. Hopkinsville [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Sept. 7 tenden. Invitation to visit this district ■\\^th 

Henry Clay. L. S. by 35 signatures as a com- 
mittee. 2 p. 



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1829 Blakey, Thomas. Logan Co., Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Nov. 14 Dissatisfaction at the division of the estate of 

the late William Haden. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1830 Lee, Richard Henry. Mason County, [Kentucky]. To 
Mar. 22 Crittenden. The death of Lee's wife, Eliza [Crit- 
tenden ?] A. L. S. 1 p. 

1830 Chamberlain Philosophical & Literary Society of Center 

^Pi^ 26 College, Danville, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Request for address on commencement day. 
L. S. by Charles G. Wintersmith and Robert 
Nail, committee. 1 p. 
1830 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

J^NEl Henry Clay. Is confident of his own election; 

his preference for Clay for Presidency; the 
political situation in Kentucky; Jackson's veto 
of IMaysville Turnpike bill. Copy. 1 p. 
[1830?] Morehead, A. To Crittenden. Encloses amount of his 
June 12 note. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1830 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Yellow Banks, Kentucky. To Crit- 

JuNEl3 tenden. Has sent interest due; Crittenden's 

political struggle for election to U. S. Senate; 
Jackson's veto of the Maysville turnpike bill; 
Jackson's renomination of [Mordecai IVIanuel] 
Noah detestable ; compromise in the case of Pick- 
ett's heirs vs. Blight's heirs. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1830 Taylor, William. Receipt for money paid by Crittenden, 
July 12 amount of judgment against John Murphy. 

D. S. as agent for Hugh [T. W.] Mercer. 1 p. 

1831 Union Literary Society of Miami University. Oxford, 
Mak- 14 Ohio. To Crittenden. Invitation to deliver an 

address on the 27th of September following. 
L. S. by C. B. Harrison and Thomas T. Thornton 
as a committee. 2 p. 

1831 Mercer, Hugh [T. W.] Fredericksburg, [Virginia]. To 

May 7 Crittenden. Transfer of his business from Major 

WiUiam Taylor to Crittenden; Taylor's business 
abilities; [Henry] Clay's prospects for Presi- 
dency; support of the Kentucky legislature for 
Crittenden. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1831 [Union Literary Society] of Miami University. [Oxford, 

May 9 Ohio.] To Crittenden. Desire reply to previous 

invitation to address the society. L. S. by C. B. 

Harrison and T[homas] T. Thornton, committee. 

2 p. 



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1831 McNairy, Boyd C. Nashville, [Tennessee]. To Critten- 

IIay9 den. Crittenden's candidacy for the legislature; 

Cabinet change at Washington; approval of 
Jackson in Tennessee; importance of Kentucky 
elections. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1831 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston] Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 

JuNE 10 tenden. Will pay sum due Crittenden if drawn 

on; establishing the "Globe"; his wife has 
ordered it sent to Crittenden that he may read 
her "Hemisphere"; Blair's children; praise of 
Jackson; personals. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1831 Flournoy, T. Columbus, Ohio. To Crittenden. [Henry] 

Sept. 24 Clay should go to the Senate instead of Critten- 

den. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1831 Harris, Fran[k]. Sublett's Tavern, Virginia. To Critten- 

Sept. 28 den. Encloses money for taxes on his Ohio 

land; personals. Endorsed by Crittenden that 
the amount was paid to Hiram Harris. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1831 Clay, Brutus J. Paris, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. Di- 

OcT. 10 vision, sale, suit, and records concerning land 

owned by Mrs. Boston. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1831 Macey, A. R. Bowling Green, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

OcT. 14 den. Relative to a note of T. J. & J. Roberts; 

anti-Masonic nomination of [William] Wirt and 
its effect on Henry Clay ; meeting at Frankfort 
for nomination of Governor and Vice President ; 
proposes Crittenden for Governor. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1831 Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 20 Suit of U. S. vs. Clay as executor for [James] 

Morrison; anticipates a less disagreeable session 
of Congress; desires Crittenden's counsels and 
communications. A. L. S. 1 p. 
, Richard A. Greensburgh, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
tenden. Gratitude for advice; Buckner's con- 
duct toward his own nomination [for governor]. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Lewis. Maysville, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 
Withdrawal of Crittenden's subscription to the 
Maysville "Eagle." A. L. S. 1 p. 
John. Mills Point, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Crittenden to act as counsel in certain lawsuits; 
importance of suit of Hogue vs. Marr. A. L. S. 
2 p. 



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1832 Crittenden, J[olm] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Feb. 23 Henry Clay. Rejection of nomination of [Mar- 

tin] Van Buren [as Minister to Great Britain]; 
regulation of the tariff; rumor of dissension be- 
tween Adams and Clay; support of Richard A. 
Buckner for Governor. Copy. 1 p. 

1832 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Fes- 27 Richard A. Buckner. Contradicts interpretation 

put upon his own statement as garbled by Willis 

relative to Buckner's candidacy for Governor. 

A. D'ft. S. 4 p. 

1832 Archer, W[iniam] S[egar]. Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 

^^^- 7 tenden. Difficulty in securing some appoint- 

ment; schoolboy recollections; peril in being 
governor of a state; ascendancy of Branch [T.] 
Archer in Texas. A. L. S. 7 p. 
1832 Helm, John L. Elizabethtown, Kentucky. To Critten- 

^^^•20 den. Desires to retain him as counsel; law mat- 

ters. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Washington, D. C. To Crit- 

^^^- 10 tenden. Denial of statement published in a 

pamphlet [by James Love] relative to Crittenden 
not being entitled to the confidence of the party. 
A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; I, 83. 
1832 Clay,H[enry]. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. De- 

^^^- 1^ sires attention given to two suits between Clay 

and [James] Morrison in Court of Appeals. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1832 Edwards, Ninian. Belleville, Illinois. To Crittenden. 

■^^^- 1^ Edwards having been wrongly accused of oppos- 

ing the reduction of the price of public lands and 
granting of preemptions while in the U. S. Senate, 
desires a statement from Crittenden ; Edwards's 
true course; fell senseless while delivering speech 
in Senate in favor of reduction. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1832 Archer, W[iniam] S[egar]. Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 

J^'^"^ ^ tenden. Personal friendship; relative to ac- 

ceptance of a foreign mission if offered ; work of 
the ''Kitchen Cabinet." A. L. S. 8 p. 

1832 Russellville Convention. Bowling Green, [Kentucky]. To 

^^^■^- ^ Crittenden. Invitation to deliver address on 

September 27 or 28; political affairs. L. S. by 
seven signatures. 3 p. 



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1832 Crittenden, J[ohii] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Nov. 17 Henry Clay. Advises Clay to continue in the 

U. S. Senate; his own ambitions. Copy. 1 p. 
1832 Sergeant, John. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Adverse 

Nov. 19 result of recent elections; [Henry] Clay's success 

in Kentucky; Sergeant's defeat. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1832 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Nov. 24 Henry Clay. Receipt of money from estate of 

[James] Morrison; expects Clay in Frankfort be- 
fore going to Washington; Clay need not hurry 
to Senate, as he can not pacify the South. Copy. 
Ip. 
1832 Allan, Chilton. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. His 

Nov. 26 long services with the party, and present scheme 

that will defeat him ; asks Crittenden to intercede 
in his behalf. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1832 Leigh, William. Halifax County, Virginia. To Critten- 

Nov. 27 den. Asks assistance for William Banks in his 

benevolent purpose; their boyhood at Williams- 
burg, [College of WilHam and IViary]. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1832 Clay, Henry. Ashland, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. His 
Nov. 28 service in the U. S. Senate; will proceed imme- 
diately to Washington. Copy. 1 p. 

1833 Breckinridge, Robert. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
Feb. 20 tenden. Holds promissory note from Thomas 

Triplett to William Tomason, past due; requests 
Crittenden's attention thereto. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1833 N[icholas], S[amuel] S[mith]. Louisville, Kentuck3^ To 

Feb. 28 Crittenden. Regrets inability to vote for Or- 

lando Brown because of previous promise to vote 
for [James] Dana for Reporter of the Kentucky 
Court of Appeals. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1833 Crittenden, J[olm] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Mar. 2 S[amuel] S[mith] Nicholas, [Louisville, Ken- 

tucky]. Regret that the Judges of the Court of 
Appeals have conmiitted themselves for [James] 
Dana for Reporter; Dana's newspaper attack on 
Crittenden. Copy. 1 p. 

1833 Bibb, George M. Washington, [D. C] To Albert T. 

Apr. 5 Burnley, Yellow Banks, Kentucky. Post Office 

contracts; bad condition of the roads; busy with 
arguments for Bruce and Gen'l [Jas.] Taylor's 
claims against the Treasury; investigation of 
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PAPEES OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 43 

tariff compromise bill; [Martin] Van Buren not 
popular. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1833 Union and Jefferson Societies of Augusta College, [Ken- 

May20 tucky]. To Crittenden. Invitation to deliver 

address on Aug. 7. L. S. by ten names in same 
hand writing, committee. 
1833 Lee, Richard Henry. Maysville, Kentucky. To Critten- 

AuG. 6 den. Election of William B. Philips as mayor; 

prospects for the general election; cholera in the 
district. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1833 Harlan, James. Harrodsburg, Kentucky. To Critten- 

AuG. 8 den. Fears that [Thomas P.] Moore has defeated 

[Robert P.] Letcher for Congress; Letcher's lack 
of funds and organization. A. L. S. 3 p. 
[1833] N[icholas, Samuel Smith]. Louisville, Kentucky. To 

Sept. 12 Crittenden. Political matters; draft of bill to 

regulate election of U. S. Senators. A. L. S. 
5 p, inc. enclosure of 3 p. 
1833 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Sept. 15 S[amuel] S[mith] Nicholas. Kind feelings to- 

ward [William] Drayton as a Presidential candi- 
date but will stick to [Henry] Clay to the last; 
praise of Clay. Copy. 2 p. 
Bunn, Nathan. Henderson, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Claim to land held by William R. Griffith and 
Calhoon ; desires Crittenden's law services ; same 
for Elenathan Durfee. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Benham, Joseph A. Louisville, Kentucky. To Critten- 
den. Desires Crittenden as counsel for Judge 
[Stephen] Ormsby in suit over will of Ormsby's 
brother. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Breckinridge, James D. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crit- 
tenden. Suit in chancery in the Federal Court 
of Pager's executors vs. Bristow heirs. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

Banks, William B. Halifax County, Virginia. To Crit- 
tenden. Requests supervision of legal and per- 
sonal affairs of brother, Henry Banks; his broth- 
er's misfortunes; praise for [Henry] Clay and 
[George M.] Bibb; land claims. A. L. S. 2 p. 
[1833?] Botts, William. Flemingsburg, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 
den. Desires examination of papers in suits 
against John McKee. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1834 Clay, H[enry]. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

Apr. 8 Appointments of Monroe and Saunders approved ; 

Virginia and New York elections; Senate has 
not concurrence of House of Representatives; 
Orlando Brown in Washington; shameless party 
spirit in the House of Representatives. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1834 Haydon, John W. Hancock County, [Kentucky]. Plain- 

Apr. 29 tiff in suit against St. Clair Young; judgment for 

defendant; appeal. Copy. 4 p. 
1834 Morehead, James T. Bowling Green, [Kentucky]. To 

May 17 Crittenden. Demand for Congressional docu- 

ments reporting debates; Clay's latest speech; 
Decline of the Jackson party. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1834 Elkton [Kentucky] Citizens. To Crittenden. Citizens call 

May 19 a convention to meet July 4th to consider 

dangerous assumption of power by President 

Jackson, invite Crittenden to be present. L. S. 

by 9 names in one handwriting. 2 p. 

1834 Love, James. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. Strife 

May 27 for presidential succession ; President Jackson 

abandoned by Virginia and New York; presi- 
dential candidates; interests of [John] McLean, 
[Martin] Van Buren, and [Henry] Clay. The 
debate on Jackson's "Protest"; President's 
hostility to present U. S. Bank; contest for 
the speaker's chair; Cabinet appointments; in 
midst of election contest between [Thomas P.] 
Moore and [Robert P. Letcher]; talent in the 
House of Representatives ; praise for Crittenden. 
A. L. S. 8 p. 
1834 Love, James. [Washington, D.C.] To Crittenden. Love's 

May 30 views of next presidency differ not from those of 

[Henry] Clay; election contest between [Thomas 
P.] Moore and [Robert P.] Letcher about closed; 
confirmation of [Mahlon] Dickerson [as Secretary 
of the Navy] and [Andrew] Stevenson [as minister 
to Great Britain]; Jackson party threatens to 
punish U. S. Bank officials for contempt; note- 
worthy speech of [Amos] Davis; [Robert P.] 
Letcher will owe his seat to [Amos] Davis; wig- 
wam still in trouble; "Mrs. [John Henry] Eaton 
is against Jackson." A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1834 McLean, Alney. Greenville, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

June 17 Denounces President Jackson and his policies ; 

candidates for the state election; expects much 
good from the Elkton [Kentucky] convention. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1834 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

June 19 Randolph Railey, Jr. Order to Railey on Wil- 

liam D. Young for amount of judgment obtained 
for A. F. Price's administrators; Railey's receipt 
on reverse. Copy. 2 p. 
1834 Coleman, Chapman. Louisville, [Kentucky]. ToCritten- 

June29 den. Efforts and plans of Charles [Anderson] 

Wickliffe to defeat Crittenden for the U. S. 
Senate. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1834 Morehead, James T. Allensville, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

AuG. 5 tenden. Sends official blanks; election returns. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 
1834 Madison, James. Montpelier, [Virginia]. To George Joy. 

Sept. 9 Incident in the life of Lafayette ; certain letters 

sent to [John Quincy] Adams; orders in 
Council relative to the embargo; detailed cir- 
cumstances attending the declaration of war 
[of 1812] and its termination; practice of im- 
pressment by Great Britain; failing in health. 
Copy. 6 p. 
1834 Wickliffe, C[liarles] A[nderson]. Springfield, Kentucky. 

Nov. 14 To Crittenden. Denies that he has spoken 

abusively of Crittenden. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1834 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 
Dec. 18 S[amuel] S[mith] Nicholas. Urges him to inter- 
pose in the expected duel between Marshall and 
Rowan. Copy. 1 p. 

1835 Eurodelphian Society of Saint Josephs College. Bards- 
Feb. 7 town, Kentucky. To Crittenden. Invitation to 

deliver an address on April 14. L. S. by 4 names 
in one handwriting, committee. 1 p. 

1835 Cincinnati Citizens. Cincinnati, Ohio. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 31 Invitation to attend celebration of first settle- 

ment by native citizens on April 7th. L. S. by 
A. G. Gano, chairman, and A. N. Riddle, secre- 
tary. 1 p. 

1835 Whig Society of South Hanover College. South Hanover, 

Apr. 6 Indiana. To Crittenden. Informs him that he 

has been made an honorary member, and invites 



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him to deliver oration at commencement. L. S. 
by Samuel H. Thomson and George F. Whit- 
worth, committee, in one handwriting. 2 p. 
1835 Professional Teachers State Convention. Lexington, Ken- 

AuG. 10 tucky. To Crittenden. Invitation to deliver an 

* address during first week in November. L. S. by 

J. Dunham, Rev. R. Davidson, and J. L. Van 
Doren, committee, in one handwriting. 1 p. 

1835 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 
Dec. 23 J[ames] T. Morehead, [William] Owsley, J[ohn] 

Harvie, and Orlando Brown. Aft'airs with 
France; [William Henry] Harrison nominated 
for Presidency by Pennsylvania, and its impor- 
tance; Anti-Masonic Convention of Peimsylva- 
nia of no consequence; thinks Kentucky should 
immediately adopt nominations of Pennsylvania; 
great contest in Virginia for [Hugh Lawson] 
White; [Daniel] Webster not justly appreciated; 
contest settled against him, and he has Critten- 
den's sympathy. Copy. 6 p. 

Marshall, Humphrey. To Crittenden. Affairs with France; 
the President's actions, rights, and powers rela- 
tive to France and France's course. Copy. 2 p. 

Dag-gett, David. New Haven, [Connecticut]. To Crit- 
tenden. Condemns present "Jack Cade" ad- 
ministration; personals. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Crittenden, J[olm] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To Or- 
lando Brown. British offer and acceptance of 
mediation for settlement of our differences with 
France. Copy. 2 p. 

Eeeves, B. H. Fayette, [Missouri]. To Crittenden. Price 
of Crittenden's lands in Missouri ; [Hugh Lawson] 
White, Wliig favorite for Presidential nomination 
in Missouri; [William H.] Ashley is announced as 
a candidate for Governor of Missouri. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1836 Harvie, J[ohn]. Richmond, Virginia. To Crittenden. Li- 
Jan. 18 troducing Hodijah [B.] Meade with great praise; 

Van Buren party preponderant in Virginia; per- 
sonals. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1836 Buford, John. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 25 Bill to raise the salaries of judges rejected by 

Kentucky Senate ; divorce bill; [Louisville, Ken- 
tucky], Cincinnati [Ohio] and Charleston [South 



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Carolina] railroad charter; harmony in Frank- 
fort; [Henry] Clay's letter accepting senatorship. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Marshall, H[umphrey]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Feb. 3 tenden. His pension memorial to Congress; de- 

sires to know the cause of its delay ; opinion on his 
claims. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Brown, Orlando. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 11 Crittenden's maiden speech; how the news was 

received by Crittenden's family; character of 
[Willie P.] Mangum; passage of the [Louisville], 
Cincinnati and Charleston railroad bill; bill bor- 
rowing and appropriating a million dollars 
passed; State elections and candidates. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1836 Marshall, H[umphrey]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Feb. 27 tenden. His pension claim; criticizes actions of 

[J. L.] Edwards; Marshall's previous statement 
and knowledge of the character of ]\lrs. [Andrew] 
Jackson; affairs with France ; slavery in District 
of Columbia. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Washington L[iterary] Society, of Washington College, 

IVIar. 4 Washington, Pennsylvania. To Crittenden. No- 

tification of having made him an honorary mem- 
ber, and congratulating him for the faithful dis- 
charge of his duties to the public. L. S. by J. F. 
Irons, A. Jones, in one hand\\Titing, and T. Mc- 
Gifim. 1 p. 

1836 Athenian Society, of Indiana College. Bloomington, In- 

Mar. 8 diana. To Crittenden. Notification of election 

as honorary member and invitation to deliver an 
address on last Wednesday in September. L. S. 
by J. W. Lowe, A. J. Thickstun, and M. M. 
Campbell, all in one handwriting. 2 p. 

1836 Marshall, H[umphrey]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Mar. 27 tenden. His pension claim before Congress ; 

wishes to know cause of delay; condemns J. L. 
Edwards; political condition of the country un- 
der present administration. 2 A. L's. S. 2 p. 
and 4 p. 
1836 Metcalfe, Thomas. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Apr. 5 Notification of appointment as representative of 

Kentucky to a convention to meet in Knoxville, 



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Tenn., July 4th, to consider the construction of 
the [Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston] Rail- 
road. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Letcher, R[obert] P[reston]. Lancaster, [Kentucky]. To 

May 3 Crittenden. [James] Clark's gubernatorial cam- 

paign ; criticism of Clark ; comparison of [Daniel] 
Webster with [Henry] Clay. A. L. S. 7 p. 
Printed (in part) : Coleman, Life of Crittenden 
Pliila., 1871, I, 98. 

1836 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, D. C. To 

June 3 Mrs. J. B. Whiting. Unsuccessful endeavor to 

have her husband stationed at Louisville. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Woodford County Citizens. Versailles, [Kentucky]. To 

July 13 Crittenden, Lexington, Kentucky. Invitation 

to a public dinner to be given in his honor; 

praise. L. S. by 9 names in one handwriting as 

a committee. 1. p. 

1836 Franklin County Citizens. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

July 18 Crittenden, [Frankfort, Kentucky]. Invitation 

to a public dinner; great praise. L. S. by 10 
signatures as a committee. 

1836 Reily, John. Berlin, [Germany]. To Crittenden. Leaves 

Aug. 2 Berlin for St. Petersburg; expensive living at 

St. Petersburg; cost of furs and travel; St. 
Petersburg's growing importance as a consular 
station; desires diplomatic mission in Germany. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1836 Pope, Nathaniel. Kaskaskia, Illinois. To Crittenden. 

Aug. 3 Appreciations for favors; condemns [Benjamin 

W.] Leigh for his attitude relative to claims on 
Virginia ; Illinois elections ; surplus revenue and 
popularity of [Henry] Clay's land bill; condemns 
exaction of specie for public lands; believes 
[William H.] Ashley is elected Governor of Mis- 
souri. A. L. S, 3 p. 

1836 Railey, Randolph, Jr. Versailles, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Nov. 13 tenden. Inquiry relative to disposal by Railey 

of money received from [Wilham D.] Young for 
Crittenden; other legal business; Railey leaves 
for Mississippi; hopes [William Henry] Harrison 
will be elected. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1836 Pope, Nathaniel. Kaskaskia, Illinois. To Crittenden, 

Nov. 20 Washington, [D. C] Favorable intelligence as 

to the Presidential election in various states; 
sends additional testimony for Pope's bill before 
Congress; purposes to be elected to the Senate 
in December. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1836 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 
Dec. 10 T[homas] L[eonidas] Crittenden, [New Orleans, 

Louisiana?] Location of various members of 
the family throughout the country; extended 
advice as to his character, habits, and behavior. 
A. L. S. 8 p. Printed in part: Coleman, Life 
of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 99. 

[1836?] Taylor, Z[achary]. To [Abijah] Mann, [Jr.] Full and 
lengthy discussion approving Mann's course in 
introducing to Congress resolution to do away 
with General in Chief of the Army and equalizing 
the pay of officers of the Army and Navy. L. S. 
52 p. Marked 'Topy." 

[1836?] Porter, A[lexander]. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 
Texas and Sam Houston's victory before the 
Senate; three private bills, one for a pension. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Butler, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. [Washington, D. C] Cir- 
Jan. 11 cular stating that the War Department has 

stocks and bonds belonging to Indian tribes and 
that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs has 
entire charge of this business. Copy. 
1837 Pope, Nathaniel. Kaskaskia, Illmois. To Crittenden. 
J^^- 1^ Pope's claims before Congress presented by 

[Lewis Fields] Linn; Crittenden's speech in an- 
swer to [Thomas Hart] Benton; salary of district 
judges and comparative value of same to ten 
years past. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1837 Harris, C[arey] A. [Washington, D. C] To John TUford, 
^^^- 28 Lexington, Kentucky. Funds of Indians on 

hand for buying state bonds. Copy. On same 
document with Butler Circular, Jan. 11, 1837. 
1837 Dudley, P[eter]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To [Henry] Clay 
^^^- ^^ and Crittenden. Previous transmission to Secre- 

tary of War of an application to Congress for 
indemnity for loss in cost of equipping the 
Regiment of Volunteer mounted gunners of 
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Kentucky in service of the U. S. [in war of 
1812]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1837 Meade, H[odijah] B. Hermitage, [Virginia.] To Critten- 

Feb. 4 den. Claim in Congress for half pay due his 

father for Revolutionary War services; con- 
demn's Virginia's Senators. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Harris, C[arey] A. [^Vashington, D. C] To R[ichard] 

^Iar. 9 AI[entor] Johnson, No funds at present for pur- 

chasing bonds of Northern Bank of Kentucky; 
will have funds within six months. Copy. On 
same document with Butler circular, Jan. 11, 
1837. 

1837 Harris, C[arey] A. [Washington, D. C] To John Tilford, 

Mar. 20 Lexington, Kentucky. Circular stating that the 

Office of Indian Affairs frequently has funds for 
purchase of State stocks, giving manner of pur- 
chase. Copy. On same document with Butler 
circular, Jan. 11, 1837. 

1837 Johnson, Richard M[entor]. [Ijcxington, Kentucky]. To 

Mar. 21 John Tilford. C[arey] A. Harris will purchase 

State bonds during the coming summer. Copy. 

On same document with Butler circular, Jan. 11, 

1837. 

1837 Johnson, Richard M[entor]. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To 

Mar. 21 C[arey] A. Harris, [Washington, D. C] Bonds 

for sale are for State of Kentucky and not for 
bank, but has informed Major [John] Tilford that 
the sale is closed; Northern Bank has agreed to 
dispose of bonds; importance of giving Western 
States advantages of public money; bonds for 
previous sale will be forwarded. Copy. On 
same document with Butler circular, Jan. 11 
1837. 

1837 Harris, C[arey] A. [Washington, D. C] To John Tilford, 

Apr. 4 Lexington, Kentucky. Bonds received, insuffi- 

cient funds for purchasing all, but can do so 
within few days. Copy. On same document 
with Butler circular, Jan. 11, 1837. 

1837 Eakin, James. [Washington, D. C] To John Tilford, 

May 9 Lexington, Kentucky. Remittance of amount 

due for Kentucky State bonds purchased for 

Indians. Copy. On same document with Butler 

circular, Jan. 11, 1837. 



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1837 Harris, C[arey] A. [Washington, D. C] To John Tilford, 

May 9 Lexington, Kentucky. Transmission of money 

for Kentucky [State] bonds. Copy. On same 
document with Butler circular, Jan. 11, 1837. 

1837 Harris, C[arey] A. [Washington, D. C] To John Tilford, 

May 12 Lexington, Kentucky. Secretary of the Treas- 

ury on account of the derangement of monied 
affairs in New York declines making amount of 
[Kentucky State] bonds payable there. Copy. 
On same document with Butler circular, Jan. 11, 
1837. 

1837 Harris, C[arey] A. [Washington, D. C] To James Clark, 

May 17 Frankfort, Kentucky. Interest on Kentucky 

State bonds will be accepted only in gold or silver 

or its equivalent. Copy. On same document 

w^ith Butler circular, Jan. 11, 1837. 

1837 Pope, Nathaniel. Kaskaskie, Illinois. To Crittenden. 

June 7 Disappointed in not meeting Crittenden in St. 

Louis ; extra session of Congress ; [Thomas Hart] 

Benton, currency and the U. S. Bank. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1837 Victoria, Queen of Great Britain. To [Andrew Jackson] 

June 27 President of the United States. Commission of 

Henry Stephen Fox as IVIinister Plenipotentiar}^ 
to the United States. Copy. 3 p. Certifica- 
tion by Daniel Webster. Department of State 
seal attached. 1 p. 

1837 Harris, C[arey] A. [Washington, D. C] To J[ames] T. 

June 28 JMorehead, Frankfort, Kentucky. On account of 

derangement of money affairs of the county, the 
[War] Department can not fulfil its provisional 
arrangement for purchase of Kentucky State 
bonds. Copy. On same document with Butler 
circular, Jan. 11, 1837. 

1837 Marshall, J[ohn] J[ay]. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

JuneSO tenden. Claim of Mrs. Innes against Marshall; 

McKinney's suit against Marshall. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Porter, A[lexander]. Oak Lawn, [Louisiana]. To Crit- 

JuLY 2 tenden. Character of circuit judge of Louisiana; 

condition of the currency; Wliigs in Congress 

should not propose a national bank. A. L. S. 

3 p. 



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Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 
S[amuel] S[mith] Nicholas. Nicholas' speech at 
Louisville relative to currency and banks. Copy. 

IP. 
Johnson, Richard M[entor]. White Sulphur Springs, [Ken- 
tucky]. To Crittenden. Annoyed by the suit of 
Dorr, and desires [William] Owsley as counsel; 
fee in steamboat Providence suit. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Bullock, J[ames] M. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 
den. Gives disposition made of surplus revenue 
of the United States deposited with the State of 
Kentucky. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Porter, A[lexander]. Oak Lawn, [Louisiana]. ToCritten- 
den. Effect of recent elections on President Van 
Buren's message; decline of the Jackson party. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
Crittenden, [John Jordan]. Speech delivered in U. S. Sen- 
ate on the proposed financial system. Copy sent 
by G[ales] & S[eaton], printers, for correction. 
29 p. 
Tilford, John. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To R[ichard] 
M[entor] Johnson, [Washington, D. C] [War 
Department's] inability to purchase Kentucky 
State bonds ; wishes to know when it will be able 
to do so. Copy. On same document with But- 
ler circular, Jan. 11, 1837. 
[1837] Crittenden, [John Jordan]. Speech delivered in U. S. Sen- 

OcT. 12 ate on constitutionality of laws on Bankruptcy. 

Copy sent by G[ales] & S[eaton], printers, for cor- 
rection. 19 p. 
1837 Harris, C[arey] A. [Washington, D. C] To John THford, 

Oct. 17 Lexington, Kentucky. War Department is ar- 

ranging to carry out its agreement to purchase 
Kentucky State bonds. Copy. On same docu- 
ment with Butler circular, Jan. 11, 1837. 
1837 White, Joseph M. New York. To Crittenden. Sends 

Nov. 15 Crittenden two baskets of champagne. A. L. S. 

Ip. 
1837 Huston, Felix, Vicksburg, [Mississippi]. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 1 Introduces [Sergeant Smith] Prentiss. A. L. S. 

Ip. 
1837 Stevenson, Thomas B. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Dec. 8 tenden. Appointment of Stevenson by the 



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Franklin Agricultural Society to prepare a memo- 
rial to Kentucky Legislature to enact a law pro- 
viding for geological survey of the State; re- 
quests information to be used in same. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1837 Dorman, C. P. Lexington, Virginia. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 10 [Wliig] victories in New York; Van Buren's mes- 

sage undignified; Wliigs and Jackson party of 
Virginia desire that [Henry] Clay succeed Van 
Buren; has quit public life. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1837 Stevenson, Thomas B. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Dec. 12 tenden. Geological survey law up before Ken- 

tucky Legislature ; desires plan of the Massachu- 
setts Agricultural Society; Van Buren's message. 
A. L. S. 1 p. „| 

1837 Metcalfe, Thomas. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Dec. 19 den. Asks cooperation in procuring appoint- 

ment of Barton S. Alexander as a cadet [to West 
Point] ; the Convention Bill debated in the Ken- 
tucky Legislature. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Brown, 0[rlando]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Critten- 
den. Passage of the Convention Bill by Ken- 
tucky Legislature; probable result. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

Tilford, John. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To C[arey] A. 
Harris, Washington, D. C. Kentucky Legisla- 
ture desires of Governor [James] Clark informa- 
tion in regard to sale of [Kentucky] State bonds; 
wishes time named when the money for bonds 
can be expected ; more Kentucky bonds for dis- 
posal. Copy. On same document with Butler 
circular, Jan. 11, 1837. 

1837 Owsley, WilHam. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Dec. 31 Requests Crittenden to subscribe for the Balti- 
more ''Patriot" for him; probable result of the 
Convention bill. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1837?] Cass, Lew[is]. Brief and argument to Congress for cor- 
recting pension of Thomas Quartrill. Copy. 
3 p. 

1838 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Memoranda of judgment of 
J^^- 1 [Mrs.] Innes v,s. [John J.] Marshall. A. D. S. Ip. 

1838 Harris, C[arey] A. [Washington, D. C] To John Tilford, 

^''^^- 2 Lexington, Kentucky. As soon as treaties be- 

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bonds can be taken; more Indian funds for 
bonds. Copy. On same document with Butler 
circular, Jan. 11, 1837. 

1838 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Jan. 7 0[rlando] Brown, [Louisville, Kentucky]. Letter 

of [John] Calhoun; Brown's explanation to 
[Henry] Clay; recommends Kentucky's attitude 
towards [Henry] Clay and William Henry Harri- 
son for Presidency; disapproves Convention bill 
in Kentucky. Copy. 4 p. 

1838 Wickliffe, C[harles] A[nderson]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. 

Jan. 13 To Crittenden. Opposition to Jackson and Van 

Buren administrations; convention bill not ap- 
proved by the people; [James] Guthrie's alle- 
giance to Van Buren ; opinion of John C. Calhoun. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Brown, Mason. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 24 School affairs of Robert [Henry Crittenden] ; con- 

stitutional convention will fail; Legislature ar- 
ranges for free school and water supply by lot- 
tery. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Johnson, Richard M[entor]. [Washington, D. C. ?] To 

Jan. 31 Crittenden. Gratitude for favors; will pay him 

for trouble in compromising suit as to the steam- 
boat Providence. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Noland, C. F. M. Batesville, Arkansas. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 4 Whig's interest in abolition; denounces John C. 

Calhoun and South Carolina ; newspaper indorse- 
ment of [Henry] Clay for President; Arkansas 
Legislature. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Johnson, Richard M[entor]. [Washington, D. C] To 

Feb. 5 Crittenden. Sorry he can not send a greater 

sum of money. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Brown, Mason. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 19 Praise for work of last [Kentucky] Legislature; 

condemns convention bill; newspapers will op- 
pose convention if they speak at all, but "Jour- 
nal's" course not known; [Henry] Clay's increas- 
ing popularity. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1838 Duncan, Garnett. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 20 Encloses a missive for President [A^an Buren]; 

welfare of [Thomas L. Crittenden] who has aban- 
doned his trip to Texas; praise for Mrs. Chap- 
man Coleman and her affection for her father 



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[Crittenden]; Kentucky banks again in opera- 
tion. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Wingate, Thomas S. Shelby County, Kentucky. To 

Feb. 22 Henry Clay and Crittenden. Transmits resolu- 

tions of the Clear Creek Academy Polemic Society 
approving the talents and exertions of, and ex- 
pressing confidence in Clay and Crittenden and 
sanctioning the legislature's nomination of Henry 
Clay for President and pledging their support. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Crittenden, [John Jordan]. Speech delivered in the U.S. 

Feb. 22 Senate in opposition to the subtreasury. Re- 

porter's copy. 55 p. 

1838 Pope, Nathaniel. Kaskaskia, Illinois. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 1 Pleased with Crittenden's speech on [John C] 

Calhoun's abstractions; will support [Henry]Clay 
as a candidate for President; preemption law; 
insincerity of the supporters of the subtreasury; 
Pope's bill before Congress. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Tucker, [Nathaniel] B[everly]. Williamsburg, [Virginia]. 

Mar. 9 To Crittenden. Introducing Dr. Peachy; invita- 

tion to join in the celebration at Williamsburg, 
Virginia, of Virginia's Declaration of Independ- 
ence on May 15th; college days. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Johnson, Francis. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

Mar. 9 den. Political effect of duel between [William 

J.] Graves and [Jonathan] Cilley; the Kentucky 
Constitutional Convention as a party question; 
subtreasury scheme ; [Henry] Clay and other can- 
didates for Presidency; time for national con- 
vention. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1838 Porter, A[lexander]. Oak Lawn, [Louisiana]. ToCritten- 

Mar. 9 den. Duel between [William J.] Graves and 

[Jonathan] Cilley. Appointment of Porter as a 
delegate to the National Wliig Convention; time 
and place of holding same; rejoices over [Henry] 
Clay's chances for success. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Forsyth, John. Washington, [D. C] To Andrew Stev- 

Mar. 12 enson, [London, England]. Detailed account of 

burning of the steamboat Caroline by the British 
at Schlosser, New York, for presentation to Great 
Britain for redress. Copy. 11 p. Certificate 
by Daniel Webster with Department of State 
seal attached. 1 p. 



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1838 Hunt, Memucan. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden 

Mar. 24 Texas's fertility and productiveness necessitates, 

system of paper credit and requests Crittenden 
to furnish an abstract of a plan for such. A. L. S. 
4 p. 
1838 Clark, James. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 12 Requests Crittenden and Richard M[entor] John- 

son to compel the War Department to fulfill a 
contract wherein Kentucky agreed to sell Internal 
Improvement bonds to C[arey] A.Harris as Com- 
missioner of Indian Affairs. L. S. 3 p. 
1838 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Apr. 28 Thomas L[eonidas] Crittenden, Louisville, Ken- 

tucky. Advice, personal, and family matters. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1838 Ingersoll, J[oseph] R[eed]. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. 

May 10 Introduces Charles S[tewart] Davies, who goes 

to Washington relative to the boundary dispute 
between Maine and Canada. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Butler, A[nthony]. Augusta, Georgia. To Crittenden. 

May 16 Departure from Washington ; affairs with [Henry] 

Clay ; Resumes practice of law and requests return 
of law books loaned to Crittenden. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1838 William & Mary College students. [Wdliamsburg, Vir- 

JuNE 4 ginia.] To Crittenden. Invitation to a celebra- 

tion on July 4. L. S. by 5 names in one hand- 
writing. 
1838 leigh, B[enjamin] W[atkins]. Richmond, [^^irginia]. To 

June 5 Crittenden. Leigh's illness; interest in Presi- 

dential candidates; prefers [Henr}'] Clay; [John 
C] Calhoun's pseudo-disclosure to the Riclmiond 
Whig. A. L. S. 4 p 
[1838?] N[icliolas], S[amuel] S[mith], Louisville, Kentucky To 
[July 10] Crittenden, Frankfort, Kentucky. Sends scheme 

for [Henry] Clay to effect a compromise with 
[Martin] Van Buren. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1838 Tallmadge, N[athaniel] P[itcher]. Washington, [D. C] 

July 15 To Crittenden Publication of his ' ' Remarks " 

on [Silas] Wright's proposition to repeal the 
Deposit act. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1838 Benson, John S. Baltimore, [IViaryland]. To Crittenden. 

July 16 Desires the privilege of writing Crittenden's biog- 

raphy. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1838 Woodford County Citizens. Versailles, Kentucky. To 

July 31 Crittenden. Invitation to a public dinner to be 

given to H[enry] Clay, Crittenden, and Richard 

Hawes on August 10. L. S. by 7 names in one 

handwriting. 

1838 White, Hugh L[awson]. Freeland, [Tennessee]. To Crit- 

Sept. 1 tenden. Their friendship ; Jacksonism is like 

small pox; fever in Tennessee. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1838 [Crittenden, John Jordan]. Brief in the case of Curd Steel 

Sept. et al. VS. Wallace Bennett. A. D. 35 p. 

1838 Crittenden, J[olin] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Oct. 29 James Brestow, Lexington, Kentucky. Critten- 

den's suit against Brestow on a promissory note. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1838 Slaughter, Phil. Culpeper, Virginia. To Crittenden, 

Nov. 23 Washington, D. C. Service with Crittenden's 

father in the War of the Revolution; introduces 

John B. Dade, an applicant for appointment as 

doorkeeper of the Senate. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1838 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, D. C. To 

Dec. 3 Maria K. Crittenden. Safe arrival; upsetting of 

coach; temporarily at Brown's Tavern. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1838 Thornton, Mrs. Mobile, Alabama. To Critter den. Safe 
Dec. 17 arrival; family matters. A. L. 3 p. 

1839 Breckinridge, John. Albany, [New York]. To Critten- 
Jan. 2 den. Desires autographs for William B. Sprague 

of Crittenden and of other prominent Kentucki- 
ans. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Sprague, W[ilham] B. Albany, New York. To Critten- 

Jan. 2 den. Desires autographs of well-known persons 

of Kentucky. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1839 Wickliffe, R[obert]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Jan.2 den. Suit of Poage vs. Waldron; condition of 

the banks in Kentucky; affairs in the Kentucky 
Legislature. A. L. S. 3 p. 
[1839] Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Washington, D. C] To 

Jan. 29 M[aria] K. C[rittenden]. Sends shell presented 

by Capt. Armstrong, in care of [Albert T.] Burn- 
ley ; recent assembly ball ; family matters ; [Gar- 
rett] Davis not a doubtful friend. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1839 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, D. C. To 

Feb. 28 M[aria] K. C[rittenden]. Departure for home; 

debate in the Senate ; marriage of [Joseph Rogers] 



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Underwood to [Elizabeth] Cox. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 109. 
1839 love, James. New Orleans, Louisiana. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 3 Payment to [Albert T.] Burnley; departure for 

Texas; rebellion in Mexico; pushing the Indian 
westward; securing a loan for Texas; compari- 
son of affairs in the United States with those in 
Texas. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Gales & Seaton. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Request for printing speech made by Crittenden 
in favor of his own bill against spoils system. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
Vicksburg Citizens. Mississippi. To Crittenden, Vicks- 
burg, Mississippi. Invitation to a public dinner. 
L. S. by 7 signatures, as a committee. 1 p. 
Prentiss, S[ergeant] S[mith]. Vicksburg, Mississippi. To 
Crittenden, Frankfort, Kentucky. Incloses 
money for Morris ; disappointed at missing Crit- 
tenden at Vicksburg and Natchez; hopeful of 
Whig success in Mississippi. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1839 Maysville Athenaeum. Maysville, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Apr. 19 tenden. Notification of Crittenden's election as 

an honorary member. A. L. S. by William P. 
Connell, Corresponding Secretary. 
1839 Dickins, Asbury. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

Apr. 19 Circular letter transmitting "The Collection of 

Acts of Congress and Official Instructions and 
Opinions Respecting Public Lands," in two vol- 
umes. Printed circular. 
1839 Chamberlain and Demologian Societies of Centre College. 

May 20 Danville, Kentucky. To Crittenden. Invita- 

tion to deliver address in September. L. S. by 
Presley Ewing and Thomas H. Wallace. 1 p. 
1839 William and Mary College Students. [Williamsburg, Vir- 

May23 ginia.] To Crittenden. Invitation to a dinner 

on July 4th. L. S. by seven names in one hand- 
writing, as a committee. 1 p. 
1839 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

June 11 Albert T. Burnley. Burnley's proposed trip to 

Europe [to secure money for Texas] ; scarcity of 
money in London; [Clement] Biddle may aid 
Burnley; encouraged by Virginia election re- 
turns. Copy. 3 p. 



PAPEES OF JOHN JORDAN CEITTENDEN 59 

1839 E wing, Philemon B. Oxford, Ohio. To Crittenden. No- 

June 24 tification of election as honorary member of the 

Miami L[iterary?] Society of Miami University. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Campbell, John. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

July 12 High appreciation of Crittenden's letter and good 

opinion; corroboration of [Benjamin] Watkins 
Leigh's very adverse opinion of the Van Buren- 
ites, and will endeavor to defeat them. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1839 Hamilton, Alexander]. New York. To Crittenden. In- 

JuLY 12 closes a caricature showing the antipathy of the 

pure democracy of the North to Southern inter- 
ests; abolition cause; advocates a visit by 
[Henry] Clay through the North; troubles at- 
tributable to the subtreasury; the [New York] 
Herald adverse to Whigs, but destroying popu- 
larity of [Van Buren]. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1839 Marshall, J[ohn] J[ay]. Rosedale, Kentucky. To Crit- 

AuG. 20 tenden. Marshall's financial difficulties; pros- 

pects of the different Whig candidates for Presi- 
dential nomination. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1839 Tennessee Whigs. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

Sept. 23 den. Invitation from the Whig Mechanics and 

young men of Nashville and the General Whig 
Committee of Davidson County, Tennessee, to 
visit Tennessee in company with [Henry] Clay. 
L. S. by seven signatures. 1 p. 

1839 Connell, William P. Maysville, Kentucky. To Crit- 

OcT. 19 tenden. Explanation for not previously notify- 

ing Crittenden of his election as an honorary 
member of the Maysville Athenaeum. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1839 Campbell, John. Abingdon, [Virginia]. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 4 Writings for the press ; the press in Abingdon ; 

Virginia in the next Presidential election ; oppo- 
sition to Van Buren. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1839 Parmalee, S. N. New York. Receipt to Crittenden. 

Dec. 13 Payment for engraving of "the last days of 

Daniel Webster." D. S. 1 p. 
1839 Johnson, Francis. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crittenden, 

Dec. 16 Washington, [D. C] Surprised at the result of 

the Harrisburg convention ; behavior of the Ken- 
tucky delegation; hostility to the present ad- 



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ministration; comparison of [John] Tyler with 
[Nathaniel P.] Tallmadge; approves action of 
[John Quincy] Adams. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1839 Porter, A[lexander]. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Crit- 

Dec. 18 tenden. Nomination of [William Henry] Harri- 

son for President ; predicts defeat for the Wliigs ; 
sympathy for [Henry] Clay. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1839 Bullitt, A[lexander] C. New Orleans, Louisiana. To 

Dec. 21 Crittenden. Disappointment over the nomina- 

tion of [William Henry] Harrison; uphill work 
to produce a Harrison sensation in the South; 
cause of the nomination in preference to [Henry] 
Clay; Wliig prospects. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1839 Brown, 0[rlando]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

Dec. 21 den. [Henry] Clay's noble attitude toward the 

nomination of [William Henry] Harrison; Chil- 
ton Allen and contest for governorship in Ken- 
tucky; abolitionists; legislative matters; inter- 
nal improvements; sermon of Robert [Jefferson] 
Breckinridge ; Preston family history. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1839 Crittenden, J[olm] J[ordan]. [Washmgton, D. C] To 
Dec. 30 [Albert T.] Burnley. Urges Burnley to proceed 

to Texas immediate]}^ ; rejection by Texas Senate 
of appointment of [Richard G.] Dunlap as minis- 
ter to U. S. Copy. 3 p. 

[1839] Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Brief in suit of Carry McCon- 

nell against William Wallace. A. D. S. 4 p. 

[183-?] Hudson, Robert E. New York. To Crittenden. Trial of 
Dec. 13 a new telegraph system in New York; invitation 

to send a representative; Level one of the in- 
ventors; its possibilities. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 
Jan. 2 ]\I[aria] K. C[rittenden]. Time of her departure 

for Washington; his visit to the President [Van 
Buren]; gossip. A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Cole- 
man, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 116. 

1840 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Jan. 5 M[aria] K. C[rittenden]. Severeness of the win- 

ter; personals. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Washington, D. C] To 

Jan. 8 M[aria] K. C[rittenden]. Her health; personals. 

A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; I, 116. 



PAPEKS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 61 

1840 Goethian Literary Society of Marshall College. Mercers- 

Jan. 9 burg, Pennsylvania. To Crittenden. Notifica- 

tion of his election as an honorary member. L. S. 
by 3 names in one handwriting as a committee. 
Ip. 

1840 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Henry 

Jan. 10 Clay. Observations in Europe; status of the 

debts and credit of the separate States of the 
U. S. abroad is poor ; rates of interest to the States 
compared with that charged England and Hol- 
land; plan for establishing credit by the U. S. 
paying the debts of the States from sale of public 
land ; favors amending the Constitution and pre- 
venting States from borrowing money; result of 
Burnley's mission abroad for obtaining loan for 
Texas A L. S. 8 p. 

1840 Thompson, James M. Richmond, [Virginia]. To Critten- 

Jan. 22 den. Friendship of John M[inor] Botts towards 

Crittenden relative to Presidential nomination. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Washington, D. C] To 

Jan. 27 A[nn] M[ary] B[utler] Coleman. Dullness in 

Washington during holiday season occasioned by 

ignorance in the art of compounding eggnogs; 

personals. Copy. 1 p. 

1840 Webster, Daniel. Washington, [D. C] To Il[obert] 

Feb. 21 P[reston] Letcher. Endeavors to obtain the re- 

lease of [William Logan?] Crittenden; necessity 
of a sound currency ; has no desire to go abroad. 
Copy. 1 p. 

1840 Mayes, Daniel. Jackson, [Mississippi]. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 4 Law case for Judge Clifton; scarcity of money in 

Mississippi; deplorable condition of politics; 
praise for [Henry] Clay. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1840 'Hamilton, J[ames]. Charleston, South Carolina. To 

^Iar. 6 Crittenden. Encloses letter for [Albert T.] 

Burnley; awaits despatches from Texas before 
he starts for Europe; if the Mexicans cross the 
Rio Grande their army will be annihilated. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1840 Schley, W[illiam]. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Critten- 

Mak- 23 den. Encloses five dollars; hopes Crittenden 

will fight the Van Burenites ; personals. A. L. S. 
2 p. 



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1840 Second Presbyterian Church, Trustees. Baltimore, [Mary- 

Apr. 2 land]. Resolutions of thanks to William Schley, 

J[ohn] J[ordan] Crittenden and W[illiam] C[amp- 
bell] Preston for services in the trial of Rev. 
[Robert J.] Breckinridge. 3 p. Printed in part: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871, I, 129. 

1840 Tippecanoe Club, Allegheny, [Pennsylvania]. To Critten- 

May 1 den. Invitation to deliver an address. Printed 

circular. 1 p. 

1840 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Lancaster, [Kentucky]. To 

^^AY 21 Crittenden. Campaign through Kentucky for 

his election as Governor; favorable prospects; 
opposition by [Robert] French ; [William Henry] 
Harrison gaining in this State; Van Buren party 
making no effort; friends of Governor [James K.] 
Polk using [Richard Mentor] Johnson badly. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
Wilkinson, S. Cadiz, Kentucky. To Crittenden. De- 
sires' receipt for fee sent ; list of 48 persons to 
whom he requests [Whig] documents sent. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Green, Duff. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crittenden. 
Calling attention to article to appear in the 
"Pilot" that will prostrate [Amos] Kendall; cir- 
culation increasing. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Maryland Whigs, First Congressional District. To Crit- 
tenden. Invitation to celebration of American 
Independence at Barren Creek Springs, Somerset 
County, Maryland. Printed circular. 1 p. 

Hanover County, Virginia Citizens. To Crittenden. In- 
vitation to attend with Henry Clay a public din- 
ner at Taylorsville, Virginia. L. S. by 7 names 
in one handwriting. 1 p. 

Allnutt, George R. W. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crit- 
tenden. Requests copy of his speech in reply to 
Senator [William] Allen. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Dover, Delaware. To Crit- 
tenden. Requests him to attend a Whig meet- 
ing at Delaware City ; ' ' Old Tip ' ' [William Henry 
Harrison] will carry Delaware; importance of 
Delaware Senatorial contest. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1840 Thomson, James W. Wilmington, [Delaware]. To Crit- 

JuNE 14 tenden. Invitation to sojourn at his house with 



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[William Campbell] Preston while attending 
Whig political meetings in Delaware. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1840 Pittsylvania County Whigs, Danville, Virginia. To Crit- 

JuNE 16 tenden. Invitation to attend with Waddy 

Thompson a public dinner at Danville, Virginia. 
L. S. by 12 names. 1 p. 

1840 Pennsylvania [Whigs], Dauphin County. To Crittenden. 

June 16 Invitation to Independence day celebration at 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. L. S. by a com- 
mittee. 1 p. 

1840 Tucker, [Nathaniel] B[everly] Williamsburg, [Virginia]. 

June 25 To Crittenden. Refers to the genealogy of the 

Innes Family. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1840 Epelstyn, Charles. Livingston, [New York]. To Na- 

JuLY 6 thaniel P[itcher] Tallmadge, Washington, [D. C] 

Detailed account of the Whig celebration at Hud- 
son on the 4th inst.; the eloquent address of 
[John Jordan] Crittenden. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1840 Tallmadge, N[athaniel] P[itcher]. Washington, [D. C] 

July 22 To Crittenden. Incloses letter [from Charles 

Epelstyn, [July 6, 1840]. A. L. S. 1 p. 
[1840] Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Madisonville, [Kentucky]. 

July 22 To M[aria] K. C[rittenden]. Kind treatment re- 

ceived on his tour through Kentucky; speeches 
made; Whigs in Kentucky aroused. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1840 Newton, A[lbert]0. London, England. To E. P. Johnson. 

0^'^- 1^ Charge of forgery against Newton; his busi- 

ness transactions and connection with the rail- 
road company. Copy. 5 p. 

1840 Corwin, Thomas. Lebanon, Ohio. To Crittenden, Frank- 

^^^- 20 fort, Kentucky. Construction of President Har- 

rison's Cabinet; Crittenden and [Henry] Clay as 
Cabinet appointees ; number of speeches made by 
Corwin; confidence in President Harrison. 
A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; I, 130. 

1840 letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

N^v. 30 Crittenden. [William Henry] Harrison's visit to 

Frankfort; effort made for appointment of 

Charles A Wickliffe as Postmaster General, and 

''The Young Duke" [Robert Wickliffe, Jr.], pri- 



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vate secretary; great feasting in Kentucky. 
A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; I, 131. 
1840 Beaty, Martin. Monticello, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 1 Coalition against [Henry] Clay and his friends; 

opposition party to be molded by Amos Kendall; 
grounds upon which attack will be made. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1840 Butler, Pierce M. Columbia, South Carolina. To Crit- 

Dec. 3 tenden. Congratulations upon the Whig success 

in Presidential election; hopes to see Crittenden 
at the head of the War Department or Attorney 
General; presents him with an imported mare. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1840 Johnson, Francis. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crittenden, 

Dec. 8 Washington, D. C. Opposition of the Gazette 

and the Marshall family to Crittenden's reelection 
to the U. S. Senate. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1840 Jarnagin, Spencer. Athens, Tennessee. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 13 Thorough canvass, and its effect in Tennessee; 

ill health of [Andrew] Jackson and Felix Grundy ; 
Jackson's support of Van Buren; another po- 
litical battle "will be waged in August ; Crittenden 
offered place in Harrison's Cabinet; Jarnagin 
would accept an office under Harrison. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1840 Clay, Henry. Washington, [D. C] To R[obert] P[erkins] 

Dec. 13 Letcher. [William Henry] Harrison's offer to 

Clay of a place in the Cabinet; controversy be- 
tween the State and the trust company. Copy. 
Ip. 

1840 I[etcher], R[obert] P[erkins]. [Frankfort, Kentucky.] To 

Dec. 14 Crittenden. Crittenden's reelection to the U. S. 

Senate; political predictions of "The Old Duke" 
[Robert Wickliffe,Sr.]; the return of '' The Young 
Duke's" [Robert Wickliffe, Jr.] scout after [Wil- 
liam Henry] Harrison; fear that Charles A. 
Wickliffe will receive a foreign mission. A. L. S. 
3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; I, 132. 

1840 Chinn, R. H. New Orleans, Louisiana. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 2t; Desires appointment as district attorney; his 

faithfulness to the [Henry] Clay Whig party; 

B[alie] Peyton his only competitor. A. L. S. 

Ip. 



PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 65- 

[1840?] [Crittenden, John Jordan.] Statement of the suit of John 
G. Nelson et al. vs. John J. Hill et al. for a debt. 
A. D. 2 p. 

[1840?] Tharp, William. To Crittenden. Tharp's claim against 
the Government for losses while acting as sutler 
in the U. S. Army. Ao L. S. 3 p. 

1841 letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Jan. 1 Crittenden. Advice not to resign seat in the 

U. S. Senate until Cabinet position is accepted. 
A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; I, 134. 

1841 Lawrence, Abbott. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Crit- 

Jan. 2 tenden. Relative to petition of Lawrence. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 Porter, A[lexander]. Oak Lawn, [Louisiana]. To Crit- 

Jan. 2 tenden. Congratulations on the Whig victory; 

report that Crittenden is to become Attorney 
General; President Van Buren's message to 
Congress and retirement; necessity of amend- 
ments to naturalization laws; number of imi- 
grants coming to this country particularly from 
England and Ireland; plan for naturalization. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Crittenden, John Jordan. Washington, D. C. To R[ob- 

Jan. 2 ert] J. Breckinridge. Preservation of letter as 

evidence; identification of handwriting of father 

of Breckinridge. A. L. S. 1 p. Breckinridge. 

1841 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Jan. 6 Crittenden. Urges Crittenden to accept place in 

[William Henry Harrison's] Cabinet, but until 
then to remain in the U. S. Senate; confidence 
of Harrison in Crittenden; opposition of the 
"Old Duke" [Robert WickHffe, Sr.] to Letcher; 
disappointment of the "Young Duke" [Robert 
Wickliffe, Jr.] at not being made [private] secre- 
tary [to Harrison]. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Lawrence, Abbott. Boston, Massachusetts. To Critten- 

J^^'- 7 den. Suggestions for the different places in the 

formation of President Harrison's Cabinet. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1841 Swann, Thomas T. Cumberland, Virginia. To Critten- 

J^N. 8 den. Desires appointment for his son, George T. 

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Swann as marshal of the Southern District of 
Mississippi. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1841 Newton, Mrs. Julia. Saint Georges, Delaware. To Crit- 

Jan. 20 tenden. Requests assistance for her husband 

Albert O. Newton relative to his being in Ken- 
tucky on account of financial irregularities. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Speed, Thomas. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 25 Encloses a copy of resolutions introduced in the 

Kentucky legislature by [John H.] McHenry 
intended to affect Crittenden; McHenry denies 
any intention of hurting Crittenden. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

[1841] [McHenry, John H.] [Frankfort, Kentucky]. Resolu- 

[Jan. 25] tions introduced into Kentucky Legislature rela- 

tive to Crittenden's intention not to accept his 
reelection to the U. S. Senate; the appointment 
and election of a successor; adjournment of the 
Legislature to meet in May. Copy. 1 p. 

1841 Prentiss, S[ergeant] S[mith]. Jackson, Mississippi. To 

Jan. 27 Crittenden. Encloses brief in suit before the 

Supreme Court of the U. S. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1841 Brown, Orlando. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 29 Sketch of [Robert Perkins Letcher as] the Gov- 

ernor [of Kentucky]; opposition of the Duke 
[Robert Wickliffe, Sr.] to Letcher; negro bill 
killed in the Kentucky Senate ; tax bill; internal 
improvements bill; resignation of Crittenden 
from the U. S. Senate ; application of Browm for 
Governorship of Iowa; personals; locals. A. L. S. 
5 p. 

1841 Taylor, Z[achary]. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. To Crit- 

Jan. 29 tenden. Encloses letters for Col. [Charles Scott] 

Todd and General [William Henry] Harrison; 
Crittenden to use his discretion about delivering 
them; Taylor's interest in Harrison's administra- 
tion. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Feb. 1 Crittenden. Urges the appointment of [Joseph] 

Eve [as charge d'affaires] to Texas; the culpable 
maneuvering of a few restless spirits ; opinion on 
the remarks of "old master" [Orlando Brown]; 
conversation between Brown and [James ?] Har- 
lan relative to the "Duke " [Robert Wickliffe, Sr.] 



PAPEKS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 67 

A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; I, 142. 
1841 Madison, D[orothv] P[ayne]. Montpelier, [Virginia]. Will. 

Feb. 1 Copy. 3 p. 

[1841?] Madison, D[orothy] P[ayne]. Montpelier, [Virginia]. Will. 
[Feb. 1?] Copy. 1 p. 

1841 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Feb. 2 Crittenden. The newspaper attack of "Old 

Duke" [Robert Wickliffe] upon Crittenden; de- 
nunciation of Wicldiffe and his followers; per- 
sonals. A. L. S. 4 p. Printed : Coleman, Life 
of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; I, 142. 
1841 Legare, H[ugh] S[winton]. Charleston, [South Carolina], 

^^^■^ To Crittenden. Introduces Theodore Gaillard, 

who, owing to the death of inspector of customs 
at Charleston, has been placed in a most unfortu- 
nate position. Copy. 1 p. 
1841 Chambers, John. To Crittenden. Removal of J. C. Cole- 

^^^- 1^ man as postmaster at Maysville and appoint- 

ment of a successor. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1841 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

^^^- ^ Crittenden. Recommends [Benjamin H.] Reeves 

for an appointment in ]\Iissouri to aid the people 
against Thomas [H.] Benton; election bill; tax 
bill; internal improvement bill; bank bill; threat 
of the ''Old Dul^e" [Robert Wickliffe, Sr.] to 
resign from the legislature; gossip in regard to 
personal of [William Henry] Harrison's Cabinet. 
A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; I, 145. 
1841 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. To Robert J. Breckinridge, 

^^^■'^^ Baltimore, Maryland. Has forwarded letters 

to Hunt & Brand; belligerency of Wickliffe. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Breckinridge. 
1841 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. [Frankfort, Kentuclvy]. To 

^^^- ^^ Crittenden. Vote in Kentucky Legislature for 

U. S. Senate as successor to Crittenden ; poll of 
yesterday enclosed; will write to Old Tip [Will- 
iam Henry Harrison] in behalf of Old Master [Or- 
lando Brown] ; regards to his old friend [James] 
Buchanan; personals. A. L. S. 3 p. 
[1841] Kentucky Legislature. Poll of vote for U. S. Senator as 

^^^- 1^ successor to Crittenden. 



68 LIBKAEY OF CONGRESS 

[1841] [Crittenden, John Jordan]. Bill submitted to U. S. Con- 

Feb. 19 gress "To prevent the interference of certain 

office-holders in elections." Copy. 1 p. 

The bill was defeated by a vote of 14 to 2G. 

1841 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Feb. 19 Crittenden. Adjournment of the legislature; 

election of [James Turner] Morehead to U. S. 
Senate to succeed Crittenden; is melancholy be- 
cause of the adjournment; encloses letter to "Old 
Tip" [William Henry Harrison] recommending 
"Old Master" [Orlando Brown]. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, PhUa., 
1871; I, 145. 
1841 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. [Frankfort, Kentucky]. To 

Feb. 21 Crittenden. Fatal illness of Richard H. Menefee ; 

comments upon President Harrison's Cabinet; 
recommends a U. S. bank. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1841 Hains, James M. Powhatan, Virginia. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 22 Desires an appointment for his son William in the 

Army or Navy; recommends H[odijah?] Mead 
for postmaster at Richmond. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1841 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Feb. 26 Crittenden. Humorous remarks concerning [Or- 

lando Brown as] "Governor of Iowa"; office 
seekers; recommends IVIick Davidson for an 
appointment; approves cabinet of "Old Tip" 
[William Henry Harrison]. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1841 Metcalfe, Thomas. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

Feb. 26 den. Congratulations upon appointment as At- 

torney General of United States; would accept 
an office if it were tendered; his financial condi- 
tion. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1841 Thomas, P. E. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crittenden. 

Mail 2 Relative to a treaty with the Seneca Indians; a 

committee of Friends stand ready at any time 
to wait on the President with a memorial in be- 
half of the Senecas. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1841 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Franldort, [Kentucky], To 

Mar. 4 Crittenden. The disturbance in the gallery of 

U. S. Senate [on Feb. 22]; gratitude to Thomas 
[H.] Benton; the end of [IVIartin] Van Buren's 
reign; [John] BeU as Secretary of War. A, L. S. 
3 p. 



PAPEES OF JOHN JOEDAX CRITTENDEN 69 

1841 Graves, W[illiam] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Mar. 4 Crittenden, Introduces Andrew Smith who de- 

sires a clerkship of more pay. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1841 Ireland, Joseph N. New York. To Crittenden. Hopes 

Mar. 11 for a reconciliation between [Henry] Clay and 

[William Rufus] King and urges Crittenden to 
intercede and prevent a duel; desires Critten- 
den's autograph. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1841 Fox, H[enry] S[tephen]. Washington, [D. C] To Daniel 

Mar. 12 Webster. Demand for the release of Alexander 

McLeod, a citizen of Canada, who is held prisoner 
by state of New York on charge of arson and 
murder and concerned in the capture of the 
Caroline; his act was not individual but an inter- 
national affair. Copy. 9 p. Attestation by 
Daniel Webster. 1 p. With seal of state at- 
tached. 
1841 McNairy, Boyd. Nashville, [Tennessee]. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 13 Correspondence with Clay; application for a 

position; [James C] Jones is Whig candidate for 

Governor and will '' demolish Jimmy [James K.] 

Polk." A.L.S. Ip. 

1841 Carneal, Thomas D[avis]. Cincinnati, Ohio. To Critten- 

Mar. 14 den. Recommends continuance of William Ward 

in General Land OfTice. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1841 Clarke, Charles Berkley. Jacksonville, Illinois. To 

Mar. 18 William H[enry] Harrison. Encloses petition 

for removal of present postmaster [John Cooper] 
at Jacksonville and appointment of Willis Tandy; 
charges against the postmaster and military rec- 
ord of Tandy in war of 1812. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 Jacksonville Citizens, Illinois. To [Francis Granger]. 

Mar. 18 [Washington, D. C.J Petition for the removal 

of John Coopper and appointment of Captain 
Willis Tandy as postmaster of Jacksonville, Illi- 
nois; reasons for the request. 2 Petitions. 1 p. 
and 3 p., 37 and 57 signatures, respectively. 

1841 "White, John. Richmond, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 20 Kentucky politics ; urges appomtment of [Joseph] 

Eve [as charge d'affaires to Texas]; prospects of 

''Old Duke" [Robert Wickliffe, Sr.] A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1841 Nicholas, S[amuel] S[mith]. Louisville, Kentucky. To 

Mar. 23 Crittenden. Encloses letters of [John ?] Marshall 



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and [William Harris ?] Crawford to be published 
by Gales 8c Seaton; extra session of Congress; 
U. S. bank. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1841 Butler, Pierce M[ason]. Washington, [D. C] To Critten- 

Mar. 24 den. Ill treatment from n^^illiam Campbell] 

Preston; withdrawal of application for collector 
at Charleston, South Carolina; application for 
office of Marshal of Middle District of Florida; 
military service in Florida. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1841 White, John. Barbourville, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 25 Distress of [Joseph] Eve ; urges that he receive 

an appointment promptly [as charge d'affaires 
to Texas]. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1841 Westervelt, Harman C. New York. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 26 Plot to defeat [Henry] Clay in national conven- 

tion; [Daniel] Webster's supporters antagonistic 
to Clay's influence; severe criticism in detail on 
appointments of [William Henry] Harrison ; abo- 
litionists; disapproval of law which abolished 
imprisonment for debt. A. L. S. 7 p. 
1841 Chambers, John. To Crittenden. Conduct of [J. C] Cole- 

Apr. 10. man, postmaster at Maysville. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1841 Edwards, Ogden. New York. To Crittenden. No friend 

Apr. 12 of [Henry] Clay has received an appointment in 

New York City from present administration; 
Ogden's application for office of Marshal of New 
York; criticism of [Nathaniel Pitcher] Tall- 
madge. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1841 White, John. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 15 His extreme solicitude for [Joseph] Eve ; effect 

of the death of [William Henry] Harrison on the 
country; Crittenden is in a position to become 
leader of the Administration. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1841 Campbell, Robert R. Tuscaloosa, Alabama. To Critten- 

Apr. 23 den. Criticises appointment of collector of cus- 

toms at Mobile ; Dr. Perrine is a worthy man but 
has no influence. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1841 Fisher, Charles. Washington [D. C] Affidavit that Jesse 

May 1 Hoyt refused to account for moneys received as 

Collector of Customs for New York. Copy. 1 p. 
1841 Bell, John. Washington, D. C. To [Robert Perkins] 

May 2 Letcher. CommentsonPresident Tyler; Cabinet 

affairs; personal matters; appointment of Com- 
missioner of Indian Affairs. A. L. S. 3 p. 



PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 71 

1841 Payne, H. C. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

May 10 Differences between [Henry] Clay and R[obert] 

Wickliffe, Sr. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1841 Morgan, Charles W. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Critten- 

May 12 den. Disappointed at not receiving command 

of the Mediterranean Squadron, U. S. Navy; in- 
closes a letter to be delivered to [Henry] Clay. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1841 Birney, James G. New York, To Crittenden. Intro- 

M^Yl4 ducing Joseph Sturge, of England; Sturge's ef- 

forts in the abolition of slavery in the British 
colonies. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1841 Johnson, Richard M[entor]. Wliite Sulphur, [Kentucky]. 

May 16 To Crittenden. His debt due the Metropolis 

Bank; loans desired from Gunton; condition of 
Arkansas stock. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1841 Curtis, Edward. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

May 19 The preemption right of Norton & McDonald in 

Wisconsin; cause of delayed decision in the case. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 Peyton, Balie. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Critten- 

May23 den. Appreciation for his friends; fees of dis- 

trict attorneys; bank bill before Congress. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1841 Bulloch, J. M. New York. To Crittenden. Recom- 

^^y25 mends Dewit Bloodgood for consulate at Liver- 

pool; his endeavors for the Whig cause in New 
York; recommends Epy Sargent for position 
abroad. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1841 Russell, William Henry. Bluffton, Missouri. To Critten- 

^^^y25 den. Recommends certain citizens of Missouri 

as friends of [Henry] Clay. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1841 Whetmore, Robert H. New York. To Crittenden. Com- 

^^^^ 26 ments on the appointment of Edward Curtis, Col- 

lector of the Port of New York. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1841 Hoffman, 0[gden]. New York. To Crittenden. Prose- 

^^^^ 31 cution of Jesse Hoyt, former collector of the port 

of New York; full statement of the proceedings 
and delay in the case; disposition of the money 
received by Hoyt. A. L. S. 6 p. 
1841 Seward, Wilham H[enry]. Albany, New York. To Crit- 

^^^^31 tenden. The Alexander McLeod case; corre- 

spondence with the President ; his ideas and de- 
sire to have a mutual understanding. L. S. 4 p. 



72 LIBEARY OF CONGRESS 

1841 N[icholas], S[amuel] S[mitli]. Louisville, Kentucky. To 

June 13 Crittenden. Error of the Secretary of State 

[Daniel Websterl in claiming for the President 

[John Tyler] the power to order a nolle prosequi 

in criminal cases; Webster's letter to [Henry 

Stephen] Fox in regard to the McLeod case is too 

tame a response to the demand of Great Britain; 

Nicholas's good opinion of the Secretary of the 

Treasury [Thomas Ewing]. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1841 L[etclier], R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

JxTNE 19 Crittenden. Requests Crittenden to bring about 

an interview for [James] Guthrie with [Henry] 

Clay. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1841] [Nicholas, Samuel Smith]. Project for a national bank. 

[June] A. D. 8 p. 

1841 Eve, Joseph. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Crittenden. 

July 7 Delay in New Orleans on his journey to Galves- 

ton, Texas; manner and customs of inhabitants 
of New Orleans; rumor of discord between 
President [Tyler] and his Cabinet. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1841 N[icholas], S[amuel] S[mith]. Louisville, Kentucky. To 

July 9 Crittenden. Exertions [of John Tyler and Dan- 

iel Webster] to defeat the Bank Bill; objects to 
resignation of Crittenden and [John] Bell from 
the Cabinet ; attitude of Webster toward [Henry] 
Clay. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1841 Marshall, Thomas F. To Crittenden. Requests that he 

July 12 endorse two bills for certain amounts payable in 

Washington; pecuniary embarrassment. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1841 L[etcher], R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

July 31 Crittenden. Desires bill for trip to Philadelphia; 

ignorance as to the fate of the Bank Bill; atti- 
tude of various members of the Cabinet; [John] 
Tyler acting against the principles which brought 
him into office. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1841 N[icholas], S[amuel] S[mith]. Winchester, Kentucky. To 

Aug. 1 Crittenden. Advises Crittenden to follow the 

course of his party as to resigning from the Cabi- 
net; attitude of President Tyler toward the 
Bank Bill; possibility of a veto. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1841 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, D. C. To 

Aug. 16 Henry Clay. President [Tyler] concedes the 

power of the [National Bank] to establish agen- 



PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 73 

cies, etc. ; general ideas on the subject. A. L. S. 
3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; I, 159. 

1841 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Washington, D. CI To 

^uG. 25 Chapman Coleman. President [Tyler] having 

vetoed one bill to create a National Bank, effort 

is being made to establish another; advantages 

of the proposed bank. Copy. 1 p. 

1841 Hawes, R[ichard]. Winchester, Kentucky. To Critten- 

^uG-26 den. President Tyler's veto of the Bank Bill; 

thinks Tyler is with the Whigs on other matters; 

Crittenden should remain in the Cabinet unless 

other members should retire. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1841 Combs, Leslie. Lexington, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

^^^•27 Compares President Tyler with a wild, unruly 

horse ; Crittenden should stay in the Cabinet un- 
til actually dismissed; feelings of the community 
toward Tyler. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1841 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Sept. 3 Crittenden. Veto of the Bank Bill by President 

Tyler; Tyler's advisers; attitude of his Cabinet; 
pleased at the conduct of [Daniel] Webster; con- 
dition of Orlando [Brown]. A. L. S. 6 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 160. 

1841 Johnson, Reverdy. Baltimore. To Crittenden. Rumor 

S^^^- 4 that President Tyler will sign the Bank Bill ; at- 

titude of the Cabinet; Tyler's effort to form a 
new Cabinet. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1841 leteher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

^^^'^- ^ Crittenden. Feeling toward President Tyler and 

his advisers ; admiration for [John Minor] Botts ; 
Kentucky's welcome to Crittenden if he should 
return. A. L. S. 5 p. Printed: Coleman, Life 
of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 162. 

1841 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, D. C. To 

^^^''- ^^ R[obert] P[erkins] Letcher. Resignation of cer- 

tain members of President Tyler's Cabinet, and 
probable successors ; [Daniel] Webster remains to 
be turned out ; attitude of the Wliigs in Congress ; 
personal feelings in the matter. A. L. S. 6 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; L 165. 



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1841 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To E. 

Sept. 13 Watson. Resignation of President Tyler's Cabi- 

net ; [Daniel] Webster alone remains; universally 
approved by the Wliigs in Congress. Copy. 1 p. 

1841 Johnson, Reverdy. Baltimore. To Crittenden. Rumor 

Sept. 15 that Crittenden will be offered a seat on the Bench 

of the U. S. Supreme Court if Justice John Mc- 
Lean should accept a cabinet office; desire of 
Wliig friends to see Crittenden at the head of the 
Government; [Henr}^] Clay as a candidate for 
next Presidential election. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1841 Morgan, Charles W. Mahon, Island of Minorca. To Crit- 

OcT. 7 tenden. His cruise in the Mediterranean ; arma- 

ment of various frigates ; cost of wines. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1841 Chambers, John. Iowa City, Iowa. To Crittenden. Po- 
Dec. 27 litical gossip ; political complexion of Iowa ; de- 
sire to be admitted into the Union; personals. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1841?] Eumsey, Edward. Greenville, Kentucky. To Critten- 
den. Recommends appointment of Thomas C. 
Taylor as mail agent for Kentucky; character, 
qualifications. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1842 Mazureau, A[dolphe]. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To 
J^-N- 4 Crittenden. Notice that draft drawn by Crit- 
tenden and Henry Clay on Balie Peyton has been 
protested. D. S. 1 p. 

1842 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Jan. 9 R[obert] P[erkins] Letcher. Legal matters with 

the Schuylkill Bank; childishness of President 
Tyler and his ambition; [Daniel] "Webster's 
condition . . . seems to be even worse"; atti- 
tude of [Henry] Clay; is of opinion that Clay 
w411 soon resign from Congress. Copy. 5 p. 

1842 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Jan. 9 R[obert] P[erkins] Letcher. Correspondence 

with the Schuylkill Bank; unable to come to an 

understanding; litigation probably the only 

alternative. Copy. 2 p. 

1842 Edwards, Monroe. New York. To Crittenden. Desires 

Jan. 14 to retain Crittenden as counsel; charges with 

which he is accused; testimony in his favor. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1842 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. [Frankfort, Kentucky]. To 

Jan. 22 Crittenden. Legislature of Kentucky will soon 

send a memorial on the Schuylkill Bank fraud; 

endeavor to get [Hosea J.] Levis in Philadelphia. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 N[icholas], S[amuel] S[mithJ. [Louisville, Kentucky]. To 

Jan- 22 Crittenden. Matters "concerning the banlv- 

ruptcy of the Whig cabinet last summer"; offer 
of cabinet office to Louis McLean; admiration 
for McLean. A. L. S. 3 p. Mutilated. 
1842 Randall, J[osiah]. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. All 

Jan- 26 papers are executed; paid Watson's bill; diffi- 

culty with the notary pubhc. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1842 Badger, George E[dmund]. Raleigh, [North Carolina]. 

Feb. 4 To Crittenden. Enquires what Crittenden is 

doing in Washington; minor matters. A. L. S. 
3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; I, 167. 
1842 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Feb- 4 Crittenden. Arrangements for the prosecution 

of [Hosea J.] Levis; Bank of Kentucky inclined 
not to prosecute ; Levis wishes to feel safe before 
he returns to Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1842 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Feb. 4 Crittenden. Received intelligence that [Henry] 

. Clay intends to resign from the Senate; no 

opposition to Crittenden succeeding him; atti- 
tude of [James T.] Morehead toward the law on 
Bankruptcy. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1842 Newton, Thomas W. Little Rock, Arkansas. To Crit- 

Feb- 8 tenden. Approval of Crittenden resigning from 

the Cabinet; attitude of [Daniel] Webster; of 
opinion that the nomination of [Henry] Clay 
means defeat for the Whig party; favors the 
nomination of Crittenden for the Presidency- 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1842 Morehead, C[liarles] S[laughter]. Frankfort, Kentucky. 

^^^- ^ To Crittenden. Confident that Crittenden will 

succeed Henry Clay in the U. S. Senate; legisla- 
tive action on the law on Bankruptcy; investiga- 
tion of a scandal by State senate. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1842 [Peyton, Balie]. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Critten- 

^^^•^2 den. Personal debts and financial difficulties. 

3 p. 



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1842 Morehead, C[harles] S[laiigliter]. Frankfort, Kentucky. 

Feb. 23 To Crittenden. Receipt of resignation of [Henry] 

Clay from U. S. Senate ; opposition to the election 
of Crittenden to succeed Clay. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1842 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Feb. 24 Crittenden. Opposition to the election of Crit- 

tenden to succeed [Henry] Clay in the U. S. Sen- 
ate ; friendly attitude of Richard M. Johnson to- 
ward Crittenden. A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; I, 172. 
1842 L[etcher], R[obert] P[erkins]. [Frankfort, Kentucky.] To 

Feb. 26 Crittenden. Crittenden's election to succeed 

[Henry Clay] in the U. S. Senate; exertions of 
Richard M. Johnson to keep down opposition. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; I, 172. 
1842 Badger, George E[dmond]. Raleigh, [North Carolina]. 

Mar. 2 To Crittenden. Sentiments on the attitude of 

President Tyler toward the Whig party; per- 
sonals; business. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1842 Sergeant, John. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Mar. 4 Objects of the proceedings against the Schuylkill 

Bank. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1842 Sergeant, John. Draft of a bill' Ho enable the [U. S.] Su- 

Mar. 4 preme Court to settle the controversies pending 

between the Kentucky Bank and the Schuylkill 
Bank." A. D. 2 copies, 3 p. each. 
1842 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. F[rankfort, Kentucky]. To 

Mar. 19 Crittenden. [Hosea J.] Levis should be par- 

doned ; efforts of [Leslie] Combs to bring about a 
settlement. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1842 Schley, William. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 30 Anxiety about confirmation of McCulloch; his 

character qualifications; McCulloch's financial 
difficulties. A. L. S. 6 p. 
1842 Hughes, Christopher. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crit- 

Apr. 2 tenden. Incloses a letter for [Henry] Clay; 

friendship for Clay and Crittenden; despair of 
promotion [in diplomatic service?]. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1842 Henry, H[enry]. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Service 

Apr. 9 in the U. S. Navy; confirmation by Senate of 

Naval officers. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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Letcher, Il[obert] P[erkins]. Frank[fort, Kentucky]. To 
Crittenden. Praises [Henry] Clay's valedictory ; 
local matters; President Tyler; [Daniel] Web- 
ster. A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of 
Crittenden, Phila., 1871: I, 172. 

Starkweather, S. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 
Bank bills before the U. S. Senate. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Ashburton, [Alexander Baring], Lord. Washington, [D. C] 
To Crittenden. Request to forward inclosed let- 
ter. A. L. in 3d person. 1 p. 

letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 
Crittenden. Personals ; call session of the Legis- 
lature; the relief movement and its effect; 
[Henry] Clay's attitude toward the Presidential 
nomination. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 
Crittenden. Object of [Albert Gallatin?] 
Hodges's visit to Washington; local gossip; 
desire that [IVIartin] Van Buren will not visit 
Frankfort. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Jenifer, D[aniel]. Vienna, Austria. To Crittenden. Re- 
ception at the court of Vienna; the manners and 
customs of the court; certain ceremonies. 
A. L. S. 9 p. 

Lexington Citizens, Kentucky. To Crittenden. Invita- 
tion to a barbecue given in honor of Henry Clay. 
L. S. by a committee. 1 p. 

L[etcher], R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 
Crittenden. Visit of [Martin] Van Buren to 
Frankfort; his reception is a most complete 
burlesque. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 179. 

Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 
Crittenden. End of disturbances in Rhode Is- 
land; adjournment of the Kentucky court; 
various personages; claim of Kentucky for 195 
stand of arms against the U. S. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 181. 
Clay, H[enry]. Asliland, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Crittenden's attitude in Congress; criticises 
President Tyler's administration; general de- 
pression of business; tariff and the navy ques- 



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tion; Van Buren's visit to Kentucky. A. L. S. 
2 p. Also copy. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life 
of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 180. 

1842 L[etcher], R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. 

June 7 To Crittenden. Confidence in [Henr}^] Clay; 

l»cal matters; humorous conversation with 
[Martin] Van Buren. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 
182. 

1842 [Letcher, Robert Perkins.] Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

June 21 Crittenden. Retirement of "The Old Prince" 

[Henry Clay] before the Presidential nomination ; 

President Tyler and the tariff; State politics; 

personals. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 Hamilton, A[lexander]. New York. To Crittenden. 

June 23 Tariff and receipts from public lands; project 

for the relief of the states; hopes that President 
Tyler will veto the apportionment bill; rumor 
that "to the victors belongs the spoils" [William 
Learned Marcy] is to be nominated to a Cabinet 
office. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, [Kentucky]. To Robert Per- 
kins Letcher. Payment to Kentuck}^ of its 
quota of the Land Fund. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Hughes, Christopher. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crit- 
tenden, [John Macpherson] Berrien, and [William 
Campbell] Preston. Bids farewell; leaves for 
England. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Philadelphia Whigs. To Crittenden. Invitation to An- 
niversary of American Independence. L. S. by 
5 signatures. 1 p. 
Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Washington, D. C] To 
H[enry] Clay. Attitude of the Wliig party in 
Pennsylvania toward next Presidential nomina- 
tion; preference for Winfield Scott; attitude of 
Scott ; feeling toward President Tyler. A. L. S. 
5 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; I, 185. 

1842 Morehead, James T[urner]. Washington, D. C. To 

July 2 Henry Clay. Effect of President Tyler's vetoes 

on the Wliig party; affairs in the Cabinet and 

Senate; Dorr's rebellion in Rhode Island. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 



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PAPEES OF JOHN JOKDAN CRITTENDEN" 79 

1842 Porter, Alex[ander]. White Sulphur Springs, Virginia. 

July 6 To Crittenden. President Tyler and the duty on 

sugar; personals; humorous story concerning 
Henry Clay. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1842 Saltonstall, L[everett]. Washington, [D. C.]. To [Henry 

July 7 Clay]. The revenue bill; opinion of President 

Tyler; personals. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1842 Rose, William Boscawen. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To 

July 8 Crittenden. Desires to withdraw his application 

for an appointment under the government ; con- 
gratulates Crittenden on his speech in reply to 
[William] Allen of Ohio. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1842 White, John. Washington, [D. C] To [Robert Perkins 

July 11 Letcher]. Attitude of Kentucky toward the 

land bill; northern States' only patriotism is 
interest and profits; tariff. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1842 Schley, Frederick A. Frederick, Maryland. To Il[obert] 

July 15 P[erkins] Letcher. Personals; proposed visit to 

Kentucky; Henry Clay and the Presidency. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1842 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

July 15 H[enry] Clay. Attitude of [John Minor] Botts 

toward the impeachment of President Tyler; 
advises Clay against such a course; political out- 
look; rumor that Webster will retire from the 
Cabinet. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, PhUa., 1871; I, 187. 
1842 Jones, W[illiam]. [Washington, D. C] To R[obert P[erk- 

JuLYie ins] Letcher. Length of the present session of 

Congress; local gossip; hopes to see Letcher in 
the U. S. Senate soon. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1842 Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, Ky. To Crittenden. Clay's 

July 16 strength if President Tyler should veto the 

permanent tariff bill; his views on the subject; 
ideas as to a vote of "want of confidence" in 
Tyler. A. L. S. 3 p. Also copy. 2 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 188. 
1842 Porter, Alexander. Wliite Sulphur Springs, [Virginia]. 

July 21 To Crittenden. Clay's prospects for Presidential 

nomination; course of the Whigs toward the 
tariff and its effect on sugar. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1842 Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

July 21 Movement for impeachment of President Tyler ; 

possibility of veto of the tariff bill ; recent elec- 



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tion in Louisiana. Copy. 1 p. Printed: Cole- 
man, Life of Crittenden, PhiLa., 1871; I, 190. 

1842 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, D. C. To 

Aug. 3 Ii[enry] Clay. The Senate will pass the tariff 

bill as it comes from the House of Representa- 
tives, with probability of veto. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 191. 

1842 Sargent, N[athan]. Washington, D. C. To Henry Clay. 

Aug. 6 Passage of the tariff bill by the Senate; possi- 

bility of veto by President Tyler; Clay's popu- 
larity in Pennsylvania; issue of a Clay Almanac; 
rumor that [Daniel] Webster is to retire from the 
Cabinet. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1842 L[etcher], R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentuck}^. 

Aug. 8 To Crittenden. Recent election in Kentucky; 

Wliigs and Locos in the Legislature pledged to 
vote for Crittenden for U. S. Senate; curiosity 
as to [Daniel] Webster leaving the Cabinet. 
A. L. S. Printed: Coleman. Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; I, 192. 

1842 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Washington, D. C] To 

Aug. 12 H[enry] Clay. Embarrassment caused by veto 

of the tariff bill; difficulty in adopting a satis- 
factory course; treaty with England before the 
Senate. A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life 
of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 192. 

1842 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Washmgton, D. C] To 

Aug. 16 James Harlan. Transmission of certificates of 

stock; tariff bill; cause of President Tyler's ac- 
tions; effect of elections in the west. A. L. S. 
4 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; I, 193. 

1842 Clay, Henry. Ashland, [Kentucky]. To [Crittenden]. 

Aug. 18 Encloses letters; dissolution of the Ohio legisla- 

ture. Copy. 1 p. 

1842 White, John. [Washington, D. C] To [Henry Clay?]. 

Aug. 18 Veto of the tariff bill; idea of an extra session of 

Congress; expects harmony among the Wliigs. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Eve, Joseph. Galveston, [Texas]. To Crittenden. His 

Sept. 16 financial embarrassments ; suspension of military 

operations against IVIexico by Texas; trouble 

from the Indians; prosperity of the country; 

local gossip. A. L. S. 4 p. 



PAPEKS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 81 

1842 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

^^^■^ Crittenden. Senatorial election in Kentucky; 

attitude of [Richard Mentor] Johnson toward 
Presidency. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 195. 
1842 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Washington, D. C] To 

^^^- 21 ]\I[aria] K. C[rittenden]. Dullness of Washing- 

ton society; arrival of ''Judge [John] Catron and 
lady;" encloses letter from Mrs. [Ehzabeth] Ash- 
ley. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1842 Eve, Joseph. Galveston, Tex. To Robert P[erkins] 

^^^- 22 Letcher. Personals ; does not expect to be re- 

called; hopes for Crittenden's reelection to the 
U. S. Senate; sentiments on the Bank question; 
daily life and accommodations at the capital of 
Texas; the mihtary and pohtical attitude of 
Texas. A. L. S. 8 p. 
1842 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

^^''- 26 M[aria] K. C[rittenden]. His visit to [William] 

Schley, in Baltimore; personals; desire to be in 
Kentucky. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1842 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Washington, D. C] To 

^^^- 28 R[obert] H[enry] Crittenden. Relative to appli- 

cation for office of collector of river tolls ; dislikes 
to ask favors for his family. Copy. 2 p. 
1842 Lord, Daniel, Jr. New York. To Crittenden. Ridicule 

^^^- 29 of J[ohn] C[anfield] Spencer. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1842 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, D. C. To 
^^^•^° M[aria] K. C[rittenden]. Comments on "home;" 

happenings in Washington. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Morehead, Charles S. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Critten- 
^''''- 2 den. Result of a joint caucus held by the State 

legislature for the election of U. S. Senator; re- 
sults favor Crittenden. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1843 Pirtle, Henry. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 
^^^- ^ Result of a caucus in the State Senate relative to 

election of Crittenden to the U. S. Senate 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
[1843] Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 
[Jan. 10] Crittenden. Great victory for Crittenden in his 

election to U-. S. Senate; condition of the Demo- 
cratic party in Kentucky. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 137. 
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1843 Clay, H[enry]. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Critten- 

Jan. 14 den. Election of [Alexander] Porter to the U. S. 

Senate ; its effect in Louisiana ; Cla}'' will not go 
to Cuba; queries as to a Whig National Conven- 
tion. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1843 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Washington, D. C] To 

Jan. 16 S[amuel] S[inith] Nicholas. Search for letter of 

[George IVIifflin] Dallas to Andrew Jackson; 
scheme relative to Texas ; legal matters. Copy. 
Ip. 
1843 Letcher, [Robert Perkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Jan. 20 Crittenden. Urges Crittenden to advise [James 

Turner] Morehead against resigning his seat in 
the U. S. Senate before next winter ; reasons for 
such action. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1843 Crittenden, J[olm] J[ordan]. Washmgton, [D. C] To 

Feb. 5 R[obert] P[erkins] Letcher. [James Turner] 

Morehead has no intention of resigning his seat 
in U. S. Senate; [John] Calhoun; business mat- 
ters. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1843 Crittenden, J[olm] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Feb. 5 Maria K. C[rittenden]. Personals; possibility 

of sending oysters to Kentucky; his re-election 
to the U. S. Senate ; local matters ; news of the 
capture of George [Bibb Crittenden] by Mexicans. 
A. L, S. 4 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; I, 199. 
1843 Webster, Daniel. Washington, [D. C] to Waddy 

Feb. 7 Thompson. Urges Thompson to interpose in 

behalf of [George Bibb] Crittenden who was cap- 
tured by Mexicans. Copy. 1 p. 
1843 Clay, H[enry]. New Orleans, Louisiana. To Crittenden. 

Feb . 10 Encloses letter complimenting [Alexander] Porter; 

fate of the Exchequer. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1843 Webster, Daniel. Washington, [D. C] To [Robert Per- 

Feb. 15 kins] Letcher. The Bank question; predicts a 

Loco-foco majority in the next Congress; Presi- 
dent Tyler would veto a Subtreasury bill ; neces- 
sity of a currency and the restoration of public 
credit. Copy. 1 p. 
1843 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Feb. 24 R[obert] P[erkins] Letcher. Anxiety as to 

[George Bibb Crittenden] who is held captive by 
the Mexicans; gratitude for favors; [Daniel] 



PAPEKS OF JOHN JOEDAN CRITTENDEN 83 

Webster's assistance in the matter; interest in 
legislative matters of Kentucky; caucus for a 
Wliig National Convention. Copy. 2 p. 
1843 Webster, Daniel. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Fer. 28 Relative to letters to [Waddy] Thompson and 

dispatch of the letters. Copy. 1 p. 
1843 Thompson, Waddy. Mexico. To Antonio Lopes de 

Mae. 9 Santa Anna. Encloses letters in behalf of 

[George Bibb] Crittenden ; reasons for his action. 
Copy. 1 p. 
1843 Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de. Mexico. To Waddy 

Mar. 15 Thompson. Has ordered George Bibb Critten- 

den and the other American prisoners to be 
placed at the disposal of Thompson; requests 
that Thompson use his influence to prevent 
citizens of the United States from aiding the 
Texans. Copy. 2 p. 
1843 Pakenham, M. Mexico. To H[enry] S[tephen] Fox. In- 

Mar. 18 formation that President General Santa Anna 

has ordered the release of [George Bibb] Critten- 
den. Copy. 1 p. 
1843 Thompson, W[addy]. Mexico. To Daniel Webster. Has 

Mar. 18 received an order for the release of [George Bibb] 

Crittenden; kind treatment of prisoners; en- 
closes letters relative to the release. Copy. 1 p. 
1843 Thompson, W[addy]. Mexico. To Crittenden. The re- 

^AR- 19 lease of [George Bibb] Crittenden; prompt action 

of President General Santa Anna and good con- 
duct of Pakenham. Copy. 2 p. 
1843 Scott, Winfield. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

^pi<-^ Humorous letter; threatens to ''turn Tyler 

man"; criticises President Tyler and his Cabi- 
net; employment of topographical officers. 
A. L. S. 4 p. Pruited: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; I, 201. 
1843 S[cott], W[infield]. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

^^^''- ^^ Influence of Loco-foco supporters against [John 

W.] Russell; general notes; [William] Campbell 
would refuse a mission to Paris. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1843 Campbell, Thomas J. Athens, Tennessee. To Henry 

^^^Y ^ Clay. Effect of Clay's actions in 1827 on the 

present campaign; good prospects of his own 
election; the general election in Tennessee, 
A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1843 Todd County Citizens. Elkton, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

May 19 den. Calling a convention to take into consider- 

ation the "late alarming and dangerous assump- 
tions of power by the executive of the United 
States." Copy. 1 p. 

[1843] Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Washington, D. C] To 

[June 1?] J. G. Greenfield, Jr., and others. Convention 

called to consider the ''assumptions of power" of 
President Tyler; actions of Tyler, and his claims; 
ideas as to the attitude wliich the people should 
take; declines invitation to the convention. 
Copy. 5 p. 

1843 Clay, Henry. New Orleans, [I^ouisiana]. To Crittenden. 

June 15 Desires copies of opinions of U. S. Supreme Court 

on Mississippi slave cases. Copy. 1 p. 

1843 Clay, Henry. Ashland, [Kentucky]. To R[obert] P[er- 

JuNE 26 kins] Letcher. The ' ' Custom House and Web- 

ster Clique" of New York; they are in favor of 
John McLean for President, and will use the 
Bunker Hill celebration for concocting their 
machinations. Copy. 1 p. 

1843 Scott, Winfield. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

June 29 Return from West Point; Crittenden's nephew 

[William L. Crittenden] to be given another 
chance; understands that Crittenden is ''star- 
ring ... in the same troupe with [Thomas H.] 
Benton;" how Scott avoided a trip to New York 
and Boston ; sorry to have missed a visit to Ken- 
tucky. A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: Coleman, Life 
of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 203. 

1843 Scott, Winfield. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Julys Encloses a letter from West Point; Crittenden's 

"excursion" to Missouri with [Thomas H.] Ben- 
ton; personnel of President Tyler's Cabinet com- 
plete; John Nelson, a small pohtician of the 
Jackson-Van Buren stamp, to be Attorney Gen- 
eral; doubts the intentions of Daniel Webster; 
John M. Clayton as Vice President on Clay's 
ticket; minor matters. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1843 Foster, Ephraim H. Nashville, Tennessee. To Critten- 

AuG. 10 den. Recent election in Tennessee; rejoices 

over the Whig victory; majority of [George W.] 
Jones for Congress. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1843 [Crittenden, John Jordan.] Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

^^^- 12 the Editors of Louisville Journal. Corrects a 

statement made in the "Journal" reflecting on 
Crittenden and [Robert Perkins] Letcher; his 
feeling toward Letcher during the election of 
1840 and at the present writing. A. D'f. 3 p. 
1843 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

S^^"^- ^ John Middleton Clayton. Disposition of Ken- 

tucky bonds; date of next Wliig National Con- 
vention; opinion of administration of John Ty- 
ler, and his intentions. A. L. S. 2 p. clayton. 
1843 McLean, John. Cincinnati, Ohio. To R[obert] P[erkins] 

Sept. ^2 Letcher. Opinion on the various Presidential 

candidates; disheartened condition of the Whig 
party; looks for defeat. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1843 Porter, P[eter] B[uel]. New York. To Henry Clay. Re- 

^^^'^- 2^ turn from the fair at Rochester; [Daniel] Web- 

ster's despair of becoming Presidential candidate; 
possibility of Websters reconciliation with Clay ; 
marked hostility of Webster toward Clay; de- 
sires suggestions on the subject. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1843 Sargent, N[athan]. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Lo- 

^^^^•^^ cal political nominations; predicts his own de- 

feat; attitude of President Tyler's supporters to- 
ward Van Buren; appointees placed in office by 
Charles A. Wickliffe, Post Master General; per- 
sonals. A. L. S. 3 p. 
[1843] Scott, Winfield. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

[Oct. 4?] The project to run [Daniel] Webster on [Hemy] 

Clay's ticket revived by certam newspapers; 
Scott's attitude toward public meetings and 
newspapers favoring his own nomination for 
President; Richard M[entor] Johnson and the 
Loco-foco leaders; is ignorant of the intentions of 
the Cabinet. A. L. S. last 4 p. Printed under 
date Oct. 14: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; 1,203. 
1843 Scott, Winfield. Washmgton, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

^^'^••^^ Leaves to meet his family in New York; recom- 

mends the Exchange Hotel, in Washington; its 
advantages; [John Alinor] Botts is prosecuting 
his claim against John W. Jones for seat in U. S. 
Congress. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1843 Letcher, Il[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Nov. 30 Crittenden. Local matters; will send [VYinfield] 

Scott a commission as president of the Anti- 
Drinking Club; recent declarations that John 
Davis is the agent of Yankee and English aboli- 
tionists. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 207. 

1843 Porter, Alexander. Oak Lawn, [Louisiana]. To Critten- 

Dec. 2 den. His illness; doubt as to w^hether he should 

resign his seat in the U. S. Senate ; prospects for 
the election of [Henry] Clay. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Riddle, John S. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Feeling 

Dec. 5 among Wliig newspapers for the rejection of nom- 

ination of James M. Porter for Secretary of War; 
strength of the Porter faction in Pennsylvania; 
if nomination were rejected this strength would 
be turned against Clay. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1843 Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 5 The annexation of Texas would cause a war 

with Mexico; the question should be passed over 
in silence; reasons for opposing annexation. 
L. S. 6 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Critten- 
den, Phila., 1871; I, 207. 

1843 Grymes, John R., P. Anderson, C. Eoselius, and Thomas 

Dec. 5 Slidell. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. Statement 

of what would be a reasonable fee for Balie Pey- 
ton as attorney for the U. S. in its suit against 
Bank of U. S. Copy. 1 p. 

1843 Prentiss, S[ergeant]S[mith]. Vicksburg, [Mississippi]. To 

Dec. 8 Crittenden. Private matters; encloses fees for 

services rendered; recommends Starke for ap- 
pointment on the Choctaw Commission. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1843 Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Newcastle, Delaware. To 

Dec. 9 Crittenden. Acknowledges receipt of Kentucky 

bonds; probable nomination of [Martin] Van 
Buren by the I.ioco-focos ; popularity of [Henry] 
Clay; Virginia's mode of choosing delegates to 
the Whig Convention. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Prentiss & Guion. Vicksburg, Mississippi. To Critten- 

Dec. 14 den. Desires his services for William Scott in 

case before the U. S. Supreme Court. A. L. S. 
by Prentiss. 1 p. 



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[1843] Scott, William. Memorandum of suit with Downs. A. D. 

[Dec. 14'?] 2 p. 

1843 Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 16 Ideas on internal improvements and establish- 

ment of the Post Office Department; predicts 
that the day of the Post Office as a national insti- 
tute are numbered. A. L. S. 6 p, 
1843 lord, Daniel, Jr. New York. To Crittenden. Critten- 

Dec. 16 den is eulogizing his dead adversaries; law mat- 

ters ; health of Smith Thompson. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1843 Letclier, R[obert P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 
Dec. 18 Crittenden. Article in the "Commonwealth" 

relative to [John C] Calhoun; Calhoun's friends 
are too tame and submissive; anxious to know 
what Daniel Webster is about. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 211. 

Chittenden, Thomas C. Adams, New York. To Critten- 
den. Urges that confirmation of John O. Dickey 
as collector of customs at Sacketts Harbor be 
delayed by the Senate. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[Chittenden, Thomas C] [Adams, New York.] Form of 
resolutions requiring the customhouse at Sacketts 
Harbor to render an account. A. D. 1 p. 

Root, Erastus. Albany, New York. To Crittenden. Op- 
position to confirmation of [John Canfield] 
Spencer as successor to late [Smith] Thompson, 
Associate Justice of U. S. Supreme Court. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1844 Corwin, Thomas. Lebanon, Ohio. To Crittenden. Rec- 
Jan. 2 ommends the reappointment of Thomas Blair as 

Postmaster at Dayton, Ohio; Daniel Webster 
and the Whigs; [John Caldwell] Calhoun. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1844 Letcher, Il[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

J'^^- 6 Crittenden. Confidence in [John Cook] Rives as 

a Clay man ; [John] Tyler hostile to [Martin] Van 
Buren ; Kentucky Loco - f oco convention for 
Presidential nominee; attitude of [Richard Men- 
tor] Johnson. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Nicholas, S[amuel] S[mith]. Louisville, Kentucky, To 

J-^N. 7 Crittenden. The premature discussion of the an- 

nexation ot Texas ; scheme for it to be admitted 



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as a colony; abolition of slaves; gradual abolition 
by the various states; general ideas on the sub- 
jects. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Jan. 8 Crittenden. No necessity for ousting [William] 

Hardin, the Postmaster at Frankfort; the Ken- 
tucky Van Buren convention; minor matters. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 [Letcher, Robert Perkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Jan. 18 Crittenden. Leader needed in the House of 

Representatives of Kentucky; intrigue to oust 
[William] Hardin as Postmaster at Franlvfort; 
ideas on national politics. A. L. 3 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden; Phila., 1871 ; I, 213. 

1844 Van Rensselaer, Sol[omon]. Albany, [New York]. To 

Jan. 20 Crittenden. The nomination of an Associate 

Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court; hostility of 
certain candidates toward [Henry] Cla}^; de- 
nounces John C[anfield] Spencer's political char- 
acter. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Pleasants, John H. Richmond, Virginia. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 21 Recommends Edward A. Cabell for Solicitor of 

the Land Office; the confirmation of Henry 

A[lexander] Wise as Minister to Brazil; Wise's 

influence in Virginia. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1844 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Jan. 22 Crittenden. Rejection by the Senate of Presi- 

dent's nominations; Kentucky legislative mat- 
ters; the Presidential nomination. A. L. S. 
3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden; 
Phila., 1871; I, 213. 

1844 Chittenden, T[liomas] C. Adams, New York. To Crit- 

Jan. 22 tenden. Complains of appointments made in 

the custom houses at Sacketts Harbor and Cape 

Vincent; ideas on the success of [Henrv] Clay. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 CIay,H[enry]. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 24 The death of [Alexander] Porter and his possible 

successor in the Senate; urges that the Senate 
reject the nominations of [Caleb] Cushing and 
[John Canfield] Spencer; his intended tour 
through Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871, I, 214. 



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1844 Nicholas, S[amuel] S[mith]. [Louisville, Kentucky.] To 

Jan. 25 Crittenden. Delay in will case; desires a patent 

for his latest invention. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Preston, William C[ampbell]. Columbia, South Carolina. 

Jan. 28 To Crittenden. Queries as to National affairs at 

Washington; local effect of [John Caldwell] Cal- 
houn's letter; fears that the Senate is using the 
guillotine too freely. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Riddle, John S. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Senti- 

Jan. 30 ment toward the nomination of [James Madison] 

Porter as Secretary of War; vote of Pennsyl- 
vania secured to [Henry] Clay if Porter is con- 
firmed, and lost to the Whigs if he is rejected 
by the U. S. Senate; but believes Pennsylvania 
is against [Martin] Van Buren under any circum- 
stances. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Love, James. Galveston, [Texas]. To S[amuel] S[mith] 

Feb. 1 Nicholas. Criticises Nicholas's scheme for the 

annexation of Texas; the Texas debt; number 
of slaves; acquisition of lands for colonization; 
proposals made by the English Abolition Society; 
desire that the United States will not meddle 
with the affairs of Texas. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Granger, Francis. Canandaigua, N. Y. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 3 General opposition to the appointment of [John 

Canfield] Spencer as Associate Justice of the U. S. 

Supreme Court; effect of his confirmation on the 

Whig party of New York. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Feb. 4 Crittenden. On the confirmation of [Henry Al- 

exander] Wise as Minister to Brazil; should be 
confirmed as matter of policy; attitude of [Dan- 
iel] Webster; rumor that [Alexander] Porter left 
a legacy to [Henry] Clay. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Lord, Daniel, Jr. New York. To Crittenden. Person- 

Feb. 10 als; legal business; national affairs. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1844 Clay, Henry. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 15 Rumor that forty-two Senators favor the annexa- 

tion of Texas and have advised President Tyler 
that they will confirm a treaty to that effect ; de- 
sires information on the subject. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Printed: Colemans, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
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Craighill, William N. Charlestown, Virginia. To Crit- 
tenden. Encloses letter from Crittenden to 
Craighill's father found among his father's pa- 
pers. Copy. 1 p. 
Weaver, Augustus. Hagerstown, Indiana. To Critten- 
den. Alleged coalition between John Q[uincy] 
Adams and Henry Clay in 1824-5. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, D. C. To 
R[obert] P[erkins] I^etcher. Reasons why ap- 
pointment [Judge of Kentucky Supreme Court] 
should not be given [John] Wliite; its political 
effect ; White has determined to decline. Copy. 
2 p. 
1844 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkms]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Mar. 13 Crittenden. The appointment [Judge of Ken- 

tucky Supreme Court] offered [John] Wliite; po- 
litical situation in Virginia; local matters. 
A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; I, 217. 
1844 Weed, Thurlow. Albany, New York. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 17 The nomination of Chancellor [Reuben Hyde] 

Walworth [as Associate Justice of the U. S. Su- 
preme Court] but a scheme contrived to get rid 
of him; if his nomination is confirmed he will be 
succeeded by a Loco-foco. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1844 Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 18 The Texas question; inclined to favor annexa- 

tion; reasons; local prejudices. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1844 Clay, Henry. Savannah, Georgia. To Crittenden. The 

Mar. 24 Texas question ; has hitherto foreborne to express 

his opinion; the principle of protection in con- 
nection with a tariff for revenue ; the fraudulent 
tariff considered in the House of Representatives. 
A. L. S. 2 p. Printed : Coleman, Life of Critten- 
den; Phila., 1871; I, 217. 
1844 Drake, Charles D. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 28 Encloses letter to George McDuffie, to be deliv- 

ered if Crittenden should think prudent. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1844 Drake, Charles D. St. Louis, [jMissouri]. To George Mc- 

Mar. 28 DufFie. Query as to truth of statement credited 

to McDuihe, alledging coalition between [John 
Quincy] Adams and [Henry] Clay in 1824-5. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1844 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan], Washington, [D. C] To 

Mar. 30 T[homas] Ewing. Aggitation of the Texas ques- 

tion in Senate; opinion that no treaty for an- 
nexation can be ratified ; desires sentiment of the 
people in Ohio. Copy. 1 p. 
1844 Smith, Gustavus W[oodson]. New London, Connecticut. 

Apr. 2 To Crittenden. The question of discharging the 

brevet 2d lieutenants in the U. S. Army; his owti 
particular case; his services in the army since 
leaving West Point; desires the question inves- 
tigated. A. L. S. 6 p. 
1844 Smith, Gustavus W[oodson]. New London, Connecticut. 

Apr. 2 To Crittenden. Explaining who his people are 

in Kentucky and requesting that his complaint 
be laid before the Military Committee of the 
U. S. Senate. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1844 Lawrence, Abbott. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Crit- 

Apr. 5 tenden. The Massachusetts state convention; 

[Henry] Clay's prospects in New England; Clay 
and the Texas question; possible nomination of 
John Brown for Vice-President; personals. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1844 Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 9 Predictions as to the result of the, election in 

New York; Whig enthusiasm; [Martin] Van 
Buren and the Presidential nomination. A. L. S. 
4 p. 
1844 L[etcher], R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Apr. 10 Crittenden. The result of recent election in 

Connecticut; affairs in Virginia; personals. 
A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; I, 218. 
1844 Lawrence, Abbott. Boston, [^Massachusetts]. To Critten- 

Apr. 11 den. Political situation in Massachusetts; the 

national convention; attitude of [Ekiniel] W[eb- 
ster]. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1844 Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 12 A political satire. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Clay, H[enry]. Raleigh, [North Carolina]. To Critten- 

Apr. 17 den. Encloses a letter on the Texas question to 

be published in the "Intelligencer" at the dis- 
cretion of Crittenden and others. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
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1844 Clay, H[enry]. Petersburg, [Virginia]. To Crittenden, 

Apr. 19 Confidence in the stand taken in his letter for- 

warded for publication; fears nothing from pub- 
lic opinion. A. L. S. 1 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; I, 219. 
1844 Clay, H[enry]. Norfolk, rV'irginia]. To Crittenden. En- 

Apr. 21 tertains no apprehension from publication of his 

letter on the Texas question; date of publica- 
tion ; attitude of [Martin] Van Buren and public 
sentiment. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1844 Preston, William C[ampbell]. Columbia, [South Carolina]. 

1May4 To Crittenden. Personals; crossfire of []\Iartin] 

Van Buren and [Henry] Clay on the Texas ques- 
tion; selfish notions of [John Caldwell] Calhoun; 
favorable comment on Clay's letter on the Texas 
question. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1844 letcher, K[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

I^Iay 10 Crittenden. Whig National Convention at Balti- 

more and its effect; Van Buren party in Ken- 
tucky; general campaign notes. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 220. 
1844 [Davis, Charles Augustus]. New York. To Crittenden 

]\Iay 13 Lack of harmony in the Van Buren party ; gen- 

eral political comment. A. L. Signature torn 
off. 
1844 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, D. C. To 

May 16 Chapman Coleman . The treaty for annexation 

of Texas. Copy. 1 p. 
[1844] Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Speech made at a meeting 

[May] in Kentucky for ratification of nomination of 

Henry Clay for President. Copy. 3 p. 
1844] Preston, William C[ampbell]. Columbia, [South Carolina]. 

June 5 To Crittenden. Comment on the next Presi- 

dential campaign. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1844 Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 

June 5 Ridicules a recent meeting of the ''Polkers" 

held in New York; [Martin] Van Buren's letter 
is a funny affair; Texas matter an emergency; 
comment on the coming campaign. A. L. S. 
4 p. 
1844 McNeill, William Gibbs. Stonington, Connecticut. To 

June 8 Crittenden. Personal feelings toward Critten- 



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den; reasons and cause of certain statements in 
recent letter. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, D. C. To 
John Middleton Clayton. Adjournment of Con- 
gress; leaves immediately for home; influence 
with the ''Native Americans" at Philadelphia. 

A. L. S. 3 p. CLAYTON. 

Crittenden, J[ohnl J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 
S[amuel] S[mith] Nicholas. Congratulations on 
appointment as "Lord High Chancellor"; legal 
matters as to a will case. Copy. 1 p. 
Foster, Ephraim H. Nashville, [Tennessee]. To Critten- 
den. Opinion of the people of Tennessee of 
Crittenden; prospects of the political campaign 
in the State; confident of Whig victory. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
Penrose, Charles B. Carlisle, [Pennsylvania]. To Crit- 
tenden. Encloses letter of [William Henry] Har- 
rison commending Plenry Clay ; confidence of the 
Whigs in Pennsylvania. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Balie. New Orleans, Louisiana. To Charles 
B[ingham] Penrose. In regard to fees due from 
the government in certain cases before the courts ; 
dispute as to agreement in case of United States 
vs. Bank of the United States. A. L. S. 9 p. 
Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden, 
Frankfort, Kentucky. The political campaign; 
confidence of a Whig victory in New York; the 
vote in Pennsylvania; South Carolina and the 
tariff. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Helm, John L[arue]. Bardstown, Kentucky. To Crit- 
tenden. Desires to know the reasons why Gov- 
ernor [William] Owsley opposes [Benjamin] Har- 
din as Secretary of State. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 
Nomination of Silas Wright for Governor of New 
York; comparison of Wright with Martin Van 
Buren; confident that Whigs will carry New 
York. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 
The origin and description of a cartoon of the 
Democratic "bell ringers"; the political situa- 
tion in New York and Pennsylvania; the States 
that will vote for the Whig party. A. L. S. 7 p. 



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Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 
Action of the "Native Americans" tow^ard nomi- 
nations in New York City; effect that Henry 
Clay's election would have upon the price of 
securities; assurance that the Democratic party 
will be defeated in November. A. L. S. 7 p. 

Granger, Fr[ancis]. Canandaigua, New York. To Crit- 
tenden. Feels that New York is the pivot State 
in the coming election; the campaign in New 
York and the possible result in favor of the 
Whigs. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 
Assurance of electing the Whig ticket in New 
York; effect of the campaign upon Wall street. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 
Is confident that Pennsylvania and New Jersey 
will give a Whig majority along with New York. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 
Presidential candidate to abstain from answering 
queries on public measures; gives draft of letter 
for [Henry] Clay to give to the public declining 
to commit himself upon public questions. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 
Approval of Henry Clay's letter to the ''National 
Intelligencer"; little importance of the elections 
in Maryland and New Jersey; work of Daniel 
Webster in Pennsjdvania. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 
Election returns from Baltimore not all that 
could be desired; predicts a better showing in 
Philadelphia. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 
Election of Markle doubted; prediction of elec- 
tions in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Mary- 
land; recent mass meeting at Tammany Hall; 
confident of Henry Clay's election. A. Ij. S. 4 p. 

Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 
Must bring the Whigs and "Natives" into line 
in order to carry the city ; price of farm products 
and the tariff. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1844 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Nov. 13 H[enry] Clay. Election of James K[nox] Polk; 

Clay possibly the only man who could lose noth- 
ing by the result; is tempted to leave the Polk- 
ites to dispose of the tariff among themselves. 
Copy. 1 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Critten- 
den, Phila., 1871; 1,222. 
1844 Corwin, Thomas. Lebanon, Ohio. To Crittenden, Wash- 

Nov. 15 ington, D. C. Sorrow over the defeat of Henry 

Clay; an exhibition of ingratitude ; the repeal of 
the tariff, and war with Mexico. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 225. 
1844 Davis, George T. M. Alton, Illinois. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 25 Mortification at the defeat of Henry Clay for 

President; desires letter from Crittenden that 
w^ill unite the Whigs of Illinois ; Loco-focoism and 
the tariff. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1844 Clay, Henry. Ashland, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 28 Sympathizes with him on the result of the recent 

election; their duty to struggle for the interests 
of the country; Wliig minority which may yet 
save the country; sentiment on the Native 
American party; naturalization laws; has no 
thought of returning to the Senate. L. S. 4 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 223. 
1844 Burnley, A[lbert] T. New Orleans, p:.ouisiana]. To Crit- 

Dec. 3 tenden. Election of [James Knox] Polk ; feeling 

against foreigners; favors annexation of Texas, 
and reasons therefore ; Crittenden as a Presiden- 
tial candidate. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1844 Primrose, William. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Case 

Dec. 5 of Clymer vs. Dawkins et al., before U. S. Su- 

preme Court; correspondence on the Savage 
case. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1844 Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 16 Article in the "National Intelligencer" relative 

to postal matters ; annexation of Texas. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1844 Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 17 Response of [Henry] Clay to address of the Ken- 

tucky electors; possibility of [John Caldwell] 
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comments on Calhoun and [Thomas Hart] Ben- 
ton; a rebuke needed for the aboHtionists. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1844 Prentiss, S[ergeant] S[mith]. Vicksburg, [Mississippi]. To 

Dec. 22 Crittenden. Brief in case of Heirs of Bowers vs. 

Barlow et al.; general statement of the case; 
calls attention to case of Creath vs. Sims; the 
election of [James Knox] Polk as President, and 
his opinion of him; general comments on national 
affairs. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1844 Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 26 Desires a copy of an order made in Louisiana 

while it was a dependency of France, which 

might be in the French archives. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1844 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 
Dec. 28 Albert T. Burnley. Bills for annexation of 

Texas before Congress; intentions of [James 
Knox] Polk in regard to Texas; assumption of 
Texas debt; desires that George M. Bibb secure 
an official position. Copy. 1 p. 
[1844?] [Peyton, Balie.] [New Orleans, Louisiana.] To [Critten- 
den, 1] Plea for fees and full argument why 
the same should be paid Peyton acting as attor- 
ney for the U. S. in suit against the Bank of the 
United States in the Commercial Court of New 
Orleans. A. L. incomplete, p. 7-27. 

1845 Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, Kentucky. To Crittenden. En- 
Jan. 9 closes letter from Judge [Joseph] Story; not sur- 
prised at Story's disgust with his service in the 
U. S. Supreme Court; Wliigs should leave the 
Texas question to [James Knox] Polk; [Robert 
Perkins] Letcher bears recent defeat badly. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
den, Phila., 1871; I, 225. 

Prentiss, S[ergeant] S[mith]. Vicksburg, IMississippi. To 
Crittenden. Personal business and financial mat- 
ters. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Eggleston, H. B. New Orleans, Louisiana. To Critten- 
den. Reinstatement of a case before the U. S. 
Supreme Court ; the propertv in dispute. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

Graves, W[illiam] J[ordan]. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To 
Crittenden. Prefers Crittenden for Presidential 



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candidate in 1848; general ideas; time to make 
the move; outline of plan. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1845 Judge, 11. M. Washington, D. C. To [Mrs. H. M. Judge]. 

^l^R- 1 Alleged agreement between [John Caldwell] Cal- 

houn and [James Knox] Polk; J[ohn] J[ordan] 
Crittenden's speech against the annexation of 
Texas; [Arthur Pendleton] Bagby in disgrace 
with both political parties. Copy. 1 p. 

1845 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Washington, [D. C] To 

^^AY 6 Crittenden, Frankfort, Kentucky. Political pres- 

sure brought against Russell to cause his removal; 
opinion of Russell and his good qualities; no 
one appointed in his place. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1845 Figuens, Thomas N. Franklin, Tennessee. To Wilham 

^^ay8 Hardeman. General statement of the case of 

Edward Anderson vs. William Hardeman. En- 
dorsed: ''To be shown to Mr. Crittenden." 
A. L. S. 7 p. 

1845 Ashley, Elizabeth et al. Unexecuted deed to John P. 

May 19 Maddox, Cooper County, Missouri. 2 p. 

1845 Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

July 11 Arrangements to have photographs made of him- 

self and Crittenden by Healey. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1845 Woodbridge, W[iniam]. Springwells, [Michigan]. To Crit- 

^UG. 4 tenden. Regrets loss of opportunity of seeing 

[Orlando ?] Brown in Detroit ; recent illness ; cir- 
cumstances of Crittenden's servant "John," A. 
L. S. 3 p. 
1845 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. To Mrs. Virginia Shelby. 

^UG. 30 Sends draft of answer to lile in suit concerning 

will of her father. A. L. S. Breckinridge. 

1845 Bowling vs. Harrison. U. S. District Court for Southern 

^^P"^- 12 Mississippi. Clerk's certificate that writ of error 

was granted plaintiff. 1 p. 
1845 White, Joseph L. New York. To Crittenden. Efforts 

^^^'^- 29 of John P[endleton] Kennedy to get the name of 

Winiield Scott before the public; Whigs of New 
York prefer [Henry] Clay of all men; but would 
desire Crittenden before Scott. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1845 Camden, P[eter] G. St. Louis, Missouri. To Alexander 

^^■^•28 [Andrew?] McKinley. Sale of city property; 

price of lots;estate of Mrs. [Elizabeth] Ashley. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

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lord, Thomas. New York. To Crittenden. Warehous- 
ing imported merchandise ; general discussion of 
the question; comparison of United States trade 
with that of England. A. L. S. 6 p. 

Holt, J[oseph]. New Orleans, Louisiana. To Crittenden. 
Desires Crittenden to act as counsel for J[ilson] 
P. Harrison before the U. S. Supreme Court; 
statement of the case. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Harrison, J[ilson] P. New Orleans, Louisiana. To Crit- 
tenden. Desires careful attention to his case 
before the U. S. Supreme Court; payment of 
fees. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Yerger, George S. Vicksburg, Mississippi. To Critten- 
den. Fees due Crittenden from the estate of 
late Major Creath. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Warren, C[harles] H. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Crit- 
tenden. Invitation to celebration of the 225th 
Anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims at 
Plymouth. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Camden, P[eter] G. St. Louis, Missouri. To A[ndrew] 
McKinley. Business affairs of Mrs. [Elizabeth] 
Ashley; payment of commissions. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Kentucky Citizens. Petition to U. S. Congress to provide 
a law proposing a Congress of Nations to form a 
code of International Law. D. S. 27 signa- 
tures. 

Clark, Thomas. New Orleans, Louisiana. To Critten- 
den. Desires to retain Crittenden as counsel 
before the U. S. Supreme Court ; payment of fees. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Camden, P[eter] G. St. Louis, Missouri. To "Alex- 
ander" [Andrew?] McKinley. Louisville, Ken- 
tucky. Real estate matters; claim of Evans to 
the land of Mrs. [Elizabeth] Ashley. A. L. S. 
3 p. 
1846 Wing, Freeman. La Mine, Missouri. To A[ndrew] Mc- 

Jan. 25 Kinley, Louisville, Kentucky. Sale of land of 

Mrs. [Elizabeth] Ashley; business matters; state- 
ment of Mrs. Ashley's accounts. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1846] Crittenden, [John Jordan]. Summary of remarks in the 

Jan. U. S. Senate in submitting petition from citizens 

of Kentucky, asking for an international arbitra- 
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PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 99> 

1846 Hilliard.J.H. Nashville, Tennessee. ToCrittenden. Suit 

Feb. 5 of W[illiam] Hardeman vs. E[dward] Anderson 

in U. S. Supreme Court. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1846 Trigg, William H. Boonville, Missouri. To Mrs. Eliza- 

^^Ai^- 17 beth Ashley, Saint Louis, Missouri. Freeman 

Wing has deposited money with him subject to 
her order. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1846 Wing, Freeman. La Mine, Missouri. To Mrs. Elizabeth 

Mar. 18 Ashley, Saint Louis, Missouri. Money received 

for sale of lands, deposited with William H. 
Trigg; real estate matters. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1846 Taylor, Zachary. Monterey, Mex. To Crittenden. Steps 

Mar. 25 taken by [William Learned] Marcy and [Winfield] 

Scott to defeat his efforts; his army stripped of 
regular troops; success of the volunteers; at- 
tacks made upon him in Congress; denunciation 
of Marcy and Scott ; future plans. A. L. 5 p. 
Signature torn off. 
1846 Joy, G[eorge]. Pentonville, [New Jersey]. To Wilham 

Mar. 25 Ewarts Gladstone. The Oregon question ; cor- 

respondence with [John Quincy] Adams and [Al- 
bert] Gallatin; increase of population of United 
States and Canada. Copy. 3 p. 
1846 Scott, Winfield. Washington, D. C. Memorandum to 

Mar. 26 [William Learned Marcy] Secretary of War on the 

proposed increase in the army; length of enlist- 
ments. A. D. S. "Copy." 3 p. 
1846 Leigh, B[enjamin] W[atkins]. Richmond, [Virginia]. Ta 

^P«- 13 Crittenden. [Daniel] Webster's invective against 

[Charles Jared] Ingersoll ; floor of the Senate not 
the proper place for such a temper; IngersolFs 
retaliation; views on the matter. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 239. 
1846 Scott, [Winfield]. [Washington, D. C] To Mrs. [Maria 

^^^- 20 K.] Crittenden. Incloses clipping from news- 

paper. A. L. in 3d person. 1 p. 
1846 Lawrence, Abbott. Boston, Massachusetts. To Critten- 

^^^•23 den. Crittenden's speech in reply to William 

Allen; service to the country. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1846 Thurston, Charles M. Louisville, Kentucky. To Critten- 

^^^^ ^ den. Requests a copy of Fremont's Travels; 

Crittenden's speech in reply to [William] Allen. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 



100 LIBKAEY OF CONGRESS 

1846 Scott, Winfield. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

June 4 Suggests that Maj. Gen. [Zachary] Taylor be pre- 

sented with a gold me<lal in preference to a sword; 
swords usually given to inferior officers; reports 
received from Taylor. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; I, 243. 
1846 Butler, A[nthonyl. Baltimore, [Marylandl. To Critten- 

JuNE 15 den. Criticises [Winfield] Scott's correspond- 

ence with the War Department; Crittenden's 
chances for Presidential nomination; ideas on 
the subject. A. L. S. 4 p. Extracts printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 247. 
1846 Lawrence, Abbott. Boston, Massachusetts. To Critten- 

JuLY 24 den. Has wTitten to [Daniel] Webster relative to 

the compromise; bill should be introduced by 
Democrat, if possible; suggestions. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1846 Darby, John F. St. Louis, Missouri. To Crittenden. 

July 27 Desires to retain Crittenden as counsel in case 

of Amedee Menard's Heirs vs. Samuel Massy, in 
U. S. Supreme Court. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1846 Hickey, W[illiam]. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Aug. 3 Submits a standard edition of the United States 

Constitution. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1846 Reynolds, J[ames ?] N. New York. To Crittenden. Com- 

AuG. 4 pliments him on his action toward the tariff; 

general comment. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1846 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Washington, D. C] To 

Aug. 8 M[aria] K. Crittenden. Preparations for leaving 

after the adjournment of Congress; her depar- 
ture from New York for New Haven; personals. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1846 Wing, F[reeman]. La Mine, Missouri. To A[ndrew] Mc- 

AuG. 28 Kinley. Advises sale or lease of estate [of IVIrs. 

Elizabeth Ashley] at Choteau Lick Spring. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
1846 Scott, Winfield. West Point, New York. To William 

Sept. 12 L[earned] Marcy. Asks that President Polk be 

reminded of Scott's former request to be sent to 
command the U. S. Army in Mexico; opinion 
that he could reach the Rio Grande by the end of 
September. Copy. 1 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, 1871 ; I, 250. 



PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 101 

1846 Marcy, W[illiam] L[earned]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Sept. 14 Maj. Gen. W[infiekl] Scott. At request of Presi- 

dent Polk informs him that it is not within the 
arrangements for Scott to supersede [Maj.] Gen. 
[Zachary] Taylor in Mexico. Copy. 1 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 250. 

1846 Taylor, Z[achary]. Camargo, Mexico. To Crittenden, 

Sept. 15 Frankfort, Kentucky. The attitude of the Ad- 

ministration toward Taylor; capture of [Capt. 
Seth Barton] Thornton by Mexicans ; honors be- 
stowed by Congress; organization of the Army; 
difficulty in procuring supplies ; the revolution in 
Mexico; his respect for [Maj.] Gen. [Winfield] 
Scott; has no political aspirations; desire to 
bring the war to a close. A. L. S. 8 p., also 
copy, 7 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Critten- 
den, Phila., 1871; I, 251. 

1846 Scott, Winfield. West Point, [New York]. To Crittenden. 

Sept. 17 Incloses copies of correspondence with [William 

Learned Marcy] Secretary of War; understands 
that [Maj.] Gen. [Zachary] Taylor desires Scott in 
Mexico; suspected project to withdraw Taylor 
and leave [Maj.] Gen. [William Orlando] Butler in 
command. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 249. 

1846 Sanders, L., Jr. Natchez, Mississippi. To Crittenden. 

Sept. 20 Denunciation of Robert Walker ; his own po- 

litical principles; Walker's schemes. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1846 Scott, Winfield. Washington, [D. C] To Maj. Gen. 

Sept. 26 Zachary Taylor. Friendly feeling toward Tay- 

lor; his situation with the Administration; dan- 
ger of Taylor being superseded in command; 
Scott's correspondence with [William Learned 
Marc}^ Secretary of War. Copy. 3 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; I, 256. 

1846 Scott, Winfield. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

S^^- 2^ Incloses copy of letter to [Maj.] Gen. [Zachary] 

Taylor [of Sept. 26]; Thomas Sidney Jesup to 
superintend Quartermaster's Dept. at New Or- 
leans; desire of the Administration to supersede 
Taylor still prevails; personals. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 256. 



102 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1846 Pope, John, Sketch of Monterey, [Mexico], and its ap- 

Sept. proaches, designed to ilhistrate operations of 

U. S. Forces under the command of Maj. Gen. 

Zachary Taylor, Sept. 19-24. A. D. S. 1 p. 

41.5 X 52 cm. 

1846 Peyton, Bahe. Monterey, Mexico. To Crittenden. Ca- 

OcT. 2 pitulation of Monterey; praise for [Brig.] Gen. 

[William Jenkins] Worth ; Crittenden as the next 
President, with Worth as Secretary of War; has 
written an account of the capitulation for publi- 
cation. A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: Coleman, Life 
of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 259. 

1846 Taylor, Z[achary]. Monterey, Mexico. To Crittenden. 

Oct. 9 The march to Monterey ; details of the battle ; 

negotiations for surrender ; reasons for liberality ; 
hopes it will be the means of securing peace ; cost 
of continuing the war; lack of civil government 
in Mexico; description of Monterey. A. L. S. 
6 p. 

1846 Peyton, Balie. Camargo, Mexico. To "Gen'l" A[lbert] 

Oct. 11 Sidney Johnston. General [Thomas] Marshall 

misunderstood by Peyton ; no insult was intended ; 

regrets the occurrence of having struck Marshall. 

Copy. 1 p. 

1846 Marshall, Thomas. Camargo, Mexico. To Balie Peyton. 

Oct. 11 Has received his communication expressing re- 

gret for certain "occurrences," and it is satisfac- 
tory. Copy. 

1846 Crittenden, John Jordan. Memorandum of lands in Mis- 

OcT. 13 souri belonging to Crittenden. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Endorsed : ' ' Duplicate of the within sent to Wm. 
E. Dunscomb, Jefferson, Missouri." 

1846 Scott, Winfield. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Oct. 19 Public opinion only prevents [Maj.] Gen. [Zach- 

ary] Taylor from being recalled from Mexico; 
criticized by the administration for the armistice 
at Monterey ; difficulties encountered by Taylor ; 
after two more victories thinks Mexicans will be 
forced to sue for peace. A. L. S. 4 p. Printed : 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 260. 

1846 Wing, F[reeman]. Lamine, [Missouri]. To Mrs. Eliza- 

OcT. 23 beth Asliley, Saint Louis, Missouri. Funds held 

in his possession; sale of land; price set upon 
the Choteau Spring property. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1846 Dunscomb, William E. Jefferson City, Missouri. To Crit- 

OcT. 25 tenden. Sale of lands in Missouri for taxes. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 
1846 Peyton, Balie. New Orleans, Louisiana. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 5 Account of his trouble with Thomas Marshall; 

cause, actions of both parties and the termina- 
tion. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1846 Wing, Freeman. La Mine, Missouri. To Mrs. Elizabeth 

Nov. 15 Ashley, Saint Louis, Missouri. Acknowledgment 

of deeds; price of the land at Choteau Spring; real 
estate matters. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1846 Taylor, Z[achary]. Monterey, Mexico. To Crittenden, 

Dec. 10 Washington, D. C. Arrival of Kentucky volun- 

teers in Mexico ; attitude of the administration at 
Washington; is satisfied that there are secret 
influences connected with the War Department 
that will cause unhappy effects; outlme of the 
coming campaign in detail; part the U. S. Navy 
should take; number of troops needed; prob- 
ability of securing peace. A. L. S. 8 p. 
1846 Kennedy, John Pendleton. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To 

Dec. 20 Crittenden. Payment of interest on Maryland 

bonds; diversity of opinion on the subject; 
desires a short opinion from Crittenden ; trouble 
over the question of compound interest. A. L. S. 
3 p. 
1846 Scott, W^infield. New Orleans, Louisiana. To Critten- 

Dec. 20 den. His tedious passage to New Orleans; great 

number of applicants for positions on his staff; 
his "commissioned " staff; hopes to have Critten- 
den with him in a high official capacity before the 
end of March; delay of the volunteers may be 
fatal to his expedition; received a visit from 
[Henry] Clay. A. L. S. 5 p. 

1846 Mangum, Wilhe P. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Dec. 31 Crittenden's eulogy on the late Alexander Bar- 
row; expresses his respect and love for Critten- 
den. A. L. S. 1 p. Signature mutilated. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 265. 

1847 Kinkead, G[eorge] B. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Critten- 
Jan. 2 den. Acts of present administration make a 

Whig victory sure at the next Presidential elec- 



104 LIBEARY OF CONGRESS 

tion; decline of Henry Clay as leader of theWliigs; 
desire of friends to use Crittenden's name as can- 
didate for President. A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Pliila., 1871; I, 265. 

1847 Williams, George W. Frankfort, [Kentuckyl. To Crit- 

Jan. 7 tenden. Intention to bring [Henry] Clay in the 

field again for President ; decline in Clay's popu- 
larity; Crittenden's possible majority for Gov- 
ernor compared with Clay's strength; condition 
of the Whig party; hints that Crittenden should 
run for President. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1847 Croghan, G[eorge]. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Crit- 

Jan. 24 tenden. Rumor that Santa Anna is between 

[Brig.] Gen. [Zachary] Taylor and [Brig. Gen. 

William Jenkins] Worth; real location of the 

Mexicans. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1847 Taylor, Z[achary]. Monterey, Mexico. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 26 Will care for Thomas L. Crittenden; attitude of 

the Administration; plans of attack; feeling 
toward [Maj.] Gen. [Winfield] Scott; detailed 
account of recent movements; criticises Scott 
and [William Learned] Marcy; Kentucky volun- 
teers at Monterey; the next Presidency; his 
apprehensions for the volunteers. A. L. S. 11 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 270. 

1847 Rives, W[imam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Virgmia]. ToCrit- 

Feb. 5 tenden. Attitude the Wliigs should take toward 

the Polk Administration and the war with Mex- 
ico ; the termination of the war should not be an 
issue. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1847 Eives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Virgmia]. To Crit- 

Feb. 8 tenden, Frankfort, Kentucky. Termination of 

war with Mexico; proposes surrender of New 
Mexico and Upper California by Mexico; does 
not believe in ''conquering a peace"; outline of 
a campaign. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1847 Morehead, James T. Promissory note to John Glenn, 

Feb. 15 endorsed by Crittenden and Willie P. Mangum; 

paid. D. S. 1 p. 

1847 Johnson, Reverdy. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Critten- 

-A-PR. 2 den. Congratulations on [Brig. G»en. Zachary] 

Taylor's victory in Mexico; their mutual friends 

John Glenn and WiHiam H. Satchell desire Crit- 



PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 105 

tenden to procure whiskey for them. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1847 Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 8 Gratitude for expressions of sympathy; pubhca- 

tion of letter from [Brig.] Gen. [Zachary] Taylor; 

receipt of letter from Clay's son [Henry Clay, Jr.] 

^v^itten just before he was killed. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1847 Dunscomb, William E. Jefferson City, [Missouri]. To 

Apr. 22 Crittenden. Sends tax receipts for land in Mis- 

souri and redemption certificate for lands pre- 
viously sold for taxes; statement of account 
with Crittenden. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1847 Huston, George W. Jefferson, Missouri. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 22 Tax and redemption receipts for land in Boone 

County, Missouri. 4 printed forms filled in. 1 
p. each. 

1847 Stevenson, Thomas B. Cincinnati, Ohio. To Robert 

Apr. 23 Perkins Letcher. Opinion of William S[egar] 

Archer that Zachary Taylor must be the Presi- 
dential candidate of the Wliig party; attitude 
[Henry] Clay should take ; Crittenden must have 
place in Taylor's Cabinet ; ideas should be made 
known to Clay. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1847 Wing, Freeman. La Mine, Missouri. To Mrs. Elizabeth 

Apr. 26 Ashley, Louisville, Kentucky. Dull prospects 

for sale of lands; real estate matters. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1847 Stevenson, Thomas B. Cmcinnati, Ohio. To Crittenden. 

May 1 Would prefer [Henry] Clay for President, but 

not willing to hazard defeat of the Whig party; 
his faith in [Zachar}^] Taylor, but action in his 
favor premature; [Thomas] Corwin would run 
with Taylor; political downfall of John McLean; 
honesty and moral tone in politics; Crittenden 
mentioned as Vice President with Taylor or 
Winfield Scott. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1847 [Taylor, Zachary.] Monterey, Mexico. To Crittenden. 

May 15 His treatment by the Administration ; would not 

refuse Presidency if elected by the people ; would 
be President of the Nation and not of a party; 
movements and proposed plans of the army 
under his command; praise [for Thomas L. 
Crittenden]; his opinion of President Polk and 
Secretary of War [William Learned Marcy]. 
A. L. first 8 p. only. 



106 LIBKAEY OF CONGRESS 

1847 Benton, Thomas II[art]. St. Louis, Missouri. To Crit- 

May 21 tenden and Robert Perkins Letcher. Introducing 

Theodore Talbott who was with [John Charles] 
Fremont on his expedition. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1847 Wing, Freeman. La Mine, Missouri. To Mrs. EHzabeth 

May 23 Ashley, Saint Louis, JMissouri. Finances and 

real estate matters. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1847 Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

May 24 Controversy between rival governors of Califor- 

nia; considers [John Charles] Fremont in the 
right. Copy. 1 p. 
[1847] Stevenson, Thomas B. Cincinnati, Ohio. To [Robert 

[June 20] Perkins Letcher.] Canvas for Presidential nomi- 

nation; preference for [Henry] Clay; complexion 
of the Whig party in various parts of the country; 
local matters. A. L. S. p. 5 to 12 only. 
1847 White, J[oseph] L. New York. To Crittenden. Asks if 

June 28 [Henry] Clay approves of [Zachary] Taylor as 

Presidential candidate; development of "Tay- 
lorism" m New York; intention of certain 
Whigs to run a Northern man; is Taylor a 
Wliig ? A. L. S. 4 p. 
Wing, Freeman. La Mine, Missouri. To jMrs. Elizabeth 
Ashley, Louisville, Kentucky. Real estate mat- 
ters; settlement of accounts. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Sweringen, J[ames] T. St. Louis, Missouri. To ]VIrs. 
Elizabeth Ashley, Louisville, Kentucky. Re- 
mits money for rents. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Seaman, Henry J. New York. To Crittenden. Desires 
to know how [Zachary] Taylor is regarded by 
Whigs of the south as a Presidential candidate; 
disposition to lay [Henry] Clay aside; Taylor's 
declaration not to be a party candidate. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1847 Loring, W[illiam] W[ing]. Hacienda Guadalupe, Mexico. 

Aug. 24 Report to Lieutenant Earl Van Dorn. Detailed 

account of part taken by regiment of Mounted 
Riflemen under his command on August 19th 
and 20th. "Copy for J. J. Crittenden." 7 p. 
1847 Stevenson, Thomas B. Cincinnati, Ohio. To Crittenden. 

Sept. 1 Criticism of attitude of [Zachary] Taylor toward 

the Wilmot proviso ; publication of Taylor's let- 
ters; is of opinion that Ohio can not be carried 



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for Taylor for President unless he takes the "No 
Territory" ground. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1847 Taylor, Z[achary]. Monterey, Mexico. To Crittenden. 

Sept. 15 Rumor of negotiations for peace ; conditions and 

movements of the army ; design of the Adminis- 
tration and [Maj.] Gen. [Winfield] Scott to drive 
him out of Mexico or out of the Army; respect 
for those in authority; complains of army being 
taken from him; will apply for leave when Scott 
is in possession of the City of Mexico ; his own at- 
titude toward the Presidential nomination. 
A. L. S. 12 p. 
[1847] White, J[oseph] L. New York. To Henry Clay. Move- 

[Seft. 15?] ment in Kentucky in favor of [Zachary] Taylor 

for President; regret that [John Jordan] Critten- 
den favors Taylor in preference to Clay ; has Crit- 
tenden the approbation of Clay; little interest 
for Taylor out of Kentucky. Copy. 2 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 282. 
1847 Clay, H[enry]. Asliland, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Sept. 21 Encloses letter [from Joseph L. Wliite] ; does not 

indorse any of its conjectures relative to Critten- 
den. Copy. 1 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of 
Crittenden, PhUa., 1871; I, 282. 
1847 Archer, W[illiam] S[egar]. Amelia, Virginia. To Critten- 

Sept. 22 den. Concern as to recent statements by 

[Zachary] Taylor; Taylor has formed no opinions 
on national questions, or he is willing to compro- 
mise for general support; Taylor's election cer- 
tain, but leaders may not assist him; suggestions 
for consideration. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1847 Clay, Henry. Ashland, Kentucky. To Crittenden. At- 

Sept. 26 titude of Crittenden toward the Presidential 

nomination; has remained passive himself ; mor- 
tified at the forwardness of Kentucky for [Zach- 
ary] Taylor instead of remaining silent; Taylor's 
opinions on national questions. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1847 Scott, Winfield. Headquarters of the Army, Mexico. To 

Oct. 27 William L[earned] Marcy. Upon request of 

Brevet Captain [Edmund Brooke] Alexander, 
asks that J[ames] B[arton] [Stone] Alexander be 
appointed a cadet at West Point. Copy. 1 p. 



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1847 White, J[oseph] K New York. To Crittenden. Opinion 

Oct. 30 that Crittenden had abandoned [Henry] Clay as 

Presidential nominee; reasons for thinking so; 
apologizes if there has been any ill feeling. 
A. L. S. 5 p. 
1847 Norton, Charles D. Buffalo, [New York]. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 12 Invitation to address the Young ]\Ien's Associa- 

tion of Buffalo. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1847 Noland, C. F. M. Batesville, Arkansas. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 13 Political strife in Arkansas among the Demo- 

crats ; claim of his brother for promotion and pay 
in the army; favors Zachary Taylor for Presi- 
dent. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1847 Taylor, Z[achary]. Monterey, Mexico. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 15 General ideas on the Presidential nomination; 

would retire in favor of some one else ; attitude of 
Henry Clay; slave question; power of appoint- 
ment; his political convictions; strength of the 
Wliig party; war news; cause of his letter to 
[James] Buchanan denouncing [Winfield] Scott 
and [William Learned] Marcy. A. L. S. 12 p. 
New York Citizens. To Crittenden. Invitation to ad- 
dress a meeting. L. S. 7 signatures. 
Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, Kentucky. To Crittenden. His 
correspondence with J[oseph] L. Wliite ; White's 
friendship with Crittenden; desires to see Crit- 
tenden before he goes "eastward." A. L. S. 1 p. 
McNairy, Boyd. Nashville, [Tennessee]. To Crittenden. 
Election of John Bell to IT. S. Senate; beware of 
him; favors [Henr}^ Clay in preference to [Zach- 
ary] Taj^lor; suggests that Taylor run as Vice 
President. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1847 Williams, George W. Paris, Kentucky. To Crittenden, 

Nov. 25 Washington, D. C. Attitude of friends of [Zach- 

ar}^] Taylor toward those of [Henr}^] Clay ; ' ' Clay 
can not be elected;" course to be pursued by 
Wliigs of Kentucky. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1847 Carter, Joseph. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. In- 

Dec. 4 disposed and requests Crittenden to call. 1 p. 

1847 Prunt, P. H. Camargo, Mexico. To Crittenden. Be- 

Dec. 5 lieves a conclusive treaty with Mexico impossible ; 

reasons ; commerce of jSIexico ; \Miigs of United 

States should elect [Henry] Clay President. 

A. L. S. 5 p. 



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1847 Walker, R. J. [Washington, D. C] Circular letter set- 

Dec. 6 ting forth rights of Land Office officials. Printed. 

Ip. 
1847 Travers, William H. Baltimore, Maryland. To Cntten- 

Dec. 8 den. Notification of election as honorary mem- 

ber of the Calocagathian Society of St. Mary's 
College. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1847 Turner, Thomas. Frederick, Maryland. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 11 Presidential candidates ; compares political 

strength of [Henry] Clay with that of [Zachary] 
Taylor; politics in Maryland. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1847 Thompson, Waddy. Greenville, [South Carolina]. To 

Dec. 12 Crittenden. Treaties with the Cherokees and 

interest on amounts due them. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1847 Burnley, A[lbert] T. New Orleans, Louisiana. To Crit- 

Dec. 12 tenden. [Henry] Clay's speech at Lexington, 

Kentucky; Clay will not be nominated "because 
he can not be elected"; [Zachary] Taylor the 
favorite of both parties; detailed account of 
Taylor's reception in New Orleans. A. L. S. 
6 p. 
1847 Warren, Reuben B. Alabama, New York. To Critten- 

Dec. 13 den. Interest in movement of the Tonawanda 

Indians to retain their reservation; argument in 
behalf of the Indians. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1847 Erodelphian Literary Society of Cumberland College. 

Dec. 15 Prmceton, Kentucky. To Crittenden. Notifi- 

cation of election as honorary member. L. S. by 
3 names in one hand^vriting as a committee. 1 p. 
1847 L[etclier], R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Dec. 20 Crittenden. Zach[ary Taylor]; enmity between 

[Maj. Gen. Winfield] Scott and [Maj. Gen. William 
Jenkins] Worth; Scott as a Presidential candi- 
date. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1847 L[etclier], R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Dec. 23 Crittenden. Local matters; effect of the "con- 

fidential circular" issued at Lexington; [Henry] 
Clay about to leave for Washuigton; George 
Davidson's opinion of Cas[sius Marcellus] Clay. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1847 Bibb, John B. Russellville, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 25 Favorable attitude of Kentucky Wliigs toward 

[Zachary] Taylor for President; [Henry] Clay 
should declme the nomination as a duty to the 
Whigs. A. L. S. 2 p. 



110 LIBKARY OF CONGRESS 

1848 Taylor, Z[ac1iary]. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. To Critten- 

Jan. 3 den. Reasons for application for leave from the 

Army ; his position as to Presidential nomination 
the same except he will not withdraw from the 
canvas ; if [Henr}^] Clay were nominated by "WTiig 
National Convention would not expect Critten- 
den leave the party in favor of Taylor; acquisi- 
tion of territory; friendly feeling toward Clay; 
intention to stay at home and not travel about 
the country. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1848 Ccrcoran & Riggs. Washington, [D. C] To Willie P[er- 

Jan. 5 son] Mangum. Enclose a note which was paid 

at request of John J[ordan] Crittenden and 
Mangum. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1848 Anonymous. Nashville, Tennessee. To Crittenden. Ru- 

Jan. 5 mor that Crittenden favors the nomination of 

[Zachary] Taylor for President ; denounces Tay- 
lor's friends and argues that Henry Clay should 
be nominated at all hazards. Signed: "Compos 
Mentis." 2 p. 

1848 Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Jan. 6 Crittenden. The opposition to [Zachary] Taylor 

in U. S. Senate; the vote in Senate confirming 
appointment of Lewis Cass, Jr., as charge d'af- 
faires to the Pontifical States; nomination of 
[Ambrose Hundley] Sevier as Boundary Com- 
missioner to Mexico will be rejected; will do all 
in his power to aid George [Bibb Crittenden], 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
Black, J. M. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. Ac- 
count of his employment as Messenger to Clerk 
of House of Representatives and subsequent dis- 
missal. A. L. S. 7 p. 
Davis, Presley. Shelby City, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Revolutionar}^ claim of his father Capt. Jesse 
Davis; national politics. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Lord, Daniel. New York. To Crittenden. Personals; 
the pilot question before Congress; general oppo- 
sition to the existing conditions. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Helm, John L[arue]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crit- 
tenden. Growing popularit}^ of [Zachary] Tay- 
lor in Kentuck}/ ; fear of offense to Henry Clay ; 
unsettled arrangements of the gubernatorial 
nominations of the Wliig party. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 111 

1848 Lincoln, Abraham. Extract from speech delivered in 

Jan. 12 Congress declaring a people have the right to 

rise up against a government and form one of 
their own. Copy. 1 p. 
1848 Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Jan. 19 Crittenden. Attitude of various statesmen to- 

ward nomination of [Zachary] Taylor for Presi- 
dent; thinks it would help among the Quakers 
if Taylor should resign his commission in the 
army. Copy. 2 p. 
1848 Cunningham, Walter. New York. To Crittenden. Edi- 

Jan. 19 torial comments on wishes of New York Wliigs; 

New York sure of majority for [Zachary] Taylor; 
nomination of Taylor necessary for Whig victory; 
admiration for [Henry] Clay. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Letcher, Il[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Jan. 20 Crittenden. Recjuest that he write to [Thomas] 

Metcalfe; alarm among the Wliigs of Kentucky 
, as to the gubernatorial election. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1848 Christy, William. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Critten- 

Jan. 21 den. Result of the case of Christy, as assignee 

of A. T. Walden; encloses fee. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Graves, W[illiam] J[ordan]. Lexington, Kentucky. To 

Jan. 21 Crittenden. His own nomination [as Presiden- 

tial elector?]; candidates against him; general 
prospects; his ideas and beliefs. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Coburn, James W. Minerva, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 22 Approval of Crittenden's remarks on the standing 

army; is a Henry Clay Whig; proposes monu- 
ment to William Henry Harrison; locals. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Peyton, Balie. New Orleans, Louisiana. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 25 [Zachary] Taylor's Views on the Mexican bound- 

ary line; favorable prospects for nomination of 
Taylor. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1848 Philadelphia Whigs. To Crittenden. Invitation to a 

Jan. 26 dinner to be given in honor of George Washing- 

ton's birthday and the battle of Buena Vista: 
intention to put Zachary Taylor before the 
country as a candidate for President. L. S. by 
9 names in one handwriting. 2 p. 
1848 Richie, Robert. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Strength 

Jan. 26 of [Zachary] Taylor in the Wliig party; those 

who will oppose him in Philadelphia. A. L. S. 
2 p. 



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1848 McKinley, A[ndrew]. Louisville, Kentucky. To Mrs, 

Jan. 27 Elizabeth Ashley, New Orleans, Louisiana. Busi- 

ness matters; sale of real estate; family and per- 
sonal matters. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Mills, William H. Bangor, Maine. To Crittenden. Ru- 

Jan. 28 mor that [Maj.] Gen. [Winfield] Scott has been re- 

lieved of command in Mexico, and release of 
[Maj.] Gen. [William Jenkins] Worth; praises 
Scott and denounces Worth. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Joy, George. Pentonville, [New Jersey]. To Crittenden. 

Ja.v. 28 Purchase of his correspondence with James Madi- 

son by Congress; theft of certain papers; the 
Oregon question; Washmgton's letter submit- 
^ ting the Constitution to President of Congress; 

correspondence with [William Ewarts] Gladstone; 
proposed publication of Madison's works. A. L. S. 
6 p. 
1848. Forward, Walter. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To Crit- 

Jan. 29 tenden. Denounces the cabals of Pennsylvania. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Pioneer H. Clay Club. New York. To Crittenden. In- 

Ja-v. 29 vitation to ball given in honor of the ratification 

of the Treaty of Ghent. L. S. by 5 names in one 
handwriting, as a committee. 1 p. 
[1848] Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. [Frankfort, Kentucky.] To 

[Jan. ?] Crittenden. Distracted condition of the Whig 

party in Kentucky; resolution m State senate 
nominating [Zachary] Taylor for President ; sug- 
gestion of [Archibald] Dixon that Dixon and 
[William Jordan] Graves should retire from the 
gubernatorial canvass in favor of Crittenden. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1848] Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. [Frankfort, Kentucky.] To 

[Jan. ?] Crittenden. Gloomy prospects of Wliigs in Ken- 

tucky; silence of [Henry] Clay; split between the 
friends of Clay and Zachary Taylor; question of 
national convention; suggestion of a Union 
Ticket. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1848 Armstrong, Samuel P. Cincinnati, Ohio. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 2 Memorial for Arthur Stevenson, an old soldier; 

opinion that Henry Clay can not be elected 

President; Crittenden's popularity next to that 

of [Zachary] Taylor. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1848 McNairy, Boyd. Nashville, Tennessee. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 2 Favors nomination of [Zachary] Taylor if Crit- 

tenden thinks he can save the country; other- 
wise he thinks Henry Clay more satisfactory; 
hope for termination of the war. A, L. S. 1 p. 

1848 White, Addison. Richmond, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 3 Crittenden is the only man that can be elected 

Governor by the Whigs of Kentucky ; reasons for 

this, and intentions of Crittenden's friends. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1848 Ewing, R. A. Buena Vista, [Ohio ?] To Crittenden. Op- 

Feb. 4 position to [Zacharyj Taylor for President; pre- 

fers Crittenden after [Henry] Clay; acquisition of 
New Mexico would be a curse to the country ; ac- 
quiring upper California will be good for commer- 
cial purposes. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1848 Phillips, A. W. Trenton, New Jersey. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 7 Desires to know if Henry Clay will be a candidate 

for Presidency. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1848 Metcalfe, Thomas. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Feb. 8 den. Feeling toward [Henry] Clay; favors 

nomination of Zachary Taylor because "we 

could elect him"; discussion of the canvass. 

A. L. S. 4 p. 

1848 Thompson, W[addy]. Edgefield, [South Carolina]. To 

Feb. 9 Crittenden. Tlie Cherokee matters before the 

U. S. Senate; condition of the Whig party; in- 
tentions of [Henry] Clay; [Zachary] Taylor pos- 
sesses highest qualifications for President. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1848 Pendleton, N[athaniel] G. Cincinnati, Ohio. To Critten- 
Feb. 10 den. Taylor meeting recently held in the city; 

intention of some to run [Zachary] Taylor at all 
events ; desires Crittenden's views ; believes Tay- 
lor has the qualification of being elected. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1848 [Taylor, Zachary]. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. To Crit- 
Feb. 13 tenden. Encloses request to [William Learned] 

Marcy for appointment of Clay Taylor as subal- 
tern; all eyes on the political parties at Wash- 
ington ; rumor of a treaty with Mexico ; the war 
a political measure to keep the administration 
party in power; intention to annex the whole of 
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114 LIBEAKY OF CONGRESS 

Mexico; haste in AMiig party in bringing forth 
a candidate ; will not withdraw from the canvass ; 
opinion of the military commanders. A. L. 5p; 
Signature cut off. 

1848 Andrews, A. W. Flemingsburg, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Feb. 14 tenden. Favors the nomination of [Zachary] 

Taylor but pained at the hasty efforts of Ken- 
tucky to abandon [Henry] Clay; the "VVliig nomi- 
nee for Governor of Kentucky; is in low spirits 
as to the success in Kentucky. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1848 letcher, R[obert] P[erkms]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Feb. 16 Crittenden. Condition of the Wliig Presidential 

canvass in Kentucky; feeling that Crittenden 

should be the next Governor; Letcher's attitude; 

local matters. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1848 Morgan, John H. Lexington, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 16 Desires a lieutenancy in the Arm}^; his previous 

service in the army in Mexico. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1848 Metcalfe, Thomas. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Feb. 17 den. Strong feeling in favor of [Zachary] Taylor 

in Kentucky; impossible to elect [Henry] Clay; 
all is mystery as to the Whig nominee for Gov- 
ernor; R[ichard] M[entor] J[ohnson] probable 
candidate of the Democrats; question of a 
National Wliig Convention; Metcalfe would not 
be a nominee for Governor. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Pendleton, N[athaniel] G. Cincinnati, Oliio. To Critten- 
den. Crittenden's withholding certain informa- 
tion; regrets that he has caused annoyance. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
Kennedy, John M. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. The 
veto power; [Zachary] Taylor's opinion on public 
questions; suggestions to be made to Taylor. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
Carroll, X[icholas]. New York. To Crittenden. Ac- 
count of recent meeting which endorsed [Henry] 
Clay for President; Clay's popularity in New 
York ; Crittenden the keystone of Clay's strength 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1848 Metcalfe, Thomas. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Feb. 20 den. Probable result in coming convention; 

general impression that [Zachary] Taylor will 

be nominated in preference to Clay; doubt as to 

whether any other Whig but Crittenden can be 



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elected governor; harmony in sending delegates 
to the national convention; Oregon Railroad. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1848] Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Feb. 21 Crittenden. Confusion among the Wliigs of 

Kentucky; actions of friends of [Henry] Clay 

and [Zachary] Taylor in Presidential canvass. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1848 Hawes, R. Paris, [Kentucky]. To [IVIaria K. Critten- 

Feb. 23 den.] Nomination of [John Jordan] Crittenden 

for Governor of Kentucky ; motives of those who 
made the nomination; arguments against Crit- 
tenden accepting the nomination; [Zachary] 
Taylor not nominated for President out of respect 
to [Henry] Clay. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1848 Todd, H[arry] I. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 23 Enthusiasm over Crittenden's nomination for 

Governor; excitement before the meeting and 

efforts made to withhold Crittenden's name; 

necessity of his acceptance. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1848] Brown, Orlando. [Frankfort, Kentucky]. To Critten- 

Feb. 23 den. Crittenden should accept the nomination 

as Governor; indispensable to the success of the 
Whigs. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1848 Swigart, P[liilip]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 24 Account of the convention which nominated Crit- 

tenden for Governor; local gossip; disagreement 
between Squire Turner and [Archibald] Dixon. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Marshall, H. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. Que- 
ries as to regulations for mileage of returning vol- 
unteers. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Woodbridge, William. Springwells, [Michigan]. To Crit- 
tenden. His claim before the U. S. Senate ; po- 
litical career in Michigan; desires aid. A. L. S. 
5 p. 

Combs, Leslie. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 
Regrets Crittenden's course in Kentucky politics; 
discord among the Wliigs. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Preston, William Ballard, and others. Washington, 
[D. C] To Crittenden. Regret that Crittenden 
has accepted nomination for Governor of Ken- 
tucky; request him not resign his seat until 
measures before the Senate are disposed of. 



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116 LIBRAEY OF CONGRESS 

A. L. S. of Preston, signed also: W. L. Goggin, 
John Pendleton, and Andrew S. Fulton. 2 p. 
Printed : Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; 
I, 293. 
1848 Russell, John W. [Frankfort, Kentucky.] To Critten- 

j\Iar. 1 den. Means and persons who brought about 

Crittenden's nomination for Governor; condi- 
tion of politics of the state; local and personal 
matters. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1848 Lay, George W. Batavia, New York. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 1 Favors nomination of [Zachary] Taylor; attitude 

of Taylor and [Henry] Clay toward the nomina- 
tion; action of the Kentucky legislature. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1848 Metcalfe, Thomas. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Mar. 3 den. [Zachary] Taylor's party politics; [Henry] 

Clay's intention to remain in the Presidential 
canvass; politics in Kentucky; Crittenden's 
resignation from the U. S. Senate. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Harlan, J[ames]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 4 Circumstances connected wdth Crittenden's nomi- 

nation for Governor; Loco-foco convention to 
be held; [Henry] Clay will succeed Crittenden 
in U. S. Senate. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Huston, George W. Jefferson, Mssouri. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 9. Tax receipts. 2 printed forms filled in. 1 p. 

each. 
1848 Dunscomb, William E. Jefferson City, [Missouri]. To 

Mar. 10. Crittenden. Encloses receipts for taxes paid on 

lands in ]\Iissouri. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Wing, Freeman. La Mine, Missouri. To ]\Irs. Elizabeth 

Mar. 19 Ashley, Saint Louis, Missouri. Business mat- 

ters ; attempts to sell land ; boundaries of cer- 
tain lands. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Taylor, Z[achary]. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. To Crit- 

Mar. 25 tenden. Reasons for declining invitations to 

visit various parts of the United States; ideas 
on the Presidential canvass; course taken by 
Henry Clay; argues against National Conven- 
tions; has no intention of retiring in favor of 
Clay; indemnity from Mexico ; regrets that Crit- 
tenden will leave the Senate ; personals. A. L. S. 
6 p. 



PAPERS OF JOHN JOEDAN CRITTENDEN 117 

1848 Wing-, Freeman. La Mine, Missouri. To Mrs. Elizabeth 

Mar. 31 Ashley, Saint Louis, Mssouri. Business mat- 

ters; sale of lands. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

^PR- 4 den. Correspondence with George [Bibb Crit- 

tenden] ; private opinion of [Henry] Clay's char- 
acteristics, morals, and vanity; Clay's attitude 
in the Presidential canvass; impossible to elect 
Clay; will not vote for a Democrat nor an Abo- 
litionist; Crittenden's attitude toward his nomi- 
nation for Governor; outline for Crittenden's, 
campaign; publication of letters purported to be 
written by [Zachary] Ta3dor. A. L. S. lip. 
1848 Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

■A-PR- 10 Encloses a note written for pubhcation and 

desires approval. A. L. S. 1 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; I, 301. 
1848 Hamilton, J. New Orleans, Louisiana. Transfer of in- 

Ai'R- 15 terest in fees in suit of Bank of United States 

against Texas to H. K. W. Hill. Copy. 2 p. 
1848 Goodnow, Daniel. Alfred, Maine. To Crittenden. In- 

ApR- 1^ tention of some to nominate Crittenden for Presi- 

dent; political situation in the north; comment 
on the various candidates. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

^^^^ Henry Clay. His opinion on the Presidential 

canvass; perplexed condition of the Whig party; 
attitude and declarations of [Zachary] Taylor; 
strength of [Wmfield] Scott in the National Con- 
vention. Copy. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life 
of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 301. 
1848 [Letcher, Robert Perkms.] Frank[fort, Kentucky]. To 

^lAY 11 Crittenden. Mmor matters. A. L. 1 p. 

1848 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Washington, D. C] To 

^^^^1^ [Albert T.] Burnley. Suggestions relative to 

publication of [Zachary] Taylor's letter to [Henry] 
Clay. Copy. 1 p. 
1848 Love, James. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Crittenden. 

May 20 Unable to attend the Whig National Convention; 

formation of Whig party in Texas; business em- 
barrassment of A[lbert] T. Burnley. A. L. S. 
3 p. 



118 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1848 Wing, F[reeman]. La Mine, Missouri. To Andrew Mc- 

May 28 Kinley, Louisville, Kentucky. Order of County 

Court to sell Ashley Springs, owTied by Elizabeth 
Asliley ; sale of certain other land. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Condict, Lewis. Morristown, New Jersej^ To Crittenden. 

June 12 Minor politics ; confident of nomination and elec- 

tion of [Zachary] Taylor; Crittenden's resigna- 
tion from the Senate. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. List of appointments for 

June 20- speeches in his gubernatorial campaign. Copy. 

Aug. 5 2 p. 

1848 Letclier, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frank[fort, Kentucky]. To 

June 27 Crittenden. Outlook for the gubernatorial cam- 

paign; complexion of Whig politics in certam 
districts of Kentucky. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1848 Taylor, Z[achary]. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Crit- 

JuLY 1 tenden. His nomination for President by the 

Whig National Convention ; general topics ; never 
intimated intention to retire at end of four years 
if elected, or who would form his cabmet; return 
of Volunteers to New Orleans from Mexico; Crit- 
tenden's resignation from LI. wS. Senate; intention 
to ''remam in this section of the country" until 
after election. A. L. S. 5 p. Printed: Cole- 
man, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 314. 

1848 Metcalfe, Thomas. Washington, [D. C] To [Robert Per- 

JuLY 15 kins Letcher?]. Rumor of letter from John Jor- 

dan Crittenden stating that Henry Clay had been 
a dead weight to the WTiig Party; desires this 
communicated to Crittenden. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1848 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Louisville, [Kentuck}^]. To [Crit- 

JuLY 17 tenden]. [Henry] Clay and his presidential aspi- 

rations and candidacy; Crittenden's favors and 
friendship to Cla}". A. L. S. 4 p. 
1848 Erwin, James. Lexington, Kentucky. To A[lbert] T. 

July 18 Burnley. Anticipation of a rupture between 

[Henry] Clay and [John Jordan] Crittenden ; atti- 
tude of the members of each family; letter al- 
leged to have been \\Titten by Crittenden de- 
nouncmg Clay; Crittenden's majorit}' in the 
coming election. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. MadisonvUle, Kentucky. 

July 27 Quotation from letter alleged to have been \mt- 



PAPEES OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 119 

ten by Crittenden against [Henry] Clay; denies 
the authorship. A. D. S. 2 p. 

1848 Wing, Freeman. La Mine, Missouri. To A[ndrew] Mc- 

AuG. 4 Kinley, Louisville, Kentucky. Proposed sale of 

land containing the Choteau Springs and belong- 
ing to Elizabeth Ashley. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1848 Clayton, John Middleton. Buena Vista, Delaware. To 

Aug. 11 Crittenden. Campaign in Pennsylvania; preva- 

lent belief that Taylor will leave enemies of the 
Wliigs in power if elected; [Henry] Clay must 
now declare himself ; outlook in Delaware ; Tay- 
lor should write no more letters. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1848 Peyton, Balie. New Orleans, Louisiana. To Crittenden. 

Aug. 29 Rejoices at Crittenden's election as Governor of 

Kentucky ; is opposed to [Henry] Clay returning 
to the U. S. Senate; Clay's attitude in the guber- 
natorial election; campaign for [Zachary] Taylor. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1848 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Aug. 30 - John Middleton Clayton. Confident of election 

of Zachary Taylor; possible number of electoral 

votes; election in Pennsylvania; suggestions as 

to campaign movements. A. L. S. 3 p. 

CLAYTON 

1848 Metcalfe, Thomas. Forest Retreat, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Sept. 2 tenden. Leaves to make campaign speeches in 

Ohio; attitude he must take toward the Aboli- 
tionists; is aware of the vigilance of the 
"enemy"; controversy with C[assius] M[ar- 
cellus] C[lay]. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Ward, J. Durbui. Lebanon, Ohio. To Crittenden. Invi- 

Sept. 2 tation to speak at a mass meeting; the Whig 

party in Ohio. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Butler, Richard. Mount Clemens, [Michigan]. To Wil- 

Sept. 4 liam Woodbridge. Desires John J[ordan] Crit- 

tenden to speak in IMichigan during the coming 
Presidential campaign. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Stevenson, Thomas B. Cincuanati, [Ohio]. To Critten- 

Sept. 7 den. His feeling toward [Henry] Clay; since 

publication of [Zachary] Taylor's letters he is 
losing popularity; result of election in Ohio 
depends upon slavery question; strong senti- 
ment in Ohio against slavery; [Thomas] Corwin 
and Presidency. A. L. S. 4 p. 



120 LIBKAKY OF CONGKESS 

1848 Delavan, Charles H. New York. To Crittenden. Con- 

Sept. 8 gratiilations on election as governor of Ken- 

tucky; enthusiasm in New York for [Zachary] 
Taylor; opposition of the "Barnburners." 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Thompson, W[addy]. Greenville, [South Carolina]. To 

Sept. 8 Crittenden. Revived interest in politics; criti- 

cises [John Caldwell] Calhoun. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Allen, Jolin W. Cleveland, Ohio. To Crittenden. Pleased 

Sept. 9 at result of recent election in Kentucky; Presi- 

dential campaign in Ohio; is sure that [Seabury] 
Ford will be elected Governor of Ohio. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1848 Mower, J[ames] B. New York. To Crittenden. Con- 

Sept. 11 gratulations on his election as Governor of Ken- 

tucky and the prospects for election of [Zachary] 
Taylor ; confident that Taylor will receive a large 
majority in New York; campaign in New York. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Woodbridge, William. Springwells, [Michigan]. To Crit- 

Sept. 12 tenden. Suggests that he visit Michigan; poli- 

tics of the state; feels assured of a majority for 
[Zachary] Taylor; Henry Clay should make a 
declaration in favor of Taylor. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Pendleton, John. Redwood, Virginia. To Crittenden. 

Sept. 14 Congratulations on recent election in Kentucky; 

forgery of the "Anderson letter"; the Presiden- 
tial campaign in Virginia and other states; 
Zachary Taylor should write no more political 
letters; system of espionage in the Post Office 
Department. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Stanard, R[obert] C. Richmond, Virginia. To Critten- 

Sept. 15 den. Organization of a Henry Clay party in 

New York in opposition to [Zachary] Taylor; 
ideas on the course Clay should take; the cam- 
paign in Virginia. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Trowbridge, C[harles] A. Detroit, Michigan. To Critten- 

Sept. 15 den. The Clay party in New York in opposition 

to [Zachary] Taylor; course that Henry Clay 
should take ; Presidential campaign in Michigan. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Smith, Truman. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

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PAPEES OF JOHN JORDAN CEITTENDEN 121 

general outlook of the campaign; course of Clay; 
[Daniel] Webster's speech at Marshfield, Massa- 
• chusetts. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1848 Combs, Leslie. Albany, New York. To Crittenden. De- 

Sept. 17 bates in the "Barnburners'" convention; his 

own speeches at Albany, S}Tacuse, and future 
engagements in New York and other States; 
pecuniary matters. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Lawrence, Abbott. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Critten- 

Sept. 18 den. Confident of a majority for [Zachary] Tay- 

lor in most of the New England States; thinks 
Henry Clay should endorse Taylor; personal 
conduct in the campaign. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Prmted: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 323. 
1848 Smith, 0[liver] H[ampton]. Indianapolis, Indiana. To 

Sept. 18 Crittenden. Circumstances compel him to de- 

cline to take active part in the Presidential cam- 
paign; dubious as to the result in Indiana; effect 
of the Free-soil party. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Hoffman, 0[gden]. New York. To Crittenden. Opera- 

Sept. 20 tions of the Van Buren party in New York; atti- 

tude of [Henry] Clay ; prospects of the Cass party 
A. L. S. 7 p. 
1848 Grinnell, ]VI[oses] H[icks]. New York. To Crittenden. 

Sept. 21 Predicts great majority for [Zachary] Taylor in 

New York State ; not disturbed by the movement 
for [Henry] Clay; personal feeling toward Clay. 
A. L. S. "4 p. 
1848 Vance, Joseph. Urbana, [Ohio]. To Crittenden. Timid- 

Sept. 21 ity of the Wliigs toward the Free-soilers at the 

"Western Reserve"; part taken by [Thomas] 
Corwin in the Presidential campaign. A. L. S. 
2 p. Alutilated. 
1848 Smith, Truman. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Sept. 23 Views of Zachary Taylor on the annexation of 

Mexican territory; notes on the political cam- 
paign. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Louisville, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Sept. 23 den. Fatal illness of [William Jordan] Gaves; 

charges of [Henry] Clay against Crittenden in fall 
of 1847; Clay's selfishness. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1848 Holmes, I[saac] E[dward]. Charleston, [South Carolina]. 

Sept. 2-1 To Crittenden. Political prospects of Ohio; only 

candidate for Congress in South Carolina who 
advocates Zachary Taylor; disappointed in his 
colleagues. A. L. S. .3 p. 
1848 Ewing, T[homas]. Lancaster, Ohio. To Crittenden. The 

Sept. 24 Presidential campaign m Ohio; ^Vhig majority. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Stephens, A[lexander] H[aniilton]. Crawfordsville, Geor- 

Sept. 26 gia. To Crittenden. Recent encounter [with 

Judge Cone]; Georgia politics; effective work of 
[Robert] Toombs; Crittenden's election as Gov- 
ernor of Kentucky. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Delavan, Charles H. New York. To Crittenden. Fail- 

Sept. 26 ure of the movement for [Henry] Clay in New 

York; activity of the Barnburners; great enthu- 
siasm for [Zachary] Taylor; general politics. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Toombs, R[obert]. Washington, Georgia. To Critten- 

Sept. 27 den. Injuries received by [Alexander Hamilton] 

Stephens in encounter [with Judge Cone] on Sept. 
3; details of the political struggle in Georgia; 
predicts aWliig majority; attitude of [John Cald- 
well] Calhoun and political situation in South 
Carolina, Tennessee, and other States. A. L. S. 
6 p. 
1848 Todd, C[harles] S[cott]. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. 

Gratifying condition of politics in Pennsylvania; 
news from various sections. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Foster, Ephraim H. Nashville, [Tennessee]. To Critten- 
den. Congratulations on his election as Gov- 
ernor of Kentucky; incloses newspaper clipping. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
Rumsey, Edward. Greenville, Kentucky. To Critten- 
den. Offer of Crittenden to him of the office of 
first or second auditor of the state. A. L. S. 2 p, 
Burnley, A[lbert] T. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
tenden. Propriety of [Zachary] Taylor visiting 
Kentucky and Ohio; flattering accounts from 
various states. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Smith, Truman. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Confident of a Wliig majority in Penns3dvania at 
coming election; not sure of Ohio; distribution 
of printed documents. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1848 Johnson, Reverdy. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Critten- 

OcT. 5 den. Feels certain that [Henry] Clay will vote 

for [Zachary] Taylor; esteem and gratitude due 
Clay from the people; confident that Maryland 
will give a Whig majority; cheering news from 
Pennsylvania; grieved at the death of [William 
Jordan] Graves. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1848 Ewing, Thomas. Lancaster, Ohio. To Crittenden. Elec- 

OcT. 6 tion of [Seabury] Ford as Governor of Ohio ; the 

effect of his election on the Presidential campaign ; 

encouraging news from Peimsylvania. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1848 Delavan, Charles H. New York. To Crittenden. Re- 

OcT. G cent mass meeting in New York ; great enthu- 

siasm for [Zachary] Taylor; and there appears to 
be little excitement for [Lewis] Cass or [Martin] 
Van Buren. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1848 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Oct. 6 John Middleton Clayton. Encouraged by Presi- 

dential campaign news from Pennsylvania; his 
confidence in Clayton. A. L. S. 2 p. 

CLAYTON. 

1848 Greene, A[lbert]C[ollins]. Providence, Rhode Island. To 

Oct. 9 Crittenden. Encloses newspaper; recent speech 

of Leslie Combs; congratulations on election as 
Governor of Kentucky. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Hoffman, 0[gden]. New York. To Crittenden. New 

Oct. 10 Jersey will give a Whig majority ; good prospects 

from Pennsylvania. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Foster, Ephraim H. Nashville, Tennessee. To Critten- 

OcT. 10 den. Political matters ; pecuniary matters ; con- 

fident that Tennessee will give a Whig majority. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Fry, John B. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. Con- 

OcT. 11 gratulation on his election as Governor of Ken- 

tucky; relations between Crittenden and [Henry] 
Clay; use of Clay's name since the Wliig national 
convention; feels certain of majority for [Zach- 
ary] Taylor. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Morgan, Charles W. Georgetown, District of Columbia. 

Oct. 12 To Crittenden. Personals ; intended cruize as 

commander of the Mediterranean Squadron of 
U. S. Navy ; difficulties with Navy Department ; 
Kentucky and National poHtics; family matters. 
A.L.S. 7 p. 



124 LIBEARY OF CONGRESS 

1848 Badger, George E[dmond]. Raleigh, [North Carolina]. 

Oct. 12 To Crittenden. Personals; is certain that North 

Carolina will give a majority for [Zachary] Tay- 
lor; about to leave on political campaign 
through the state. A. L. S, 2 p. 

Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Buena Vista, Delaware. To 
Crittenden. Political news from various States; 
efforts needed in Ohio ; has no faith in Georgia. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

Barnett, Thomas J. New York. To Crittenden. Intro- 
ducing [James B.] Mower. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Toombs, R[obert]. Washington, [Georgia]. To Critten- 
den. The political situation in Georgia; health 
of [Alexander Hamilton] Stephens and his part 
in the campaign. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Mower, J[ames] B. New York. To Crittenden. Political 
character of Thomas J. Barnett; general views 
on the Presidential campaign; confidence in 
Crittenden. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 
John Middleton Clayton. Effect of "Free-soil- 
ers" upon the Wliig party in Pennsylvania and 
Ohio ; gubernatorial election in both States ; con- 
fidence in Clayton's work. A. L. S. 3 p. 

CLAYTON. 

1848 Smith, Truman. Washington, [D, C] Circular letter to 

Oct. 17 citizens of Virginia. Prospects for a Wliig suc- 

cess ; urges that great efforts be made during the 
campaign. Lithograph. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Dorman, C. P. Washington, District of Columbia. To 

Oct. 18 Crittenden. Campaigning in Virginia for Zachary 

Taylor; predicts Whig success in Virginia; cheer- 
ful news from Pennsylvania; encloses circular of 
October 17. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Louisville, Kentucky. To Critten- 

OcT. 18 den. Report of recent trip to Ohio; organiza- 

tion in that State ; Assistant Postmaster General 
[William J.] Brown in Cincinnati. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Starkweather, S. New York. To Crittenden. Desires 

Oct. 21 appointment for John Livingston as commis- 

sioner for Kentucky; Presidential campaign. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1848 Peyton, Balie. Gallatin, Tennessee. To Crittenden. 

Oct. 21 Tennessee is safe for [Zachary] Taylor; political 

situation of various States; Free-soil movement; 
political comments. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1848 Allen, John W. Cleveland, Ohio. To Crittenden. The 

Oct. 21 gubernatorial election in Ohio and prospects for 

the Presidential election; optimistic views. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Thompson, R[ichard] W[iggmgton]. Terre Haute, Indiana. 

Oct. 21 To Crittenden. Political situation of Indiana in 

detail; efTect of the Free-soil movement; dilatory 
proceedmgs on the part of the Wliigs ; situation in 
other States. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1848 Mower, J[ames] B. New York. To Crittenden. Recent 

Oct. 22 elections in various States; favors Zachary Tay- 

lor as Whig Presidential candidate; Crittenden 
as Premier in Taylor's Cabinet; Congressional 
election; character of political workers in New 
York City. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Grider, H[enry]. Bowling Green, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
tenden. Declines office tendered him. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
Delavan, Charles H. New York. To Crittenden. Ex- 
pects a Whig majority in New York; fears illegal 
votes in New Jersey; tariff on coal; cause of 
reduced price of Nova Scotia coal. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Penrose, Charles B[ingham]. Philadelphia. To Critten- 
den. Political contest in Pennsylvania; the 
State will give a majority for [Zachary] Taylor; 
difficulties and advantages. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Vance, Joseph. Urbana, [Ohio]. To Crittenden. Elec- 
tion of [Seabury] Ford as Governor of Ohio; op- 
timistic views on the presidential election. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 
Albert T. Burnley. Reported that [Lewis] Cass 
will get a majority in Pennsylvania, New Jersey 
and Maryland; this report not believed. Copy. 
Ip. 
[1848?] Iir[icholas], S[amuel] S[mith]. To Crittenden. Encloses 
Oct. 27 [plans of] inventions for pumps. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1848 Wing, Freeman. La Mine, Missouri. To Elizabeth Ash- 

OcT. 29 ley, Saint Louis, Missouri. Real estate matters ; 

sale of lands in Missouri. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1848 Loving, William V. Bowling Green, Kentucky. To Crit- 

OcT. 30 tenden. Gratified at Crittenden's compliments 

to him and [Henry] Grider. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Delavan, Charles H. Pottsville, New York. To Critten- 

OcT. 31 den. Great enthusiasm for Taylor and Fillmore 

and the Tariff of 1842; expects Whig majority of 
thirty thousand in the state. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Bibb, John B. Kussellville, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Oct. 31 Recommends John B. Temple for office of 1st 

auditor of the state; expects a majority for 
[Zachary] Taylor in his district. A. L. S. 3 p. 
[1848] Johnston, J[oseph ?]. Harrisburg, [Pennsylvania]. ToCrit- 

Nov. 2 tenden. Politics in Pennsylvania; expects a 

Whig majority throughout the state; compari- 
son with recent elections. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Louisville, Kentucky. To Critten- 

^'ov. 3 den. Apologies for publication of certain letters; 

the presidential election; feels cestain that [Zach- 
ary] Taylor will be elected; criticises political 
character of Lewis Cass ; suggests Calhoun Ben- 
ham for an appointment; consulate at Liver- 
pool. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1848 January, C[harles] C. & Co. St. Louis, Missouri. To 

Nov. 4 Elizabeth Ashley, Louisville, Kentucky. Money 

matters. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Mower, J[ames] B. New York. To Crittenden. Assur- 

Nov. 5 ance that [Zachary] Taylor will be elected Presi- 

dent; urges Crittenden to become Secretary of 
State; esteem for [Henry] Clay; foreigners in 
New York and their vote. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Buena Vista, Delaware. To 

^'ov. 8 Crittenden. Great Wliig victory m Delaware; 

hopes [Zachary] Taylor will not commit himself 
to a single term. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Hannegan, E[dward] A. Covington, [Lidiana]. To Crit- 

Nov. 8 tenden. Result of election in Lidiana; asks that 

Crittenden's exertions in his own behalf be confi- 
dential. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Toombs, R[obert]. Atlanta, Georgia. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 9 Triumph of Whig party in Presidential election. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 L[awrence], A[bbott]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Crit- 

Nov. 9 tenden. Election in Massachusetts corrupt; cer- 

tain men have done the mischief; decision of 



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state legislature will be for [Zachary] Taylor; 
gives vote of Massachusetts. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Loomis, A. W. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. To Crittenden. 
Congratulations on Presidential election; great 
Wliig majority in Pittsburg. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Austin, James T[ricotliie]. Boston, Mass. To Critten- 
den. Loss of confidence in [Daniel] Webster; 
looks to Crittenden as leader of [Zachary] Tay- 
lor's administration. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Pendleton, John. To Crittenden. Great Wliig majority 
in his district; desires that William C[abell] 
Rives be a member of President Taylor's cabinet. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Washington and Taylor Union. Philadelphia. To Crit- 
tenden. Congratulations on the recent Presi- 
dential election ; organization of the Washington 
and Taylor Union of Pennsylvania; Wliig ma- 
jority in Pennsylvania. L. S. by Adam Dillen, 
Hugh W. Tener, James Hall, C. Blythe, and 
Osage Wayne Dhoine. 3 p. 

Temple, John B. Russellville, [Kentucky.] To Critten- 
den. Accepts appointment as first auditor of 
Kentucky; will leave soon for Frankfort. 
A. L. S. ^ 1 p. 

Mower, James B. New York. To Crittenden. Whig 
majority in New York for Zachary Taylor; great 
victory for the Whig party and welfare of the 
country.-. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Vance, Joseph. Urbana, [Ohio]. To Crittenden. Defeat 
of Whigs in Ohio due to efforts of Free-soilers ; 
large portion of the votes for [Martin] Van Buren 
taken from the old Whig party; dilatory actions 
of the Wliigs in Ohio; rejoices at the election of 
[Zachary] Taylor. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 King, Charles. Elizabethtown, New Jersey. To Critten- 

Nov. 13 den. Applies for appointment as collector of the 

port of New York. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Seaton, W[imam] W[inston]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Nov. 14 Crittenden. Desire to have [Zachary] Taylor as 

his guest previous to the inauguration as was 
[William Henry] Harrison; hopes that Critten- 
den will act as Taylor's counsellor. A. L. S. 
2 p. 



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1848 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

^o\. 14 John Middle ton Clayton. Election of Zachary 

Taylor and the use to be made of the victory; 
Taylor's freedom in forming his cabinet; office 
seekers. A. L. S. 3 p. clayton. 

1848 Smith, 0[liver] H[ampton]. Indianapolis, Indiana. To 

^'ov. 16 Crittenden. Urges that Crittenden accept a 

cabinet office if Zachary Taylor should offer one ; 
the Presidential election in Indiana. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1848 Morris, E[dward] Joy. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 17 Desire that Josiah Randall should receive ap- 

pointment as Attorney General to President 
Taylor; Randall's character and qualifications. 
A.L. S. 3 p. 

1848 Sutter, John A[ugustus]. Deed to lands in California to 

^'ov. 18 John A. Sutter, Jr. Copy. 4 p. 

1848 Ogden, David B. New York. To Crittenden. Desires 

Nov. 18 appointment as U. S. District Attorney of New 

York; pecuniary circumstances; hopes that 
John L. Lawrence will be appointed collector of 
the port of New York; Lawi'ence's political 
activity. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Mower, J[ames] B. New York. To Crittenden. New 

Nov. 19 York politics ; Crittenden and President Tay- 

lor's cabinet; various candidates for the cabinet. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Pope, Nathaniel. Alton, Illinois. To Crittenden. Elec- 

Nov. 19 tion of [Zachary] Taylor as President ; Crittenden 

and the Cabinet ; possibilities of Taylor's admin- 
istration; the election in Illinois; office seekers. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1848 Archer, W[illiain] S[egar]. Amelia, Virginia. To Critten- 

Nov. 19 den. Urges Crittenden to accept Cabinet office 

under President Taylor; comment. A. L. S. 
7 p. 
1848 McMichael, Morton. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. For- 

Nov. 20 mation of President Taylor's Cabinet; public 

opinion that Crittenden and [John Middleton] 
Clayton should go into the Cabinet; general 
ideas. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1848 Gentry, M[eredith] P[oindexter]. [Nashville, ? Tenn.] To 

Nov. 20 Crittenden. Opinion that Crittenden will be 



PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 129 

President Taylor's Secretary of State ; his respon- 
sibility for the success of the administration; 
division of Whig party in Tennessee ; Crittenden 
to guard against designing persons. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1848 Appleton, Nathan. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Critten- 
Nov. 20 den. Presidential election in Massachusetts; 

President Taylor's Cabinet; considers Abbott 
Lawrence qualified for office of Secretary of the 
Treasury; adjustment of the tariflf a necessary 
consideration. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Williams, John W. Paris, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Nov. 20 Desires support for appointment as postmaster to 

succeed [John H.] Holt. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Johnston, William Freame. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 
Nov. 22 To Crittenden. Presidential election in Pennsyl- 

vania; protection to one domestic industry 
would place Pennsylvania in front rank of Whig 
States. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Collier, Jolin A[llen]. Albany, [New York]. To J[ames] 
Nov. 23 Watson Webb. Would be glad to see Webb 

receive a foreign mission ; offers use of his name 
if it would be of assistance. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 N[icliolas], S[amuel] S[mith]. Louisville, Kentucky. To 
Nov. 24 Crittenden. Minor matters ; people of Kentucky 

tolerate Crittenden as Secretary of State but 
would not consider his immediate return to U. S. 
Senate ; others that could fill the State Depart- 
ment. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Anonymous. Millidgeville, Georgia. To Crittenden. Sug- 
Nov. 24 gestion that Crittenden should decline a Cabinet 

office if he would be a Presidential candidate; 
mentions false moves of other statesmen. Signed 
"A Taylor Whig." 3 p. 
1848 Bebb, William. Columbus, Ohio. To Crittenden. Rea- 
Nov. 24 sons why [Thomas] Ewing should be appointed to 

President Taylor's Cabinet; work of Ewing and 
[Thomas] Corwin for the Whig party of Ohio; 
unsettled state of the legislature and of the 
Whigs. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Kichardson, W. P. Samt Joseph, Missouri. To Critten- 
No\r. 24 den. Desires to return to the Indian Depart- 

ment; his service previous to President Polk's 
admmistration. A. L. S. 3 p. 
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130 LIBEAKY OF CONGRESS 

1848 Penrose, Charles B[ingham]. Philadelphia. To Critten- 

Nov. 24 den. Compares recent Presidential election with 

French Revolution; desire that Crittenden should 
fill the first place in President Taylor's Cabinet; 
its formation. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1848 Simmons, James F[owler]. Providence, Rhode Island. 

Nov. 24 To Crittenden. Recent Presidential election is 

no idle triumph; Crittenden's influence; Presi- 
dent Taylor's Cabinet; prudence necessary for 
a successful administration. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Sanders, L., Jr. Natchez, Mississippi. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 25 Reasons why he did not vote for [Zachary] Tay- 

lor; Crittenden should accept a Cabinet office; 
Tajdor a novice in politics; personals. A. L. S. 
3 p. 
1848 Rives, W[illiam]C[abell.] Castle Hill, Virginia. ToCritten- 

Nov. 25 den. Result of the Presidential election in Vir- 

ginia; the general election a revolution for the 
country; hopes to see Crittenden in President 
Taylor's Cabmet. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Allen, E[lisha] H[unt]. Boston, Massachusetts. To Crit- 

Nov. 25 tenden. Presidential election; Crittenden in 

President Taylor's Cabinet; prospects of the Ad- 
ministration ; Presidential electors elected by 
Massachusetts legislature. A. L, S. 3 p. 
1848 Corwin, Thomas. Lebanon, [Ohio]. To Crittenden. Rec- 

Nov. 25 ommends John Fruger for office; "free soil 

Ohio"; President Taylor's Cabinet. Copy. 2 p. 
1848 Barrow, Washington. "Steamboat Ben FranMin." To 

Nov. 26 Crittenden. The Presidential election in Ten- 

nessee and Kentucky ; public opinion designated 
Crittenden as premier of President Taylor's Cabi- 
net. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Duval, William P. Tallahassee, Florida. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 26 Popularity of [Zachary] Taylor defeated Duval's 

election to Congress ; did not vote for Taylor be- 
cause of [Millard] Fillmore being an Abolitionist ; 
esteem for Tajdor ; slavery question ; free negroes 
should emigrate to Mexico to save Che Union ; pe- 
cuniary difficulties. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1848 Hampton, M[oses]. Pittsburgh, [Pennsylvania]. To Crit- 

Nov. 26 tenden. Great majority in Pennsylvania for 

Zachary Taylor; Presidential appointments and 
Cabinet matters. A. L. S. 4 p. 



PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 131 

1848 Mower, J[ames] B. New York. To Crittenden. Forma- 

Nov. 26 tion of President Taylor's Cabinet; denounces 

Thurlow Weed ; William H. Seward ; his "clique " 
can easily be conciliated; opposes an extra ses- 
sion of Congress in 1849. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Kennedy, John M. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. His 

Nov. 26 private interest in political matters; protection 

the issue in Pennsylvania; a citizen of Pennsyl- 
vania should be made Secretary of Treasury; 
names several persons who could fill the office 
successfully. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Haymond, Kufus. Brookville, Indiana. To Crittenden. 

Nov 27. Formation of President Taylor's Cabinet; public 

opinion that Crittenden will be Secretary of State; 
suggests that Caleb B[lood] Smith be Postmaster 
General. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Maxwell, H[ugli]. New York. To Crittenden. Charac- 

Nov. 28 ter, reputation, and qualifications of James Wat- 

son Webb; recommends him for the diplomatic 
service. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 New York, Citizens. To Zachary Taylor. Petition rec- 

Nov. 28 ommending J[ames] Watson Webb for the diplo- 

matic service. Signed by 14 names, in one hand- 
writing. 2 p. 
1848 Sprigg, Samuel. Northampton, Maryland. To Critten- 

Nov. 28 den. Desires an appointment under President 

Taylor's Administration. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Wing, Freeman. La Mine, Missouri. To Elizabeth Ash- 

Nov. 29 ley, Louisville, Kentucky. Real estate matters; 

delivery of deeds; payment of purchase money; 
list of lands sold. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1848 Underwood, W. L. Franklin, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 30 Sacrifices made by Crittenden in accepting Gov- 

ernorship of Kentucky; suggests that he return 
to the U. S, Senate. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Lawrence, Abbott. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Crit- 

Nov. tenden. Good feeling over the result of the 

Presidential election in Massachusetts; difficul- 
ties encountered. A. L, S. 2 p. 
1848 Grinnell, M[oses] H[icks]. New York. To Crittenden. 

l^Ec. 2 President Taylor's cabinet ; activity of J[onathan] 

P[rescott] Hall previous to the election ; suggests 
that Hall be appointed District Attorney of New 
York. A. L. S. 8 p. 



132 LIBEAKY OF CONGRESS 

1848 Draper, S[imeon]. New York. To Moses Hicks Grinnell. 

Dec. 2 Complains that New York is entitled to informa- 

tion concerning President Taylor's cabinet. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Washington, G[eorge] C[orbin]. Georgetown, D. C. To 

Dec. 2 Crittenden. Congratulations on recent elections; 

desires political appointment ; possible vacancies ; 
personals. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Gray, N. E. Hopkinsville, Ky. To Crittenden. Argu- 

Dec. 3 ment why Crittenden should accept a cabinet 

olTice in preference to returning to U. S. Senate, 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Bullitt, A[lexanderl C. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To 

Dec. 3 Crittenden. Opinions why Crittenden should 

go into President Taylor's cabinet; success of 
the administration depends upon it; inferences 
drawn from conversation with Taylor as to for- 
mation of the cabinet. A. L. S. 4 p, 
1848 Toombs, R[obert]. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 3 Disturbance in Democratic party of the south; 

slavery in District of Columbia; [Henry] Clay 
must be kept out of the Senate; attitude of 
[Daniel] Webster toward Zachary Taylor; for- 
mation of President Taylor's cabinet ; urges that 
Crittenden accept a cabinet office. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1848 Mower, J[ames] B. New York. To Crittenden. Rumor 

Dec. 3 that Crittenden and [John ]\Iiddleton] Clayton 

will form part of President Taylor's cabinet; 
disposition of applicants for office. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1848 Allen, James W. Victoria, Texas. To Crittenden. De- 

Dec. 4 sires appointment as District Attorney of Texas ; 

his activity in politics. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Blatchford, R[ichard] M[ilford]. New York. To Critten- 

Dec. 4 (len. Rumor that [Abbott] Lawrence is to be 

appointed Secretary of Treasury; prefers Web- 
ster in cabinet to Lawrence. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Granger, Francis. Canandaigua, New York. To Critten- 

Dec 4 tlen. Hopes to see Crittenden and Abbott Law- 

rence in President Taylor's cabinet. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1848 Lee, Richard Henry. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

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burn while postmaster at Maysville, Kentucky; 
business established in New Orleans by Lee. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Arnold, L. H. Kingston, Rhode Island. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 5 Hopes James F[owler] Simmons will be appointed 

to President Taylor's cabinet; distribution of 
Presidential appointments; claims of Rhode Is- 
land for a cabinet appointment. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Hardin, B. Rowan. Bardsto\vn, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Dec. 5 den. Anxiety and hope of citizens of Kentucky 

that Crittenden will enter President Taylor's 
cabinet. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Fish, Hamilton. New York. To James Watson Webb. 

Dec. 6 Desire that Webb receive an appointment in the 

Diplomatic service. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Stephens, Alexander H[amilton]. Washington, D. C. To 

Dec. 6 Crittenden. Names of those rumored for Presi- 

dent Taylor's cabinet; hope Crittenden will ac- 
cept an office or return to U. S. Senate; Taylor's 
attitude toward slavery. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1848 Preston, WilHam Ballard. Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 

Dec. 6 tenden. Effect of recent Presidential election; 

duty of the Whig party for a successful adminis- 
tration; urges Crittenden to accept a Cabinet 
office. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Taylor, William H. H. North Bend, Ohio. To Critten- 

Dec. 7 den. Recommends John Scott Harrison for 

Postmaster of Cincinnati. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Allen, John W. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. To Critten- 

^^^- '' den. Forward's services to the country and 

need of pecuniary employment. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Barrow, John E. Nashville, Tennessee. To Crittenden. 

^^^- '' Desires to succeed Matlock as Indian Agent at 

St. Joseph, Missouri. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Winston, James. Warsaw, Missouri. To Crittenden. 

^^^- '' Wliigs of Wisconsin want Abiel Leonard appoint- 

ed Attorney General. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Blunt, J[oseph]. New York. To Crittenden. Desire and 

^^^- ^ bope that Crittenden will enter President Tay- 

lor's Cabinet. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Leary, William A. Lexington, Kentucky. To Critten- 

^^^- ^ den. Recommends William J. Reese for U. S. 

Consul; his qualifications; desire to see Critten- 
den in President Taylor's Cabinet. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1848 lee, Z. Collins. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Dec. 8 Rejoices at the Presidential election; business 

before the U. S. Supreme Court. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1848 Winthrop, Robert C[liarles]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Dec. 8 Crittenden. Encloses clipping from the Boston 

''Atlas"; unanimous feeling of Whig party that 
Crittenden be a member of President's Cabinet. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Dec. 9 Moses II[icks] Grinnell. Denies rumor that 

Zachary Taylor has authorized Crittenden to 
''offer the Treasury Department to Abbott Law- 
rence"; attitude of Taylor toward Cabinet ap- 
pointments. A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 329. 
Mitchell, D[avid] D. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Critten- 
den. Crittenden should be a member of Presi- 
dent Taylor's Cabinet. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Mower, J[ames] B. New York. To Crittenden. Regrets 
that Crittenden will not accept a Cabinet 
office. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Calhoun, John. Owensboro, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Reasons why Crittenden should accept a Cabinet 
appointment ; possibilities of Crittenden succeed- 
ing President Taylor. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Johnson, Reverdy. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Rumor that [Henry] Clay desires to return to 
U. S. Senate; Clay's designs; would deplore it 
if elected. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Smith, Truman. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Zachary Taylor the only Whig candidate who 
could have been elected; desires nothing at the 
hands of President Taylor; organization of his 
Cabinet. A. L. S. 8 p. 
1848 [Thornton, Mrs.] Eutaw, [Alabama]. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 12 Her husband desires appointment as Minister to 

Mexico. A. L. S. "Sister." 
1848 Banks, D. Henderson, Kentucky. To Crittenden. Cir- 

Dec. 12 cumstances that necessitate the consolidation of 

the Wliig party; lack of political experience of 
[Zachary] Taylor; why Crittenden should accept 
an ofHce in Taylor's cabinet. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1848 McNairy, Boyd. Nashville, [Tennessee]. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 12 His own political sentiments are Ultra Whig; 

dislike for John Bell and A[llen] A. Hall. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1848 Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Washington, [D. C] ToCrit- 

Dec. 13 tenden. Believes himself of more value in the 

Senate than in President Taylor's cabinet ; the 
Ultra Whigs of Philadelphia; opposition to 
Abbott LawTcnce as Secretary of Treasury; 
thinks Crittenden should be a member of the 
cabinet; slavery question and admission of new 
states; expects little from present session of 
Congress. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1848 Dayton, William L[ewis]. [Washington, D. C] To Crit- 

Dec. 14 tenden. Personals; Crittenden must be a mem- 

ber of President Taylor's cabinet; rumor that 
Lewis Cass will return to U. S. Senate; atti- 
tude of [Henry] Clay and Daniel Webster toward 
Taylor's administration; general sentiment that 
Clay stay out of the Senate. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1848 Dade, John B. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. De- 

I^Ec. 14 sires reappointment as warden of the peniten- 

tiary; his circumstances. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1848 Buchanan, James M. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crit- 

Dec. 15 tenden. He is a Democratic officeholder [post- 

master] but has taken much interest in election 
of [Zachary] Taylor; willing to surrender his 
office. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1848 Webb, J[ames] Watson. Baltimore, [^laryland]. To Crit- 

Dec. 16 tenden. Death of his wife; would like to suc- 

ceed Andrew J. Donelson as Minister to Prussia; 
formation of President Taylor's cabinet. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1848 Hamilton, James. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Crit- 

^^c- 1'' tenden. Recommends James L. Petigru as At- 

torney General in President Taylor's cabinet; 
his character and qualifications. A. L. S. 3 p. 

[1848] N[icliolas], S[amuel] S[mith]. [Louisville, Kentucky.] To 

^^^- 1^ Crittenden. Canada will be annexed to the 

United States; dissolution of the Union the 
result ; ideas as to California suggested for Crit- 
tenden's message to the Kentucky legislature. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1848 Allen, C. H. Palmyra, Missouri. To Crittenden. Re- 

Dec. 18 cent Presidential election; desires appointment 

as Register of the Land Office. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Hampton, W[illiam]. Mobile, [Alabama]. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 18 Recommends James L. Petigru for office of At- 

torney General in President Taylor's cabinet. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1848 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Dec. 19 John Middleton Clayton. Urges Clayton to ac- 

cept a cabinet office if offered by Zachary Taylor; 
confidence in liberal policy of Taylor's adminis- 
tration; approves Clayton's project for settling 
the slavery question, A. L. S. 3 p. Clayton. 

Allen, C. H. Palmyra, Missouri. To Crittenden. Rec- 
ommends Joseph J. Erroh for Register of the 
Land Office. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Ewing, John H. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Urges Crittenden to accept a cabinet office; 
should be one cabinet officer from Pennsylvania. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Webb, J[ames] Watson. New York. To Crittenden. 
Necessity of Crittenden gomg into President 
Taylor's cabinet. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Schouler, WilHam. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Hopes Crittenden will reconsider his purpose and 
accede to the unanimous wishes of the Whig 
party and enter President Taylor's cabinet. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1848 Otis, John. Hallowell, Maine. To Crittenden. Urges 

Dec. 22 that Crittenden become a member of President 

Taylor's cabinet; Taylor's principles upon which 
he was elected; reasons why Abbott Lawrence 
should be Secretary of the Treasury. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1848 Pendleton, John. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Dec. 22 Rumor that the State Department was to be 

offered to Daniel Webster; Kentucky politics; 
formation of President Taylor's Cabinet ; [Henry] 
Clay should not return to the U. S. Senate. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1848 Hopkins, A. F. Mobile, [Alabama]. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 22 Presidential election in Alabama; formation of 

President Taylor's cabinet; endorses Judge 



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Thornton as Minister to Mexico and John J. 
Walker as Collector of the Port of Mobile. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1848 Brooke, H. P. Rosemont, Virginia. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 22 Rumor that W[illiam] C[abell] Rives is to receive 

a cabinet appointment from Zachary Taylor; dis- 
trusts Rives's political motives. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1848 Barringer, D[aniel] M[oreau]. [Washington, D. C] To 

Dec- 22 Crittenden. Urges Crittenden to accept a Cabi- 

net appointment. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Greely, P. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. For- 

Dec. 23 mation of President Taylor's Cabuiet. A. L. S. 

2 p. 
1848 Hall, J. Prescott. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Dec. 24 The public expects Crittenden to be member of 

President Taylor's cabinet. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Draper, S. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. For- 

Dec. 24 mation of President Taylor's cabinet ; why Crit- 

tenden should be a member. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1848 Cunningham, Walter. Washington, [D. C] To Critten- 

Dec. 24 Jen. Effect of Crittenden's presence in Presi- 

dent Taylor's cabinet upon the senatorial elec- 
tion in New York. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1848 Tallmadge, N[athaniel] P[itcher]. Washington, [D. C] 

Dec. 24 To Crittenden. Recent Presidential election and 

cooperation of the Whigs ; formation of President 
Taylor's cabinet; hopes to see Crittenden in the 
cabinet; suggests John M[iddleton] Clayton and 
Rufus Choate as cabinet officers. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1848 Lord, Daniel. New York. To Crittenden. Pubhc con- 

Dec. 25 fidence in Crittenden and Zachary Taylor; for- 

mation of Taylor's cabinet; general suggestions. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1848 Kent, Edward. Bangor, Maine. To Crittenden. Recent 

Dec. 25 Presidential election ; Zachary Taylor's cabinet 

and ideas on a successful administration. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1848 Indiana Citizens. Indianapolis, [Indiana]. Petition rec- 

^^^^- 26 ommending Caleb B[lood] Smith for some ap- 

pointment under President Taylor's administra- 
tion. D. S. by 69 signatures. 
1848 Indiana Citizens. Indianapolis, [Indiana]. To Critten- 

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Blood Smith for office] to be disposed of at his 
discretion. L. S. by D. P, Halloway, John S. 
Davis, WilHam Herod, Godlove S. Orth, and 
Hugh O'Neal. 1 p. 

Wetherill, John P. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Rec- 
ommends appointment of Josiah Randall in 
President Taylor's cabinet. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Foster, N[athaniel] G. Madison, Georgia. To Critten- 
den. Desires a diplomatic appointment; per- 
^ sonals. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Foster, Ephraim H. To Crittenden. Responsibility of 
Zachary Taylor's administration upon Critten- 
den; cabinet matters; presidential appoint- 
ments. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Ramsey, Alexander. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. To Crit- 
tenden. Wliig party thinks that Crittenden 
should be a member of President Taylor's cabi- 
net. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1848 Croghan, G[eorge]. Memorial to U. S. Congress praying 

relief for loss of two horses while on his way to 
Mexico. D. S. 1 p. 

[1848] . To [Crittenden]. Ratification of the Texas 

treaty. Signature torn off. 3 p. 

1849 Tompkins, P[atricl^] W. Washmgton, [D. C] ToCritten- 
Jan'. 2 den. Presidential election; firmness necessary 

in next administration ; public sentiment is that 
Crittenden should be a member of President Tay- 
lor's cabinet. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1849 Penrose, Charles B[ingham]. Philadelphia. To Critten- 

Jan. 2 den. Election of Zachary Taylor as President, 

and suggestions as to formation of his cabinet. 
A. L. S. 5 p. 
1849 Duncan, Garnett. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Jan. 3 An interview with President Polk in presenting 

petition of George [Bibb Crittenden]; Polk's at- 
titude in the matter. A. L. S. 2 p. 
[1849] McClung, J[ohn] A[lexander]. Maysville, Kentucky. To 

[Jax. 6] Crittenden. Responsibility of Zachary Taylor's 

administration upon Crittenden; urges him to 
become a member of the cabinet; attitude of 
Henry Clay and his followers. A. L. S. 4 j). 
1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

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U. S. Senate, but is controlled by circumstances; 
excitement over the slavery question ; dangerous 
tendency of public meetings ; attitude of [Henry] 
Clay toward return to Senate; Kentucky can not 
refuse if Clay should desire it; Clay's ill health; 
Crittenden's recent message; court martial of 
George [Bibb Crittenden]. A. L. S. 7 p. 

CLAYTON. 

1849 Archer, William S[egar]. Amelia, Virginia. To Critten- 

Jan. 7 den. Cabinet of [Zachary] Taylor; character 

more important than talent. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1849 Birney, James G[illespie]. Lower Saginaw, Michigan. To 

Jan. 8 Crittenden. Officeholders in Michigan under 

present administration; political convictions. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1849 Underwood, J[oseph] R[ogers]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Jan. 9 Crittenden. Result of interview with President 

Polk relative to reinstatement of George [Bibb 
Crittenden] in the Army; Polk's attitude and 
the legality of the court martial. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1849 Toombs, R[obert]. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Jan. 9 Would be glad to see [George Washington] Craw- 

ford in President Taylor's cabinet; [William 
Ballard] Preston's bill for admission of new 
States; personals. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Cox, Samuel H. Brooklyn, New York. To Crittenden. 
Crittenden's inaugural message to the Kentucky 
legislature; importance of state papers; senti- 
ments on the slavery question. A. L. S, 4 p. 
lunt, George. Boston, Massachusetts. To Crittenden. 
Formation of President Taylor's cabinet; urges 
appointment of Abbott Lawrence. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Brackenridge, W. M. Tarentum, [Pennsylvania]. To 
Crittenden. Political views on national ques- 
tions; personal recollections. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Stanner[?], J. S. To Crittenden. Crittenden's message to 
Kentuckv legislature; minor matters. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

Cooper, James. Harrisburg, [Pennsylvania]. To Critten- 
den. Recommends Harry Connelly for consul at 
Liverpool. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Burnley, A[lbert] T. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Crit- 
tenden. [Zachary] Taylor's disregard for political 



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"societies" and pledges relative to a second 
term; proposed newspaper in Washington ; little 
faith in Gales & Seaton; ideas on formation of 
President Taylor's cabinet; Taylor's recent 
meeting with [lienryl Clay; urges Crittenden to 
go into Taylor's cabinet; ravages of the cholera. 
A. L. S. 7 p. 
Miller, John G. Jefferson City, Missouri. To Crittenden. 
Recommends Ijconard for an appointment in 
President Taylor's cabinet. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Clarkson, C. F. Brookville, Indiana. To Crittenden. 
Formation of President Taylor's cabinet ; oppo- 
sition to [Caleb Bloodl Smith as a member. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
Badger, George E[dmund]. Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 
tenden. Business before the U. S. Supreme 
Court; election by North Carolina legislature; 
criticises [John Middleton] Clayton's attitude to- 
ward slavery; senatorial matters. A. L. S. 6 p. 
1849 Brown, Bedford. Washington, [D. CI To Crittenden. 

Jan. 13 Approbation of Crittenden's message to the Ken- 

tucky legislature; views on the slavery questions 
and the problems for President Taylor's admin- 
istration. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1849 Eussell, William H. Fulton, [Missouri]. To David D. 

Jan. 13 Mitchell. Russell's attitude toward [Henry] 

Clay previous to nomination of [Zachary] Taylor 
by Wliig National Convention. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1849 Metcalfe, Thomas. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Jan. 14 Attempts made to have President Polk reinstate 

George [Bibb Crittenden] in the army; Polk's at- 
titude; meeting of convention of slave-holding 
States; Metcalfe elected president of the conven- 
tion; also his election to the U. S. Senate. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1849 Houston, John W. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Jan. 15 For political reasons due notice necessary to the 

legislature of Delaware if Zachary Taylor desires 

[John Middleton] Clayton in his cabinet. A. L. S. 

8 p. 

1849 Metcalfe, T[homas]. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 15 Result of report of committee of slave-holding 

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1849 Duncan, Garnett. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Jan. 15 Endeavors to have George [Bibb Crittenden] 

reinstated in the army; Thomas L. Crittenden 
in Washington; convention of southern states; 
work outlined for [Zachary] Taylor's administra- 
tion; anxiety as to election of Senator from 
Kentucky. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1849 Prentiss, S[ergeant] S[mith]. New Orleans, [Ijouisiana]. 

Jan. 15 To Crittenden. Recommends Richard E. Ham- 

met for marshal of Louisiana. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1849 Philomathean Society of the University of Virginia. To 

Jan. 16 Crittenden. Election as honorary member of 

the Philomathean Society; notification of his 
election as an honorary member. L. S. by a 
committee. 1 p. 
1849 Rogers, John A. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Jan. 17 Formation of President Taylor's cabinet; due 

notice necessary to Delaware legislature before 
adjournment if John M[iddleton] Clayton is to be 
a member of Taylor's Cabinet. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1849 Mitchell, D[avid] D. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Critten- 

Jan. 17 den. Attitude of [William H.] Russell toward 

recent Presidential election; if [Lewis] Cass had 
been elected Russell was to be Secretary of State; 
hopes to see Crittenden in Zachary Taylor's 
cabinet. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1849 Johnston, William F[reame]. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

Jan. 17 To Crittenden. Whig victory in Pennsylvania; 

conciliation of the factions. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1849 Johnston, William Freame. Harrisburg, [Pennsylvania]. 

Jan. 17 To Crittenden. Introducing Cornelius Darragh; 

asks that Darragh be secured an interview with 
our worthy President [Zachary Taylor ?] A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1849 Irwin, James W. Allensville, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 17 Advantages to be gained by state of Kentucky 

with Crittenden in the Cabinet; praises Critten- 
den's message to the legislature. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1849 Gaines, John P. Washmgton, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Jan. 18 Public sentiment desires Crittenden in President 

Taylor's cabinet and that [Henry] Clay should 
not return to U. S. Senate; would also like to 
see George Evans in the cabinet. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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Clements, R. A. Washington, Indiana. To Crittenden. 
Presidential appointments; is not seeking office 
but would not refuse if a position were offered. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Walker, D. S. Tallahassee, Florida. To Crittenden. 
Gratified with views on the Union expressed 
in Crittenden's message to the Kentucky leg- 
islature; Governor BrowTi of Florida in his 
inaugural address expressed similar views. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

Wright, J[ohn] C. Cincinnati, Ohio. To Crittenden. 
Result of Presidential election in Ohio and 
Indiana; trouble w^th the Free-soilers ; forma- 
tion of the cabinet; Northwest should have a 
representative in cabinet; impression that Crit- 
tenden will be Secretary of State. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Davis, J[ohn]. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. Hopes 
to see Crittenden Secretary of State and Abbott 
Lawrence in the Treasury Department. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

Irvin, James, James T. Hale, and Andrew G[regg] Curtin. 
Bellefonte, [Pennsylvania]. To Crittenden. Rec- 
ommend Josiah Randall for a position in Presi- 
dent Taylor's cabinet; his political character. 
A. L. S. of Curtin also signed by Irvin and Hale. 
2 p. 

Duncan, Garrett. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Exertions with President Polk to reinstate 
George [Bibb Crittenden] in the Army; opposi- 
tion to return of [Henry] Clay to U. S. Senate; 
Crittenden's duty to go into President Taylor's 
cabinet. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Toombs, R[obert]. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 
Agitation of the slavery question and admission 
of new states ; sentiments on the union and seces- 
sion of the southern states. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 335. 

Bingaman, A[dam] L. Natchez, Mississippi. Resolu- 
tions of the Rough and Ready Club relative to 
recent Presidential Election. D. S. 4 p. 

Clayton, John M[i(ldleton]. Washington, [D. C] To 
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General for reinstating George [Bibb Crittenden] 
in the Army; conditions in France require 
[Henry] Clay there as IVlinister; threats to dis- 
solve the Union ; suggestions for Zachary Taylor's 
inaugural speech. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1849 Metcalfe, Thomas. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Jan. 23 His credentials to Congress; proceedings of con- 

vention of southern states; vote on substitute for 
[John Caldwell] Calhoun's address. A. L. S, 
3 p. 

1849 Hannegan, E[dward] A. Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 

Jan. 23 tenden. Reinstatement of [George Bibb] Crit- 

tenden in the Army; popularity of Thomas 
[Leonidas Crittenden]; assurance that public 
sentiment expects to see Crittenden Secretary of 
State; recommends an appointment for Barrow. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Otis, John. Hallowell, Maine. To Crittenden. Oppo- 
sition to appointment of George Evans in cabinet 
of President Taylor. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 
Discusses a circular letter by "Peter Scriber"; 
ideas on currency and protection; office seekers; 
general topics. A. L. S. 8 p. 

Duncan, Garnett. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Action of Committee on JVIilitary Affairs toward 
reinstating George Bibb Crittenden in the Army. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Dorman, C. P. Lexington, [Virginia.] To Crittenden. 
Virginia Whigs think that Crittenden should 
become a member of President Taylor's cabinet. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Oliver, Will. Cincinnati, [Ohio.] To Crittenden. Invi- 
tation to Crittenden and Henry Clay to accom- 
pany Zachary Taylor on his visit to that city. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

Porter, Thomas and 5 others. Flemingsburg, [Ken- 
tucky.] To Crittenden. Urge that he accept 
an office in President Taylor's cabinet. L. S. 
Ip. 

Archer, W[illiam] S[egar]. Elk Hill, [Virginia]. To 
Crittenden. Suggests Josiah Randall as mem- 
ber of President Taylor's cabinet; Randall at the 
Whig National Convention. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1849 Romeyn, William H. Kingston, N. Y. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 26 Complimentary subscription to the "Journal." 

A. L. S. 1 p.^ 
1849 Pike, James S. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 26 Political reasons why Abbott Lawrence should be 

a member of President Taylor's cabinet; argu- 
ments against [George] Evans; public sentiment 
that Crittenden should be Secretary of State. 
• A. L. S. 8 p. 
Martin, ]\I. A. Clarksville, Tennessee. To Crittenden. 
Recommends G. A. Henry for U. S. Consul at 
Liverpool; his character and cjualifications. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
Hone, Philip. New York. To Crittenden. Desires ap- 
pointment as Collector of the Port or Naval Offi- 
cer at New York. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Boerstler, G. W. Lancaster, Ohio. To Crittenden. For- 
mation of President Taylor's cabinet; names 
suggested. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Davis, Jeffer[son]. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 
Exertions for reinstatement of [George Bibb] 
Crittenden in the Army ; regrets return of [Henry] 
Clay to U. S. Senate; disregards Clay's pledge to 
support the administration; formation of Presi- 
dent Taylor's cabinet. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: 
Colemans, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; I, 339. 

Shackelford, B. Hopkinsville, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 
den. Favors Crittenden's going into President 
Taylor's cabinet; comment. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Swann, R. Annapolis, [Maryland]. To Crittenden. Sug- 
gests that [Thomas George] Pratt be appointed 
U. S. Attorney General. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Mitchell, J. K. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Invita- 
tion to a celebration in Philadelphia on Feb- 
ruary 22. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 
John Middleton Clayton. Gratitude for favors 
in behalf of George [Bibb Crittenden]; [Henry] 
Clay will return to U. S. Senate; his pledge to 
give the administration a cordial support; con- 
fidence in success of Zachary Taylor's adminis- 
tration; action of Delaware legislature for Clay- 
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Grinnell, Joseph. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Character and qiiahfications of Abbott Lawrence; 
President Taylor's cabinet. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Adams, Wilham R. Natchez, Mississippi. To Critten- 
den. Incloses resolutions of Rough and Ready 
Club of January 22. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Clinch, D[uncan] L. Refuge Plantation, Georgia. To 
Crittenden. Rumor of Crittenden's dislike for 
[John Macpherson] Berrien; Berrien's feeling 
toward Crittenden. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 
John Middleton Clayton. George [Bibb Critten- 
den] has abandoned his intemperance ; would re- 
call [Lewis] Cass, [Jr.] and put Edward A. Han- 
negan in his place; approves Clayton's move- 
ments on the slavery question. A. L. S. 2 p. 

CLAYTON. 

1849 Mower, J[ames] B. New York. To Crittenden. Respect 
Feb. 4 of the pubhc for Crittenden and John M[iddleton] 

Clayton. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1849 Patterson, R[obert] A. Princeton, Kentucky. To Crit- 
Feb. 5 tenden. Urges Crittenden to go into President 

Taylor's cabinet; confidence in Taylor. A. L. S. 
3 p. 
1849 Preston, Wilham Ballard. [Washington, D. C] To Crit- 
Feb. 5 tenden. Hopes he will terminate his connec- 

tions with Kentucky and come to Washington 
with Zachary Taylor. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1849 Fenton, Charles W. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Feb. 5 Desires an appointment under Zachary Taylor's 

administration. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1849 Sargent, John O. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Feb. 6 Character and qualifications of [Thomas Butler] 

King and reasons why he should be appointed 
in President Taylor's cabinet. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1849 Mitchell, Dfavid] D. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Critten- 
Feb. 6 den. Endorses Edward Bates for Attorney 

General. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1849 Stephens, Alexander H[amilton]. Washington, D. C. To 
Feb. 6 Crittenden. Necessity of Crittenden becoming 

the head in General Taylor's cabinet; Taylor's 
enemies determined to "rule or ruin"; extent 
of the crisis. A. L. S. 4 p. 
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1849 Crockett, J[ohn] B. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To ('rittenden. 

Feb. 6 Recommends Edward Bates for President Tay- 

lor's cabinet. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1849 Brooke, H. Jones. Harrisburg, [Pennsylvania]. To Crit- 

Feb. 7 tenden. Encloses letter to Zachary Taylor. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 
1849 Brooke, H. Jones. Harrisburg, [Pennsylvania]. To 

Feb. 7 Zachary Taylor. Recommends Josiah Randall 

for an appointment in the cabinet. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1849 Walker, J. C, and four others. Brandenburg, [Ken- 

Feb. 7 tucky]. To Crittenden. Enclose resolutions 

urging Crittenden to accept an ollice in President 
Taylor's cabinet. L. S. 1 p. 
1849 Meade County Citizens. Brandenburg, Kentucky. To 

Feb. 7 Crittenden. Resolutions urging Crittenden to 

accept a place in [Zachary Taylor's] cabinet. 
Copy. 1 p. 
1849 Schley, William. Annapolis, [Maryland]. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 7 Recommends [Thomas Butler] King for Secre- 

tary of the Navy. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1849 Kinkead, G. B. Lexington, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 7 Reasons why Crittenden should be a member of 

President Taylor's cabinet; claims of the Na- 
tional government upon him and those of Ken- 
tucky. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1849 Metcalfe, Thomas. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

Feb. 8 Case of reinstatement of Major G[eorge Bibb] 

Crittenden in the U. S. Army. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1849 Butler, Mann. St. Louis, [IVIissouri]. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 8 Renewal of his commission as Commissioner of 

Deeds. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1849 Benton, Thomas H[art]. Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 

Feb. 8 tenden. Opinion that findings of court martial 

in case of [George Bibb Crittenden] were illegal 
and should be held null by the U. S. Senate; 
thinks Senate will be unanimous in this. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1849 Arnold, J. M. Paris, Kentucky. To Crittenden. Rec- 

Feb. 9 ommends an appointment for Capt. Hawes; 

suggests a diplomatic oflice. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1849 Kalfus, S. N. Jeffersontown, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 9 Formation of President Tavlor's cabinet. A. L. S. 

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1849 Hicks, Beverly A. Lexington, Kentucky. To Critten- 

^^^- 1^ tlen. Approval of election of Zachary Taylor^ 

and hopes Crittenden will be a member of his 
cabinet. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

^'^^- ^^ John Middleton Clayton. Condolence on loss of 

his son; Clay ton as Secretary of State ; attitude 
of Zachary Taylor on the formation of his cabi- 
net; urges Clayton to secure the appointment of 
[Robert Perkins] Letcher as Postmaster General; 
claim of Kentucky for a cabinet appointment; 
anxiety about George [Bibb Crittenden]; liberal 
feeling of [Thomas Hart] Benton toward Taylor; 
confidence in [John Charles] Fremont. A. L. S. 

'^ P- CLAYTON. 

1849 Foster, Ephraim H. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

^^^- ^^ den. Regrets that Crittenden will not accept a 

cabinet office under President Taylor. A. L S 
2 p. 

1849 Barrow, Washington. Washington, D. C. To Critten- 

^^''- ^^ Jen. Asks for a letter to Zachary Taylor recom- 

mending him as Minister to Spain. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1849 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

^^^^•20 den. Question as to who will be Postmaster 

General; is anxious for an appointment for Wil- 
Ham M. Beale; Burnley would lil^e to be ''Live- 
oak agent for Louisiana." A. L. S. 3 p. 
1849 Ogden, David B. New York. To Crittenden. Regrets 

^^^^- ^ that Crittenden will not become a member of 

President Taylor's cabinet; New York office 
seekers in Washington. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1849 Marshall, Thomas F. Versadles, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

^^^'"■'^ tenden. Pecuniary matters; desires a loan 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1849 Haywood, William H., Jr. Raleigh, North Carolina. To 

^ Crittenden. Praise for Crittenden's patriotism. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 

1849 Marshall, Thomas F. Versailles, Kentucky. To Critten- 

■ ^ tlen. Personal matters. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1849 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. [Washington, D. C] To 

^ Crittenden. Characteristics of Zachary Taylor; 

dehcate diplomatic relations with France; locals! 
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1849 Atchison, D[avid] R. Washington, [D. C] To Critten- 

Mak. 8 den. President Taylor's cabinet; confirmation 

of Edward A. Hannegan as Minister to Prussia; 
possible reinstatement of George [Bibb] Critten- 
den in the Army. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

^iAR. 9 John Middleton Clayton. Encloses letter to 

President Taylor recommending appointment of 
[Edward A.] Hannegan [as Minister to Prussia]. 

A. L. S. 1 p. CLAYTON, 

1849 Rush, Benjamin. Philadelphia. To William Ballard 

^Iar. 12 Preston. Detailed statement of case in the 

claim for back pay of the late John Rush, U. S. 
Navy. Copy. 15 p. 
1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Mar. 13 John Middleton Clayton. Offers ' ' a little whole- 

some country advice" on public appointments; 
classification of office seekers; his interest in the 
administration; is besieged with applications. 

A. L. S. 4 p. CLAY^TON. 

Meredith, W[illiam] M[orris]. Washington, [D. C] To 
Crittenden. Notice of Teinstatement of Major 
[George Bibb] Crittenden in the Army. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Washington, [D. C.]. To 
Crittenden. Belief in the success of President 
Taylor's administration; will give [Robert Perk- 
ins] L[etcher] an appointment; asks if Critten- 
den would take a foreign mission; arduous 
duties. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1849 Buchanan, James M. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crit- 

Mar. 27 tenden. Gratitude for being continued in office 

[Postmaster]. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentuckv]. To 

Mar. 27 John Middleton Clayton. The skifi of [Joel] T. 

Hart as a sculptor; to make a statue of [Henry] 
Clay; asks that Hart be made bearer of dis- 
patches to U. S. Ministers in Europe. A. L. S. 

2 p. CLAYTON. 

1849 Drake, Charles D. Cincinnati, [Ohio]. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 2 Desire of [John Middleton] Clayton that Critten- 

den go to Washington; difficulty as to the dis- 
tribution of patronage; Drake favors immediate 
removal of ail Democrats. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Apr. 6 John Middleton Clayton. Fears Clayton's ardu- 

ous labors have depressed his spirits; urges 
defence against office-seekers; could not leave 
Kentucky before ''next spring;" would then be 
pleased with a mission to England or France. 

A. L. S. 3 p. CLAYTON. 

1849 Clayton, John Middleton. Washington, [D. C.]. To 

Apr. 8 Crittenden. Recent conference with President 

Taylor ; offers Crittenden preference between any 
foreio-n mission or the consulate at Liverpool for 
his son or son-in-law; arduous labors and annoy- 
ance by ofhce seekers. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] Jfordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Apr. 11 John Middleton Clayton. Rumors of disagree- 

ments in President Taylor's cabinet; desires to 
know foundation for this; responsibility upon 
Clayton; slavery the great obstacle of adminis- 
tration; ill effect of recent appointments from 
Kentucky; ideas on the mode of securing ap- 
pointees. A. L. S. 6 p. CLAYTON. 
1849 McNairy, Boyd. Nashville, [Tennessee]. To Crittenden. 
Apr. 14 Criticises recent appointments in general; w^ould 
accept consulship at Frankfort on the Main if 
offered to him. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 
Apr. 16 John Middleton Clayton. Gratitude for favors; 
Chapman Coleman declines the Consulate at 
Liverpool in favor of Thomas [Leonidas Critten- 
den] ; Crittenden has no "claims" on the admin- 
istration. A. L. S. 2 p. CLAYTON. 
1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 
Apr. 17 John Middleton Clayton. Explains his letter 
of yesterday; gratitude to Clayton; "charming 
society" of ofTice-seekers. A. L. S. 2 p. 

CLAYTON. 

[1849] King, Charles. New York. To Crittenden. Needs 

Apr. 17 further influence to defeat opposition for appoint- 

ment by the President; his opponents. A. L. S. 
3 p. 
[1849] N[icholas], S[amuel] S[mith]. Louisville, [Kentucky.] 

Apr. 17 To Crittenden. Kentucky statutes ; criminal 

code of District of Columbia; desires certain 
English reform statutes. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1849 Smith, J[ohn] Speed. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crit- 

Apr. 17 tend en. Gratitude for letters of recommendation ; 

regrets that Crittenden is not in President Tay- 
lor's cabinet. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1849 Clayton, John Middleton. Washington, [D. C.]. To 

Apr. 18 Crittenden. Rumor of dissension in the Cabinet 

a "Loco-foco" invention; was imposed upon by 
Truman Smith in appointment of Bradley B. 
Meeker; personal opinion of Smith and Hugh 
[Lawson] White; difficulty in securing establish- 
ment of the Interior Department ; California and 
New Mexico will be admitted as states ; faith in 
President Taylor; his residence and that of 
[William Morris] Meredith; will appoint Thomas 
[Leonidas Crittenden] Consul at Liverpool, and 
Crittenden Minister to England if he desires; 
comments on foreign missions. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Apr. 23 John JSIiddleton Clayton. Pleased with harmony 

of President Taylor's Cabinet; friendship be- 
tween Taylor and Clayton; desires no appoint- 
ment that would embarrass the administration. 

A. L. S. 2 p. CLAYTON. 

1849 Morgan, Charles W. Georgetown, D. C. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 26 Personals; has been ordered to command the 

Mediterranean Squadron; restrained from taking 
his wife; opmion of President Taylor; nav}' mat- 
ters; family affairs. A. L. S. 11 p. 
1849 Yellott, Coleman. Baltimore, Maryland. To Reverdy 

Apr. 30 Jolinson. Conversation with Isaac Munroe rela- 

tive to Postmastership at Baltimore. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1849 Pendleton, John. Redwood, Virginia. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 30 His defeat in election for Congressman ; loyalty 

to President Taylor the cause of defeat; requests 
recommendation for foreign mission. A. L. S, 
2 p. 
[1849?] Triplett, Robert. London, [England]. To Crittenden. 
[Apr. ?] Personal esteem of [George] Bancroft; measures 

before Parliament for repeal of the navigation 
laws; political crisis in Europe. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1849 Warrington, L[ewis]. [Washington, D. C] To James F. 

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New York to command the S. S. Ohio, to be em- 
ployed in carr3dng mail between that port and 
New Orleans. L. S. 1 p. 
1849 Dunsctmb, William E. Jefferson City, Missouri. ToCrit- 

Mav 5 tenden. Amount of taxes on Crittenden's lands 

in Missouri. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1849 Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Washington, [D. C] ToCrit- 

May7 tenden. Desires advice on appointment of 

LesUe Combs to judgeship of Minnesota to suc- 
ceed [Bradley B.] Meeker; also desires sugges- 
tions on diplomatic appointments from Ken- 
tucky. L. S. 1 p. 
1849 Hardin, B[enjamin] Rowan. Washmgton, [D. C] To 

Mays Crittenden. Difficulty of distributing political 

patronage in Kentucky; John M. Clayton anx- 
ious to see Crittenden. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

May 12 John Middleton Clayton. False rumor of death 

of [Bradley B.] Meeker; evil influence of U. S. 
consuls upon emigrants to America. A. L. wS. 
2 p. 
1849 Hardin, B[enjamin] Rowan. Washmgton, [D. C] To 

May 14 Crittenden. Informed that [Thomas] Ewing 

"controls" all western appointments; requests 
letter of recommendation to Ewing. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

May 15 John Middleton Clayton. Asks for letters intro- 

ducing Matthew F. Ward to persons m Europe. 

A. L. S. 2 p. CLAYTON. 

1849 Pendleton, John. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

May 22 Criticises John ^liddleton Clayton ; lays blame on 

him for defeat in Congressional election; contest 
with [WilHam Cabell] Rives. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1849 Combs, Leslie. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

May 25 Displeased with treatment from the Admmistra- 

tion; not an office seeker; pecuniary condition; 
is assailed by critics. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1849 Hardin, B[enjamin] R[owan]. Washmgton, [D. C] To 

May 29 Crittenden. Interview with [Thomas] Ewmg to 

the effect that Kentucky appointments were con- 
trolled by President Taylor; interview with Tay- 
lor. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1849 Buchanan, James M. Baltimore, [Maryland.] To Crit- 

^^ay30 tenden. Personals; removal of diplomatic 

agents; hopes that [John] Rowan will be re- 
tained. A. L, S. 3 p. 
1849 Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 

^^ay31 tenden. Appointment of Thomas [Leonidas 

Crittenden] as U. S. Consul at Liverpool ; general 
removal of consuls; James Brown Clay to be 
Charge d'Aff aires to Portugal; other diplomatic 
appointments ; asks for encouragement. A. L. S. 
3 p. 
1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

June 1 John Aliddleton Clayton. Recommends L[an- 

daff] W[atson] Andrews for diplomatic appoint- 
ment; his political character and qualifications; 
suggests that Orlando Brown be consulted with 
reference to Kentucky appointments ; confidence 
in Bro-\\ii. A. L. S. 3 p. clayton. 

1849 Hunt, F[rank] K. Lexington, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

June 2 Declines offer of appointment as Secretary of 

State of Kentucky. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

June 8 John Middleton Clayton. Approval of proposed 

diplomatic appointments; confidence in the ad- 
ministration; personals; search made for [Sir 
John] Franklin ; prospects of next Congressional 
election in Kentucky. A. L. S. 4 p. clayton. 
1849 Bell, Joshua F. Danville, [Kentucky.] To Crittenden. 

June 9 Would postpone decision on appointment of 

Secretary of State of Kentucky; emancipation 
question and its effect upon the Wliig party. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

June 9 John Middleton Clayton. Considers mission to 

Mexico preferable [for Robert Perkms Letcher]; 
comparison of Eastern and Western states as 
to appointments. A. L. S. 2 p. clayton. 

1849 Madison, D[orothy] Pfayne]. Washmgton, D. C. Will. 

June 11 Copy. 3 p. 

1849 Toombs, R[obert]. Washington, Georgia. To CMrs. Chap- 

JuNE 22 man Coleman]. Numerous complaints against 

John M. Clayton and fears they are well founded; 

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Clayton and Crittenden before the nomination 
of Taylor. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1849 Brown, Orlando. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

June 23 Departure of Thomas [Leonidas Crittenden] for 

Liverpool ; BrowTi's cordial reception by President 
Taylor and his Cabinet ; details of interview with 
[John Middleton] Clayton about Kentucky ap- 
pointments; J[ames] B[ro\\ai] Clay's appoint- 
ment to Portugal. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

June 24 John Middleton Clayton. Suggests that Harvey 

receive an appointment; [Orlando] Brown and 
A[lbert] T. Burnley are worthy of his friendship ; 
unequal distribution of patronage by the Ad- 
ministration; rumor that [Robert Perkins] 
Letcher is to be Minister to Mexico; coming 
Congressional election in Kentucky. A. L. S. 

4 p. CLAYTON. 

1849 Wing, Freeman. La Mine, Missouri. To Elizabeth Ash- 

JuNE 24 ley. Sale of real estate in Missouri; cholera in 

the neighborhood ; excitement caused by speeches 
of [Thomas Hart] Benton. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1849 Brown, Orlando. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

June 27 Stateliness of Cabinet officers; account of inter- 

view with President Taylor; competition be- 
tween [Robert Perkins] Letcher and Waddy 
Thompson; discontent among politicians; per- 
sonals. A. L. S. 6 p. 
1849 Thompson, W[addy]. Washington, [D. C] To Critten- 

JuNE 27 den. Suggests compromise between himself and 

[Robert Perkins] Letcher as to the mission to 
Mexico. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

June 28 John Middleton Clayton. Attitude of [Robert 

Perkins] Letcher toward a foreign appointment; 
criticises President of France; right of people 
to choose their own government. A. L. S. 4 p. 

CLAYTON. 

1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

June 29 John Middleton Clayton. Effect of appointment 

of James B[rown] Clay to Portugal; any criticism 

should be suppressed; reconciliation between 

Henry Clay and President Taylor. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Julys John Middleton Clayton. Qualifications of [John] 

Rowan for a diplomatic appointment; suggests 

that President Taylor dictate appointments; 

public opposed to a ''Cabinet Administration." 

A. L. S. 3 p. CLAYTON. 

1849 Madison, D[orothy] P[ayne]. Will. Copy. 2 p 

July 9 

1849 Brown, Orlando. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

July 10 His duties [as Commissioner of Indian Affairs] ; 

gratitude to [Robert Perkins] Letcher; public 

dissatisfied with the attitude of President Taylor 

and his Cabinet; local gossip. A. L. S. 8 p. 

1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

July 12 Orlando Brown. Grieved at news of Brown's ill 

health; advice as to proper physicians. Copy. 
Ip. 

1849 Collamer, J[acob]. Washmgton, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

July 14 Appointment of mail agent at Louisville, and rea- 

sons for not following Crittenden's recommenda- 
tion. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of 
Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 346. 

1849 Pearce, J[ames] A[lfred]. Chestertown, [Maryland]. To 

July 14 Crittenden. Pearce's lack of influence with 

President Taylor's Cabinet; deplores Critten- 
den's refusal to be in the Cabinet. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1849 Sargent, N[athan]. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

July 15 The Administration's troubles on account of in- 

experience; the Cabinet is mcongruous; admin- 
istration of President Taylor; necessity of Crit- 
tenden's presence in Washington. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1849 Cutts, J[ames] Madison. Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 

JuLYlS tenden. Death of [Dorothy Payne] Madison; 

explams the provisions of her several wills; 

claims of J[ohn] P[ayne] Todd to all of the estate. 

A. L. S. 7 p. 

1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

July 20 John Middleton Clayton. Personals; ideas on 

European politics; United States should inter- 
fere; recognition of Hungary; failure of expedi- 
tion in search for Sir John Franklin; declines 
Clayton's offer to resign the State Department in 
his favor; reasons for not writing to President 
Taylor. A. L. S. 7 p. clayton. 



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1849 Burnley, A[lbert]T. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

July 22 Incapacity of President Taylor's Cabinet; " they 

must go out;" confidence in Crittenden and Tay- 
lor; tariff and internal improvements; contempt 
[for John Middleton Clayton]; establishment of 
the "Republic," and its apparent success; per- 
sonals. A. L. S. 7 p. 
1849 Crittenden. John Jordan. Frankfort, [Kentucky] To 

July 23 John Middleton Clayton. Complamt of James 

A[lfred] Pearce of ill treatment from the Cabmet; 
Maryland appomtments monopolized by Rev- 
erdy Johnson; need of concihation; recom- 
mends appointment of Charles H. Constable as 
charge to some South American country. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1849 Brown, Orlando. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden 

July 24 Interview with President Taylor; charge that 

Taylor was a mere voter in his Cabmet; his atti- 
tude toward the postmaster at St. Louis; suc- 
cess of the "Republic;" humorous remarks 
[about Robert Perkins Letcher]. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1849 Noe, Allen T. Canton, Kentucky. To Crittenden^ Rec- 

juLY 25 ommends appointment of [Chastian C ?] Cannon 

as midshipman in U. S. Navy; personals; has 
named his boy Robert Crittenden. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Aug 3 John Middleton Clayton. Recommends ap- 

pointment of Hunt Strother as Secretary of the 
Legation at Paris, but would consult [William 
C] Rives; [Robert Perkins] Letcher to go to 
Washington after State elections. A. L. S. 2 p. 

CLAYTON. 

1849 Wing, Freeman. La Mine, Missouri. To Elizabeth Ash- 

AuG. 4 ley, Louisville, Kentucky. Valuation of Mis- 

souri lands ; real estate matters. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Aug. 4 John Middleton Clayton. Approves appoint- 

ment of J. W. Spaldmg to a consulship. A. L. S. 

-. CLAYTON. 

1849 McNairy, Boyd. Nashville, Tennessee. To Crittenden. 

Aug 6 Recent election in Tennessee; local politics; 

well pleased with President Taylor's adminis- 
tration. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Aug. 15 John Middleton Clayton. Departure of [Robert 

Perkins] Letcher for Washington delayed by his 

desire to see President Taylor before he finally 

leaves for Mexico; awaits advice of Clayton. 

A. L. S. 3 p. CLAYTON. 

1849 Bell, Joshua. Stanford, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Aug. 22 Personals; legal business ; state politics. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1849 Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Washington, D. C. To 

Aug. 23 Crittenden. Approves of the idea that [Robert 

Perkins] Letcher must see President Taylor 
before leaving for Mexico; Letcher to make a 
treaty; the administration defies the scrutiny of 
Congress; the consul at Manchester recalled. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1849 Greene, William. Cincinnati, [Ohio]. To Crittenden. 

Aug. 29 Sends a copy of Judge Grimke's work "The 

Nature & Tendency of Free Institutions"; fears 

the results of October elections in Ohio. A. L. S. 

Ip. 

1849 Brown, Orlando. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Aug. 29 Smypathy for the death of wife of Robert [Henry 

Crittenden]; appointments in the Indian service; 
illness of President Taylor at Erie, Pennsylvania; 
treatment of recommendations by cabinet officers ; 
negotiations for removal of Florida Indians; 
personals. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Sept. 1 John Middleton Clayton. Suggests that [Robert 

Perkins] Letcher trade his mission to Mexico for 
the office of Post Master General; approves of 
removal of Consul at Manchester, England ; fears 
the people will kill President Taylor with kind- 
ness on his northern trip. A. L. S. 2 p. 

CLAYTON. 

1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Sept. 3 John Middleton Clayton. Recommends appoint- 

ment of John P. Gaines as Governor of Oregon; 
his political character and qualifications. A. L. S. 

2 p. CLAYTON. 

1849 Smith, Truman. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Sept. 10 Congressional elections in various states ; politics 

of the next House of Congress and work neces- 
sary by the Whigs. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1849 Brown, Orlando. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Sept. 14 Arrival of [Robert Perkins] Letcher and party 

in Washington; Letcher's impression upon the 
politicians; cabinet officers and President Tay- 
lor; personals. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Ewing, TQiomas]. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Recent visit from [Robert Perkins] Letcher and 
Orlando Brown; requests Crittenden to visit 
Washington; personals. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Kush, Benjamin. Philadelphia. To C[ornelius] Darragh, 
Statement of claim for back pay of late John 
Rush, U. S. Navy. Extract. 9 p. 

Mcllhany, F. M. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
His political career in Virginia; pecuniary 
affairs; desires recommendation for an office. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 
John Middleton Clayton. Approves of corre- 
spondence with the French Minister; United 
States should stand firm against France, the 
Minister must be dismissed ; favors war if France 
wants it; personal advice as to state affairs. 

A. L. S. 8 p. CLAYTON. 

1849 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Oct. 6 Jolm Middleton Clayton. Suggests that John 

Rowan be retained as charge at Naples; his 
character and qualifications. A. L. S. 2 p. 

CLAYTON. 

1849 Smith, Gustavus W. Boston, Mass. To George Washing- 

Oct. 11 ton Crawford. Gives sketch of services in U. S. 

Army as claim for promotion. Copy. 4 p. 

Mutilated. 
1849 Pendleton, John. Redwood, [Virginia]. To Crittenden. 

Oct. 12 Opinion of President Taylor's Cabinet ; charges 

John M[iddleton] Clayton with broken pledges; 

favoritism in appointment of [William Cabell] 

Rives to Paris; his own political career and 

pecuniary matters ; respect for President Taylor. 

A. L. S. 12 p. 

1849 Preston, William Ballard. [Washington, D. C] To 

Oct. 12 Reverdy Johnson. Submits claim of late John 

Rush for arrears of pay and requests opinion. 
Copy. 1 p. 



158 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1849 MacNeill, William Gibbs. Aklie, Virginia. To Critten- 

Nov. 1 Jen. Brief sketch of his services in U. S. Army; 

treatment by President Polk; desires appoint- 
ment for his son William E. Wyatt MacNeill as 
cadet to West Point. A. L. S. 6 p. 
1849 Smith, J[ohn] Speed. Castle Union, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Nov. 4 tenden. Humorous invitation for Crittenden to 

visit him. A. L. S. 2 p, 
1849 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Was[hington, D. C] To 

Nov. 8 Crittenden. Personals; John Middleton Clay- 

ton's apprehension of a war with France; effect 
of negotiations with France; explanation de- 
manded by France for dismissal of French 
Minister [Poussin]; U. S. Minister [William Ca- 
bell Rives] prohibited from the court of France; 
attitude of President Taylor. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Schaumburg, James W. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. 
His discharge from the U. S. Army and efforts 
to be reinstated. A. L. S. 6 p. 

Brown, Thomas D., and 3 others. Frankfort, Ken- 
tucky. To Thomas Ewing. Recommend H. M. 
McCarty for an appointment. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Moore, J. A. Mount Vernon, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Desires appointment for his son William T. 
Moore as Assistant Marshal to take the Census; 
personals and politics. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Young, B[ryan] R. Elizabethtown, Kentucky. To John 
Middleton Clayton. Recommends H. M. Mc- 
Carty for an office. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Jack, W. W. Bardstown, Kentucky. To Thomas Ewing. 
Recommends H. M. McCarty for appointment as 
Marshal of Kentucky; his political character. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Washington, [D. C] To 
Crittenden. Trouble in President Taylor's cabi- 
net; various charges alleged against [John 
Middleton] Clayton; desire of rest of members 
that Clayton leave the Cabinet; possibility of 
Crittenden succeeding him; Letcher's efforts. 
A. L. S. 6 p. Printed : Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; I, 348. 
1849 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Nov. 21 Crittenden. Less commotion in the political sea 



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at Washington; President's message is made up; 
political gossip. A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Cole- 
man, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; I, 352. 

Edwards, Fred. C. Louisville, Kentucky. To Thomas 
Ewing. Recommends appointment of H. M. 
]\IcCarty as marshal of Kentucky. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Williams, Sherod. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Thomas 
Ewing. Recommends appointment of H. M. 
McCarty as marslial of Kentucky, A. L. S. 1 p. 

Middleton, Henri F. Shelbyville, Kentucky. To Thomas 
Ewing. Recommends appointment of H. M. 
McCarty [as marshal of Kentucky]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Moore, J. A. Mount Vernon, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Recommends that the fine of John Rimel be re- 
duced; State politics. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Lane, John. Shelbyville, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 
Relative to persons recommended to take the 
State census. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Preston, W[illiam]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Thomas 
Ewing. Recommends appointment of H. M. 
McCarty as marshal of Kentucky. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Buchanan, James M. Baltimore, Maryland. To Critten- 
den. Does not desire to be Governor of Mary- 
land, because of pecuniary matters; personals. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Silver Spring, [Maryland]. To 
Crittenden. Suggests a remedy for the rushing 
of blood to the head; his own health and that of 
[John Cook] Rives; the slavery question at 
Washington; [John Caldwell] Calhoun and his 
"instruments" solicitous of breaking the Union. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1849 Morehead, C[harles] S[laughter]. Philadelphia. To Crit- 
Dec. 25 tenden. Disorganization in the House of Repre- 
sentatives ; election of [Howell] Cobb as Speaker ; 
sectional feeling; believes [William Henry] Sew- 
ard the cause of the difficulties ; praises President 
Taylor's message; complaint against the Cabi- 
net; Crittenden to succeed [John Middleton] 
Clayton upon dissolution of Cabinet. A. L. S. 
7 p. 

1850 Brown, Orlando. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Jan. 11 Effect of slavery on the election of [Howell Cobb] 



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160 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

Speaker of House of Representatives; confidence 
of President Taylor in his Cabinet; breach be- 
tween Brown and [Thomas] Ewing over Indian 
claims ; rumor that [Henry] Clay has a compromise 
scheme; intention of Congress on territorial 
bills; objection to [Robert Perkins] Letcher's 
hurried departure for Mexico; construction of 
Brown's annual report; objection to removal of 
John Lane as marshal of Kentucky. A. L. S. 
lip. 
1850 Crittenden, J[o]in] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Ja.v. 15 John ]\Iiddleton Claj^ton. Recommends tliat 

J[olm] J[ordan] Crittenden Bibb be appointed to 

a clerkship. A. L, S. 1 p. clayton. 

1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Jan. 18 Orlando Brown. If John I.,ane is removed as 

marshal of Kentucky, prefers appointment of 

John S. Speed; reasons for his preference. 

Copy. 2 p. 

1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Jan. 25 John Middleton Clayton. Administration has 

made a favorable impression on the public mind; 
difficulty with England about Nicaragua; rec- 
ommends George W. Barbour to succeed Ephraim 
George Squier at Nicaragua; appointment of 
B[radley] B. Meeker as Associate Judge of Minne- 
sota. A. L. S. 3 p. CLAYTON. 
1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentuck}'-]. To 

Jan. 25 Orlando Brown. Explains his preference to 

John S. Speed as marshal of Kentucky- believes 
continuance of John Lane in office will cause dis- 
content among the Whigs. Copy. 3 p. 
1850 Brown, Orlando. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Feb. 1 Brown's effort for retention of John Lane as mar- 

shal of Kentucky ; desires advice about appoint- 
ment of Indian agents; Congressional gossip 
about [Henry] Clay's compromise resolutions; 
personals. A. L. S. 8 p. 
1850 Marshall, William L. Baltimore, Maryland. To Critten- 

Feb. 2 den. Desire of G[eorge] W[ashington] Custis 

Lee to obtain a cadetship at West Point ; requests 
Crittenden's assistance. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1850 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico.] 

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PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 161 

Mexico; social conditions of the Mexicans; cost 
of provisions; desires leave of absence; wisdom 
acquired. A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 356. 

1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Feb. 10 Orlando Brown. Intention of C[harles] S[cottl 

Todd to remove to Minnesota; recommends as- 
sistance in securing federal appointment for him. 
Copy. 3 p. 

1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Feb. 18 John Middleton Clayton. Hopes for an agree- 

ment between United States and England rela- 
tive to Nicaragua; opposes admission of terri- 
tories under Wilmot Proviso; grieved at com- 
plaints against the administration; criticises in- 
difference of [Henry] Clay and [Daniel] Webster. 

A. L. S. 4 p. CLAYTON. 

1850 Crittenden, John Jordan. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 
Feb. 21 John Middleton Clayton. Recommends that 

T[od] Robinson receive a federal appointment 
in Texas. A. L. S. 2 p. clayton. 

1850 Barbour, G[eorge] W. [Frankfort, Kentucky.] To Crit- 
Feb. 22 tenden. Resigns his seat in the Senate of 

Kentucky to take effect March 4 ; necessitated by 
claims of a dependant family. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1850 L[etcher], R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico.] 
Mar. 4-7 To Crittenden. Introduces Walsh, his secre- 

tary ; various expenses ; sends antiquities ; inten- 
tion to save money; delay in receipt of letters- 
A. L. S. 6 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of 
Crittenden, Phila., 1871, 1. 357. 
1850 Marshall, H[umphrey]. Washington, [D. C] To Critten- 
^^^^- 10 den. Discontent of Congress toward President 

Taylor's cabinet; [John Middleton] Clayton and 
Thomas Ewing can not remain ; neessity of hav- 
ing Crittenden Secretary of State ; unsatisfactory 
course of the administration. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1850 Loughborough, P[reston] S. Louisville, [Kentucky.] To 
^Iar. 10 Crittenden. Gratitude for his appointment as a 

commissioner to amend the law [relative to civil 
and criminal proceedings]. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1850 Robinson, Tod. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 
^'^^^- 11 Gratitude for letters to Cabinet officers. A. L. S. 

Ip. 
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1850 Blunt, J. Albany, [New York.] To Crittenden. Ne- 

Mar. 11 cessity of a change in President Taylor's Cabinet ; 

lack of cooperation ; total disregard of political 
leaders in making appointments; influence of 
newspapers in New York city. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1860 Crittenden, J[olin] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Mar. 11 John Middleton Clayton. Recommends appoint- 

ment of Walter S. McNairy as Secretary U. S. 
Legation at St. Petersburg. A. L. S. 2 p. 

CLAYTON. 

1850 Johnson, M[adison] C. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Mar. 17 tenden. Accepts appointment as commissioner 

to amend the laws of pleading and practice of 

Kentucky and resigns office as Attorney General 

of the state. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1850 McNairy, Boyd. Nashville, Tennessee. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 19 Gratitude to Crittenden; sentiments of [Ephraim 

H.] Foster; possibility of meeting of the Southern 

Convention and evil that will grow out of it. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

1860 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky.] To 

Mar. 23 Albert T. Burnley. Wants a letter on the ''in- 

side operations" at Washington; [Edward] 
Watson desires appointment as attache to U. S. 
Minister at Paris. Copy. 2 p. 

1860 Todd, C[harles] S[cott]. Washmgton, [D. C] To [John 

Mar. 25 Middleton] Clayton. Claim for expenses while 

U. S. Mmister to Russia; detailed account of 
claims; opinions of diplomats; precedence; re- 
quests that the claim be not rejected. Copy. 9 p. 
1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Mar. 27 Orlando Brown. Annoyed by his own blunder 

relative to application for cadetship by Camp- 
bell. Copy. 2 p. 

1860 Barbour, G[eorge] W. Princeton, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Mar. 29 tenden. Would accept appointment as com- 

missioner to amend the Kentucky laws if A^acancy 
should occur; subscriptions to stock of the 
"Farmers' Bank." A. L. S. 4 p. 
1860 Morehead, C[harles] S[laughter]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Mar. 30 Crittenden. Possible settlement of the slavery 

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PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 163 

Taylor's cabinet; payment of Galphin claim to 
[George Washington] Cra^\^ord; death of [John 
Caldwell] Calhoun ; attitude of the South toward 
disunion and possible results; [Henry] Clay's 
attitude. A. L. S. 8 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 361. 
1850 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

^^^^- ^^ Hesitated to write because what he must say 

would be painful to Crittenden; will soon return 
to Kentucky and tell all he knows; Edward 
Watson made attache to U. S. Minister at Paris. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1860 Meter Ife, T[homas]. Forrest Retreat, Kentucky. To 

Mar. 31 Crittenden. His feeling toward the attitude of 

Crittenden in the apphcation of Campbell for 
cadetship at West Point. A. L. S. 3 p. 
[1850] Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Frankfort, Kentucky]. To 

[Mar. ?] George W. Crawford, [Washmgton, D. C] Rec- 

ommends a West Point appointment for the 
grandson [Campbell] of General [Thomas] Met- 
calfe. Copy. 1 p. 

1850 Rush, Richard. Philadelphia. To Reverdy Johnson. 

^^^^■^ Claim for back pay of late John Rush and 

opmion given by U. S. Attorney General in 

1815. Copy. 3 p. 

1850 Hooper, Henry N., Osmyn Brewster, and F. W. Lincoln, 

'^^^•^ Jr. Boston, Massachusetts. To Crittenden. 

Invitation to the Triennial Exhibition and Fair 

of Mechanical Industry and Skill. ''Copy" by 

Hooper. 2 p. 

1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

^^^- ^ Orlando Brown. Brown should accept mission 

to Vienna if offered; suggestions about the 
Federal attorneyship. Copy. 2 p. 
1850 Brown, Orlando. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

^^^- ^ Encloses copy of Crittenden's letter to George 

W[ashington] Cra\\'ford recommending a cadet- 
ship for Campbell; Brown's efforts to secure the 
appointment. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1850 Johnson, Reverdy. Washington, [D. C] To C[ornelius] 

^^^- ^ Darragh. Will dispose of claim for back pay of 

late John Rush as soon as convenient. Copy 
Ip. 



164 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1860 Wickliffe, C[harles] A[nderson]. Weekland, Kentucky. 

Apr. 5 To Crittenden. Appointment as commissioner 

to amend law of practice in Kentucky. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1850 Wright, Joseph A. Indianapolis, Indiana. To Critten- 

Apr. 5 den. -Invitation to attend a Union meeting of 

all parties at Indianapolis May 29. A. L. S. 

1 p. Endorsed: "Answered accepting invitation. 

J. J. C." 

1850 Crittenden, J[olin] J[ordan]. Franldort, Kentucky. To 

Apr. 6 John Middleton Clayton. Urges that [Robert 

Perkins] Letcher be granted leave of absence; 
Administration seems to have no supporters in 
Congress; basis of a settlement of the slavery 
question; favors the President's plan, but cir- 
cumstances may have changed. A. L. S. 3 p. 

CLA^iTON. 

1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Apr. 13 Orlando Brown. Circumstances of failure of 

Campbell to secure a cadetship at West Point; 
CaUfornia notions of George [Bibb Crittenden]; 
rumors of dissension in the Cabinet; the Galphin 
claim ; confidence in [George Washington] Craw- 
ford; feels that President Taylor will be a safe 
pilot through the political storm. Copy. 4 p. 

1850 Wing, F[reeman]. La Mine, Missouri. To Ehzabeth Ash- 

Apr. 14 ley, Louisville, Kentucky. Ileal estate matters; 

internal improvements. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1850 Brown, Orlando. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Apr. 19 Causes of failure of Campbell to receive cadetship 

to West Point ; lack of executive ability in Presi- 
dent Taylor's Cabinet; envy shown by [Henry] 
Clay and [Daniel] Webster; no one to espouse 
Taylor's cause in Congress or in newspapers; 
Taylor's intention to estabhsh a paper; will be 
no change in the Cabinet; confidence in [George 
Wasliington] Crawford as to the Galphin claim; 
Brown's intention to resign. A. L. S. 12 p. 

1850 Toombs, Robert. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 23 Act of the Administration to give Northern pat- 

ronage to [Wilham Henry] Seward and liis party; 
ill eflect of Seward's antislavery position upon 
the Whig party; pohcy of the Administration; 



PAPEES OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 165 

opinion of certain members of the Cabinet; the 
Galphin claim. A. L. S. 6 p. Printed: Cole- 
man, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 364. 
1850 Hawes, Il[ichard]. Paris, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

May 2 Sentiments against a change in President Tay- 

lor's Cabinet; advises Crittenden not to visit 
Washington; influence of [Henry] Clay on admin- 
istration; appointment of Hawes as visitor to 
West Point. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1850 Wing, r[reeman]. La Mine, Missouri. To Mrs. Ehzabeth 

May 5 Ashley, Louisville, Kentucky. Financial and 

real estate matters. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1850 Letcher, R[obert] P[erldns]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico]. To 

May 6 Crittenden. No discrepancy between his speech 

and private letters; asks that Mrs. Crittenden 
have her carriage refitted and sent to Letcher for 
speculation; personals. A.L.S. 4 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; I, 370. 
1850 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

May 8 Failure to secure harmony between the Adminis- 

tration and the "Repubhc;" his interview with 
President Taylor and Cabinet Officers; their in- 
tention to establish a newspaper; Burnley to buy 
out the"Repubfic" and defend the President. 
A. L. S. 7 p. 
1850 Brown, Orlando. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

. May 9 Movements of Robert [Henry Crittenden] ; nego- 

tiations of [Albert T.] Burnley to obtain control 
of the ''Repubhc;" Brown's intention to resign 
as Commissioner of Indian Affairs; troubled air 
of President Taylor; Brown's possible successor; 
debate on [Henry] Clay's bill in the Senate. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1850 Bright, Jesse D. Wasliington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

May 14 Invitation to call on liis family at Madison, In- 

diana, while en route to Indianapohs. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1850 Brown, Orlando. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

May 15 Purchase of the ' ' RepubUc ' ' by [Albert T.] Burn- 

ley; debate on [Henry] Clay's report and bill; 
the questionable result; Brown's possible suc- 
cessor; endeavors to secure an appointment in 
Cahfornia for Robert [Henry Crittenden]; social 
matters. A. L. S. 4 p. 



166 LIBEAKY OF CONGRESS 

1850 Burnley, Albert T. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

^Iay15 Control of the "Repubhc" gained by Burnley, 

and Allen A. Hall to be the editor; terms of the 
agreement; hopes for Crittenden's approval; 
fate of Compromise Bill doubtful; the Cabinet. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1850 Brown, Orlando. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

May 18 Personals; Crittenden's enemies in Wasliington; 

[John Middleton] Clayton's treatment of [Alex- 
ander C] BulKtt; [Thomas] Ritcliie "in agony" 
about the new Southern paper; doubt and specu- 
lation about national affairs. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1850 Hooper, Henry N. Boston, Massachusetts. To Critten- 

^^AY 22 Jen. Inclosing copy of invitation to deHver an 

address at the Triennial Exliibition and Fair of 
Mechanical Industry and Skill. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1850] Brown, Orlando. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

M^"^ 23 Resignation of office of Commissioner of Indian 

Affairs; [Henry] Clay retains his reputation, and 
has defied friends of President Taylor; Clay's 
plan versus that of Taylor for a compromise; 
Crittenden's speech to be made at Indianapolis. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Franlvfort, [Kentucky]. To 

May 25 Albert T. Burnley. Pleased at Burnley's con- 

trol of The ''Republic"; advice to secure peace 
and harmony; sympathy for Robert [Henry 
Crittenden] w^ho is unable to secure an appoint- 
ment in California; urges that Burnley become 
acquainted with [Richard] Hawes. Copy. 3 p. 

1850 Catron, J[ohn]. Washmgton, [D. C] To J. Thomas. 

June 1 Compromise Bill will pass the Senate, and event- 

ually the House; Thomas should go to Washing- 
ton and make acquamtances; bill for appoint- 
ment of a judge in California; knowledge of 
Spanish laws necessary; possibility of Thomas 
receiving the appointment. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1850 Corwin, Thomas. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

June 4 Cause of delay of Crittenden's son's confirmation 

by the Senate; the Compromise bill impracticable 

remedy for agitation; President Taylor's plan 

the only permanent cure. A. L. S. 2 p. 



PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 167 

1850 Burnley, AQbert] T. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

June 5 Lekves for Louisville to take his family to Wash- 

ington; has urged upon [John Middleton] Clayton 
that [George W.] Barbour should be appointed 
Judge of California; suggests that Robert [Henry 
Crittenden] be made clerk of the court. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1850 letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F Mexico ] 

ju..,E 6 To Crittenden. His nommation as Mmister to 

Mexico never acted upon by the Senate; uncon- 
cerned personally as to the result; has agreed 
upon terms for a treaty for a railroad across the 
Isthmus of Tehuantepec; cholera raging in 
Mexico; comments on affairs at Washhigton; 
personals. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1850 Metcalfe, Thomas. Indianapolis, Indiana. To Critten- 

june7 den. His courteous reception at Indianapolis; 

witnesses a trial for recovery of fugitive slaves; 
comments ; time of his departure. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1850 Crittenden. J[olm] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

June 22 John Middleton Clayton. Name and residence 

of George W. Barbour; urges that Barbour be 
given the Judgeship in California or an equivalent ; 
praises Clayton's attitude in t*he "Cuba affair." 

A. L. S. 2 p. CLAYTON. 

1850 Winthrop, Robert C[harles]. Washmgton, [D. C] To 

June 29 Crittenden. Invitation to speak at a fair held 

by the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Asso- 
ciation; promise of President Taylor's presence; 
desires a speech ''on the labor of the country." 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1850 Simmons, J. P. Weldon, North Carolina. To Crittenden 

July 1 Offers to put Crittenden's name at the head of 

the columns of the "Herald" as candidate for 
President. A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed: "^Ans'^ 
in substance that I was no candidate & did not 
wish to be. J. J. C." 
1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

July 5 [Albert T.] Burnley. Attitude Burnley must 

have toward President Taylor's Administration; 
personals; requests Burnley's continued corre- 
spondence. Copy. 3 p. 
1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

July 12 Joseph Taylor. Requests that remams of Gen- 

eral [Zachary] Taylor be buried at Frankfort; 



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sends resolutions of town council requesting 
same. A. L. S. 2 p. taylor. 

1850 Cross, Alexander. Valparaiso, [Chili.] To James Collier. 

July 17 Relative to contract for building an Iron Ware- 

house for U. S. Customs Service. L. S. 5 p. 
1850 Bibb, John B. Russellville, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

July 24 Crittenden's appointment as Attorney General 

in President Fillmore's Cabinet. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1850 Smith, J[ohn] Speed. Castle Union, [Kentucky]. To 

July 25 Crittenden. Sympathy upon the death of 

Chapman Coleman, Zachary Taylor, and others; 
Crittenden should accept office of Attorney 
General offered him; invites Crittenden's family 
to his house if the cholera appears in Frankfort. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1850 Hawes, R[ichard]. Paris, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

July 26 Urges Crittenden to accept office of U. S. Attor- 

ney General; slavery question gro\vn to great 
consequence ; Texas boundary with IMexico diffi- 
culty. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1 850 Todd, C[harles] S[cott]. St. Paul, Minnesota. To Critten- 

July 30 den. Sentunents on the death of Zachary Tay- 

lor; local politics; political influence of the Fur 
Co. ; appointment of Agents to treat with the 
Sioux Indians for their lands. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1850 Harris & Harrison. Columbus, Mississippi. To Robert 

Aug. 5 J[ohn] Walker. Desire of Otley to retain Walker 

as counsel; statement of the case; asks advice. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
[1850] Humphreys et al. Suit against Miller & Co. Memoran- 

AuG. 5. dum of authorities. 6 p. 

1850 Ward, R. J. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Aug. 5 Recommends Calhoun Benham for U. S. District 

Attorney of California. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1850 Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Aug. 8 Crittenden. Appointment of Crittenden as At- 

torney General will prevent contemplated schism; 
Clayton's labors as Secretary of wState; intention 
to retire to private life. L. S. 3 p. 
1850 Pindell, R[ichard]. Lexington, Kentucky. To Critten- 

AuG. 13 den. Hopes for revival of friendship between 

[Henry] Clay and Crittenden; requests appoint- 
ment of George Ross Harrison as a midshipman 
in the Navy. A. L. S. 2 p. 



PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 169 

1850 Queen, R[ichard] T. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

Aug. 18 Politics; desires an appomtment for himsell or 

for his son R. Plunkett Queen. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1850 Clayton, John Middleton. New Castle, Delaware. To 

Aug. 23 Edward Stanley. Application papers of T. D. 

Smyth for consulship in Lower California; atti- 
tude of the new Administration toward appoint- 
ments of late President Taylor. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1850 Helm, John L. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Sept. 7 Significance in the fate of Texas boundary bill ; 

confidence in Crittenden; personals. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1850 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico]. To 

Sept. 8 Crittenden. Gratification that Crittenden is m 

President Fillmore's cabinet; denounces recent 
criticisms of the Mexican Secretary of Foreign 
Affairs. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1850 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico]. To 

Sept. 15 Crittenden. Disappointed at being detained m 

Mexico; has instru(;tions to amend the treaty 
for railroad across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec ; 
Mexican view of the Treaty; claim of Annie 
Wright; personals; recent newspaper criticisms; 
respects to Cabinet oflficers. A. L. S. 8 p. 
1850 Swigert, P[hilip]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

Sept. 15 den. Solicits aid for securing contracts for en- 

graving U. S. Bonds. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1850 Peyton, Balie. Santiago, ChiH. To Crittenden. Grieved 

Sept. 25 at the death of Zachary Taylor; confidence m 

President Fillmore and his Cabinet; Peyton 
shamefully treated; personals. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1850 Love, James. Galveston, [Texas]. To Crittenden. Grati- 

Sept. 26 fied that Crittenden is in President Fillmore's 

cabinet ; policy of the Administration ; the Texas 
question ; military protection necessary in Texas. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1850 Gaines, John P. Oregon City, Oregon. To Crittenden. 

Sept. 29 Urges appointment of Jesse Applegate as Sur- 

veyor General of Oregon; recommends other ap- 
pointments; rights of Hudson's Bay and Puget 
Sound agricultural companies should be pur- 
chased; family aftairs; personals; approval of 
the new Cabinet. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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[1850] Ewing, T[homas]. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

[Sept.?] Remarks on fugitive slave law. Endorsed by 

S[amuel] F[inley] Vinton. A. L. S. Last page 
only. 
1850 Rush, Benjamin. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Encloses 

Oct. 1 papers relative to claim for back pay due the late 

John Rush, U. S. Navy. A. L. S. ^ 4 p. 
1850 Sedgwick, Theodore. New York. To Daniel Webster. 

Oct. 4 Trial and sentence of Cristobal Madan by a 

Spanish Militar}" Commission in Cuba; his in- 
nocence and property rights; appeal to Webster. 
Copy. 4 p. 
[1850] Madan, Cristobal. Conviction and sentence of Madan and 

[Oct. 4? J others for treason in Cuba. Copy. 4 p. 

[1850] Spain, Laws, Extracts. Copy. 2 p. 

[Oct. 4?] 

1850 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico.] To 

Oct. 20 Crittenden. Introduces Marks; result of attempt 

to make amendments to the proposed treaty with 
Mexico; feels that [Daniel] Webster is not satis- 
fied with the negotiations ; difficulties experienced 
in negotiating the treaty. A.L.S. 4 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Pliila., 1871, I, 383. 

1850 Letcher, R[obert]P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico.] To 

Nov. 12 Crittenden. Final disposition of the proposed 

treaty with Mexico ; opposition to amendments 

urged by [Daniel] Webster; general comment; 

Personals. Copy. 2 p. 

1850 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico.] To 

Nov. 13 Crittenden. Comment on treaty with Mexico ; his 

labors in the matter; belief that [Daniel] Webster 

censured him. A. L. S. 4 p. Mutilated. Also 

copy. 

1850 Poindexter, George. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Nov. 15 tenden. His suit in chancery in U. S. Circuit 

Court ; statement of the case. L . S. 6 p. 

1850 Grinnell, M[oses] H[icks]. New York. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 18 Gratified that Crittenden is again at the seat of 

government ; result of the election in New York ; 

politics. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1850 Breckinridge, Robert J[efferson]. Lexington, [Kentucky.] 

Nov. 23 To Crittenden. Asks assistance for his son 

Robert J., for a Cadet's Warrant at West Point; 



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PAPEES OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 171 

canvass for the nominations for gubernatorial 
election; political comment. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871;!, 384. 
Queen, R[icliard] T. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Desires to be recommended to Thomas Corwin 
for an appointment. A. L. vS. 1 p. 

Rush, Richard. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Grati- 
tude for letter criticizing his views on slavery. 
Copy. 1 p. 

Allison, Richard T. U. S. Store Ship Supply off San 
Francisco, California. To Crittenden. Oppos- 
ing the formation of a Navy Board. A. L. S, 
4 p. 

Chester, Thomas R. Jonesborough, Tennessee. To the 
Editors of the Nashville American. Ineffectual 
attempt to capture fugitive slave on account of 
Northern opposition to slavery. Newspaper 
clipping. 
1850 Barlow, W. B. To Crittenden. Introducing John Rudd, 

Dec. 26 of U. S. Navv. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Decision in cases of the U. S. 
Dec. vs. Turner's Heirs and Coxe et al. Printed. 2 p. 

1861 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico]. To 

Jan. 3 Crittenden. Introduces [Thomas] Mejia, who 

has a draft for portion of indemnity due Mexico ; 

Letcher intends to expose infamous undertaking 

in Mexico against tlie U. S. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1851 [Crittenden, John Jordan.] [Washington, D. C] To 
Jan. 6 President Millard Fillmore. Opinion opposing 

the right of U. S. marshals to employ counsel at 
public expense under the fugitive-slave law. 
Copy. 7 p. 

1851 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico]. To 

Jan. 12 Crittenden. Result of the Tehuantepec Treaty; 

Mexican opposition; personals. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1851 Smith, J[ohn] Speed. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Jan- 28 clen. Kentucky legislative matters; sinking 

fund; canvass for congressional nominations; 
political gossip. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1851 Whelpley, James D[avenport]. New York. To Critten- 

J^^- ^^ den. British policy toward public sentiment in 

American pi-ess; urges movement against Brit- 
ish aggressions. A. L. S. 3 p. 



172 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS 

1851 Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Buena Vista, Delaware. To 

Jan. 31 Crittenden. Desires appointment as commis- 

sioner, if French spoHation bill should pass; Dela- 
ware politics. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1851 Whelpley, James D[avenport]. New York. To Critten- 

Jan. 31 den. Incloses documents relating to subject 

matter of recent letter to Crittenden. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1851 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, D. C. To John 

Feb. 9 Mi<ldleton Clayton. Will attend to Clayton's 

wishes if French spoliation bill passes Congress; 
glad to have him in Washington; [Robert Per- 
kins] Letcher's return from Mexico ; invites Clay- 
ton to meet Letcher. A. L. S. 2 p. claytox. 
1851 Lord, Daniel. New York. To Crittenden. Personals; 

Feb. 21 comment on election of next U. S. Senator from 

New York. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1851 Post Office Department. Extracts from the Act making 

Mar. 3 appropriations for. 2 p. 

1851 Bates, George C. Detroit, [Michigan]. To Daniel Web- 

Mar. 12 ster. Asks for instructions as to testimony in 

fugitive-slave case. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1851 Bates, George C. Detroit, Michigan. To Daniel Webster. 

Mar. 12 Desires instructions relative to false telegraphic 

dispatches. Copy. 
1851 Metcalfe, Thomas. Forest Retreat, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Mar. 15 tenden. Irregularity in granting bounty claims 

at Washington; has not heard from one claim, 
and has sent in over seventy. A. L. S. 2 p. 
[1851] Tayloe, Julia M. Dickinson. [Washington, D. C] To 

Mar. 19 Crittenden. Invitation to meet [Hemy] Clay at 

dinner. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1851 Ewing, Thomas. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Mar. 25 Crittenden's opinion in the Florida cases. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 
1851 Smith, J[ohn] Speed. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Mai{. 28 tenden. Contract for making mailbags; per- 

sonals. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1851 Hunton, Logan. New Orleans, La. To Crittenden. Legal 

Mar. 30 business. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1851 Trabue, Charles C. Nashville, Tennessee. To Critten- 

^^^" 7 den. Enquires if certain persons served in com- 

pany of R[obert] F. Crittenden under Andrew 



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PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 173 

Jackson in campaign against Seminole Indians 
[in Florida]. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1851 Breckinridge, Robert J[efferson]. Lexington, Kentucky. 

Apr. 12 To Crittenden. Admits error in requesting ap- 

pointment for son as cadet to West Point; asks 
forgiveness. A. L. S. 1 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 385. 
1851 Smith, D. Howard. Georgetown, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Apk. 16 tenden. Sketch of services of Gustavus W, 

Smith in U. S. Army; injustice done Smith 
in rank and promotions. A. L. S. 6 p. Muti- 
lated. 

[Waller, A. B.] [Washington, D. C] To [Crittenden]. 
Copy of section of the Post Office appropriation 
act and requests explanations. A. L. 2 p. 

Waller, A. B. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 
Relative to Attorney General's opinion on in- 
crease of salaries of special agents for Post Office 
Department. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Clayton, P[hilip]. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 
Gives information concerning military service of 
certain persons during Andrew Jackson's cam- 
paign in Florida [against Seminole Indians]. 
L. S. 2 p. 

1851 Thomas, L[orenzo]. Washmgton, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Apr- 21 .Statement of service of Robert' [F.] Crittenden as 

ensign in 2d Rifle Regiment. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1851 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Apr- 21 Robert Jefferson Breckinridge. Explains his 

situation toward request of Breckinridge for ap- 
pointment of his son as cadet to West Point. 
A. D'ft. 5 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; I, 385. 
1851 Russell, Wilham H. St. Louis, Missouri. To Crittenden. 

^^^- 23 Leaves for Pacific coast ; expects to be assailed 

by Rutter; desu'es complete investigation. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1851 Toombs, Robert. Washington, Georgia. To Crittenden. 

^^^^- 2^ Opposition to a paper published at Athens, 

Georgia; its opposition to President Fillmore's 

administration; contract for publisliing U. S. 

laws; personals. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1851 Grainger, Wilham H. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crit- 

^^^- 2^ tenden. Appreciates Crittenden's kindness; does 



174 LIBEARY OF CONGRESS 

not desire to annoy anyone by asking favors. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1851 Fillmore, Millard. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Apf-- 30 Mormon settlement on Big Bear Island in Lake 

Michigan. Copy. 
1851 Breckenridge, Robert J[efferson]. Lexington, Kentucky. 

May 3 To Crittenden. Explains his position in asking 

an appointment for his son as cadet to West 
Point. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 387. 
1851 Finnell, John W. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

May 6 den. Asks if Crittenden will be a candidate for 

U. S. Senate; poUtical situation in Kentucky. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1851 Webster, Daniel. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

May 8 Receipt of hams cured under Mrs. [Ann Mary] 

Coleman's direction. Copy. 1 p. 

1851 New York and Erie Railroad. New York. To Critten- 

May 21 den. Resolution of Board of Directors that a 

free ticket be issued to President of United States 

and members of his cabinet. D. S. 1 p. 18 

signatures. 

1851 Thompson, W. Wilmington, North Carolina. ToCritten- 

May 22 den. Money of Indians of North Carohna and 

Western Cherokees. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1851 Monroe, James. New York. To Winfield Scott. AppU- 

May29 cation for a poUtical appointment; gratitude to 

[John Jordan] Crittenden; indorsed to Critten- 
den with approval, and signed " W. S." A. L. S. 
3 p. 
1851 Kendall, Amos. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

May 30 Rumor of an expedition of 6,000 men to leave 

New Orleans in June for Cuba. Copy. 1 p. 
1851. Marshall, H[umphrey]. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crit- 

May 31 tenden. His candidacy for reelection to Con- 

gress; opposition; pecuniary affairs. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1851 Marshall, II[umphrey]. Newcastle, Kentucky. To Crit- 

JuNE 16 tenden. Desires an appointment from President 

Fillmore; knowledge of Spanish language; con- 
fident of a majority in next congressional election; 
dislikes to withdraw from contest until sure of an 
appointment; Fillmore as a Presidential candi- 
date, A. L. S. 4 p. 



PAPEKS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 175 

1861 Monroe, James. New York. To Crittenden. Appoint- 

Ju\E 16 mentof naval officer at New York. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1851 Winthrop, Robert C[harles]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. 

June 25 To Crittenden. Degree of LL.D. to be conferred 

upon Crittenden by Harvard University; invita- 
tion to commencement exercises. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1851 McCarty, 11. Milburn. Paducah, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Sept. 2 den. Desires an appointment of minor impor- 

tance. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1851 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Norfolk, [Virginia]. ToCrit- 

Sept. 6 tenden. Departs for Mexico ; failure to have an 

interview with President Fillmore; endeavors to 
fulfill his mission; employment for Robert 
[Henry] Crittenden; personals. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 355. 
1851 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Sept. 6 Joseph Rogers Underwood. Has consented to 

become a candidate for U. S. Senate; does not 
desire to be a personal opponent of Underwood ; 
would consider it a public rather than a personal 
controversy. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Cole- 
man, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; II, 140. 
1851 [Crittenden, Maria K.] Funeral expenses of. Receipts. 

Sept. 8-11 6 A. D's. S. 

1851 Jenifer, D[aniel]. Port Tobacco, Maryland. To Critten- 

Sept. 11 den. Extends his heartfelt sympathy and con- 

dolence [on death of Maria K. Crittenden]. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1851 Whittlesey, Elisha. Washington, D. C. To Alexander 

Sept. 15 H[ugh] H[olmes] Stuart. Exhaustive opinion on 

legality of claim of Logan Hunton for fees in 
prosecuting Narcisso Lopez and others for their 
invasion of Cuba. A. L. S. 12 p. 
1851 May, William. U. S. S. F. Saranac, off Havana, Cuba. 

Sept. 16 To Frederick May. Summary of account of 

expedition of [Narcisso] Lopez against Cuba; 
death of the party among whom was [William L.] 
Crittenden. Extract by J. J. Crittenden. 3 p. 
1851 Brown, Orlando. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Sept. 18 Canvass for U. S. Senatorial election; probable 

opposition to Crittenden; personals. A. L. S. 
3 p. 



176 LIBEAEY OF CONGRESS 

1851 Temple, J. B. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Sept. 22 Extracts from correspondence with [Joseph 

Rogers] Underwood; his attitude and feelings 
toward Crittenden relative to contest for U. S. 
Senatorial election; general comment. A. L. S. 
3 p. Mutilated. 

1851 Crittenden, J[olin] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Sept. 28 Orlai do Bro^\^l. Opposition of Thomas Steph- 

enson to Crittenden's election to U. S. Senate; 
personals. Copy. 2 p. 
1851 Crittenden, J[olm] J[ordan]. Washington, D. C. To 

Oct. 4 John Middleton Clayton. Personals; does not 

desire appointment as Secretary of State; the 
Commission on French spoliations. A. L. S. 

1 p. CLAYTON 

1851 Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Buena Vista, Delaware. To 

Oct. 8 Crittenden. Urges appointment of Charles I. 

DuPont as Purser in U. S. Navy; brief account 

of the DuPont family; their politics. A. L. S. 

3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; II, 10. 

1851 [Crittenden, John Jordan]. [Washington, D. C] To 

Oct. 14 Calderon de Barca. Recent mob violence at Key 

West, Florida, upon Spanish subjects; their mode 
of procedure against the United States; certain 
claim of United States subjects against Spain 
for capture of their barque by privateers. Draft. 

4 p. 

1851 Morehead, CPiarles] S[laughter]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. 

Oct. 19 To Crittenden. Canvass for U. S. Senatorial elec- 

tion in Kentucky; Crittenden's opponents; legal 
business. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1851 Clay, H[enry]. Asliland, [Kentucky]. To Benjamin 

Oct. 20 Coates. Not " at liberty to sign address to legis- 

lature of Liberia " ; desirous that independence of 
Liberia be recognized. Copy. 1 p. 
1851 Metcalfe, Thomas. Carlisle, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Oct. 22 Efforts to sell the Blue Lick property to the U. S. 

Government for use as asylum for old soldiers; 
financial status of 0A\Tiers of the property ; failure 
of John B. Campbell to pass medical examina- 
tion [for entrance to West Point]. A, L.S. 3 p. 



PAPEKS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 177 

1851 Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Buena Vista, Delaware. To 

Oct. 27 Crittenden. Because of ill health James C. 

Douglass desires his order to sail for Pacific 
Ocean revoked; success of Crittenden as Acting 
Secretary of State; if [Daniell Webster resigns 
urges Crittenden to accept the office if tendered. 
A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; II, 12.' 

1851 Harvey, James E. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Possi- 

OcT. 28 ble resignation of Daniel Webster as Secretary of 

State and succession of Crittenden ; general appro- 
bation of his letter to the French Minister; dis- 
approval of Webster as Premier. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1851 Crittenden, J[ohn] -J[ordan]. Washington, D. C. To 

Oct. 29 John Middleton Clayton. Assistance in affair of 

[James C] Douglass ; comment on rumored resig- 
nation of [Daniel] Webster as Secretary of State. 

A. L. S. 3 p. CLAYTON 

1851 Hill, H. R. W. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Critten- 
Nov. 2 den. Appoints Crittenden his attorney to collect 

interest on enclosed assignment of J. Hamilton. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
1851 [Crittenden, John Jordan.] Washington, [D. C] To 
Nov. 2 [James E. Harvey]. His knowledge of article 

printed in "New York Daily Times" relative to 
negotiations with the French Minister. A. D'ft. 
2 p. 
1851 Harvey, James E. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Ex- 
Nov. 5 plains his attitude as to recent newspaper ar- 

ticles; refuses to give [Daniel] Webster credit 
for work of others; political situation in Penn- 
sylvania. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1851 Letcher, Il[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico]. To 
Nov. 20 Crittenden. Desire of Barron[ ?] to retain Crit- 

tenden in suit before U. S. Supreme Court ; doubt 
as to validity of claim of John Belden against 
United States; suggests investigation by Presi- 
dent Fillmore; Letcher is tired of the country 
and desires leave of absence; cause of bitter op- 
position to Tehuantepec Treaty. A. L. S. 11 p. 
1851 Peterson, Robert E. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. 
Nov. 25 Grieved at Crittenden's delicacy in accepting 

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178 LIBKAKY OF CONGRESS 

John Boiivier's "Institutes of American Law"; 
death of Bouvier. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1861 Brown, Orlando. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 
Dec. 3 den. Devotion of Thomas F. Marshall to Crit- 
tenden's interests in Senatorial contest; Critten- 
den's real friends ; urges that he answer no com- 
munications and leave it all to friends. A. L. S. 
4 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; II, 22. 

1851 Smith, J[ohn] Speed. Castle Union, [Kentucky]. To 

Dec. 8 Crittenden. Crittenden's Senatorial contest; op- 

position of the Democrats. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1851 [Crittenden, John Jordan.] Washington, [D. C] To 

Dec. 9 Winfield Scott. Explains his course in last 

Presidential campaign; allegations of Robert 
[Cumming] Schenck of Crittenden's influence 
over Scott. A. D'ft. 3 p. 
1851 Schenck, James Findlay. U. S. S. S. Ohio, New York. 

Dec. 11 To Crittenden. Encloses letter to be forwarded 

to A. O. Dayton. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1851 Schenck, James Findlay. U. S. S. S. Ohio, New York. 

Dec. 11 To A. O. Dayton, Washington, D. C. Claun for 

pay as Lieutenant Commander of U. S. Navy. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1851 Webster, Daniel. Washington, D. C. To R[obert] P[er- 

Dec. 23 kins] Letcher. IMust urge upon the Mexican 

government that serious consequences may result 
if Tehuantepec Treaty is not ratified; attitude 
of U. S. Congress and the people; reliance upon 
Letcher. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life 
of Crittenden, Phila., 1S71; II, 25. 

[1851?] Stanly, Edward. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

Nomination to fill vacancy in U. S. Supreme 
Court. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1861?] letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico]. To 
[Dec.?] Crittenden. Desires to "get away from Mexico;" 

political conditions in Mexico; impossible to 
have a treaty ratified by the Congress; people 
will take a war rather than agree to the Te- 
huantepec Treaty. A. L. vS. 3 p. 

1862 McCarty, H. M[ilburn]. Paducah, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
Jan.1 tenden. Appreciation of Crittenden's expres- 
sions of good will and friendship. A. L. S. 1 p. 



PAPEKS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 179 

1852 Russell, William H. Monterey, California. To Critten- 

jan. 1 den. His office of collector of the port unre- 

munerative; desires Judgeship for Southern 
District of California. A. L. S. 3 p. 
[1852] Corwin, Thomas. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

[Jan. 8] 111 health; Samuel Houston and candidates at an 

entertainment given to [Louis] Kossuth. A. L. S. 
2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; 11,38. 
1852 Anonymous. De Soto Parish, La. To Crittenden. Fears 

Jan. 20 the Government will be defrauded in setthng the 

Wilham Barr land claim. 1 p. 
[1852] Barr, Wilham, et al. Notes on land grant from the Span- 

[Jan. 20] ish Government. 1 p. 

1852 • Butterfield, J[ustin]. [Washington, D. C] To Solon Bor- 

Jan. 27 land. [Washington, D. C] Rulmg that a land 

patent can not issue to Charles P. Bertrand, 
because of his holding office as Receiver of Land 
Office. L. S. 2 p. 
1852 Butterfield, J[ustin]. [Washington, D. C] To Charles P. 

Jan. 27 Bertrand, Little Rock, Arkansas. The rules of 

the Interior Department forbid his receiving land 
patents. L. S. 2 p. 
1852 Borland, Solon. Washington, [D. C] To Charles P. Ber- 

Jan. 28 trand, Little Rock, Arkansas. Encloses letters 

of Justin Butterfield relative to land patents. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
1852 Wyse, Wilham A. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico]. To Robert 

Feb. 6 • Perkins Letcher. His claim against Mexican 

Government. L. S. 4 p. 
1852 Wyse, Wilham A. Account against the Mexican Govern- 

Feb. 6 ment. D. S. 1 p. 

1852 McNairy, Boyd. Nashville, Tennessee. To Crittenden. 

, Feb. 8 Pleased at Crittenden's oflfering an appointment 

to his son; loss of his own position; Whigs of 
Tennessee. L. S. 2 p, 
1852 Bertrand, Charles P. Little Rock, Arkansas. ToJ[ustin] 

Feb. 14 Butterfield. He has located, and improved his 

land, and gross injustice and pecuniary loss will 
result if patents are refused him. Copy. 4 p. 
1852 Bertrand, C[harles] P. Little Rock, [Arkansas]. To Crit- 

Feb. 16 tenden. Encloses papers relative to refusal of 

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to grant a land patent; reasons given; desires 
assistance. A. L. S. i p. 
1852 Rives, George W. Paris, Illinois. To Crittenden. De- 

I'EB. 23 sires a clerkship under the Administration; ill 

health; politics. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1852 Kennedy, J[olin] P[endleton]. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To 

Feb. 25 Crittenden. Recommends appointment of 

[Jonathan] Meredith as Judge of the U. S. Circuit 
Court; his quahfications and character. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1852 Meredith, J[onathan]. New York. To Crittenden. De- 

I'^EH. 25 sires to succeed Upton S. Heath as Judge of the 

U. S. Circuit Court. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1852 Hawes, R[ichard]. Paris, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Fej^- 26 State Wliig convention for Presidential nominee; 

majority for [Millard] Fillmore as President and 
Crittenden as Vice President; anti-Kossuth feel- 
ing in the State; Cassius [Marcellus] Clay's 
[Louis] Kossuth speech. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1852 Wintersmith, R. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 27 State Whig Convention; Crittenden's refusal to 

become Presidential candidate; nomination of 
Millard Fillmore; locals. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1852 Todd, C[harles] S[cott]. To Daniel Webster. Claim for 

Feb. 28 certain expenses while U. S. JMinister to Russia, 

precedence. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1852 Defrees, John D[ougherty]. Indianapolis, Indiana. To 

Feb. 28 Crittenden. Success of Whig state convention; 

nominate Wuifield Scott; quiet a'S to slavery; 

comment. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1852 Anonymous. To [Crittenden]. Proposed rebellion of the 

Mar. 1 Mormons; details of the plot. 4 p. 

1852 Crockett, J. B. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico.] To Crittenden. 

^Iar- 2 On liis way to California; difficulty between 

Buckingham Smith and [Robert Perkhis] 
Letcher; fears Smith will endeavor to embarrass 
Letcher. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1852 Winthrop, Robert C[harles]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To 

Mau. 3 Crittenden. Encloses copies of speeches which 

Crittenden should read. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1852 Tuthill, Louisa C. Princeton, [New Jersey]. To Crit- 

Mar. 11 tenden. Receipt of "Washington Birthday" 

pamphlet; general comment. A. L. S. 3 p. 



PAPEKS OF JOHN JOEDAN CRITTENDEN" 181 

Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 
Effect of Crittenden's Washington birthday 
oration; comment on next Presidential candi- 
date. A. L. S. 4 p. 

McDuflie, J. Thomas. Du Buque, Iowa. To Crittenden. 
Will leave "for the woods" [Minnesota]; Eugene 
[Crittenden] one of the party. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Neill, A. Sequin, Texas. To Crittenden. Removal of 
postmaster requested. A. L. S. 2 p. 

rillmore, Millard. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Desires opinion relative to President's riglit to 
pardon persons imprisoned for assisting slaves to 
escape. L. S. 2 p. 

Powell, L[azarus] W[hitehead]. Frankfort, Kentucky. 
To Crittenden. Fees due in suit of the Major 
Barbour against the Paul Jones. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Winthrop, Robert C[harles]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. 
To Crittenden. Personals; commg Presidential 
nomination. A. L. S. 5 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; II, 36. 

Barney, John. Washington, [D. C] To President [Mil- 
lard Fillmore]. Insolence and impertinence of 
M. [le comte de] Sarteges. Barney has reported 
him to liis Government. Copy. 3 p. 

letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico; [D. F., Mexico] To 
Crittenden. Desires to be recalled ; doubt as to a 
satisfactory treaty ; certain claims against United 
States; a contingent fee for Crittenden. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1852 Davis, Charles Augustus. New York. To Crittenden. 

June 8 General discussion of canvass for Presidential 

nomination. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1852 Underwood, J[oseph] R[ogers]. Washmgton, [D. C] To 

June 19 Crittenden. Division in Whig party may result 

in nomination of Crittenden for President; ap- 
probation of [Henry] Clay. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Pliila., 
1871; II, 37. 

1852 Brea, Ameal. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. His 

June 22 imprisonment; ill health; petition to be par- 

doned. A. L. S. 4 p. 

[1852] Parmalee, T[heodore] N. Buffalo, New York. To Crit- 

JuLY 6 tenden. [Winfield] Scott's presence at anniver- 



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sary of battle of Lundy's Lane would be im- 
politic. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1852 Adams, Benjamin A. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To [Albert 

July 9 T. Burnley]. Encloses invitation to [John Jor- 

dan] Crittenden to deliver an eulogy on the Life 
of [Henry] Clay, at Louisville. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Walden et al. vs. Proctor et al. Opinion of the Circuit 

July 12 Court of the 8th Kentucky District. Copy. 

118 p. 
1852 Brown, Orlando. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

JuLY 22 den. Reasons why Crittenden should be ap- 

pointed to fill vacancy on U. S. Supreme Bench; 
his right to the appointment. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1852 Adams, Benjamin A. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

JuLY 31 tenden. Personal gratification that Crittenden 

will deliver eulogy on life of [Henry] Clay; apol- 
ogy for Adams's injustice to Crittenden. A, L. S. 
3 p. 
1852 Adams, Benjamin A. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

JuLY 31 tenden. September 29 is the day appomted for 

Crittenden's eulogy on life of [Henry] Clay. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1852 Coleman, Ami Mary. [Frankfort, Kentucky.] To Crit- 

JuLY 31 tenden. Family matters. A. L. S. 2 p. 

[1852] Barston, H. F. [Washmgton, D. C. ?] To Crittenden. 

[July ?] Appreciation of Crittenden's treatment of him. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 
1852 lewis, Charles D. New York. To Hamilton Fish. Claim 

A^uG. 30 for pay as Deputy Inspector of Revenue; cir- 

cumstances of Ms appointment; revenues col- 
lected. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1852 Fish, Hamilton. New York. To Crittenden. Claim of 

Sept. 17 [Charles D.] Lewis [for pay as Deputy Inspector 

of Revenues]. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1852 Toombs, R[obert]. Washington, Georgia. To Critten- 

OcT. 9 den. Claim of Genl. Watson; politics dull in 

Georgia; [Winfield] Scott can not carry the state. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1852 Todd, C[harles] S[cott]. Shelbyville, Kentucky. To [Crit- 

OcT. 14 tenden]. Claim for expenses while U. S. IVIinister 

to Russia. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1852 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Oct. 28 Ann Mary Coleman. Personals relative to Crit- 

tenden Coleman. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1852 Train, George Francis. Boston, Massachusetts. To Crit- 

Nov. 16 tenden. Introduces Samuel F. Train who de- 

sires pursership in the U. S. Navy; personals. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
[1852?] Fillmore, Millard. Wasliington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
[Nov. ?J Encloses portion of message to be rewritten. 

Copy. 1 p. 
[1852] Toombs, R[obert]. Roanoke Plantation, Georgia. To 

Dec. 5 Crittenden. Outcome of Presidential election; 

Legal matters; [Franklin Pierce followers were] 
a dirty set of gamesters; Gen. [Winfield] Scott's 
supporters were canting hypocrites; prefers 
preservation of the Union even if by the de- 
struction of the Whig party. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1852 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frank[fort, Kentucky]. To 
Dec. 18 Crittenden. Sincerity of [Landaff] Watson An- 
drews in recent Senatorial election; social life in 
Kentucky; recent Presidential election. A. L. S. 
7 p. 

1853 Powell, L[evin] M[yne]. Washington, [D. C] To [Rob- 
Jax. 15 ert] Toombs. Condition of horses for sale by 

estate of late [Charles W.] Morgan. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1853 Toombs, R[obert]. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

Jan. 16 Arrangements with Mrs. [Charles W.] Morgan. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 

1853 Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Buena Vista, Delaware. To 

Jan. 24 Crittenden. The Bulwer-Clayton Treaty and 

Lewis Cass; praise for Crittenden. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1853 Letcher, R[obert] P[erldns]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Jan. 25 Crittenden. Social hfe; joke on Orlando Brown; 

urges Crittenden not to accept ofTice under Presi- 
dent Pierce. A. L. S. 4 p. 
[1853] Wilkins, Wilham. Homewood. To Crittenden. Per- 
Jan. sonals; marriage of Crittenden. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1853 Buchanan, James. Wheatland, [Pennsylvania]. To Crit- 

Feb. 2 tenden. Desire to remain in private life; Crit- 

tenden's marriage. Copy. 1 p. 

1853 Hite & Small. Bill to Crittenden for carpet. 1 p. 

May 30 

1853 Hite, W. C. Louisville, Kentucky. Receipt to Critten- 

JuLY 5 den in settlement of account. A. D. S. 1 p. 



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Johnson, M[adison] C. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
tenden. Suggests successor of late John Mc- 
Kinley of U. S. Supreme Court. A. L. S. 1 p. 

McFarland, Jolin S. Owensboro, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
tenden. Canvass for state and U. S. Senatorial 
election. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Tucker, Beverly. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Appreciation for Crittenden's kindness; news- 
paper articles on Free-soil party. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Smith, J[ohn] Speed. Castle Union, [Kentucky]. To 
Crittenden. Senatorial election ; letter of [James] 
Guthrie; state politics. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Indianapolis, Indiana. To 
Elizabeth Crittenden. Court matters; Ole Bull. 
Copy. 1 p. 

Scott, Winfield. New York. To Crittenden. Apphca- 
cation of JVIajor Alexander; Scott's bill before 
Congress; asks aid. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Smith, G[ustavus] W[oodson]. West Point, New York. 
To Crittenden. Applicant for commission as 
field officer; desires assistance. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Benton, Thomas II[art]. To Crittenden. Receipt of 
statements from Crittenden and [John Middleton] 
Clayton; country to be convulsed and Henry 
Clay's labor buried with him. Copy. 1 p. 

N[icholas], S[amuel] S[mith]. [Louisville, Kentucky.] 
To Crittenden. Rumor of repeal of JMissouri 
Compromise in the Nebraska biU; the South 
wants quiet on the slavery question. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1854 Dixon, Archibald. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Feb. 7 Organization of Nebraska and Kansas, with 

repeal of Missouri Compromise; Crittenden as 
Presidential candidate; warns him not to com- 
mit himself in speeches. A. L. S. 2 p. Print- 
ed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1878; 
II, 101. 
1854 Grinnell, M[oses] H[icks]. New York. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 22 Gratified with Crittenden's stand on the Ne- 

braska Bill. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; II, 101. 
[1854] Grinnell, Moses H[icks]. New York. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 23 Approves course taken toward Nebraska bill; 

names others who concur. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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Johnson, J[ames] L. Owensboro, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
tenden. Requests letter of introduction for 
Dr. Howard who leaves for New Orleans, Louis- 
iana. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Morris, Marcella. Richmond, rV-^irginia]. To Crittenden. 
Death of her husband; employment of children; 
desires pecuniary aid. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Cabell, E[dward] C[arrington]. Washington, [D. C] To 
Crittenden. Urges Crittenden not to commit 
himself on the Nebraska Bill. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 
Presley Ewing, Washington, D. C. Question of 
admission and slavery should be left to the states 
as substitute for Missouri Compromise; South 
should not disregard the compromise. A. L. S. 

1 p. Endorsed "Reply by telegraph to Mr. 
Swing's telegraphic despatch." Printed: Cole- 
man, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; II, 103. 

1854 Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Silver Spring, [Maryland]. 

^Iar. 7 To Crittenden. Sends Maryland memorial for 

the opinion of the Kentucky legislature; negro 
phrensy. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1854 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Mar. 7 Archibald Dixon. Has no aspirations to be 

Presidential candidate; opinion on questions 
arising from the Nebraska bill. A. L. S. 
Marked "Copy." 6 p. Also Copy. 6 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; II, 102. 
1854 Corwin, Thomas. Lebanon, [Ohio]. To Crittenden. Ne- 

Mar. 10 braska bill and Missouri Compromise; wants to 

know Crittenden's position toward Presidency. 
A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; II, 104. 
1854 Johnston, J. C. [Louisville, Kentucky.] To Crittenden. 

^Iar. 12 Visit of Millard Fillmore to Kentucky and his 

reception. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1854 Johnston, J. C. and 2 others. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To 

Mar. 12 Crittenden. Desire to know if Millard Fillmore 

will accept a public dinner in his honor. A. L. S. 

2 p. 

1854 Ward, Matthew F. Elizabethtown, [Kentucky]. To 

Mar. 17 Crittenden. Accepts Crittenden's offer to defend 

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1854 Ward, R[obert] J. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

IVIar. 18 den. Acceptance of Crittenden's offer to defend 

Matthew F. Ward. A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Pliila., 1871 ; II, 105. 
1854 Scott, W[infield]. New York. To Crittenden. Ken- 

Mar. 21 tucky Legislature's resolution to Congress recom- 

mending rank of lieutenant general for Scott; 
public sentiment; personals. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Pliila., 
1871; II, 105. 
1854 Smith, Persifor F[razer]. Corpus Christi, Texas. To 

Mar. 21 Lorenzo Thomas. Recommends leave of ab- 

sence be granted Major G[eorge] B[ibb] Crit- 
tenden and Lieut. Jerome [Napoleon] Bonaparte- 
Copy. 2 p. 
1854 Scott, W[infield]. New York. To Crittenden. Leave of 

Mar. 28 absence for Major [George Bibb] Crittenden; bill 

in New York legislature recommending advanced 
rank for Scott. A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: Cole- 
man, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; II, 117. 
1854 Ward, Matthew F. ElizabethtoWTi, [Kentucky]. To 

Apr. 1 Crittenden. Wishes to know if he may publish 

the fact that he will be defended by Crittenden. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1854 Scott, Winfield. New York. To Crittenden. Leave re- 

Apr. 3 quested by Major [George Bibb] Crittenden and 

Lieut. [Jerome Napdleon] Bonaparte; little hope 
of advancement in rank of Scott; political 
gossip. Copy. 4 p. Prmted: Coleman, Life 
of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; II, 106. 
1854 Sanders, George N. London, [England]. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 7 His confirmation by U. S. Senate as Consul at 

London; income of the office; the Greek move- 
ment; personals. A. L. S. 4 p. 
[1854] Ward, Matthew F. Elizabethtown, [Kentucky]. To 

Apr. 10 Crittenden. Requests Crittenden's presence a 

few days before Ward's trial; gratitude and con- 
fidence. A. L. S. 1 p. 
[1854] [Crittenden, John Jordan.] Memorandum relative to 

[Apr. 27] argument of [Sylvester] Harris in trial of Matthew 

F. Ward. A. *D. 1 p. 
1854 Griffith, Isaac S. et al. vs. Bogart et al. Opinion in the 

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,18541 Ward, Robert J., Jr. Testimony given at trial of Mathew 

[Apr.] F. Ward. 5. p. 

ri«54l Ward, Matt[hew] F. Memorandum of testimony taken 
^tApt] at his trial for kilUng [William H. G. Butler]. 

1854 Griffith ef ak' vs. Bogart et al. Urnted States " 

rAP.l Court, St. Louis, Missouri. Action m ejectment. 

^ ^ Op^ni;n of Judge [Robert W.] Wells. 11 p. 

1854 Corwine, R[ichard] M. Cincinnati, [O^-^l; Jo Critten 

Mrv22 den. Article in the Cmcmnati Gaze^e de 

fending Crittenden for being counsel for Mat- 
thew F.Ward; heartily approves Crittenden s 
action. A. L. S. 2 p. , m 

i«.4 [Crittenden. John Jordan.] Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

' mI- 29 ^ Anderson. Reasons for his voluntary offer o 

act as counsel for Matthew F. Ward. A. L. 
First 4 p. only. . 

1854 Crittenden, A[lexander] P. San Francisco, [Cahforma] 

ul.29 To Crittenden. Crittenden to act as counsel 

in land suits appealed to U. ^ Supreme Court 
from Cahf ornia ; position of S. W. Inge. A. b. b. 

1854 Drake. jlnJ. New York. To Crittenden. Acknowl- 

JuNEi edges a favor. A. L. S. ^ P" 

[Crittenden, John Jordan.] Frankfort', [Kentucky]. To 
Anderson. His right and duty by profession to 
act as counsel for Matt[liew] F. Ward; circum- 
stances of the case. A. D'ft. 6 p. 
18-54 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Blue Lick [Kentucky]. To 

July 14 Elizabeth Crittenden. Personals. A. L. b. 2 p. 

1854 Stephens. Joseph L. Boonville, Missouri^ m' ^"TsKte 

AUG. 25 Invitation to speak at fair of the Missouri State 

Agriculture Society. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1854 Hunton. Logan. Danville, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden 

SKPT- Necessity of a Whig leader in Congress; suggests 

that Crittenden advise the Party on the slavery 
question. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1854 Toombs. R[obert]. Washington, Georgia To Cntte^^^^^^ 

ol 13 Encloses invitation to speak at fair of the Georgia 

Agricultural Society. A. L. S. 1 P- 
1854 Carneal. Thomas D[avis]. Cincinnati, [Ohio]. To Crif 

OcT 25 tenden. False rumor of loss of money by Car- 

neal's son Louis on a bet that [George H. ?] 



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Pendleton would be elected ; personals. A. L. S. 
1 p. 

Scott, Winfield. New York. To Crittenden. Condo- 
lence on death of J. J. Crittenden, Jr.; delight in 
New York election; is done vnth politics except 
for the preservation of the Union. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Benson, J. S[eth]. Cincinnati, [Ohio]. To Crittenden, 
Asks advise about a legal career for liimself. 
giving data relative to liis preparation. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

Pintard, John M. Rodney, Mississippi. To Crittenden. 
Inquiry about case before the U. S. Supreme 
Court. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Thrasher, J. B. Port Gibson, Mssissippi. To Crittenden. 
Desires to retain Crittenden as counsel before 
the U. S. Supreme Court; legal matters. A. L. S. 
3 p. 
[1854?] Jenefer, D[aniel]. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Critten- 
den. Crittenden's and [James G.] Birney's 
abuse; may abuse Jenefer as much as they like. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

Wing, Charles F. Greenville, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Wing's services in U. S. Army in 1812-13; ex- 
penditures; claim for bounty land. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 
Crittenden. Publication of Crittenden's letter 
to members of the Kentucky Bar; gossip and 
personals. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Thrasher, J. B. Port Gibson, Mississippi. To Crittenden. 
Payment of fees; incloses briefs. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Ghana, et al. vs. United States. Confirmation of land 
claims by Board of Commissioners of California. 
Copy. 3 p. With map, 1 p., and printed-form 
filled-in certificate, 1 p., by John C. Hays, Sur- 
veyor Gen'l of Cal. Seal attached. 
1855 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkms]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Jan. 25 Crittenden. Personals; Know-nothings on the 

increase; possible candidates for Governor; gos- 
sip. A, L. S. 4 p. 
1855 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Jan. 29 Crittenden. Local matters; growth of Know- 

nothing party not so great; gossip. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1855 [Letcher, Robert Perkins.] Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Feb. 25 Crittenden. Progress of his suit in tlie courts; 

actions of tlie Know-nothings. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1855 Ward, Il[obert] J. New Orleans, Louisiana. To Critten- 

Mar. 27 den. Sends a gift as a token of friendship and 

gratitude. A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; II, 110. 
1855 Wing, Freeman. La IVfine, Missouri. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 21 Receipts from sale of real estate. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1855 Blair, M[ontgomery]. Washington, D. C. To Critten- 

Apr. 24 den. Forwards a draft received from California. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 
[1855] Ward, Matt[hew] F. Cannelton, Indiana. To Critten- 

MayI den. Gratitude to Crittenden; asks aid in vm- 

dicating himself before the public; is on his way 
to Helena, Arkansas. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1855 Weir, James. Owensborough, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

]VIay 4 den. Transfer of certain stock to the estate of 

Robert Triplett. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1865 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

May 5 Robert J. Ward. Receipt of silver plate; holds 

it as token of friendship and a testunony of 
loyalty. A. D'ft S. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; II, 111. 
1855 Blair, M[ontgomery]. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

May 7 Fee in [John Charles] Fremont case. A. L. S. 

Ip. 
1855 Kennedy, Jos[eph] C[amp] G[riffith]. Washington, [D. C] 

May 8 To Crittenden. Land warrant will be issued to 

Crittenden ; hopes Crittenden will be Presidential 
nominee; probable defeat of [Henry Alexander] 
Wise in Virginia; trouble in President Pierce's 
cabinet over Kansas question. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1855 Newby, John L. Wheeling, [Virginia]. To Crittenden. 

May 12 Statistics showing probable majority for Ameri- 

can party in Virginia's next election. A. L. S. 
2p. "^ 
1855 Amsden, J. Versailles, Kentucky. To Crittenden. En- 

May14 closes account against E[ugene] W.Crittenden. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 
1855 Blair, M[ontgomery]. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

May 18 Payment of fee due Crittenden as counsel for 

[John Charles] Fremont. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1855 Blair, M[ontgomery]. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

^Iay 28 Encloses draft on John Cook. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1855] Burnley, A[lbert] T. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. De- 

[JuNE 2] sires copy of Crittenden's letter to [Archibald] 

Dixon [of Mar. 7, 1854]; IMissouri Compromise; 

fugitive slaves ; necessity of a party compromise. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 

Blair, M[ontgomery]. Washington, D. C. To Crit- 
tenden. Balance of fee due Crittenden; desire of 
[John Charles] Fremont to have report of Crit- 
tenden's argument. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Burnley, A[lbert] T. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. The 
[Know-nothing] convention at Philadelphia; 
their platform; personal ambition of delegates; 
praise for Kentucky delegation. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Sample I's. United States. In the United States District 
Court for Northern California. Decree con- 
firming claim of petitioner to land. Copy. 3 p. 

Boyd, James R. & Son. Account against the U. S. 
receipted to Lieut. E[ugene] W[ilkinson] Crit- 
tenden. Copy. 1 p. 

Virginia American Party. Lynchburg, Virginia. To 
Crittenden. Invitation to convention at L3^nch- 
burg. L. S. by a committee of 12. 

Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Account against the 
U. S. receipted to Lieut. E[ugene] W[ilkinson] 
Crittenden. Copy. 1 p. 

Elder, John. Account against the U. S. receipted to 
Lieut. E[ugene] W[ilkinson] Crittenden. Copy. 
Ip. 

Reynolds, J[ames] N. New York. To Crittenden. Doubts 
whether or not Crittenden should attend the 
American Convention in New York; conmient 
on Presidential canvass. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Armstrong, William AI. Staunton, Virginia. To G[ar- 
rett] J[esse] Pendergrast. Retirement of Arm- 
strong; desires to know circumstances. Copy. 
Ip. 

Pendergrast, G[arrett] J[esse]. Warrenton, Virginia. To 
William M. Armstrong. Refers Armstrong to 
Navy Department for information; broken 
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1855 Armstrong, William M. Staunton, Virginia. To G[arrett] 

Oct. 15 J[esse] Pendergrast. His feelings and result of 

retirement from U. S. Navy; has been unjustly 
treated. Copy. 3 p. 
1855 Armstrong, William M. Staunton, Virginia. ToG[arrett] 

Oct. 22 J[esse] Pendergrast. Comment on recent pro- 

motions and retirements in the U. S. Navy; 
criticises navy board. Copy. 4 p. 
1855 Klopfer, H[enry] A. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

Oct. 26 Sends package of private letters found in U. S. 

Attorney General's Office. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1855 Wilson, John S. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 3 Bill for charges paid on transportation of bust. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 
1855 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Nov. 30 Crittenden. Detailed account of the Louisville 

mass meeting; various speakers; local matters. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1855 Armstrong, William M. Norfolk, [Virginia]. To J[ames] 

Dec. 3 M[urray] Mason and Il[obert] M[ercer] T[alia- 

ferro] Hunter. Relationship between members 
of Navy board; recent retirements and promo- 
tions. Copy. 4 p. 
1855 Armstrong, William M. Norfolk, [Virginia]. To C[or- 

Dec. 4 nelius] K[inchiloe] Stribling. Feels that he has 

been wronged by the navy board; partiality in 
promotions and retirements. Copy. 4 p. 
1855 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, Ky. To Critten- 

Dec. 13 den. Difficulty in Kentucky House of Repre- 

sentatives in electing speaker; opposes leader- 
ship of H[umphrey] Marshall ; political activity 
of Philip Swigert in Kentucky; locals. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1855 Eussell, William H. Harrison ville, Missouri. To Crit- 

Dec. 18 tenden. Favors Crittenden as Presidential can- 

didate; chances of election. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1855 Sands, B[enjamin] F[ranklin]. Washington, D. C. To 

Dec. 19 Charles Morris. Invention for examining bot- 

tom of the sea. Copy. 1 p. 
1855 Bache, A[lexander] D[allas]. [Washington, D. C] 

Dec. 20 To James Guthrie. Invention of B[enjamin] 

F[ranklin] Sands for examining bottom of the 
sea; its advantages. Copy. 1 p. 



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1855 Park, G. J. Leavenworth, Kansas. To Crittenden and 

I^Ec. 20 John B. Thompson. Mob violence at recent 

election; aid refused by U. S. troops; expects 
aid from Congress; although a slaveholder op- 
poses the principle; denounces the governor's 
''address to the people." A. L. S. 3 p. 
1865 Armstrong, William M. Norfolk, [Virginia]. To Crit- 

Dec. 21 tenden. Has been unjustly retired from U. S. 

Navy, asks aid. A. L S. 1 p. 
1855 Ballanger, Frank. Mississippi Eapids, Iowa. To Crit- 

I^Ec. 24 tenden. Peaceful family life; fears repeal of 

Missouri Compromise. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1855 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Dec. 24 tenden. Trouble in electing speaker of Kentucky 

House of Representatives; suggests a plan of 
compromise; Kentucky politics; local matters; 
personals. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1855 Washington, G. P. [Washington, D. C] To B[enjamm] 

Dec. 24 F[ranklin] Sands. Order for delivery of speci- 

men tubes. Copy. 1 p. 
1855 Sessions vs. Pintard. Brief for defendant by Critten- 

Dec. 24 den. Printed copy. 1 p. 

1865 Jenkins, Thornton A. Washmgton, [D. C] To B[enja- 

Dec. 25 min] F[ranklin] Sands. Recommendation of the 

specimen tube. Copy. 1 p. 
1855 Morris, C[harles]. [Washington, D. C] To John Len- 

Dec. 25 thall. Recommends use of specimen tubes in- 

vented by [Benjamin Franklin] Sands. Copy. 
Ip. 
1855 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkms]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Dec. 27 Crittenden. Canvass for Presidential nominee; 

political gossip; personals. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1855 Bache, A[lexander] D[allas]. [Washington, D. C] To 
Dec. 27 B[enjamin] F[ranklin] Sands. Recommends his 

specimen tubes in coast survey work. Copy. 
Ip. 

1856 Griffith et al vs. Bogert et al. In the Supreme Court of 
Dec. United States. Brief. 25 p. and copv of deed. 

4 p. 
1855 Culberson, William B., vs. the owners of the steamer 

Dec. Southern Bell. Opinion of the Supreme Court 

of the U. S. Printed. 4 p. 
[1855?] Kansas: Laws. Resolutions in U. S. Senate and House 

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[1855] Einggold, Cadwalader. Report of cruise to the Orient 
for scientific purposes. Incomplete, p. 4-79. 
[1855?] Kentucky, 3d Congressional District. List of " 1st Class 
Citizens/' giving post-office address, with occa- 
sional remarks. 24 p. 
1856 Winthrop, R[obert] C[harles]. Boston, JVIassachusetts. 
J^N- 4 To Crittenden. Introduces Charles G[reeley] 

Loring; his character and qualifications. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1856 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Frankfort, [Kentucky.] ToCritten- 
Jan. 7 den. Crittenden's pretensions for Presidential 

nomination growing in favor; urges pubhcation 
of his letter to [Archibald] Dixon on Nebraska 
question; Crittenden should come out as leader 
of American party in Congress; sentiments of 
[George Denison] Prentice. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Griffith's heirs vs. Bogert et al. Brief and argument for 
appellants before U. S. Supreme Court. D'ft. 
20 p. 
Philadelphia, Board of Trade. Resolutions approving 
use of specimen tube invented b} B[enjamin] 
F[ranklin] Sands. Copy. 1 p. 
Philadelphia, Board of Underwriters. Resolutions to 
Congress approving use of specimen tubes in- 
vented by B[enjamin] F[ranklin] Sands. Copy. 
1 p. 
Wilson, A. L. Natchez, [Mississippi.] To Crittenden. 
Desires to retain Crittenden as counsel in U. S. 
Supreme Court for defendants in case of Culbert- 
son vs. owners of the Steamer Southern Belle. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
1856 Davis, Garrett. Paris, [Kentucky.] To Albert T. Burn- 
Jan. 27 ley. Davis's position toward [John Jordan] Crit- 

tenden; pohtical activity of Humphrey IVTar- 
shall; Davis's ambition for Presidential nomina- 
tion; opposed to George Law. Copy. 4 p. 
1856 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Frankfort, [Kentucky.] ToCritten- 
Jan. 28 den. Know-nothing Convention at Frankfort; 

aspirations of [Garrett] Davis and his eventual 
defeat; position taken by Crittenden's friends; 
bitter contest expected at election; delegates 
elected to national convention. A. L. S. 16 p. 
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[1856] Fremont, [John Charles] vs United States. Statement of 

[Jan.] the case. A. D. S. by Crittenden. 5 p. 

[1856] Fremont, John C[harles] vs. United States.- Brief. 78 p. 

[Jan.] 

1856 Fall, P. S. Frankfort, [Kentucky.] To Crittenden. Re- 

Feb. 1 ceipt of [President's] message; pohtical com- 

ments. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1856 Russell, WiUiam H. Harrisonville, IMissouri. To Critten- 

Feb. 4 den. Politics; presidential canvass; feels cer- 

tain Crittenden could be elected if nominated. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1856 Bramlett, Thomas E. Columbia, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Feb. 5 den. Has been appointed delegate at large to 

National convention, and desires information; 
His motive and principles. A. L. S. , 3 p. 
1856 Seaton, W[ilham] W[inston]. To Crittenden. Joshua 

Feb. 6 Sliaw's claim allowed by Congress, and later de- 

creased by Secretary of War; wants full amount. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
1856 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Frankfort, [Kentucky.] To Critten- 

Feb. 8 den. Correspondence with [Garrett] Davis; State 

politics; expects a speech from Crittenden in 
near future. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1856 Davis, Garrett. Paris, [Kentucky.] To Albert T. Burn- 

Feb. 8 ley. Burnley should attend Know-nothing con- 

vention in Philadelphia; his regard for Critten- 
den; course pursued by Humphrey Marshall; 
desire for harmony. Copy. 4 p. 
1856 Shaffner, Tal. P. New York. To Crittenden. Sends 

Feb. 10 printed copy of his response to the attack on liim 

by the London ''Times" relative to his article 
on conditions in Russia. A. L. S. on back of the 
printed leaflet. 4 p. in all. 
1856 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Frankfort, [Kentucky.] To Crit- 

Feb. 11 tenden. Humiliation of [Garrett] Davis; per- 

sonals. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1856 Harvey, John. Roanoke, Missouri. To Crittenden. Ad- 

Feb. 12 vance in value of JVIissouri lands; has offer to buy 

Crittenden's land. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1856 Armstrong, William M. Norfolk, r\"irginia.] To Crit- 

Feb. 13 tenden. Correspondence with Virginia Senators 

relative to his retirement from U. S. Navy. 
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Armstrong, William M. Norfolk, [Virginia.] To Crit- 
tenden. Sends copies of correspondence [with 
Garrett Jesse Pendergrast]. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Armstrong, William M. Norfolk, [Virginia.] To Crit- 
tenden. Criticises navy board for retirement of 
certain officers. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Armstrong, William M. Norfolk, [Virginia.] To Crit- 
tenden. Channels used in sending remonstrance 
to U. S. Senate. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Hopkins, A. F. Mobile, [Alabama.] To Crittenden. 
Crittenden for President; effect of slave holding 
nominee on election; conventions in the state. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
Robertson, G[eorge?]. Lexington, [Kentucky.] To Crit- 
tenden. Action of [Garrett] Davis at Frankfort 
Convention; nominations at Philadelphia ac- 
ceptable ; sends copy of speech. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Carneal, Thomas D[avis]. Frankfort, [Kentuck}^] To 
Crittenden. Recommends Capt. [Benjamin 
Franklin] Sands. A. Ij. S. 1 p. 
American Party, Committee of Grand Council. Frank- 
fort, Kentuck}^ To the Subordinate Councils. 
Circular calling conventions for nomination of 
judges and attorneys by a committee, 7 names. 
Printed. 1 p. 
1856 Pendergrast, G[arrett] J[esse]. Norfolk, Virginia. To 

Mar. 21 Crittenden. Certain papers called for by U. S. 

Senate; his position on the "Retiring Board" of 
U. S. Navy. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1856 Benyesse, Jose L. Deed, as administrator of estate of 

Apr. 20 Antonio Maria Armijo, to Solomon Heydenfeldt. 

Copy. 1 3 p. With seal of the county recorder and 
also of the District Court of Solano County, 
California. 
1856 Sample, C. D. San Francisco, [California.] To Crit- 

Afr. 21 tenden. Instructions as to his case before the 

U, S. Supreme Court. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1856 Potter, Woodbury. Bordentown, New Jersey. To Crit- 

Apr. 24 tenden. Incapacit}^ of [Cornelius Kinchiloe] 

Stribling as naval officer; services of [William 
Branford] Shubrick in Navy. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1856 Dunscomb, William E. Jefferson City,. Missouri. To Crit- 

Apr. 29 tenden. Account against Crittenden for taxes. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1856 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

-^pi^- 29 Crittenden. Sends application for bounty land 

warrant for services in war of 1812; his enlist- 
ment; personals and gossip. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1856 Ievy,U[riali]P[hillips]. New York. To Crittenden. In- 

May 1 justice done by the "Board of fifteen;" service 

in U. S. Navy, and requests for sea service; com- 
ment on an investigation. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1856 Smith, J[ohn] Speed. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crit- 

May6 tenden. Ijaws of Great Britain on the retire- 

ment of naval officers; denounces recent acts of 
Congress. A. L. S. 3 p. Also printed Regula- 
tions for Retirement in Enghsh Navy. 4 p. 
1856 Park, G. J. Leavenworth, Kansas. To Crittenden. De- 

^^^Y 20 plorable condition of affairs in Kansas; depreda- 

tions of proslavery party; aid refused by U. S. 
Army; destiny of the Union rests upon the re- 
sult; help expected from Congress. A. L. S. 7 p. 
1856 Lawrence, Amos A[dams]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To 

May 24 Crittenden. Implores Crittenden to use his in- 

fluence to save the Union by taking a neutral 
stand; his own feehngs. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1856 Carroll, William Thomas. Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 

JuNE 2 tenden. Transmits fee bill against Henry B. 

Shaw et al. Printed form filled in. 1 p. 
1856 Lord, Daniel. New York. To Crittenden. Explains re- 

JuNE 2 cent"speechinfavorof the Senate;" unfortunate 

decision of Senate committee; excitement in 
New York [over the attack of Preston Smith 
Brooks upon Charles Sumner]. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1856 Winthrop, Robert C[harles]. Boston, Massachusetts. To 

JuN'E 3 Crittenden. Intense fcehng in New England 

over attack of [Preston Smith] Brooks upon 
[Charles] Sumner; urges Crittenden to mend 
matters, if possible; suggests that [Lt. Gen. Win- 
field] Scott be sent to Kansas; laxity of President 
Pierce in Kansas troubles ; comment on national 
affairs. A. L. S. 8 p. 
1856 Rose, Wilham B. Wasliington, Pennsylvania. To Crit- 

JuNE 11 tenden. Favors nomination of Jonathan lOiight 

for President, and Kenneth Raynor for Vice 
President; advantages of that ticket. A. Ij. S. 
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1856 Winthrop, Robert C[harles]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To 

June 13 Crittcnclen. Gratified with resolution of Critten- 

den [to send Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott to Kansas]; 
Crittenden as peacemaker in the Senate. A. L. S. 
4 p. 
1860 Williamson, A. C. Charlotte, North Carolina. To Crit- 

JuNE 14 tenden. Suggests a Senate resolution calhng for 

publication of letter of James Buchanan to 
H[enry] Clay. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1866 Armstrong, Samuel P. Cincinnati, [Ohio]. To Critten- 

JuNE 16 den. Favors electoral ticket of Crittenden and 

Millard Fillmore for President and Vice Presi- 
dent, respectively; their platform. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1866 Buckingham, L. Amiss. Lynchburg, Virginia. To Crit- 

JuNE 28 tenden. Inquires about statements alleged to 

have been made by James Buchanan in 1815- 
relative to Democratic opposition to Federal 
Constitution. A. L. S. 3 p. 
[1866] Wilson, George. Canandaigua, New York. Favors the 

June 22 movement to nominate Crittenden for President; 

compromise measures. Extract. 2 p. 
1856 Whiting, William B. West Tisbury, Massachusetts. To 

June 24 Crittenden. Injustice done him by the Retiring- 

Board of U. S. Navy; his services on African 
coast and in Japan Expedition ; ill will of Com- 
modore [Matthew Calbraith] Perry. A. L. S. 
4 p. 
1856 Duncan, H. T. Lexington, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

June 24 Receipt of public documents; approves of send- 

ing [Lt. Gen. Winfield] Scott to Kansas; presi- 
dential campaign. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1866 Badger, George E. Raleigh, [North Carolina]. To Crit- 

JuNE 25 tenden. Claim for bounty land; family mat- 

ters; personals. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1856 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Blue Licks, [Kentucky]. To 

July 1 Crittenden. His health; presidential campaign 

in Kentucky; Fillmore expected to carry the 
state; discouraging for Buchanan; comment. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1866 McClelland, R[obert]. Washington, D. C. To Critten- 

JuLY 2 den. Sends decision on claim of Major John 

Crittenden for half pay. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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Curtis, George T[icknor]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To 
Crittenden. Desires to know [Millard] Fillmore's 
political strength as Presidential nominee; ''Old 
Lme Whigs" of Massachusetts to hold conven- 
tion ; neither [John Charles] Fremont nor [James] 
Buchanan acceptable. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Crittenden, A[lexander] P. San Francisco, California. 
To Crittenden. Lawless motives of a secret mob ; 
their violent acts; denounces actions of naval 
and army officers; expects aid from Congress. 
A. L. S. 12 p. 

Curtis, George T[icknor]. Boston, Massachusetts. To 
Crittenden. Political complexion of New Eng- 
land; Presidential campaign in Massaclmsetts; 
Curtis's principles. A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; II, 130. 

Grinnell, M[oses] H[icks]. New York. To Crittenden. 
Introduces [Richard B.] Glasier; his character 
and abilities. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Inman, William. Clovesville, New York. To Crittenden. 
Calls attention to an American imprisoned in 
Austria. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Bartlett, Wasliington A. New York. To Crittenden. 
Fears are realized by bill of [Stephen Russell] 
Mallory; gratitude to Crittenden and others for 
aid to retired officers of U. S. Nav3\ A. L. S. 
2 p. 

Winthrop, Robert C[harles]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. 
To Crittenden. Wretched condition of state and 
national politics; personals. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Crittenden, A[lexander] P. San Francisco, California. To 
Crittenden. Continued imlawful acts of the 
"Vigilance Committee"; threaten to seize the 
officers of the municipality; fears bloodshed; 
complains of [Brig. Gen. Jolm Ellis] Wool. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

Van Derbilt, C[ornelius]. Wasliington, D. C. To Crit- 
tenden. Invitation to visit the steamer Vander- 
hilt. L. S. 1 p. 

Conkling, Amelian. Bufi'alo, New York. To Crittenden. 
Invitation to visit Buffalo. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Bickley, George W. L. Portsmouth, Ohio. To Crit- 
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intention to publish a newspaper edited by 
many conservative writers. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1856 Mason, J[ohn] Y[oimg]. Paris, [France]. To Crittenden. 

July 30 Visit of Ann Mary Coleman to Europe ; Congress 

should put the legation at Paris on equal footing 
with that at London; social and political affairs 
of United States. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Letcher, Il[obert] P[erkins]. Franlcfort, [Kentucky]. To 
Crittenden. Personal view of Presidential cam- 
paign in Kentucky ; rumor of money raised to buy 
votes. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Badger, George E. Raleigh, [North Carolina]. To Crit- 
tenden. Receipt of land warrant for bounty 
land; ridicules his own army service; personals. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Burke, G. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Crittenden. 
Rumor that [Millard] Fillmore has withdrawn 
from the Presidential campaign ; questions raised 
by the other candidates. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Atkinson, Robert J. Washington, D. C. To Jefferson 
Davis. Suspended accounts of Charles A. Fuller 
in charge of improvements on the Red River. 
Copy. 4 p. 

Sample, C. D. Colusa, California. To Crittenden. Real 
estate matters; expects large majority for [Mil- 
lard] Fillmore at next election. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Anonymous. Detroit, Michigan. To Crittenden. Re- 
cruits sent to Kansas by abolitionists; crisis in 
Congress. L. S. ''Old Kentucky." 4 p. 

Georgia Citizens. Atlanta, [Georgia]. To Crittenden. 
Invitation to address a mass meeting held by 
friends of "Fillmore, Donelson and The Union." 
L. S. By 7 names in one handwriting, com- 
mittee. 2 p. 
1856 Wadsworth, W[illiam] H[enry]. Maysville, [Kentucky]. 

Sept. 5 To Crittenden. Approves Crittenden's course in 

the Senate; its effect upon the country; invita- 
tion to barbecue. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1856 Schley, William. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crittenden. 

Sept. 23 Crittenden's friend Temple; perplexed about re- 

sult of Presidential campaign; personal feelings 
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1856 Crittenden, J[olin] J[ordan]. Bowling Green, [Kentucky]. 

Oct. 9 To Elizabeth Crittenden; his debate with Ewing 

of Nashville; near end of engagements; cordial 
receptions. A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; 11,131. 
1856 Condict, Lewis. Morristown, New Jersey. To Crit- 

OcT. 13 tenden. Comment on Presidential campaign; 

comparative strength of the candidates. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1856 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To 

Oct. 19 Elizabeth Crittenden. Safe arrival; to deliver 

an address; desires her presence in Louisville; 
also desires [Robert Perkins] Letcher. A. L. S. 
2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; II, 132. 
1856 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Oct. 20 Crittenden. Impossible to j oin him in Louisville ; 

money and fraud in state election; interview 
with [Millard] Fillmore; suggests that Crittenden 
speak at Rochester, New York. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Prmted: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, PhUa., 
1871; II, 132. 
1856 Comegys, J.P. Dover, Delaware. To Crittenden. Death 

Nov. 10 of John M[iddleton] Clayton. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1856 Todd, C[harles] S[cott]. Shelbyville, Kentucky. To Crit- 
Nov. 25 tenden. Illness of Todd's son; personal claims 

against the United States; division of their 
estate. A. L. S. 3 p. 
[1856] N[icholas], S[amuel] S[mith]. [Louisville, Kentucky.] To 

Dec. 2 Crittenden. Party control in Congress; fate of 

the country. A. L. S. 3 p. 
[1857?] Napier, Lady. [Washington, D. C] To Ehzabeth Crit- 
Jan. 30 tenden. Answer to invitation to attend soiree at 

National Hotel. A. L. in 3d person. 1 p. 

1857 Cheney, T. Apohan. Leon, New York. To Crittenden. 
Feb. 17 Admiration for Crittenden ; requests pubUc docu- 
ments; incloses article wTitten by Cheney. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1857 Sweringen, J[ames] T. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Critten- 

Mar. 13 den. Statement of certain suits against Critten- 

den and wife; real estate matters. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Also hst showing increase in value of Crittenden's 
property. 1 p. 



PAPEKS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 201 

1857 Todd, L. B. Lexington, Kentucky. To Crittenden. Ap- 

Mar. 23 proves of Crittenden's sentiments on the Kansas 

constitution; personals. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1857 Mansfield, Ohio, Citizens. To Crittenden and John Bell. 

Apk. 17 Resolution of United Americans approving of 

their vote against admission of Kansas under the 
Lecompton constitution. A. D. S. by J. N. Sny- 
der, sachem. 
1857 Botts, Wilham Stone. Receipt for costs in case of Boy- 

JuLT IS reau vs. Campbell et al. A. D. S. 1 p. 

1857 Botts, Wilham Stone. Certificate that a copy of the rec- 

juLY ord in case of Campbell et al. vs. Boyreau had 

been sent to Supreme Court of U. S. A. D. S. 
1 p. Seal of U. S. District Court of California 
attached. 
1857 Botts, Wilham Stone. Affidavit before George P. John- 

OcT. 16 stone that a copy of record in the case of Camp- 

bell ct al. vs. Boyreau had been sent to the Su- 
preme Court of the U. S. A. D. S. 2 p. 
1857 Crittenden, Alexander] P. San Francisco, California. To 

Oct. 18 Crittenden. Urges confirmation of Richard Ro- 

man as Appraiser General of Cahfornia; his op- 
position; his character and abihties. A. L. S. 
3 p. 
1857 Eussell, John W. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 2 Desires aid in adjusting his accounts as U. S. 

Agent. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1857 Gillespie, Eugene F. Sacramento, [California]. To Crit- 

Dec. 4 tenden. Desires confirmation of title to certain 

California lands ; full statement of circumstances ; 
fee. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1857 Badger, George E. Raleigh, [North Carolina]. To Crit- 

Dec. 7 tenden. Intended visit to Washington, D. C; 

personals. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1857 Arthur, N[athaniel] C. Wheeling, Virginia. To Critten- 

Dec. 8 den. Recommends appointment of Rev. R. A. 

Arthur as chaplain to U. S. Senate. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1867 New England Society of the City of New York. To Crit- 

Dec. 10 tenden. Invitation to a dinner. L. S. by E. D. 

Morgan, chairman. 1 p. 
1857 Washington, Lewis W. Beall-Air, Va. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 16 Desires advice with reference to [George Wash- 



202 LIBKAKY OF CONGRESS 

ington's] Farewell Address; has discovered a 
draft by [Alexander] Hamilton; invitation to 
Crittenden and party of friends to visit him. A. 
L. S. 3 p. 
1867 Crittenden, Alexander] P. San Francisco, [California]. 

Dec. 20 To Crittenden. Title of Barron, Forbes & Co. 

to the New Almaden Mine; legal business. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
[1857] Kansas Constitution. Memoranda showing fraudulent 

Dec. 21 votes for Lecompton constitution by precincts. 

Ip. 
1857 Yerger, George S. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. Report of 

Dec. 22 the board of directors of the Southern Pacific 

Kailroad Company. Printed. 1 p. 
1867 Letcher, Il[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Dec. 26 Crittenden. Senatorial election will not be post- 

poned; [Lazarus Wliitehead] Powell "to be the 
man & a miserable choice"; split between 
[Stephen Arnold] Douglas and President Bu- 
chanan; fraud in the Lecompton constitution. 
A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; II, 141. 
1867 Bartlett, W[ashington] A. New York. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 26 Circumstances coiuiected with his retirement 

from U. S. Navy; operations of the Retiring 
Board. A. L. S.^ 4 p. 
1857 Eussell, John W. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden, 

Dec. 28 General account while acting as U. S. agent; 

desires aid in settlement. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1857 Todd, C[liarles] S[cott]. New Orleans, Louisiana. To 
Dec. 29 Crittenden. Encloses report of president of 

Southern Pacific Railroad; desires that Congress 
favor them. A. L. S. 1 p. 
[1857] Eevolutionary pensions. Memoranda taken in U. S. 

Senate relative to speeches and bill referring to 
same, 8 p. 

1858 Eussell, William H. Independence, Missouri. To Crit- 
Jan'. 1 tenden. Claim for expenses as inspector. A.L. S. 

3 p. 
1858 Morris, Walter J. Richmond, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

Jan. 2 den. Requests public documents. A. L. S. 

Ip. 



PAPEES OF JOHK JOEDAN CEITTENDEK 203 

T .= Tl.omas L Newport, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
1858 Jones, ~s I . ^ P ^;^^^^^^^^^^ ^^, desires ap- 

pltment in U. S. Army; his character and 
quahfications. A. L. S. 3 p. rv n ; 

-n Ar.^r.h Tn^Pnh F[itzl. Trenton, New Jersey, io <^rit- 
1858 ^^ Kaadolph, WF[^]^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^"3 /^^ 

Jersey poUtics and prospects. A. L. b. 6 p. 
Crittenden, E[ugene] W[ilkinson]. Account with the U. S. 



1858 



J^x 15 A. D. S. 2 p. 

■ , P.,f t In the SLxth District Court of Califor- 

T.e "^"^"''^i^Depo-tio: of John A. S„tte. Copy. 

10 p Seal of court attached. 
1858 Carneal, Thome. D. Washingto.. [a CO^Finaacia, 

JAN. 17 matters; investments. A. US. J p. 



M- .rrharleslH Mobile, [Alabama]. To Crittenden. 
1858 Mmge, C[hariesj 11. J^xo ,l ^^^^ 

j^^- 20 Introduces Troy, an artist, nis 

A. L. S. 2 p. 
1858 Winchester Citizens, Virginia. To 

jj,N 22 tion to a dinner on h eb. ZZ 

rard, W. Baker Miller, an 

Bi^elow John P. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Critten- 
^ den. Encloses his inaugural speech as mayor of 



Winchester Citizens, Virgima. To Crittenden- Inv^ta 
tion to a dinner on Feb. 22 L. S. by J. H. Sher 
rard W. Baker Miller, and L. T. Moore. L. S. 



1858 

Jan. 23 



Boston. A. L. S. 1 p- ^^ i a. 

1R.8 The Eighth Ward Pioneer Clay Club of New York To 

'Z 27 Crittenden. Invitation to annual ball. A. L. S. 

by James M. Murray, president. A. i.. &• i P- 



A. L. S. 3 p. 



1Q^« East Baltimore Lyceum. Baltimore, Maryland. To Crit- 

U. 29 tTnden. Notification of his election as honorary 

member. A. L. S. by P. Leary, Jr., correspond- 

ing secretary. 1 p- 
1858 Fenton, Charles W. Washmgton, [D. C^ "^^ ™Uhe 

Feb. 1 Desires a contribution toward the support of the 

"American." A. L. S. 1 p- 
Atkinson Robert J. [Washmgton, D. C] To Crittenden 
Explanation of amounts disallowed m accounts of 



1858 

Feb. 3 



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John W, Russell for construction and repair of 
snag boats. L. S. 3 p. 

1858 Segar, Joseph E. [Richmond] Virginia. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 4 Recommends appointment of J. J. Simpkins as 

collector for port of Norfolk; his character and 
abilities. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1858] N[icholas], S[amuel] S[mith]. [Louisville, Kentucky.] To 

Feb. 9 Crittenden. Buchanan's dogma of popular sov- 

ereignty; effect upon Democratic party. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1858 Philomathean Society of Cumberland University, Leb- 

Feb. 9 anon, Tennessee. To Crittenden. Notification 

of his election as honorary member. A. L. S. by 
Alexander Allison, corresponding secretary. 1 p. 
1858 Appleton, D. and Co. New York. To Crittenden. De- 

Feb. 12 sire material for his biography in the "New 

American Cyclopaedia." L. S. 2 p. 
1858 Bard, Henry C. B[aton] Rouge, Louisiana. To Crit- 

Feb. 12 tenden. Desires advice about the practice of 

law. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1858 Thalian Society of Oglethorpe University. Talmage, 

Feb. 20 Georgia. To Crittenden. Notification of his 

election as an honorary member. Printed L. S. 
by J. L. McBride. 
1858 Buckner, S[imon] B[olivar]. Louisville, Kentucky. To 

Feb. 22 Crittenden. His defense of [Brig.] Gen. [Gideon 

Jolinson] Pillow and [Lieut.] Gen. [Winfield] 
Scott in newspaper articles. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1858 Union Literary Society, of Pleasant Ridge College. To 

Feb. 23 Crittenden. His election as honorary member, 

A. L. S. by M. J. ]\Ioore, secretary. 1 p. 
1858 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Feb. 25 Crittenden. The Kansas question; criticises 

President Buchanan; personals. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; n, 143. 
1858 Scott, Winfield. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Feb. 26 IVIemorial of Avidow of late Col. [William] Turn- 

bull; Col. Turnbull's services in Mexico. L. S. 
2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; II, 144. 
1858 Wing, Freeman. La Mine, Missouri. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 27 Real estate matters. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1858 Jaquess, J. B. Petersburgli, Indiana. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 1 Deplorable condition of national politics; scheme 

for a compromise. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1868 Friends, Religious Society of. New York. Memorial to 

Mar. 4 Congress against the extension of slavery. 

Lithograph. 1 p. 
1858 Morris, B. S. Chicago, Illinois. To Crittenden. Senti- 

Mar. 7 ments on the Lecompton Constitution; attitude 

of President Buchanan. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1858 Buckner, S[imon] B[olivar]. Louisville, Kentucky. To 

Mar. 7 Crittenden. Incloses criticism of attitude of 

Gideon J[ohnson] Pillow. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1858 Evans, W. F. Glasgow, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 12 Murder of his brother Dr. H. L. Evans in nias- 

sacre of General Crabb and party in Mexico. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1858 Carneal, Thomas D. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Mar. 12 tenden. Personals and gossip. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1858 Combs, Leslie. Lexmgton, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 16 The "attempted Lecompton villainy" will be 

ruinous. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1858 Letcher, R[obert] P[erldns]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Mar. 16 Crittenden. Opposes President Buchanan's at- 

titude toward the Kansas question; sympathy 
for [Albert T.] Burnley. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1858 Johnson, P. B. Syracuse, New York. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 18 Requests copy of recent speech; Crittenden's 

services to the country. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1858 Kimball, John. Putney, Vermont. To Crittenden. Ad- 

Mar. 18 miration for [Henry] Clay and Crittenden ; com- 

ment on Crittenden's recent speech on Kansas 
question. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1858 Ewers, Tallmadge. Buffalo, New York. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 18 Admiration for Crittenden's principles; requests 

copy of recent speech. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1858 Furlong, J. Kennedy. New York. To Crittenden. Re- 

Mak. 18 quests copy of Crittenden's speech on Kansas 

question. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1858 Hunt, Washington. New York. To Crittenden. Re- 

. Mar. 18 joices on reading Crittenden's speech on the 

Kansas question; effect on the conservatives; 
invitation to his house at Lockport. A. L. S. 
4 p. Printed: Co eman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; II, 147. 



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1858 Curtis, George T[icknor]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To 

Mar. 18 Crittenden. Praise for Crittenden's recent 

speech; invitation to visit Curtis; personals. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1858 Edwards, Jonathan. Troy, New York. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 18 Congratulations on recent speech; comment on 

factions of the north; admiration for the sons 
of Kentucky. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1858 Bowly, Daniel. New York. To Crittenden. Transmits 

Mar. 19 resolutions of Council of 15th Ward of Ne%v York 

city, approving of Crittenden's course toward 
admission of Kansas. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1858 Goodwin, M. B. Franklin, New Hampsliire. To Crit- 

Mar. 19 tenden. Comments upon Crittenden's speech 

on the Kansas question. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1858 Dana, Charles. New York. To Crittenden. Compli- 

Mar. 19 ments Crittenden on liis recent speech; list of 

names to whom he wishes copies of speech 
mailed. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1858 Malcom, Thomas S. Pliiladelphia. To Crittenden. Re- 

Mar. 19 quests copies of Crittenden's "Anti-Lecompton 

speech." A. L. S. 1 p. 
1858 NichoUs, Wilham S. GeorgetowTi, D. C. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 19 Requests copies of Crittenden's speech on Kan- 

sas question. A. L. S. 1 p. 
[1858] Putnam, James O. Buffalo, New York. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 19 Gratitude for his speech against the Lecompton 

constitution; desires a printed copy. A. L. S. 
3 p. 
1858 Myers, Persifor F. Pliiladelphia. To Crittenden. De- 

Mar. 19 sires copy of Crittenden's speech on Kansas 

question ; admires liis statesmanship. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1858 Voorhes, John R. New York. To Crittenden. Desires 

Mar. 19 copy of Crittenden's speech of 17th inst. ; is 

gratified wath brief sketch of it. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1858 Avery, William. Buttermilk Falls, New York. To Crit- 

Mar. 19 tenden. Desires copies of Crittenden's speech to 

circulate in the neighborhood. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1858 Bacon, James W. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Con- 

Mar. 19 gratulations upon Crittenden's speech on the ad- 

mission of Kansas ; desires a cadetship for his son 
at West Point. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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Murphy, Willmm D. Albany, New York To Critten- 

''Z. 20 " ' ' den. Approves ot speech [on the Kansas que^ 

tion] ; sends copy of his own speech. A. L. b. - P- 

,8.R Curtis EW. Geddes, New York. To Crittenden. Hopes 

' mL. 20 Congress will follow the course la>d down .n Cnt- 

tenden's recent speech. A. L. fe. i P- 

1858 Williamson. Brainerd. Philadelphia To Crittende:. De- 

.r 90 sires copies of Crittenden's speech on Kansas 

questioT; praise for the course he has la.d down; 

reioicing among the old Wings. A. L. b. ^ p. 

^r 1 ^1 Npw York To Crittenden. 

desires copies ot it. A. US - P- 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; II, 147. 
1858 Pattersou,R[obert?]. Philadelphia. ToCrittenden Sends 

1858 ^-«-fX "oL"t^^ 

•^^ '° Crittenden on his speech on Kansas question; 

comment on the result. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Tlavis W B. Wilmington, [North Carolina?] To Cnt- 

1858 ''"'=' ^.^Xand 12 others. Discussion of the slavery 

que^ on in the South ; designs ot Northern abo- 
litionists; admissions of Daniel Webster and 
others. A. L. S. 4 p. . ,p p ■<■ 

1«« Davis W B. Wilmington, [North Carolma?] To Crit- 

'mL 21 tenden and 4 others His former advice to 

various Southern Members ot Congress. A.L.S. 

,858 Kuerr, Levfp. Eeadhig, Pennsylvania. ToCrittenden. 

m!k 21 Deshes copy of Crittenden^ speech on the Le- 

compton constitution. A. L. b. l p. 

-rr *• 4.^^ 1? M Terre Haute, [Indiana]. To Critten- 
1858 Huntingt E. M^ Te™^ ^. 1^^.^^^_^^^_^^ 

he Lecompton Constitution; sentiment of the 
people ot Indiana; President Buchanan s course 
unpopular in Indiana. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1 858 Harrison, J[olin] Scott. North Bend, [Ohio]. To Critten- 

m!k.22 den. Praise tor speech [on the Kansas ques- 

tion]; comment. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1858 Harlau. J[ames]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Critt^de^ 

mI 2' Approves Crittenden's remarks on the Kansas 

qiition ; prospects of the next state election. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1858 Vanderbilt, William H[enry]. Staten Island, New York. 

Mar. 22 To Crittenden. Effect of Crittenden's speech 

[on the Kansas question]; subject explained to 

the conservatives; requests copy of speech that 

he may reprint it. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1858 Johnson, M[adison] C. Lexington, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Mar. 22 tenden. Approves of the course taken by 

Crittenden toward admission of Kansas ; national 

and state politics; outline for platform for a new 

party. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Harrison, J[ohn] Scott. North Bend, [Ohio]. To Crit- 
tenden. Appreciates Crittenden's course to- 
ward admission of Kansas; confidence of the 
American party. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Corwine, R[ichard] M. Cincinnati, Ohio. To Crittenden. 
Praise for Crittenden's speech on the Lecompton 
Constitution. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Tyler, B. O. Trenton, New Jersey. To Crittenden. 
Requests copy of Crittenden's speech on the 
Kansas question. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Tyler, Joseph C. Bost®n, Massachusetts. To Crittenden. 
Approbation of Crittenden's course toward ad- 
mission of Kansas; desires a copy of his speech. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

Jonas, A[braham]. Quinc}', Illinois. To Crittenden. 
Satisfaction and delight in reading Crittenden's 
speech on Kansas question; approval of Wliigs 
of Illinois. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Donehoo, John R. Fairview, Virginia. To Crittenden. 
Desires to know Crittenden's full name; a friend 
has named his son after Crittenden. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

Crawford, C. P. Americus, Georgia. To Crittenden. 
Desires copy of Crittenden's speech on Kansas 
question; has always looked to Crittenden as a 
political teacher. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Ely, Adriel. WatertowTi, New York. To Crittenden. 
Desires copy of Crittenden's recent speech; 
political sentiments. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Hodges, Aflbert] G[allatin]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 
Crittenden. Pleasure and satisfaction in reading 
Crittenden's speech on admission of Kansas; 
admiration for Crittenden. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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PAPEKS OF JOHN JORDAN CEITTENDEN 161 

Mexico; social conditions of the Mexicans; cost 
of provisions ; desires leave of absence ; wisdom 
acquired. A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 356. 

1850 Crittenden, J[olm] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Feb. 10 Orlando Brown. Intention of C[harles] S[cott] 

Todd to remove to Minnesota; recommends as- 
sistance in securing federal appointment for him. 
Copy. 3 p. 

1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Feb. 18 John Middleton Clayton. Hopes for an agree- 

ment between United States and England rela- 
tive to Nicaragua; opposes admission of terri- 
tories under Wilmot Proviso; grieved at com- 
plaints against the administration; criticises in- 
difference of [Henry] Clay and [Daniel] Webster. 

A. L. S. 4 p. CLAYTON. 

1850 Crittenden, John Jordan. Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

Feb. 21 John Middleton Clayton. Recommends that 

T[od] Robinson receive a federal appointment 

in Texas. A. L. S. 2 p. clayton. 

1850 Barbour, G[eorge] W. [Frankfort, Kentucky.] To Crit- 

Feb. 22 tenden. Resigns his seat in the Senate of 

Kentucky to take effect March 4 ; necessitated by 
claims of a dependant family. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1850 L[etcher], R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico.] 

Mar. 4-7 To Crittenden. Introduces Walsh, his secre- 

tary; various expenses; sends antiquities ; inten- 
tion to save money; delay in receipt of letters* 
A. L. S. 6 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of 
Crittenden, Phila., 1871, 1. 357. 

1850 Marshall, H[umphrey]. Washington, [D. C] To Critten- 

Ma'r. 10 den. Discontent of Congress toward President 

Taylor's cabinet; [John Middleton] Clayton and 
Thomas Ewing can not remain ; neessity of hav- 
ing Crittenden Secretary of State; unsatisfactory 
course of the administration. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1850 Loughborough, P[reston] S. Louisville, [Kentucky.] To 

Mar. 10 Crittenden. Gratitude for his appointment as a 

commissioner to amend the law [relative to civil 
and criminal proceedings]. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1850 Robinson, Tod. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

^l^^- 11 Gratitude for letters to Cabinet ofTicers. A. L. S. 

Ip. 

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162 LIBEAEY OF CONGRESS 

1850 Blunt, J. Albany, [New York.] To Crittenden. Ne- 

Mar. 11 cessity of a change in President Taylor's Cabinet ; 

lack of cooperation ; total disregard of political 
leaders in making appointments; influence of 
newspapers in New York city. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentuck}-. To 

Mar. 11 John Middleton Clayton. Recommends appoint- 

ment of Walter S. McNairy as Secretary U. S. 
Legation at St. Petersburg. A. L. S. 2 p. 

CLAYTON. 

1850 Johnson, M[adison] C. Lexington, [Kentuck}^]. To Crit- 

Mar. 17 tenden. Accepts appointment as commissioner 

to amend the laws of pleading and practice of 
Kentucky and resigns oflice as Attorney General 
of the state. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1850 McNairy, Boyd. Nashville, Tennessee. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 19 Gratitude to Crittenden; sentiments of [Ephraim 

H.] Foster ; possibility of meeting of the Southern 
Convention and evil that will grow out of it. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky.] To 

Mar. 23 Albert T. Burnley. Wants a letter on the "in- 

side operations" at Washington; [Edward] 
Watson desires appointment as attache to U. S. 
Minister at Paris. Copy. 2 p. 
1850 Todd, C[harles] S[cott]. Washington, [D. C] To [John 

Mar. 25 Middleton] Clayton. Claim for expenses while 

U. S. Minister to Russia; detailed account of 
claims; opinions of diplomats; precedence; re- 
quests that the claim be not rejected. Copy. 9 p. 
1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Mar. 27 Orlando Brown. Annoyed b}^ his own blunder 

relative to application for cadetship by Camp- 
bell. Copy. 2 p. 

1850 Barbour, G[eorge] W. Princeton, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Mar. 29 tenden. Would accept appointment as com- 

missioner to amend the Kentucky laws if vacancy 
should occur; subscriptions to stock of the 
"Farmers' Bank." A. L. S. 4 p. 
1850 Morehead, C[harles] S[laughter]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Mar. 30 Crittenden. Possible settlement of the slavery 

question by Congress; opposition to President 



PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 163 

Taylor's cabinet; payment of Galphin claim to 
[George Washington] Crawford ; death of [John 
Caldwell] Calhoun; attitude of the South toward 
disunion and possible results; [Henry] Clay's 
attitude. A. L. S. 8 p. Prmted: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 361. 
1850 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 30 Hesitated to write because what he must say 

would be painful to Crittenden; will soon return 
to Kentucky and tell all he knows; Edward 
Watson made attache to U. S. Minister at Paris. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1850 Meter Ife, T[homas]. Forrest Retreat, Kentucky. To 

Mar. 31 Crittenden. His feeling toward the attitude of 

Crittenden in the application of Campbell for 
cadetship at West Point. A. L. S. 3 p. 
[1850] Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Frankfort, Kentucky]. To 

[Mar. ?] George W. Crawford, [Washington, D. C] Rec- 

ommends a West Point appomtment for the 
grandson [Campbell] of General [Thomas] Met- 
calfe. Copy. 1 p. 
1850 Kush, Richard. Pliiladelpliia. To Reverdy Jolmson. 

Apr. 2 Claim for back pay of late John Rush and 

opinion given by U. S. Attorney General in 
1815. Copy. 3 p. 
1850 Hooper, Henry N., Osmyn Brewster, and F. W. Lincoln, 

Apr. 3 Jr. Boston, Massachusetts. To Crittenden. 

Invitation to the Triennial Exhibition and Fair 
of Mechanical Industry and Skill. "Copy" by 
Hooper. 2 p. 
1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Apr. 3 Orlando Brown. Brown should accept mission 

to Vienna if offered; suggestions about the 
Federal attorneyship. Copy. 2 p. 
1850 Brown, Orlando. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Apr. 3 Encloses copy of Crittenden's letter to George 

W[ashington] Crawford recommending a cadet- 
ship for Campbell; Brown's efforts to secure the 
appointment. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1850 Johnson, Reverdy. Washington, [D. C] To C[ornelius] 

Apr. 4 Darragh. Will dispose of claim for back pay of 

late John Rush as soon as convenient. Copy. 
Ip. 



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1850 Wickliffe, C[liarles] A[nderson]. Weekland, Kentucky. 

Apr. 5 To Crittenden. Appointment as conunissioner 

to amend law of practice in Kentucky. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1850 Wright, Joseph A. Indianapolis, Indiana. To Critten- 

Apr. 5 den. Invitation to attend a Union meeting of 

all parties at Indianapolis May 29. A. L. S. 

1 p. Endorsed: ''Answered accepting invitation. 

J. J. C." 

1850 Crittenden, J[olin] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentuck3\ To 

Apr. 6 Jolin Middleton Clayton. Urges that [Robert 

Perkins] Letcher be granted leave of absence; 
Administration seems to have no supporters in 
Congress; basis of a settlement of the slavery 
question; favors the President's plan, but cir- 
cumstances may have changed. A. L. S. 3 p. 

CLAITON. 

1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentuck}']. To 

Apr. 13 Orlando Brown. Circumstances of failure of 

Campbell to secure a cadetsliip at West Point; 
Cahfornia notions of George [Bibb Crittenden]; 
rumors of dissension in the Cabinet; the Galphin 
claim ; confidence in [George Wasliington] Craw- 
ford; feels that President Taylor "wdll be a safe 
pilot through the political storm. Copy. 4 p. 

1850 Wing, F[reeman]. La Mine, Missouri. To Ehzabeth Ash- 

Apr. 14 ley, Louisville, Kentucky. Real estate matters; 

internal improvements. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1850 Brown, Orlando. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Apr. 19 Causes of failure of Campbell to receive cadetship 

to West Point; lack of executive ability in Presi- 
dent Taylor's Cabinet; envy shown by [Henry] 
Clay and [Daniel] Webster; no one to espouse 
Taylor's cause in Congress or in newspapers; 
Taylor's intention to estabUsh a paper; will be 
no change in the Cabinet; confidence in [George 
Wasliington] Crawford as to the Galphin claim; 
Bro"WTi's intention to resign. A. L. S. 12 p. 

1850 Toombs, Robert. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 23 Act of the Administration to give Northern pat- 

ronage to [Wilham Henry] Seward and his party; 
ill effect of Seward's antislavery position upon 
the Whig party; poUc}' of the Administration; 



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opinion of certain members of the Cabinet; the 
Galphin claim. A. L. S. 6 p. Printed: Cole- 
man, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 364. 

1850 Hawes, R[ichard]. Paris, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

j^^AY 2 Sentiments against a change in President Tay- 

lor's Cabinet; advises Crittenden not to visit 
Washington; influence of [Henry] Clay on admin- 
istration; appointment of Hawes as visitor to 
West Point. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1850 Wing, F[reeman]. LaJVIine, IVIissouri. To Mrs. EUzabeth 

^l-^Y 5 Ashley, Louisville, Kentucky. Financial and 

real estate matters. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1850 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico]. To 

^^-^Y 6 Crittenden. No discrepancy between his speech 

and private letters; asks that Mrs. Crittenden 
have her carriage refitted and sent to Letcher for 
speculation; personals. A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 370. 

1850 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

^^AY 8 Failure to secure harmony between the Adminis- 

tration and the "Republic;" his interview with 
President Taylor and Cabinet officers; their in- 
tention to establish a newspaper; Burnley to buy 
out the "Republic" and defend the President. 
A. L. S. 7 p. 

1850 Brown, Orlando. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

^^AY 9 Movements of Robert [Henry Crittenden] ; nego- 

tiations of [Albert T.] Burnley to obtain control 
of the "Repubhc;" Brown's intention to resign 
as Commissioner of Indian Affairs; troubled air 
of President Taylor; Brown's possible successor; 
debate on [Henry] Clay's bill in the Senate. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1850 Bright, Jesse D. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

May 14 Invitation to call on his family at Madison, In- 

diana, while en route to IndianapoHs. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1850 Brown, Orlando. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

May 15 Purchase of the "Repubhc" by [Albert T.] Burn- 

ley; debate on [Henry] Clay's report and bill; 
the questionable result; Brown's possible suc- 
cessor; endeavors to secure an appointment in 
Cahfornia for Robert [Henry Crittenden] ; social 
matters. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1850 Burnley, Albert T. Wasliington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

^Iay15 Control of the "Republic" gained by Burnley, 

and Allen A. Hall to be the editor; terms of the 
agreement; hopes for Crittenden's approval; 
fate of Compromise Bill doubtful; the Cabinet. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1850 Brown, Orlando. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

May 18 Personals; Crittenden's enemies in Wasliington; 

[John ]\Iiddleton] Clayton's treatment of [Alex- 
ander C] Bulhtt; [Thomas] Ritchie "in agony" 
about the new Southern paper; doubt and specu- 
lation about national affairs. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1850 Hooper, Henry N. Boston, Massachusetts. To Critten- 

May 22 den. Inclosing copy of invitation to deUver an 

address at the Triennial Exliibition and Fair of 
Mechanical Industry and Skill. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1850] Brown, Orlando. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

May 23 Resignation of office of Commissioner of Indian 

Affairs; [Henry] Clay retains his reputation, and 
has defied friends of President Taylor; Clay's 
plan versus that of Taylor for a compromise; 
Crittenden's speech to be made at Indianapolis. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

May 25 Albert T. Burnley. Pleased at Burnley's con- 

trol of The "Republic"; advice to secure peace 
and harmony; sympathy for Robert [Henry 
Crittenden] who is unable to secure an appoint- 
ment in "Calif ornia ; urges that Burnley become 
acquainted with [Richard] Hawes. Copy. 3 p. 

1850 Catron, J[ohn]. Washington, [D. C] To J. Thomas. 

June 1 Compromise Bill will pass the Senate, and event- 

ually the House ; Thomas should go to Washing- 
ton and make acquaintances; bill for appoint- 
ment of a judge in California; knowledge of 
Spanish laws necessary; possibility of Thomas 
receiving the appointment. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1850 Corwin, Thomas. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

June 4 Cause of delay of Crittenden's son's confirmation 

by the Senate; the Compromise bill impracticable 

remedy for agitation; President Taylor's plan 

the only permanent cure. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1850 Burnley, A[lbert] T. Washington, [D. C] To Critteiiden. 

'L 5 Leaves for Louisville to take his family o Wash- 

ington ; has urged upon [John Middleton] Clayton 
that [George W.] Barbour should be appointed 
Judge of California; suggests that Robert [Henry 
Crittenden] be made clerk of the court. A. L. S. 

1850 Letcher, Robert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F Mexico] 

June 6 To Crittenden. His nommation as Mmister to 

Mexico never acted upon by the Senate; uncon- 
cerned personally as to the result; has agreed 
upon terms for a treaty for a railroad across the 
Isthmus of Tehuantepec; cholera ragmg m 
Mexico; comments on affairs at Washmgton; 
personals. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1850 Metcalfe, Thomas. Indianapolis, Indiana To Critten- 

JUNE7 den. His courteous reception at Indianapolis, 

witnesses a trial for recovery of fugitive slaves; 
comments ; time of his departure. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1850 Crittenden, J[olin] J[ordan]. Frankfort, Kentucky To 

June 22 John Middleton Clayton. Name and residence 

of George W. Barbour; urges that Barbour be 
criven the Judgeship in Californiaor an equivalent ; 
praises Clayton's attitude in the ''Cuba affair. 

A.L.S. 2 p. CLAYTON. 

1850 Winthrop, Robert C[harles]. Washington [DC] To 

JUNK 29 Crittenden. Invitation to speak at a fair held 

by the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Asso- 
ciation; promise of -President Taylor's presence; 
desires a speech "on the labor of the country. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1850 Simmons, J. P. Weldon, North Carolina. To Crittenden 

July 1 Offers to put Crittenden's name at the head ot 

the columns of the "Herald" as candidate for 
President. A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed: ''Ans'^ 
in substance that I was no candidate & did not 
wish to be. J. J. C' 
1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

JULY 5 [Albert T.] Burnley. Attitude Burnley must 

have toward President Taylor's Administration; 
personals; requests Burnley's continued corre- 
spondence. Copy. 3 p. 
1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

July 12 Joseph Taylor. Requests that remauis of Gen- 

eral [Zachary] Taylor be buried at Frankfort; 



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sends resolutions of town council requesting 

same. A. L. S. 2 p. taylor. 

1850 Cross, Alexander. Valparaiso, [Chili.] To James Collier. 

July 17 Relative to contract for building an Iron Ware- 

house for U. S. Customs Service. L. S. 5 p. 
1850 Bibb, John B. Russellville, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

July 24 Crittenden's appointment as Attorney General 

in President Fillmore's Cabinet. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1850 Smith, J[ohn] Speed. Castle Union, [Kentucky]. To 

July 25 Crittenden. Sympathy upon the death of 

Chapman Coleman, Zachary Taylor, and others; 
Crittenden should accept oflice of Attorney 
General offered him ; invites Crittenden's family 
to his house if the cholera appears in Frankfort. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1850 Hawes, R[ichard]. Paris, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

July 26 Urges Crittenden to accept ofhce of U. S. Attor- 

ney General; slavery question grown to great 
consequence ; Texas boundary with Mexico difh- 
culty. A. L. S. 1 p. 

J850 Todd,C[harles]S[cott]. St. Paul, Mmnesota. To Critten- 

JuLY 30 den. Sentiments on the death of Zachary Tay- 

lor; local politics; political influence of the Fur 
Co.; appointment of Agents to treat with the 
Sioux Indians for their lands. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1850 Harris & Harrison. Columbus, IVIississippi. To Robert 

Aug. 5 J[ohn] Walker. Desire of Otley to retain Walker 

as counsel; statement of the case; asks advice. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
[1850] Humphreys et al. Suit against Miller & Co. Memoran- 

AuG. 5 dum of authorities. 6 p. 

1850 Ward, R. J. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Aug. 5 Recommends Calhoun Benham for U. S. District 

Attorney of Cahfornia. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1850 Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Aug. 8 Crittenden. Appointment of Crittenden as At- 

torney General will prevent contemplated schism; 
Clayton's labors as Secretary of vState; intention 
to retire to private life. L. S. 3 p. 
1850 Pindell, R[ichard]. Lexington, Kentucky. To Critten- 

AuG. 13 den. Hopes for revival of friendship between 

[Henry] Clay and Crittenden; requests appoint- 
ment of George Ross Harrison as a midshipman 
in the Navy. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1850 Queen, ll[ichard] T. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

AUG 18 Politics; desires an appointment for himself or 

for his son R. Plunkett Queen. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1850 Clayton, John Middleton. New Castle, Delaware^ To 

Aua23 Edward Stanley. Application papers of T. D. 

Smyth for consulship in Lower California; atti- 
tude of the new Administration toward appoint- 
ments of late President Taylor. A. L. S. 2 p. 
18^0 Helm John L. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Llr 7 Significance in the fate of Texas boundary bill; 

confidence in Crittenden; personals. A. -L. b. 

1850 Letcher, Il[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. K, Mexico]. To 

SEPT 8 Crittenden. Gratification that Crittenden is in 

President Fillmore's cabinet; denounces recent 
criticisms of the Mexican Secretary of Foreign 
Affairs. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1850 Letcher, Il[obert]P[erkins]. Mexico, [DF., Mexico]. To 

Sept 15 Crittenden. Disappointed at being detained n 

Mexico- has instructions to amend the treaty 
for railroad across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec; 
Mexican view of the Treaty; claim of Annie 
Wright; personals; recent newspaper criticisms; 
respects to Cabinet oflacers. A. L. S. 8 p. 
1850 Swigert, P[hilip]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

Sept 15 den. Solicits aid for securing contracts for en- 

graving U. S. Bonds. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1850 Peyton, Balie. Santiago, Chili. To Crittenden. Grieved 

Sept 25 at the death of Zachary Taylor; confidence m 

President Fillmore and his Cabinet; Peyton 
shamefully treated; personals. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1850 Love, James. Galveston, [Texas]. To Crittenden Grati- 

SEPT 26 fied that Crittenden is in President Fillmore s 

cabinet; policy of the Administration ; the lexas 
question ; military protection necessary in Texas. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1850 Gaines, John P. Oregon City, Oregon To Crittenden. 

Sept 29 Urges appointment of Jesse Applegate as Sur- 

veyor General of Oregon; recommends other ap- 
pointments; rights of Hudson's Bay and Puget 
Sound agricultural companies should be pur- 
chased; family affairs; personals; approval of 
the new Cabinet. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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[1850] Ewing, TQiomas]. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

[Sept.?] Remarlvs on fugitive slave law. Endorsed by 

S[amuel] F[inley] Vinton. A. L, S. Last page 
only. 
1850 Rush, Benjamin. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Encloses 

Oct. 1 papers relative to claim for back pay due the late 

John Rush, U. S. Navy. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1850 Sedgwick, Theodore. New York. To Daniel Webster. 

Oct. 4 Trial and sentence of Cristobal Madan by a 

Spanish Military Commission in Cuba; his in- 
nocence and property rights; appeal to Webster. 
Copy. 4 p. 
[1850] Madan, Cristobal. Conviction and sentence of Madan and 

[Oct. 4?] others for treason in Cuba. Copy. 4 p. 

[1850] Spain, Laws, Extracts. Cop\. 2 p. 

[Oct. 4?] 

1850 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico.] To 

Oct. 20 Crittenden. Introduces Marks; result of attempt 

to make amendments to the proposed treaty with 
Mexico; feels that [Daniel] Webster is not satis- 
fied with the negotiations ; difficulties experienced 
in negotiating the treaty. A.L.S. 4 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871, I, 383. 
1850 Letcher, R[obert]P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico.] To 

Nov. 12 Crittenden. Final disposition of the proposed 

treaty with Mexico ; opposition to amendments 
urged by [Daniel] Webster; general comment; 
Personals. Copy. 2 p. 
1850 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico.] To 

Nov. 13 Crittenden. Commentontreaty with Mexico; his 

labors in the matter; belief that [Daniel] Webster 
censured him. A. L. S. 4 p. Mutilated. Also 
copy. 
1850 Poindexter, George. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Nov. 15 tenden. His suit in chancery in U. S. Circuit 

Court; statement of the case. L. S. 6 p. 
1850 Grinnell, M[oses] H[icks]. New York. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 18 Gratified that Crittenden is again at the seat of 

government ; result of the election in New York ; 
politics. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1850 Breckinridge, Robert J[efferson]. Lexington, [Kentucky.] 

Nov. 23 To Crittenden. Asks assistance for his son 

Robert J., for a Cadet's Warrant at West Point; 



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canvass for the nominations for gubernatorial 
election; political comment. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871;!, 384. 
1850 Queen, R[icliard] T. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Dec. 7 Desires to be recommended to Thomas Corwin 

for an appointment. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1850 Rush, Richard. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Grati- 

Dec. 8 tude for letter criticizing his views on slavery. 

Copy. 1 p. 
1850 Allison, Richard T. U. S. Store Ship Supply off San 

Dec. 12 Francisco, California. To Crittenden. Oppos- 

ino- the formation of a Navy Board. A. L. S. 
4 p. 
1850 Chester, Thomas R. Jonesborough, Tennessee. To the 

Dec. 14 Editors of the Nashville American. Ineffectual 

attempt to capture fugitive slave on account of 
Northern opposition to slavery. Newspaper 
clipping. 
1850 Barlow, W. B. To Crittenden. Introducing John Rudd, 

Dec. 26 of U. S. Navy. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1850 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Decision in cases of the U. S. 
Dec. vs. Turner's Heirs and Coxe et al. Printed. 2 p. 

1851 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkinsJ. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico]. To 
Jan. 3 Crittenden. Introduces [Thomas] Mejia, who 

has a draft for portion of indemnity due Mexico ; 

Letcher intends to expose infamous undertaking 

in Mexico against the U. S. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1851 [Crittenden, John Jordan.] [Washington, D. C] To 

Jan. 6 President Millard Fillmore. Opinion opposing 

the right of U. S. marshals to employ counsel at 

piiblic expense under the fugitive-slave law. 

Copy. 7 p. 
1851 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Mexico, [D. F., Mexico]. To 

Jan. 12 Crittenden. Result of the Tehuantepec Treaty; 

Mexican opposition; personals. A. L. vS. 3 p. 

1851 Smith, J[ohn] Speed. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Critten- 

jAN.28 den. Kentucky legislative matters; sinking 

fund; canvass for congressional nominations; 
political gossip. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1851 Whelpley, James D[avenport]. New York. To Critten- 

Jan. 30 den. British policy toward public sentiment in 

American press; urges movement against Brit- 
ish aggressions. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Buena Vista, Delaware. To 
Crittenden. Desires appointment as commis- 
sioner, if French spoliation bill should pass; Dela- 
ware politics. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Whelpley, James D[avenport]. New York. To Critten- 
den. Incloses documents relating to subject 
matter of recent letter to Crittenden. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, D. C. To John 
Middleton Clayton. Will attend to Clayton's 
wishes if French spoliation bill passes Congress; 
glad to have him in Washington; [Robert Per- 
kins] Letcher's return from Mexico ; invites Clay- 
ton to meet Letcher. A. L. S. 2 p. claytox. 

Lord, Daniel. New York. To Crittenden. Personals; 
comment on election of next U. S. Senator from 
New York. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Post Office Department. Extracts from the Act making 
appropriations for. 2 p. 

Bates, George C. Detroit, [Michigan]. To Daniel Web- 
ster. Asks for instructions as to testimony in 
fugitive-slave case. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Bates, George C. Detroit, Michigan. To Daniel Webster. 
Desires instructions relative to false telegraphic 
dispatches. Copy. 

Metcalfe, Thomas. Forest Retreat, Kentucky. To Crit- 
tenden. Irregularity in granting bounty claims 
at Washington; has not heard from one claim, 
and has sent in over sevent}^. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Tayloe, Julia M. Dickinson. [Washington, D. C] To 
Crittenden. Invitation to meet [Henry] Clay at 
dinner. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Ewing, Thomas. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Crittenden's opinion in the Florida cases. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Smith, J[ohn] Speed. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
tenden. Contract for making mailbags; per- 
sonals. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Hunton, Logan. New Orleans, La. To Crittenden. Legal 
business. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Trabue, Charles C. Nashville, Tennessee. To Critten- 
den. Enquires if certain persons served in com- 
pany of R[obert] F. Crittenden under Andrew 



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Jackson in campaign against Seminole Indians 
• [in Florida]. A. L. S. 1 P- ,. , , 

forgiveness. A. i^. »• i P- ^^ 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; 1, S^b. 
1851 smith, D. Howard. Georgetown, Kentucky. To^Cr^t- 

; ir tendcn. Sketch of services of Gusta^nls vv 

Smith in IT. S. Army; inivisti^ done Smi h 
in rank and promotions. A. L. S. 6 p. Muti 

lated. . , , 

rwaller >. B.] [Washington, D. C] To [Crittenden]. 
^ Copv of section of the Post Office appropnation 

act and requests explanations. A. L. - p. 
Waller \ B. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 
1851 waller, A- ^ ^^ ^^^^^^^ q , opmion on in- 

crease of salaries of special agents for Post Office 
Department. A. L. S. 2 p. 

certain persons during Andrew Jackson's cam- 
paign in Florida [against Semmole Indians]. 

ensic^n in 2d Rifle Regiment. A. L. S. i P- 
1851 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. ^-hinpon, [D^ C^ To 

Aph'>1 Robert Jefferson Breckinridge. Explains Ins 

situation toward request of B-ckmndge f or ap- 
pomtment of his son as cadet to West Pom • 
A. D'ft. 5 p. Prmted: Coleman, Life ot Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; 1,385. 

1R.1 Russell William H. St. Louis, ^lissouri. To Crittendem 

1851 Russell, V ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^^^,l,d 

b^ Rutter; desires complete mvestigation. 

1851 Toombs, Ltl Washington, Georgia. To CritWe^^^^ 

'ap..25 Opposition to a V-V^r V-^^^^^.^^^^^^^^ 

Georgia; its opposition to President Fillmore s 
administration; contract for publislnng U. S. 
laws; personals. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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Grainger, William H. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crit- 
tenden. Appreciates Crittenden's loudness; does 



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not desire to anno}' anyone by asking favors. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1851 Fillmore, Millard. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Apr.. 30 Mormon settlement on Big Bear Island in Lake 

Michigan. Copy. 
1861 Breckenridge, Robert J[efferson]. Lexington, Kentucky. 

May 3 To Crittenden. Explains his position in asking 

an appointment for his son as cadet to West 
Point. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; I, 387. 
1851 Finnell, John W. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

May 6 den. Asks if Crittenden will be a candidate for 

U. S. Senate; political situation in Kentucky. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1851 Webster, Daniel. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

May 8 Receipt of hams cured under Mrs. [Ann Mary] 

Coleman's direction. Copy. 1 p. 
1851 New York and Erie Railroad. New York. To Critten- 

May 21 den. Resolution of Board of Directors that a 

free ticket be issued to President of United States 
and members of liis cabinet. D. S. 1 p. 18 
signatures. 

1851 Thompson, W. Wilmington, North Carolina. ToCritten- 

May 22 den. Money of Indians of North Carohna and 

Western Cherokees. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1851 Monroe, James. New York. To Winfield Scott. Apph- 

May 29 cation for a pohtical appointment; gratitude to 

[John Jordan] Crittenden; indorsed to Critten- 
den with approval, and signed " W. S." A. L. S. 
3 p. 
1851 Kendall, Amos. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

May 30 Rumor of an expedition of 6,000 men to leave 

New Orleans in June for Cuba. Copy. 1 p. 
1851. Marshall, H[umphrey]. LouisviUe, Kentucky. To Crit- 

May 31 tenden. His candidacy for reelection to Con- 

gress; opposition; pecuniary affairs. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1851 Marshall, H[umphrey]. Newcastle, Kentucky. To Crit- 

JuNE 16 tenden. Desires an appointment from President 

Fillmore; knowledge of Spanish language; con- 
fident of a majority in next congressional election; 
dislikes to withdraw from contest until sure of an 
appointment; Fillmore as a Presidential candi- 
date. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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Monroe, James. New York. To Crittenden. Appoint- 
ment of naval ofFicer at New York. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Winthrop, Robert C[harles]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. 
To Crittenden. Degree of LL.D. to be conferred 
upon Crittenden by Harvard University; invita- 
tion to commencement exercises. A. L. S. 3 p. 
McCarty, II. Alilburn. Paducah, Kentucky. To Critten- 
den. Desires an appointment of minor impor- 
tance. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Norfolk, [Virginia]. To Crit- 
tenden. Departs for Mexico; failure to have an 
interview with President Fillmore; endeavors to 
fulfill his mission; employment for Robert 
[Henry] Crittenden; personals. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; I, 355. 
Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 
Joseph Rogers Underwood. Has consented to 
become a candidate for U. S. Senate; does not 
desire to be a personal opponent of Underwood; 
would consider it a pubHc rather than a personal 
controversy. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Cole- 
man, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; II, 140. 
[Crittenden, Maria K.] Funeral expenses of. Receipts. 

6 A. D's. S. 
Jenifer, D[aniel]. Port Tobacco, Maryland. To Critten- 
den. Extends his heartfelt sympathy and con- 
dolence [on death of Maria K. Crittenden]. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
Whittlesey, Elisha. Washmgton, D. C. To Alexander 
H[ugh] H[olmes] Stuart. Exhaustive opinion on 
legality of claim of Logan Hunton for fees in 
prosecuting Narcisso Lopez and others for their 
invasion of Cuba. A. L. S. 12 p. 
May, William. U. S. S. F. Saranac, off Havana, Cuba. 
To Frederick May. Summary of account of 
expedition of [Narcisso] Lopez against Cuba; 
death of the party among whom was [William L.] 
Crittenden. Extract by J. J. Crittenden. 3 p. 
Brown, Orlando. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Canvass for U. S. Senatorial election; probable 
opposition to Crittenden; personals. A. L. S. 
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1851 Temple, J. B. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Sept. 22 Extracts from correspondence with [Joseph 

Rogers] Underwood; his attitude and feelings 
toward Crittenden relative to contest for U. S. 
Senatorial election; general comment. A. L. S. 
3 p. Mutilated. 
1861 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Sept. 28 Orlai do Brown. Opposition of Thomas Steph- 

enson to Crittenden's election to U. S. Senate; 
personals. Copy. 2 p. 
1851 Crittenden, J[ohLn] J[ordan]. Washington, D. C. To 

Oct. 4 Jolui Middleton Clayton. Personals; does not 

desire appointment as Secretary of State; the 
Commission on French spoliations. A. L. S. 

1 p. CLAYTON 

1851 Clayton, John M[iddleton]. Buena Yista, Delaware. To 

Oct. 8 Crittenden. Urges appointment of Charles I. 

DuPont as Purser in U. S. Navy; brief account 

of the DuPont family; their politics. A. L. S. 

3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; II, 10. 

1851 [Crittenden, John Jordan]. [Wasliington, D. C] To 

Oct. 14 Calderon de Barca. Recent mob violence at Key 

West, Florida, upon Spanish subjects; their mode 
of procedure against the United States; certain 
claim of United States subjects against Spain 
for capture of their barque by privateers. Draft. 

4 p. 

1851 Morehead, C[harles] S[laughter]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. 

Oct. 19 To Crittenden. Canvass for U. S. Senatorial elec- 

tion in Kentucky; Crittenden's opponents; legal 
business. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1851 Clay, H[enry]. Ashland, [Kentucky]. To Benjamin 

Oct. 20 Coates. Not " at liberty to sign address to legis- 

lature of Liberia " ; desirous that independence of 
Liberia be recognized. Copy. 1 p. 
1851 Metcalfe, Thomas. Carlisle, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Oct. 22 Efforts to sell the Blue Lick property to the U. S. 

Government for use as asylum for old soldiers; 
financial status of owners of the property ; failure 
of John B. Campbell to pass medical examina- 
tion [for entrance to West Pomt]. A. L.S. 3 p. 



PAPEKS OF JO^N JORDAN CRITTENDEN 225 

1859 Letcher. R[obert] P[erldns]. Frankfort, [Kentucky] To 

Feb. 9 Elizabeth Crittenden. Social matters; locals. 

A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; II, 175. 
1869 Mercer, C. F. Tallahassee, Florida. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 10 Transmits pamphlet on slavery. A. L. b. 4 p. 

1859 Porter, A[ugustus] S. Niagara, New York. To Crit- 

Feb 14 tenden. Schemeof Major J[olin]G[ross] Barnard 

to fortify New York City; requests a personal 
interest in the plans. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1859 Hastings, S. C. San Francisco, [California] To Crit- 

FEB.15 tenden. Transfer of California land title. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 
1859 Buggies, Samuel B. New York. To Crittenden. Ac 

Feb 16 cession of Cuba; personals. A. L. b. 4 p. 

1859 Bridge. H[oratio]. Washington, [D. C] To Critti^nden. 

Feb. 17 Deficiency in accounts of [Alexander J.] Mitchell 

with Navy Department. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1859 Thornton, Williams & Thornton. San Francisco [Cali- 

Feb.19 fornia]. To Crittenden. Payment of lees. 

L. S. 1 p. Also duphcate check. 1 p. 
1859 Fuller. Thomas J. D. [Washington, D. C] To Eugene 

Feb. 21 Willdnson Crittenden. Balance due Treasury 

Department. Copy. 1 p. 
1859 L[etcher],R[obert]P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Feb 28 Crittenden. Detail of state convention ; person- 

nel of the Central Committee; assassination of 
[Philip Barton Key] by [Daniel Edgar] Sickles. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1859 Goodhue & Co. New York. To Crittenden, Re verdy 

I.IAR 19 Johnson, John A[rnold] Rockwell and J[udahJ 

P[liihp] Benjamin. Fees offered by persons in- 
terested in the New Almaden Mine, California. 
L. S. 3 p. 
1859 Cooper, S[amuel]. Washington, [D. C] To E[ugene] 

Mar. 18 W[ilkinson] Crittenden. Balance due United 

States. Copy. 1 p. 
1859 Hammond, J[ames] H[enry]. Beech Island, South Caro- 

Mar.22 Una. To Crittenden. Requests a barrel ot 

Bourbon Whiskey. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1859 Bache. A[lexander] D[allas]. [Washington, D. C] To 

Mar. 28 Crittenden. Employment of Crittenden's grand- 

son in the coast survey. A. L. S. 2 p. 

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1859 Rush, Richard. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Praise 

Apr. 3 for Crittenden's speech on the acquisition of 

Cuba; personals. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1859 [Crittenden, Eugene Wilkinson.] Fort Arbuckle, Indian 

Apr. 4 " Territory. To S[amuel] Cooper. Loss of ac- 

counts; opinion that the accounts were closed. 
Copy. 2 p. 
1859 [Crittenden, Eugene Wilkinson.] Fort Arbuckle, Indian 

Apr. 4 Territory. To [Robert J. Atkinson]. Alleged 

indebtedness; loss of papers; desires detailed 
statement. Cop}'. 1 p. 
1859 Anderson, Larz. Cincinnati, [Ohio]. To Crittenden. De- 

Apr. 5 sires letters of introduction to people in Europe ; 

recent defeat for Democracy in the state. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1859 Crittenden, E[ugene] W[ilkinson]. Fort Arbuckle, [Indian 

Apr. 6 Territory]. To Crittenden. Alleged shortage in 

his accounts for expenditures in the Army ; fam- 
ily affairs. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1859 Randolph, Joseph F[itz]. Trenton, New Jersey. To Crit- 

Apr. 9 tenden. Desires letters of introduction to per- 

sons in Europe; New Jersey politics. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1859 • McKinley, Andrew. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Critten- 
Apr. 13 den. Real estate business; family matters. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 
1859 Atkinson, Robert J. [Washington, D. C] To E[ugene] 

Apr. 26 W[ilkinson] Crittenden. Account due U. S. 

Copy. 1 p. 
1859 McKinley, Andrew. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Critten- 

May 3 den. Real estate business; personals. A. L. S. 

Ip. 
1859 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

May 11 Crittenden. Gubernatorial campaign in Ken- 

tucky; efforts of [Joshua F.] Bell to defeat 
[Beriah] Magoffin; Congressional election; per- 
sonals. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1869 Hammond, J[ames] H[enry]. [Beech Island, North Caro- 

May 15 lina]. To Crittenden. Receipt of whiskey ; adul- 

terated liquors; growth of his own vineyard. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1859 Reagan, John H. Grimes Co., Texas. To Crittenden. 

May 16 Receipt of Crittenden's letter approving of 

Reagan's campaign circular. A. L. S. 1 p. 



PAPEKS OF JOHN JOEDAN CRITTENDEN 227 

1859 Letcher, R[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

^^^"^'17 Crittenden. Remarks on Thomas Corwin; sym- 

pathizes with President Buchanan; opinion of 
him; local matters. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1869 Gaines, A. W. Receipt to Lieut. E[ugene] W[ilkinsonl 

May 18 Crittenden. Copy. 1 p. 

1859 Hale, P. H. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. Apol- 

Ma"^ 10 ogy for error in newspaper article connecting Crit- 

tenden with the Presidency. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1859 Goodhue, & Co. New York. To Crittenden. Law fee at 

May 25 Crittenden's disposal. L. S. 2 p. Also dupli- 

cate. 1 p. 
1859 Crittenden, E[ugene] W[ilkinson]. Fort Arbuckle, Indian 

May 25 Territory. To Crittenden. Confident that he 

can balance his accounts; explanation; health 
of his family. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1859 Crittenden, E[ugene] W[ilkinson]. Fort Arbuckle, Indian 

May 26 Territory. To Samuel Cooper. Revised state- 

ment of balance due U. S. L. S. 2 p. [Dupli- 
cate.] 

1859 Crittenden, A[lexander] P. San Francisco, California. To 

Ju^^ 3 Crittenden. Payment of fees for cases before the 

U. S. Supreme Court; California real estate. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1859 McKinley, Andrew. St. Louis, Missouri. To Crittenden. 

Ju^^ ^ Real estate business; personals. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1859 Kennedy, A. Baltimore, Maryland. To S[amuel] S[mith] 

June 7 Nicholas. Opposition movement in the border 

states; plan of fall campaign in Maryland; 

strength of the parties. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1859 Harvey, John. Howard County, Missouri. To Crit- 

^^^T^'^ tenden. Real estate; disposal of finances. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 

1859 Townsend, E[dward] D[avis]. [Washington, D. C] To 

June 10 Crittenden. Balance due U. S. from E[ugene] 

W[ilkinson] Crittenden. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1859 H[ewes], John M. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

JuNE 12 tenden. Campaign through the counties; pros- 

pects of election ; asks aid of Crittenden. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1859 Zollicoflfer, F[elix] K[irk]. Nashville, [Tennessee]. To 

June 27 Crittenden. Prospects for elections in Tennessee 

and Kentucky. A. L. S. 3 p. 



228 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

1869 Pilgrim Society. Plymouth, Massachusetts. To Crit- 

JuLY 1 tenden. Invitation to laying of corner stone of 

Monument to Forefathers. L, S. by 6 names as a 
committee. 
1859 Whittlesey, Elisha. Canfield, Ohio. To Crittenden. In- 

Ji-LY 1 vitation of Battle of Lake Erie Monument Asso- 

ciation to deliver address at la\-ing of corner 
stone. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1859 Allen, J[olml W. Cleveland, Ohio. To Crittenden. In- 

JuLY 6 vitation of Perry Monument Association to at- 

tend laying of corner stone. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1859 Battle of Lake Erie Monument Association. Sandusky, 

July 6 Ohio. To Crittenden. Invitation to assist in 

laying the corner stone on Sept. 10. L. S. by 5 
names in one handwTiting as a committee. 2 p. 
1859 Kumsey, Edward. Greenville, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

JuLY 9 den. Prospects of coming election in Kentucky. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 
1859 Underwood, J[oseph] R[ogers]. Munfordsville, [Kentucky]. 

Jui-Y 14 To Crittenden. The coming Kentucky election ; 

declines to take the "stump"; the presidency. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1859 Ripley, C[harles]. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

July21 den. Coming election in Kentucky; reports 

favor election of [Joshua F.] Bell for Governor. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1859 Goodhue, & Co. New York. To Crittenden. Payment 

July 23 of draft; busiaess matters. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1859 Siebert, August, and six others. Frankfort on the Main, 

July 24 Germany. To Crittenden. European holders of 

Mason County, Ky., bonds; hope that bond- 
holders be preserved from total loss. L. S. 3 p. 
Also Memorial to the President of the County 
Court of Mason [County], Kentucky. 2 p. 
Cosmopolitan Art Association. New York. To Critten- 
den. Certificate of honorary membership. A. 
L. S. by C. L. Derby, actuary. 1 p. 
Crittenden, A[lexander] P. San Francisco, [California]. 
To Crittenden. Inability to collect fees; the 
Sutter case; duel between [David Colbreth] 
Broderick and [David S.] Terry; political effect 
of Broderick's death upon California. A. L. S. 
8 p. 



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Opposition Party. Monticello, Kentucky. To Critten- 
den. Invitation to attend a barbecue. L. S. 
by four names in one handwriting as a commit- 
tee. 2 p. 
Low Brothers & Co. Marysville, California. To Critten- 
den. Claim to lands through the Sutter claun; 
employment as counsel. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Crittenden, Alexander] P. San Francisco, California. 
To Crittenden. Payment of fee in case of 
Boyreau vs. Campbell. A. L. S. 1 p. 
McKinley, Andrew. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Critten- 
den. Progress in construction of buildings ; fam- 
ily matters. A. L. S. 1 p. 
McKinley, Andrew. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Critten- 
den. Transmission of checks. A. L. S. 1 p. 
St. Nicholas Society. New York. To Crittenden. Invi- 
tation to Anniversary dinner on Dec. 6. L. S. 
by the Stewards. 1 p. 
Simmons, James F[owler]. Providence, [Rhode Island]. 
To Crittenden. Conversation with [Henry] Clay 
relative to relations between Clay and Critten- 
den. A. L. S. 4 p. Printed : Coleman, Life of 
Crittenden, Phila., 1871; II, 178. 
1859 Crittenden, A[lexander] P. San Francisco, California. 

Dec. 4 To Crittenden. Desires services as counsel in 

certain land claims before U. S. Supreme Court ; 
statement of the case and testimony. A. L. S. 
13 p. 
Sargent, John 0[sborne]. New York. To Crittenden. 
Employment as counsel; political death of 
[William Henry] Seward. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Johnson, Edward M. Addison, New York. To Critten- 
den. Has indorsed Crittenden for the Presi- 
dency in his paper. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Emmons, William. Boston, Massachusetts. To Crit- 
tenden. Thanksgivings; will forward a com- 
munication. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Appleton, Nathan. Boston, Massachusetts. To Critten- 
den. Distracted state of the country; public 
sentiment in New England; danger of an ©vert 
act in the excitement. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Ashlanders Association. New York. To Crittenden. In- 
vitation to celebration on Jan. 16. L. S. by 3 
signatures. 1 p. 



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230 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Pechin, Edmund C. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Plans 
of the National Union Committee to organize a 
Union platform. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Edwards, Charles. New York. To Crittenden. Thomas 
Kaine a fugitive [from Great Britain]. A. L. S 
2 p. 

Delaware Antiquarians. Wilmington, Delaware. To Crit- 
tenden. Notification of election as honorary 
member. Printed form filled in and signed by 
Gideon T. Todd, Corres. Secy. 1 p. 

Flournoy, John J. Athens, Georgia. To Crittenden. 
Lack of organization in the House of Represent- 
atives; suggests a way to defeat the Black Re- 
publicans; necessity of a compromise. A. L. S. 

5 p. 

1860 Dall, Austin. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 1 Measures adopted by Governor of Maryland; 

conduct of conservative citizens. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1860 Powell, C. Greenville Courthouse, South Carolina. To 

Jan. 1 Crittenden. Organization of a Washington Union 

Party. A. L. S. 1 p., mutilated. 

1860 Chandler, Sarah M. To Crittenden. Arguments for 

Jan. 3 slavery with references to the Bible. A. L. S. 

6 p. 

1860 Gould, Jay. New York. To Crittenden. Great majority 

Jan. 4 in Pennsylvania favor Crittenden's compromise. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 
1860 Hicks, Thomas H[olliday]. Annapolis, Maryland. To 

Jan. 5 Crittenden. State of the Union; attitude of the 

border states; Crittenden's efforts. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1860 Kennedy, Robert S. Stewartville, New Jersey. To Crit- 

Jan. 5 tenden. Compromise methods; taking slaves 

into free states. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1860 Scott, Winfield. New York. To Henry Wilson. De- 

Jan. 5 clines to be connected w^ith political parties; 

reasons. A. L. S. Copy. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; II, 185. 
1860 Lawrence, Amos A[dams]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To 

Jan. 6 Crittenden. Prefers Crittenden for President; 

politics in Massachusetts. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1871; II, 183. 



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PAPEKS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 231 

360 Scott. Winfield. New York. To Crittenden. The Presi- 

Z 6 dency; reasons for not visiting se^t of govern- 

ment A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: Coleman, Life 
of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; II, 182. 
I860 Fisher, George P. Dover, [Delaware]. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 7 Organization of national conservative party; 

Gomment. A. L. S. 2 p. 
I860 Hives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle Hill, [Virginia]. To 

us 9 Crittenden. Anxiety in Virginia; Crittenden s 

compromise ; organization of new party. A. L. b. 

[1860^] N[icholasi! ^S[amuel] S[mitli]. [Louisville? Kentucky]. 
JAX.IO To Crittenden. Criticism of compromise meas- 

ures; other propositions. A. L. S. 2 p. 
I860 Gardner, J. H., A. A. Curtis, and Ansel Daniel. Irvine, 

J." 10 Kentucky. To Crittenden. Confidence in Crit- 

tenden and conservatism of Kentucky. L.b. -p. 

I860 Myers, T[heodore] Bailey. New York. To Crittenden^ 

Z 10 Postponement of political meeting; diversity of 

opinion throughout the country. A. L. b. 2 p. 

I860 lunt, George. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Crittenden 

Z. 10 Efforts for a Union organization; Massachusetts 

politics. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1860 Inglis, C[harles]. Paterson, New Jersey. To Crittenden. 

j!n.12 National politics; organization of a conservative 

party. A. L. S. 4 p. 
I860 Onderdonk, J. A. Hamilton, New York. To Crittenden. 

j.,^- 13 Desires Crittenden's speeches. A. 1.. b. i p. 

I860 Dewees, Jacob. Pottsville, [Pennsylvania]. To Critten- 

Us. 16 den. Necessity of a Union meeting. A. L. b. 

5 p. 

I860 Newport, David. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. To Crit- 

UN.16 tenden. Urges compromise measures. A. L. b. 

I860 Ketcham,^ffiram. New York. To Crittenden. Critten- 

j!x 17 den's recent speech at Philadelphia; evil results 

from failure of House of Representatives to or- 
ganize. A. L. S. 3 p. Mutilated. 
I860 Elder, WUham. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Notices 

Z 19 of John C. Hamilton's History of the Republic, 

races adapted to the climates ; drawing a slavery 
line. A. L. S. 4 p. 



232 LIBRAEY OF CONGRESS 

1860 Kentucky University, Faculty. Harrodsburg, Kentucky. 

Jan. 20 To Crittenden. Desire to purchase government 

property for a university site; ask aid. L. S. 
8 signatures. 6 p. 
1860 Stuart, Alexander H[ugli] H[olmes]. Richmond, [Virginia]. 

Jan. 22 To Crittenden. Haste necessary in establish- 

ment of the Union Party. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1860 Iverson, Alfred. Resolutions offered to U. S. Senate 

Jax. 24 regulating pay of retired naval officers who have 

been restored to active service, ^\ith arguments 
for same. Copy. 2 p. 
1860 Scroggs, G[ustavus] A. Buffalo, [New York]. To Crit- 

Jax. 24 tenden. Organization of the Union Party; plat- 

form and nominations; comment. A. L. S. 6 p. 
Mutilated. 
1860 Lawrence, Amos A[dams]. Boston, [^lassacliusetts]. To 

Jan. 26 Crittenden. Little credence to be given George 

Lunt; progress of the Union party in Massa- 
chusetts. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1860 Aspinwall, William. Boston, Massachusetts. To Crit- 

Jan. 27 tenden. Offers services; political career; an- 

cestry. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1860 Brookings, W. W. Sioux Falls, Dakota Territory. To 

Jan. 27 Crittenden. Urges organization and admission 

of Dakota; lack of law and order. A. L. S. 3 p. 
[1860] ^[icholas] S[amuel] S[mith]. [Louisville, Kentucky.] To 

Jan. 28 Crittenden. Evils from disorganization in House 

of Representatives; plan for overthrow of De- 
mocracy. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1860 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Jan. 29 S[amuel] S[mith] Nicholas. Criticises Nicholas 

plan for Presidential election; attempt to form 
a constitutional Union Party; condition of the 
Democratic and Republican parties in Congress. 
Copy. 1 p. 
1860 Eandolph, Joseph F[itz]. Trenton, New Jersey. To Crit- 

Jan. 30 tenden. Advisability of nominating a Union 

presidential ticket; New Jersey politics; the 
national committee. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1860 Italian National Committee. New^ York. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 31 Invitation to meeting to express their sympathy 

for brethren in Italy. L. S. 2 signatures. 1 p. 



PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 233 

Kennedy, John P[endlet()n]. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To 
Crittenden. Arrangements to attend the na- 
tional committee at Washington. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Carneal, Thomas D[avis]. Cincinnati, [Ohio]. To Crit- 
tenden. Comments on [Robert Perkms] Letcher; 
meeting of four legislatures in the city. A. L, S. 

3 p. 
Harris, Alfred T. Richmond, [Virginia]. To Crittenden. 

Claim of Melissa Ligon to Kentucky lands; its 
validity. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Swoope, P. C. Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. To Critten- 
den. National Union Party; his preferences. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Scott, Winfield. New York. To Crittenden. Corre- 
spondence with [Henry] W[ilson]; politics. 
A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; II, 185. 

Bresler, C. H. York, Pennsylvania. To Crittenden. 
Prospects for National Union Party m Pemisyl- 
vania. A. L. S. 4 p. 

N[icliolas], S[amuel] S[mith]. [Louisville, Kentucky.] To 
Crittenden. National Union Party; arguments 
against success. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Collins, James. New Albany, Indiana. To Crittenden. 
Attitude of local Democracy toward the Union 
party; comment. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Scott, Winfield. New York. To W. T. Ritchie, Rich- 
mond, Virginia. Correspondence with Thomas 
Ritchie on the secession movement in 1831-2; 
division of the country into three sections. Copy. 

4 p. 

1860 Hay, M[ortimer] D. Greenville, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Feb. 4 den. Favors Crittenden for President; reasons. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 
1860 Morris, B. S. Chicago, [Illinois]. To Crittenden. Ef- 

F^^-*^ forts being made for Union party; comment. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 
1860 Pechin, Edmund C. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Suc- 

F^^- 7 cess in organizing the Union party in Pennsyl- 

vania. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1860 Kennedy, John P[endleton]. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To 

^^^- 7 Crittenden. The Union party. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
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234 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 

Eiley, Thomas W. Kimbo Ilill, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 
den. Census report; feeling of various factions 
in Kentucky toward secession. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Dewees, Jacob. Pottsville, [Pennsylvania]. To Critten- 
den. Injustice done Millard Fillmore; politics 
in Pennsylvania; efforts for the National Union 
party. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Plautz, J. E. Ephrata, Pennsylvania. To Crittenden. 
Efl'orts necessary for the Union party in Penn- 
sylvania. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Burwell, William P. Richmond, [Virginia]. To Critten- 
den. Invitation to a wedding; result of recent 
convention in Virginia. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Schley, William. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Critten- 
den. Maryland legislature; w^ill endeavor to 
visit Washington, D. C. A. L. S. 4 p. 

larrabee, Charles. Hartford, Connecticut. To Critten- 
den. Sends letter on Constitutional Union 
Party. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Larribee, Charles. Hartford, Connecticut. To Critten- 
den. Desires Larribee's article to be universally 
read. A. L. wS. 1 p. 

Craik, James. Louisville, [Kentucky], To Crittenden. 
Distribution of Craik's speech on Union prin- 
ciples. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Harris, Alfred T. Richmond, [Virginia]. To Crittenden. 
Claim of Melissa Ligon and her rights under Ken- 
tucky laws. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Peyton, Balie. Gallatin, Tennessee. To Crittenden. 
Membership on Executive Committee of Union 
Party; its plans; meeting of National Conven- 
tion. L. S. 4 p. 

Graham, W[illiam] A[lexander]. Hillsboro, North Caro- 
lina. To Crittenden. State convention of the 
Union partv; idea of nominating two candidates. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Ferguson, William D. Memphis, [Tennessee]. To Crit- 
tenden. Result of state convention; delay of 
circulars from central committee. A. L. S. 2 p 

Freeman, C. B. Fultonville, New York. To Crittenden. 
Place of meeting of National Convention of 
Union Party. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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I860 Goff. Washington. New York. To C-ttenden. Sug- 

'fkb.28 gests an Executive proclamation fox da> of 

thanksgiving and prayer. A. i.. fe. ^ P- 

o \r Wa=V.ino-ton D C To Crittenden. 

■^^ ,„and of the U. S. S. Merrimac, to be inves- 

tigated by the Senate. A. L. S. 2 p 

,«Rn Letcher R[obert] P[erkinsl. Frankfort, [Kentucky] lo 

I860 letcher, « J^_^ ^.^^^1, „f ,^,t, eonvenUon ot tl« 

Union party; probable nominees tor Presulency, 
personals. A. L. S. 3 p. Pnnted: Coleman, 
Lite ot Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; II, 187. 

others; the Preisdency. A. L. b. ^ p. 
i«RO Junior Sons of America. Canonsburg, [Pennsylvania]. 

I860 Junior b ^^^^^^^^^^^ Notification of election as hon- 

''"" orary member. L. S. by three names m one 

handwriting. 1 p- 
,860 Eawlings, Edward P. New York. To Crittenden. Wants 

Z. 10 brittenden's photograph tor New York lUu.- 

trated News. A. L. S. 1 p- 
iQfiO Wiffff W[illiam]Hazzard. Washington, [D.C] To Crit- 

'mIio '^^''' tenden. Claim of late William HazzardWjg 
for Revolutionary services. A. L. b. - P- wnu 
newspaper dipping attached. Also account. 

i«fin Cabell E C.' [Aboard ship in Gulf of Mexico.] To Crit- 

1860 ^^ Cabell, E^^^^L ^^^^^.^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^ ^^p ^ Crit- 

^ ■ tenden; his own fmances; personals. A. E. &• 

I860 Lawrence! Los A[dams]. Boston, [Massachusetts] To 

Mar. 19 Crittenden. Prospects for a successful state con- 

vention. Copy. 1 p- 

I860 Malcom, Thomas S. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Ar- 

1860 Malcom, ^^ ^ ^^^^ ^^.^^ 

suggests congressional recognition of Liberia. 

PeEdleton John. IRedwood, [Virginia]. To Crittenden. 
"Z. .0 ^"'publication ot Pendleton's speech made at TOug 
convention in Richmond. A. i^. &• ^ P- 



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1860 Williams, William R. Ironton, Ohio. To Crittenden. 

^^AR- 20 In preparing "Sketches of Lawyers"; desires 

autograph sketch of Crittenden. A. L. S. 1 p. 
[1860] Hale, P. H. Washington, [D. C] To J[esse] D. Bright. 

Mar. 21 Publication of report that [John Jordan] Crit- 

tenden would be a candidate [for Presidency], 
A. L. S. 2 p. With note from Bright to Crit- 
tenden, stating that he will require Hale to write 
Crittenden a letter of explanation for publication. 
A. L. S. 
1860 Lawrence, Amos A[dams]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To 

Mar. 30 Crittenden. Success of state convention; Crit- 

tenden as a candidate for Presidency; attitude of 
George Lunt. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1860 Letcher, E[obert] P[erkins]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Apr- 2 Crittenden. Presidency; various candidates for 

nomination; offer of services of Thomas H. Clay; 
personals. A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; I, 116. 
Nicholas, S[amuel] S[mith]. [Louisville, Kentucky.] To 
Crittenden. Party preference; possibility that 
LTnion party will aid Democrats ; favors nomina- 
tion of John McLean; comment. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Old Dominion Society. New York. To Crittenden. In- 
vitation to dinner on anniversary of settlement of 
Jamestown. Lithographed L. S. by Dexter Otey, 
chairman executive committee. 
Comegys, J[oseph] P[arsons]. Dover, [Delaware]. To 
Crittenden. "T. J. B." in the "National Intel- 
ligencer." A. L. S. 1 p. 
Conrad, C[harles] M[agill]. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To 
Crittenden. Political complexion of the country; 
southern feeling toward constitutional Union 
Party; will follow Crittenden's instructions. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1860 Jouett, James E. On board U. S. S. Crusader, [Charleston, 

Apr- 20 South Carolina.] To Crittenden. Urges in- 

crease of pay for naval officers. A. L. S. 6 p. 
Mutilated. 
1860 Sherman, E.H. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. Re- 

Apr- 23 quests copy of Crittenden's speech on the Home- 

stead bill. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1860 Barr, J. M. Wilmington, Delaware. To Crittenden. 

Aru. 24 Favors Crittenden for Presidential candidate of 

the National Union Party. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1860 Cr.ittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

Apr. 25 Washington Hunt. Confidence in the National 

Union convention; precaution necessary; com- 
ment. A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: Coleman, Life 
of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; II, 195. 
Comegys, J[oseph] P[arsons]. Dover, [Delaware]. To 
Crittenden. State convention of opposition; re- 
quests men to speak at meeting to choose dele- 
gates for Baltimore convention. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Pechin, Edmund C. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Dif- 
ficulties of conservative party in Pennsylvania; 
diligence of a few. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Ketcliuin, Hiram. New York. To Crittenden. Ques- 
tion for the National Union Party a grave one; 
impossible to give advice. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Henry, John F. Burlington, Iowa. To Crittenden. Ad- 
mission of new states ; slaverv question. A. L, S. 
3 p. 
Lawrence, Amos A[dams]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To 
Crittenden. Unable to attend convention of 
National Union Party; possible nominations; 
brief sketch of Massachusetts delegation. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1860 Rives, W[illiam] C[abell]. Castle HUl, [Virginia]. To 

May 5 Crittenden. Unable to attend National Union 

convention; confidence in its deliberations and 
will act accordingly; opportunity before the 
party. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1860 Badger, George E[dmund]. Raleigh, [North Carolina]. 

^Ia^ 6 To Crittenden. Expects Wliig victory in guber- 

natorial election; equal taxation the issue; suc- 
cess in the legislature depends upon Gilliam. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1860 Ketchum, Hiram. New York. To Crittenden. Unable 

^^^7 to attend National Union convention; objec- 

tions to nominating a third Presidential candi- 
date ; limited means of their party ; favors post- 
ponement of final action. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1860 Grandin, . To Crittenden. Favors Crittenden for 

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[1860] Ketchum, Iliram. New York. To Crittenden. Encloses 

May 10 copy of his letter to President Buchanan. A. L. S. 

Ip. 
1860 Sanders, George N. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To [James] 

May 9 Buchanan. Condemns telegram in New York 

Times; was serious in Charleston dispatches. 
Copy of telegram. 1 p. 
1860 Sanders, George N. New York. To Crittenden. Pos- 

May 11 sible removal as Naval Agent ; encloses copy of 

telegram to President Buchanan. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1860 McKinley, Andrew. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Critten- 

May 14 den. Encloses statement of all accounts since 

taking charge of Mrs. Crittenden's real estate. 
A. L. S. 2 p. and accounts, 15 p. 
1860 Everett, Edward. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Wash- 

May 14 ington Hunt. Distressed on receiving nomina- 

tion for Vice Presidency ; desired his name with- 
drawn from the convention; now in embarrass- 
ing position. Copy 2 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; II, 198. 
1860 Conrad, C[harles] M[agill]. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To 

May 22 Crittenden. Dissatisfied vdih results of National 

Union convention; condition of pohtics in the 
south. A. L. S. S p. 
1860 Saltonstall, Leverett. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Crit- 

May22 tenden. Invitation to attend state convention 

of the National Party. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1860 Ogden, James De P[eyster]. New York. To Crittenden. 

May 25 Invitation to attend meeting of Union Clubs' of 

New York; purpose to ratify nominations of 
National Union Convention. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1860 Pendleton, N[athamel] G[reene]. Oakland, Maryland. To 

May 27 Crittenden. Personal feeling tow^ard nomina-A 

tions of National Union Party; claim of John 
Porter Brown for pay as Minister to Turkey; 
personals. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1860 Everett, Edward. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Crit- 

May 28 tenden. Explains his feehngs towards use of his 

name on the National Union Ticket; had given 
no authority for alleged statements. L. S. 5 p. 
1860 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

May 30 Edward Everett. Regrets any cause for dis- 

pleasure; circumstances under which Crittenden 



PAPERS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 239 

signed a certain letter; its contents; will accept 
Everett's course as to Vice Presidency. A. D'ft. 
S. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; II, 208. 

1860 Everett, Edward. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Crit- 

JuNE 2 tenden. Circumstances make it unnecessary to 

accept nomination formally; success of state con- 
vention of Constitutional Union Party; would 
prefer Crittenden at head of the party ticket. 
Copy. 1 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; II, 212. 

1860 Lawrence, A[mos]A[dams]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To 

June 2 Crittenden. Pohtical affairs of the state more 

encouraging; success of state convention of Na- 
tional Union Party; tide seems to have turned. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1860 Dunscomb, Wilham E. Jefferson City, [Missouri]. To 

June 4 John Harvey. Reasons why certain lands 

should not be sold for taxes. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1860 Fugitt, J. Preston. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crit- 

June6 tenden. Encloses ''An Address to the Patriot- 

ism of Country"; reverence for Crittenden. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

1860 Ketchum, Hiram. New York. To Crittenden. Ideas of 

June 12 Wilham Jagger on tariff; Senate should foUow the 

lead of the House of Representatives; effect of 
tariff' upon Western settlers. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1860 Williamson, R. H. Boston, Massachusetts. To Critten- 

JuNE 22 den. Invitation in behalf of others to visit Bos- 

ton; committee of Constitutional Party in high 
spirits. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1860 Wayne, Henry C. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

June 26 Laws relative to appointment of Quartermaster 

General of the Army; urges promotion of [Col. 
Charles] Thomas to that office. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1860 United States. PubHc debt and customs income statistics. 

June 30 2 p. 

[1860] [Crittenden, John Jordan.] Frankfort, Kentucky. To 

[J^N^] [Samuel I. M. Major, Jr. editor of] the [Frank- 

fort] ''Yeoman." Denies making alleged ac- 
cusations against J[ohn] C[abell] Breckinridge; 
is responsible for the speech in question and does 
not shun it. A. D'ft. Signature attached. 3 p. 



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1860 Williams, M. J. and W. J. Kennedy. Selma, Alabama. 

July 12 To Crittenden. Desire to know if he will support 

the Breckinridge and Lane ticket. L. S. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Crittenden that he supported the 
Bell and Everett ticket. 
[1860] N[icholas],S[amuel]S[mith]. [Louisville, Kentucky.] To 

July 13 Crittenden. Attitude of [Edward] Everett to- 

ward compromise of 1850; joint ticket scheme for 
Presidential campaign in certain states. A. L. S. 
4 p. 
1860 Missouri, Constitutional Union Party. St. Joseph, IViis- 

AuG. 27 souri. To Crittenden. Invitation to attend 

state convention. L. S. by 16 names as a com- 
mittee. 3 p. 
1860 Nashville, Tennessee, Citizens. To Crittenden. Invita- 

AuG. 29 tion to visit the city and deliver an address. Two 

printed copies with 38 signatures in all. 2 p. 
1860 Missouri Union Party. Saint Joseph, JVIissouri. To Crit- 

Sept. 1 tenden. Invitation to State convention. 

Printed; 16 names as a committee. 1 p. 
[1860] Cunningham, W. A. St. Joseph, Missouri. To Critten- 

[Sept. IJ den. Progress of campaign in IMissouri; urges 

Crittenden to be present at the state convention; 
comment. A. L. S. 3 p. Endorsed: "An- 
swered that I would if I could." 
1860 Hunt, Washington. Lockport, New York. To Critten- 

Sept. 3 den. Presidential campaign: New York the 

battle ground; requests Crittenden to visit the 
state; reasons why his presence is desired. 
A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; II, 217. 
1860 New York Citizens. New York. To Crittenden. Ap- 

Sept. 4 proving the [National Union] Committee's invi- 

tation to Crittenden for an address. L. S. by 
14 Signatures. 1 p. 
1860 Ewing, Edwin. Nashville, [Tennessee]. To Crittenden. 

Sept. 5 Private reception to Crittenden at Nashville im- 

possible; plans of reception. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1860 Churchill, Samuel. New York. To Crittenden. Has no 

Sept. 12 confidence in the Black RepubUcans. A. L. S. 

2 p. 
1860 Cunningham, W. A. St. Joseph, IVIissouri. To Critten- 

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will carry Tennessee; fighting against great odds 
in Missouri; Crittenden's presence needed in 
latter state. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1860 Mississippi Citizens. Jackson, Mississippi. To Critten- 
Sept. 14 den. Invitation to address a meeting of the 

Constitutional Union Party; no assurance of 
success in the state ; general outlook of the cam- 
paign. L. S. 16 names in one handwriting. 
4 p. 
1860 Crittenden, J[olm] J[ordan]. Nashville, Tennessee. To 
Sept. 24 Elizabeth Crittenden. His reception and speech 

at Nashville. A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: Cole- 
man, Life of Crittenden, Pliila., 1871; II, 219. 
1860 New Albany Citizens. New Albany, [Indiana]. To Crit- 
Sept. 29 tenden. Invitation to speak at a National Union 

meeting. L. S. 9 signatures. 2 p. 
[1860] [Crittenden, Jolm Jordan.] [Franldort ?, Kentucky.] To 
[Sept.] W. M. Smallwood and others. Crittenden's in- 

vitation to visit Missouri; gloomy state of public 
affairs; parties in the Presidential campaign; 
will accept invitation with certain qualifications. 
A. D'ft. 5 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; II, 215. 
1860 Morehead, C[harles] S[laughter]. Louisville, [Kentucky]. 
Oct. 4 To Crittenden. Gloomy outlook for Constitu- 

tional Union Partyin theEast; attempt at fusion 
in New York and Pennsylvania; urges Crittenden 
to visit Pennsylvania; comment. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1860 Keene, W. H., & Co. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crit- 
OcT. 6 tenden. Receipted account for groceries. D. S. 

Ip. 
1860 Scott, Winfield. Views suggested by the eminent danger 
Oct. 29 of a disruption of the LTnion by the secession of 

one or more Southern States; possibility of new 
confederacies and results ; his own poHtical pref- 
erences; outhnes for general cfefense. D. S. 
6 p. 
1860 Scott, Winfield. New York. To Secretary of War [John 
Oct. 30 Buchanan Floyd]. Encloses his ''Views;" to be 

considered only in case of secession ; commanders 
of southern ports should be warned; solicitude 
for safety of the Union. L. S. 2 p. 
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1860 Hannibal, . Frankfort, [Kentucky]. Carpentry ac- 

OcT. count against Crittenden. 1 p. 

1860 Scott, Winfiekl. New York. To Crittenden. Sends an 

^ov. 12 antisecession circular; no notice taken b}'- Secre- 

tary^ of War of Scott's suggestions; probable 
formation of President Lincoln's Cabinet; per- 
sonals. A. L. S. 4 p. Printed: Coleman, Life 
of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; II, 219. 
1860 Huntsville Citizens. Huntsville, Alabama. Circular let- 

Nov. 19 ter relative to state convention and secession of 

the South as a whole. Printed, with 100 names. 
Ip. 
1860 Clemens, Jeremiah. Huntsville, [Alabama]. To Crit- 

ic' ov. 24 tenden. Growth of secession movement in the 

state; plan to prevent immediate secession; gen- 
eral situation throughout the state. A. L. S. 
5 p. 
1860 Noble, James F. Cincinnati, [Ohio]. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 3 Urges a compromise to preserve the Union; in- 

terest of the border states; favor a convention to 
amend the Constitution ; division in Ohio ; com- 
promise questions. A. L. S. 4 p. 
[1860] N[icliolas], S[amuel] S[mith]. [Louisville, Kentucky.] To 

Dec. 5 Crittenden. Personals; sends drafts of resolu- 

tions; abolition and the proposition to declare 
a dictator. A. L. S. 2 p. Also resolutions. 
Ip. 
1860 Paxton, Joseph. Catawissa, [Missouri?]. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 7 Comphmentary. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1860 Whiting, Wilham B. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. De- 

Dec. 8 plorable state of the Union; scheme to divide the 

Union into two confederacies each to control 
their internal affairs while foreign relations were 
to be controlled by a common central govern- 
ment. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1860 Patterson, Robert. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Plan 

Dec. 8 to divide territorial lands into two equal parts, 

each part to be held in common, respectively, 
by slave and free states; scheme for government 
settlement; return of fugitive slaves. A. Ij. S. 
3 p. 
1860 Grame, John, Jr. Richmond, Virginia. To Crittenden. 

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states to settle the political differences oi' the 
Union. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1860 Davis, Garrett. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 10 Approves plan of Madison [Conyers] Johnson for 

settlement of national difficulties; feeling for 
secession extending; hope for a compromise; 
much to be sacrificed to save the Union. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1860 Dixon, Archibald. Henderson, [Kentucky]. To Gov. 

I^Ec. 12 Beriah Magoffin of Kentucky. Circular recom- 

mending a convention of the border states; 
amendments to U. S. Constitution; ideas on se- 
cession. Printed. 4 p. 
1860 Hicks, Thomas H[olliday]. Annapolis, [Maryland]. To 

I^Ec. 13 Crittenden. All eyes upon Crittenden as leader 

to allay the present political tl-oubles; urges de- 
lay in collision ; regrets opposition to the States' 
Committee; faith in Jefferson Davis. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

1860 Hicks, Thomas H[olliday]. [Annapolis, Maryland.] Plan 

^^^- 1^ for improving the fugitive slave act and pacifying 

the states. Prepared by Thomas S. Alexander. 
A. D. S. 9 p. 
1860 Fullerton, W. G[eorge]. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To 

I^Ec. 14 Crittenden. Scheme for compromising slavery 

troubles. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1860 Bibb, John B. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

DJ^c. 15 Suggestions for a compromise to save the Union; 

personals. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1860 Robertson, G[eorge]. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Dec. 16 tenden. Result of interview between [John C] 

B[reckenridge ?] and [Abraham] Lmcoln about 
formation of Lincoln's cabinet; Lincoln's reply; 
comment on Lincoln's policies. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 
1S71; II, 222. 
1860 Campbell, J[ohn] A[rchibald]. [Washington, D. C] To 

^^^- 16 Crittenden. Transmits draft of compromise 

resolution relative to recovery of fugitive slaves; 
comment. A. L. S. 1 p. Also draft. 1 p. 
1860 Ridgway, R. Richmond, [Virginia]. To Crittenden. 

D^^- 16 Requests, for publication, Crittenden's views on 

duties of the border states. A. L. S. 2 p. 



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1860 Tallmadge, N[athaniel] P[itcher]. Fond dii Lac, Wiscon- 

Dec. 17 sin. To Crittenden. The National crisis; peo- 

ple of North and South honest in their convic- 
tions; wrongs on both sides; relations between 
National Government and a seceding state; 
would prevent a single state from seceding, but 
would not force a combination of states; com- 
ment. A. L. S. 8 p. 
1860 Anonymous. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Recommends 

Dec. 17 repeal of the Fugitive Slave Law. 3 p. 

1860 Haddock, C[harles] B[rickett]. West Lebanon, New 

Dec. 18 Hampshire. To Crittenden. Explains feeling 

of North toward the South; optimistic views; 
mistakes on both sides; expects a compromise. 
A. L. S. 11 p. 
1860 Johnson, M[adison] C[onyers]. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. 

Dec. 19 To Crittenden. Favors a compromise conven- 

tion of the border states; offers an amendment 
to the fugitive slave law; fugitive slaves in 
northern states. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1860 Anonymous. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 19 - Complimentary remarks. Signed: "A South- 

ener and a Lover of his Country." 2 p. 
1860 New York Citizens. To Crittenden. Favor compromise 

Dec. 19 resolutions. L. S. by 16 signatures. 2 p. 

1860 Wallace, Perkins. Canton, Oliio. To Crittenden. Ap- 

Dec. 20 proves compromise resolutions offered by Crit- 

tenden; comment on recent Presidential elec- 
tion; sentiments of the masses; motives of 
President Buchanan. A. L. S. 6 p. 
Anonymous. New York. To Crittenden. Scheme to 
emancipate slaves mtliin tliirty years. Signed, 
"A genuine Repubhcan." 8 p. 
Calby, S. B. Montpeher, [Vermont]. To Crittenden. 
Effect of Fugitive Slave Law in Vermont; real 
sentiment of the people; general ideas. A. L. S. 
8 p. 
Ogden, James D[e Peyster]. New York. To Crittenden. 
Favors Crittenden's compromise resolution; ef- 
forts on part of others; suggestions to amend the 
resolution. A. L .S. 6 p. 
Kice, F. A. Keysburg, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 
Kentucky will not secede; comment. A. L. S. 
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1860 Murray, James B. New York. To Crittenden. Com- 

Dec. 22 ment on fortification of Charleston harbor; re- 

marks of Gov. [Edwin Dennison] Morgan; gen- 
eral feeling for a compromise; confidence in 
Crittenden. A. L. S. 7 p. 

Lord, D[aniel]. New York. To Crittenden. AboHtionists 
and ultra Republicans the cause of conflict; sug- 
gestions; (question about use of force to settle 
difficulties. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Gerard, J[ames] W. New York. To Crittenden. Hearty 
approval of compromise resolutions; growth of 
abofition principles in New England; pecuniary 
suffering the only remedy. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Murray, Washington. New York. To Crittenden. En- 
dorses compromise resolutions; lack of force in 
representative men; confidence in Crittenden. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

Croswell, Ed^\dn. New York. To Crittenden. Grati- 
tude for compromise resolutions; problem to 
prevent secession; favors re-establishment of 
Missouri Compromise; sympathises with the 
South; belief that troubles can be settled ami- 
cably. A. L. S. 6 p. 
1860 Looker, Thomas H. Norfolk, Virginia. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 24 Encloses circular recently sent to the clergy 

throughout the country. A. L. S. 1 p. Also 
printed circular signed. 1 p. 
1860 Watkins, John A. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Crit- 

I^Ec. 24 tenden. Repeal of Missouri Compromise the 

cause of dissention in the Union; expects seces- 
sion; scheme to consoHdate certain states; im- 
possible to reconcile the South; hope for a com- 
promise. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1860 Winthrop, Robert C[harles]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. 

Dec. 24 To Crittenden. Agrees with compromise plan; 

North might be conciliated if proliibition of for- 
eign slave trade be made a Constitutional subject. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1860 Whittlesey, Elisha. Canfield, Ohio. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 24 Approval of Crittenden's views; preservation of 

the Union. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1860 U. S. Senate. Joint resolutions S. R. 52 proposing certain 

Dec. 24 amendment to the Constitution as a slavery com- 

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1860 Clemens, Jere[miah]. Huntsville, [Alabama]. To Crit- 

Dec. 25 tenden. Recent state election gives large major- 

ity for the Union ticket ; hopes to refer the ques- 
tion of secession to the people in general ; is loyal 
to the Union but North must abide by the Con- 
stitution. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1860 Wilkins, William. Homewood, [Pennsylvania]. To Crit- 

Dec. 25 tenden. Ridicules secession; nervous state of 

Congress; good wishes toward compromise reso- 
lutions; is adverse to amendmg the Constitution; 
full and complete remedy in present Constitu- 
tion; protection of slaves and slavery in terri- 
tories the issues; general comment; great energj 
needed. A. L. S. 12 p. 

1860 Thayer, J[ames] S. New York. To Crittenden. De- 

DEt^- 25 sires to put the National issues before the people 

by ballot ; necessity of conventions of the people 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

1860 Davis, Charles A[ugustus]. New York. To Wmfield 

Dec. 26 Scott. Favors Compromise Resolutions; slave 

question should be under control of the Con- 
stitution; comment on the negro as property; 
would test secession as an experiment. A. L, S. 
6 p. 

1860 N[icliolas], S[amuel] S[mith]. [Louisville, Kentucky.] To 

Dec. 27 Crittenden. Efforts to have Governor convene 

the legislature on question of secession ; defects in 
a Southern confederacy and suggests a ]Mississippi 
Valley confederacy; comment on the scheme. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

1860 Ward, F. T. and B. W. Ward. Maysville, [Kentucky]. 

Dec. 27 To Crittenden. Suggest a vote of the people of 

the Union on Compromise resolutions. Tele- 
gram. 1 p. 

1860 Adams, Benjamin S. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Dec. 28 tenden. Slave question should be settled by 

direct appeal to the people; favors convention of 
the slave states; comment. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1860 Lord, D[aniel]. New York. To Crittenden. Encloses 

Dec. 29 copy of petition to Congress to be signed by lead- 

ing RepubUcans; petition recommends individual 
state control over slaves. A. L. S. 1 p. On 
reverse of petition. 



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1860 Lord, Daniel. New York. To Crittenden. Petition to 

Dec. 29 be prepared by citizens of New York; hopes 

Crittenden mil not become discouraged in efforts 

for compromise; excitement over Major [Robert] 

Anderson's removal from Fort Moultrie to Fort 

Sumter; sale of Treasury notes deferred. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1860 Ogden, James De P[eyster]. New York. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 29 Growth of feeling in North against President 

Buchanan and South Carolina; opposition of 

Southern leaders to compromise resolutions; 

need of conciliation. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1860 Neale, Richard D. Woodlawn. To Crittenden. Favors 

Dec. 29 Crittenden's efforts for compromise; general 

comment. A. L. S. 6 p. 

1860 Lawrence, A[mos] A[dams]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To 

Dec. 29 Crittenden. Sends paper which is distributed 

throughout the country for repeal of "Personal 
Liberty Bill" ; contrast between feelings of North 
and South; North not thinking of war but an 
overt act will bring out war feeling in a day; 
local efforts to save the Union. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Prmted: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Pliila., 
1871; II, 240. 

1860 Johnston, John. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Dec. 29 Congratulates Crittenden's efforts for a com- 

promise; Johnston's army service; desires ap- 
pointment for grandson in the navy; copies part 
of letter of Nov. 8, 1860, from Lewis Cass to 
Johnston testifving to public services. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1860 Davis, Charles A[ugustus]. New York. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 31 Rumor that France will form alliance with the 

South in event of secession; attitude of Great 

Britain; efforts to prevent secession. A. L, S. 

8 p. 

1860 Farrar, F. R. Dratonville, Virginia. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 31 Desires opinions on National questions. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1860 March, Francis A. Easton, Pennsylvania. To Crit- 

Dec. 31 tenden. Slavery in the territories; belief that 

enormous patronage of the President is the 
cause of dissensions. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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1860 Hulme, J[olin]. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Urges a 

Dec. 31 convention of a National Jury composed of dele- 

gates from the border states and certain free 
states; conservative party could force extremes 
to a conciliation. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1860 Andrews, C. W. Shepherdsto\\Ti, Virginia. To Critten- 

Dec. 31 den. Gratitude for compromise efforts; desire 

that the South wall postpone final action until 
after Northern elections. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1860 Aldridge, F. M. Jackson, IMississippi. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 31 Discussion of action to be taken by Southern 

conservatives; contented state of the negroes; 
attitude of state of Kentucky; Crittenden 
acknowledged leader of conservatives. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

[1860] Anonymous. [Baltimore, Maryland.] To John C[abell] 

Breckinridge. Plea for the protection of the 
Union. L. S. A Southerner and Lover of his 
Country. 3 p. 

[I860?] Ramsey, Marion. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Critten- 
den. Copy of Crittenden's speech received. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1860 Headlam, Thomas E. Great Britain. Definition and 

explanation of Martial Law. Copy. 6 p. 

[^860] Speed, J. J. Detroit, [Michigan]. To Crittenden. Fa- 

[Dec. ] vorable comment on compromise resolutions; 

gratitude of the country due Crittenden. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

[I860?] McCall, J. To Crittenden. Plea that Crittenden be more 
religious. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1860 Guiteau, S[heridan]. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crit- 

Dec. tenden. Prayer that Crittenden will not despair 

in efforts for compromise, A. L. S. 1 p. 

1860 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. [Washington, D. C] To 

Dec. S[amuel] S[mith] Nicholas. Almost despairs of 

success of compromise resolutions ; Congressional 
opposition to slavery in territories; resolutions 
favored by the people; of necessity consents to 
idea of holding convention of Southern states. 
Copy. 2 p. 

[1860] Massachusetts Citizens. Description of petition [to Con- 

gress] signed by 22,313 citizens for adoption of the 
Crittenden compromise. 2 p . 



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1861 Ludlow, N.M. Mobile, Alabama. To Crittenden. Scheme 

Jan. 1 for a Central Union of certain states; restoration 

of the Missouri Compromise; would let seceding 
states have their desires. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1861 Adams, John S. North Chester, Vermont. To Critten- 

Jan. 2 den. Desires opinion on true state of National 

affairs; doubts sufficiency of compromise reso- 
lutions. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1861 Ball, A. F. Bound Brook, New Jersey. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 2 Belief that proposition to extend to Pacific Ocean 

the Missouri Compromise line would be accepted 
by Congress; if not acceptable to New England 
and the South then form a Union of Central 
States. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 Woodruff, S. E. Girard, Pennsylvania. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 2 Opinion that by a direct vote of the people com- 

promise resolutions would be accepted; inten- 
tion to preserve the Union by force; protection 
of the Constitution and enforcement of Federal 
laws. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 Taylor, F. L. Burfington, New Jersey. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 3 Notification of election as honorary member of 

the Little Giant Club; objects of the association 
and sympathy with Crittenden's efforts to save 
the Union. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1861 Mackae, Cameron F. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 3 Would refuse negroes admittance to any free 

state; disposal of free negroes into Mexico. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Campbell, R. Augusta, Georgia. To Crittenden. Re- 

Jan. 3 suit of state convention of vital importance to 

the Union; urges that commissioners be sent 
from Kentucky; attitude of South Carofina 
toward disunion. A. L. vS. 2 p. 
[1861] King, D. Rodney. Pliiladelphia. To Crittenden. Peti- 

[Jan. 3?] tion to Congress for adoption of Crittenden com- 

promise circulated and generally approved by 
citizens. A. L. S. 2 p. On printed extracts 
from resolutions. 
1861 Crittenden, [John Jordan]. Compromise resolutions 

Jan. 3 official imprints with amendments. 12 p.; also 

manuscript drafts, 14 p. 



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1861 Broadhead, John. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Com- 

Jan. 4 promise resolutions favored by all Democrats and 

Union men; [Stephen Arnold] Douglas favored by 
public opinion; will join with anyone in order to 
avert a civil war. A. L. S. 2p. 
1861 Anderson, Larz. Charleston, South Carolina. To Crit- 

Ja^- 4 tenden. Was permitted to visit his brother 

[]\Iajor Robert Anderson]; feeling against Robert 
' for unknowingly violating [John Buchanan] 

Floyd's pledges; courteous reception. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1861 Carey, Isaac. Warwick, New York. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 4 Right of property in slaves not questioned by the 

North; Republican party in error; Northern senti- 
ment. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 Myers, Laurence. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Sug- 

JA>f- 4 gests that compromise resolutions be submitted 

to the people broadcast; desire for peace. 
A. L. S. 3 p. Printed : Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; II, 350. 
1861 Conrad, Harry. Philadelpliia. To Crittenden. Pennsyl- 

Jan. 5 vania would give large majority for comproixdse 

resolutions if submitted to the people. A. L. S. 
1 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; II, 351. 
1861 Gaston, E. P. Hillsboro, Ohio. To Crittenden. People 

Jan. 5 of Ohio disappointed at Crittenden's efforts for 

compromise; opposed to amendments to Con- 
stitution. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 . Defrees, John D[ougherty]. Washington, [D. C] To 
Jan'- 5 Crittenden. Sends draft of resolutions for 

amendment to the Constitution with provision 
that they be voted on directly by the people of 
each state. A. L. S. 1 p. ; also draft of amend- 
ment, 2 p. 
1861 Paine, J. W. Lexington, Virginia. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 5 Pleased with message of Crittenden and [Stephen 

Arnold] Douglas to Georgia [Convention ?] ; anti- 
secession feehng in Virginia. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1861 Murray, James B. New York. To Crittenden. Credit to 

Jan. 5 Thurlow Weed; scheme to divide present terri- 

tories into two states; little regard for threats 
of Southern states; Major [Robert] Anderson and 
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tary of War [John Buchanan Floyd]; pubhc 
debt. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Bryan, George S. Charleston, [South CaroHna]. To Crit- 

jan.6 tenden. Urges efforts to prevent vessel being 

sent to remforce Ft. Sumter; people will not 
assent and will strike on its appearance. A. L. S. 
2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; 11,251. 
1861 Hascall, V. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. Com- 

jan. 7 phments Crittenden's efforts to save the Union. 

A.L.S. Ip. 
1861 Tallmadge, N[athaniel] P[itcher]. Boston, [Massachu- 

Jan. 7 setts. To Crittenden. Safety of the Union 

depends upon the border states; any overt act 
will arouse the North; New York legislature 
considering appropriations of money and troops 
to preserve the Union. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 Ruffner, W. H. Harrisonburg, Virginia. To Crittenden, 

Jan. 7 and WiUiam Henry Seward. Submits scheme of 

payment for fugitive slaves by general Govern- 
ment. A. L. S., 1 p., also scheme, 2 p. 
1861 Brewer, Thomas A. Macon, Georgia. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 7 Scheme to divide the Union into three repubUcs 

allied with a central government. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Ash, Joshua W. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Plan 

Jan. 7 for a convention of the judiciary of the several 

states and the United States to settle disputed 
questions. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 Allis, H. B. Pine Bluff, Arkansas. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 7 Wellfare of the Union; troubles due to the for- 

eign vote; convention to amend the Constitu- 
tion. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Lea, Matthew Carey. Philadelpliia. To Crittenden. Ad- 

Jan. 7 mission of new states to be regulated by census. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 
1861 Davis, Charles A[ugustu5]. New York. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 7 Convention of Southern states must demand re- 

dress from the Black RepubUcans; all eyes on 
the border states ; Constitution and Union above 
all considerations. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1861 Stuart, Oscar J. E. Summitt, Mississippi. To Critten- 

Jan. 7 den. Principles of the Southern Confederacy; 

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"bargain and intrigue" in Adams and Jackson 
campaign, 1828. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. To Joseph Holt. Invitation 

Jan. 7 to dine on 9th inst. A. L. S. 1 p. holt. 

1861 Hall, J. P. Glasgow, Kentucky. To Crittenden. Scheme 

Jan. 8 of submitting compromise resolutions to the 

people. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1861 Clay, Thomas H. Mansfield, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

Jan. 9 den. Proposition of Southern convention un- 

wise; desires opinion about a state convention; 
faihng health of [Robert Perkins] Letcher. 
A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Pliila., 1871; II, 253. 
1861 Hicks, Thomas H[oniday]. AnnapoHs, Maryland. To 

Jan- 9 Crittenden. Burden upon representatives of the 

border states to save the Union; bad pohcy of 
reinforcing Fort Sumter; Congress should act 
immediately. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Crittenden, G[eorge] B[ibb]. Ft. Union, New Mexico. To 
Crittenden. Successful scout against Comanches 
and Kiowas; recommends brevets for officers. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
Hutchins, N[athan] L. Lawrenceville, Georgia. To Crit- 
tenden. Pessimistic views on preservation of the 
Union; favors establishment of two allied repub- 
lics. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Darneille, Benjamin J. Buckingham Courthouse, Vir- 
ginia. To Crittenden. Favors compromise res- 
olutions to amend the Constitution; suggests con- 
vention of border states to settle difficulties; 
hope for peace. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Nattall, E. F. Spring Port, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 
Only solution for a compromise is to put it be- 
fore the people. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Baldwin, S. New York. To Crittenden. Petitions from 
northern cities urging Congress to adopt Crit- 
tenden's plan for compromise. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Ogden, James De P[eyster]. New York. To Crittenden. 
Effect of William H. Seward's speech; attitude of 
Republicans will result in secession; query about 
reconstruction; compromise resolutions must be 
submitted to the people. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1861 Lawrence, Amos A[dams]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To 

Jan. 12 Crittenden. Effect of circular letters distributed 

through Massachusetts; reaction movement re- 
tarded in the state ; feeling against nullifiers ; in- 
habitants willing to be taxed and even take up 
arms ; hopes for success of compromise. A. L. S. 
3 p. 
Fowlkes, H. M. Wintopock, Virginia. To Crittenden. 
Urges that compromise resolutions be put to a 
direct vote of the people ; politicians have ruined 
the country. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Ely, A[lfred] B. Boston, Massachusetts. To Crittenden. 
Sectional views ; property right in slaves ; duties 
of the North and South; laws to be enacted. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
Buckner, W. P. Annapolis, Maryland. To Crittenden- 
Alleges a conspiracy on foot to destroy the Union; 
certain conspirators; comment. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Townsend, Reuben. Cape May Courthouse, [New Jersey]. 
To Crittenden. Men of all parties look to Crit- 
tenden as preserver of the Union. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Helm, John L. Elizabethtown, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
tenden. Popularity of compromise resolutions; 
Kentucky will oppose by force any Federal 
troops entering the state ; necessity of immediate 
reconstruction if Union is divided ; constitution of 
Confederate states. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Heard, John W. Frederick, Maryland. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 15 Asks if Crittenden endorsed the course of Gov, 

Hicks of Maryland in refusing to convene the 
legislatiJre ; injustice to the state. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 Salle, George F. Mobile, [Alabama]. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 15 Abolition of slaves and civil war inevitable; 

question of deportation; South should adopt 
an emancipation scheme for the sake of human- 
ity. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 Campbell, Robert. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 16 Sends resolutions of mass meeting in sympathy 

with Crittenden's compromise resolutions. A. 
L. S. 1 p. 
1861 Dickinson, Phil[emon?]. Trenton, [New Jersey]. To 

Jan. 16 Crittenden. Proposition before state legislature 

to submit "Crittenden resolutions " to the people 



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for vote ; effect of such an expression of opinion. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
1861 Anonymous. To Crittenden. State responsibility for acts 

Ja><'- 16 of citizens; rights and privileges of the slave. 

L. S. ' ' An old Henry Clay Whig. ' ' 
1861 Wilson, David. Baltimore, Maryland. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 16 Scheme for a compromise; repeal of fugitive 

slave laws; payment for runaway slaves out of 
funds from public lands; right of property; ad- 
mission of new states. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Spoford, E. Brooklyn, New York. To Crittenden; 
. Northern interpretation of Fugitive Slave Laws; 
A. L. S. 8 p. 
Eeed, J. H. Greenwich, Connecticut. To Crittenden. 
Northern sentiment toward slavery; territorial 
question. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Shirly, G. H. New York. To Crittenden. Encourage- 
ment to persevere in efforts to save the Union. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crit- 
tenden, Phila., 1871; II, 251. 

Cutting, S. S. Rochester, [New York]. To Crittenden. 
Objection to reference to slaves as property in 
compromise resolutions; further comment. A. 
L. S. 3 p. 

Buckner, W. P. Annapolis, Maryland. To Crittenden. 
Course of John C[abell] Breckinridge toward com- 
promise. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Forbes, F[rancis] H. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Crit- 
tenden. Republican principles; ideas on tem- 
porary secession. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Phipps, Isaac N. Indianapolis, [Indiana]. To Critten- 
den. Desires to know Southern feeling toward 
compromise measures; sentiment in Indiana. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Pratt, D[undass] T. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Grat- 
itude for patriotic efforts for a compromise; 
offers services. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Johnson, A. B. Utica, New York. To Crittenden. Com- 
ment on compromise resolutions relative to ad- 
mission of new states. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Kerr, R. H. Pittsburgh, [Pennsylvania]. To Crittenden. 
Proceedings of mass meeting endorsing compro- 
mise resolutions. A. L. S. 1 j). 



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1861 Haydon, Samuel. Wallonia, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 18 Comment on present crisis. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1861 Seaton, John. Grumpsbiirg, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 18 Favors compromise; Union should have more 

patriots and less politicians ; comment. A. L. S. 
4 p. 
1861 Hicks, Thomas HLoHiday]. Annapolis, Maryland. To 

Jan. 19 Crittenden. Favors proposition offered by Crit- 

tenden; country at large too mad for sane action. 
A. L. S., 1 p.; also Copy, 1 p. 
1861 Watkins, T. W. Murfreesboro, Tennessee. To Critten- 

Jan. 18 den. Has little hope for the Union; southern 

people despair of compromise; efforts to relieve 
conditions. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1861 Whitworth, Thomas. Mayfield, Virginia. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 19 State convention to be held to consider plan of 

pacification; popularity of compromise resolu- 
tions. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 Van Aken, E[noch]. New York. To Crittenden. Com- 

Jan. 19 promise resolutions carry the idea that the Con- 

stitution should recognize and protect slavery; 
Northern sentiment ; other features that may be 
amended. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1861 Allen, A[nthony] B. New York. To Crittenden. Ap- 

Jan. 19 proves plan for border states to settle difficulties; 

efforts in New York. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 Oaksmith, Appleton. New York. To Crittenden. Pub- 

Jan. 19 lie sentiment in New York favors conciliation and 

compromise; mass meeting to be held. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1861 Ogden, James De P[eyster]. New York. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 19 Comment on speech of [William Henry] Seward; 

ideas on compromise line. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1861 Lyon, James. Petersburg, Virginia. To Crittenden. Con- 

Jan. 20 stitutionality of personal liberty bills of Northern 

states; is Union candidate for state convention; 
desires information. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 Hulme, J[ohn]. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Objec- 

Jan. 20 tions to compromise resolutions for "protection 

of slavery in the territories"; urges modification. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 Suit, S[amuel] T. New York. To Crittenden. In sym- 

Jan. 20 pathy with compromise efforts and hopes for 

success. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1861 Anonymous. Baltimore, Maryland. To Crittenden. 

J-^^'- 21 Rights of an American citizen. L. S. "A South- 

erner and a lover of his Country." 1 p. 
1861 Fiske, A. S. New York. To Crittenden. Compromise 

J^^'- 21 line and admission of new states. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1861 Davis, Charles A[ugustus]. New York. To Crittenden. 

J^*^'- 21 Effect of secession upon trade and finances ; 

influences of the railroads; necessity of a com- 
promise. A. L. S. 5 p. 
1861 Morris, W. H. Nashville, [Tennessee]. To Crittenden. 

J^^"- 21 Urges that compromise resolutions be submitted 

to a direct vote of the people. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1861 Price, Rees E. Mount Zion, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

'^^^- 22 tenden. Biblical argument and advice. A. L. S. 

3 p. 
1861 Combs, Leslie. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Ja^'- 22 Movement in Kentucky to resist invasion of 

Northern troops; prevailing sentiment. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1861 Lawrence, Amos A[dams]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To 

J^N. 22 Crittenden. Sends copy of petition favoring 

Crittenden's compromise resolutions; legislature 
and the Liberty Bill; expects to visit Washing- 
ton with the committee. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1861 Williams, R[ufus] K. Mayfield, Kentucky. To Critten- 

J^^- 23 den. Recent mass meeting; unanimous vote in 

favor of compromise resolutions; local senti- 
ment. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Dumas, Edmund. Barnesville, Georgia. To Crittenden. 

J-*^^- 23 Feeling toward fellow countrymen ; Union ideas; 

popularity of compromise resolutions; destmc- 
tion of slavery would be ruinous to the South. 
A. L. S. 5 p. 
1861 Eaker, John. Mayfield, Kentucky. To Crittenden and 

J^N. 23 L[azarus] W[hitehead] Powell. Encloses resolu- 

tions of mass meeting unanimously adopting 
compromise resolutions. A. L. S., 2 p.; also 
Resolutions, 4 p. 
1861 Dudley, Thomas P. Lexington, Kentucky. To Critten>. 

Jan. 24 den. Conservative ideas on political troubles of 

the Country; desire that the Union will be pre- 
served. A. L. S. 7 p. 



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Beekman, James W[illiam]. New York. To Crittenden. 
Condition of politics in New York; troubles 
nearing a crisis. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Gale, W. Selden. Galesburg, Illinois. To Crittenden. 
Comment on compromise resolutions; admission 
of territories. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Elanton, Horace T., Sr. Paris, Tennessee. To Critten- 
den. Politics in Tennessee; secession gaining 
strength; popularity of compromise resolutions, 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

Todd, W. M. Woodford Co., [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 
Appreciates Crittenden's efforts to preserve the 
Union. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Warner, George. Dexter, Michigan. To Crittenden. 
Admires Crittenden's efforts for a compromise. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Hicks, Thomas H[olliday]. Aimapolis, Maryland. To 
Crittenden. Criticises actions of Northern rep- 
resentatives in Congress; personal ambition 
rather than good of country the cause of trouble. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
1861 O'Neal, John L. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Move- 

Jan- 25 ment inaugurated to obtain indorsements from 

Lincoln's supporters on compromise measures. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
1861 Emlen, Samuel. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Com- 

Jan. 25 ment on political differences and hope for a 

compromise. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Eandolph, Theodore F. Trenton, New Jersey. To Crit- 

Jan- 26 tenden. Resolutions of New Jersey legislature 

on Crittenden Compromise; question to be put 
to a vote of the people. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1861 Russell, E. Griffin, Georgia. To Crittenden. National 

Jan. 26 politics; attitude of Congress; comment. A. L. 

S. 2 p. 
1861 lord, Daniel. New York. To Crittenden. Committee 

Jan. 26 to visit Washington with memorial to Congress; 

adoption of border states resolutions. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
1861 . Ely, Alfred B. Boston, Massachusetts. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 26 Objection to slavery in territory hereafter ac- 

quired; property in slaves recognised only 
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through local law; plan for admission of states. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1861 Eddy, R[obert] H[enry]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To 

Jan. 26 Crittenden. Suggests amendments to compro- 

mise resolutions; slavery in the territories. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Dubuque Citizens, Iowa. To Crittenden. Transmits pro- 

Jan. 26 ceedings of public meeting endorsing compro- 

mise resolutions. A. L. S. of Tom O. Edwards. 
Also signed by M. D. Binell and James H. 
Williams. 1 p. Also proceedings. 3 p. 
1861 Davis, C[harles] A[ugustus]. New York. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 28 Local sentiment on political troubles. A. L. S. 

4 p. 
1861 Flournoy, J. J. Athens, Georgia. To Crittenden. Ideas 

Jan. 28 on causes of secession movement; the demands 

of all parties; little hope for the Union under 
existing conditions. A. L. S. 6 p. 
1861 Brooks, Edward. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 28 Suggests amendment to compromise resolutions 

on admission of new states and slavery. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1861 Bleais, O. Salina, New York. To Crittenden. Senti- 

Jan. 29 ment of the people and attitude of New York 

legislature. A. L. S. 3 p. With note to Mrs. 
Crittenden. 
3861 Brooks, Erastus. New York. To Crittenden. Desires 

Jan. 29 copy of resolutions before the Senate. A. L. S. 

Ip. 
1861 Anonymous. New York. To Crittenden. Opposition to 

Jan. 29 secession. L. S. "Concession, Equality, Union." 

4 p. 
1861 Ogden, James De P[eyster]. New York. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 29 Attitude of William Henry Seward toward a 

compromise; public sentiment favors concilia- 
tion. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1861 Marsh, Mason E. Frederick, Maryland. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 29 Desires copy of Union speech. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1861 Anonymous. Maine. To Crittenden. Slavery in the 

•5an. 29 territories. 5 p. 

1861 Burwell, Wniiam P. Richmond, Virginia. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 30 Warning from Virginia delegation in Congress 

that only a prompt act of the convention could 



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avert a civil war; public sentiment favors com- 
promise resolutions. A. L. S. 2 p. 
McClelland, R. Detroit, [Michigan]. To Moses Kelley. 
Public ready to adopt any means to finally settle 
political difficulties. Extract. 1 p. 
Hall, N. K. Buffalo, New York. To Crittenden. Pol- 
itics in Congress; favors position taken by 
[Thurlow] Weed. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Delaplane, J. C. Monrovia Mills, Maryland. To Crit- 
tenden. Distracted condition of political affairs ; 
hope for the Union. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Magruder, James A. Georgetown, D. C. To Crittenden. 
Rumor that Crittenden was opposed to com- 
promise. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Thomas, Henry W. Chaptico, Maryland. To Crittenden. 
Compromise resolutions favored in Southern 
Maryland; refusal of Governor to convene the 
legislature; attitude of Republicans in Congress. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Anonymous. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Crittenden. 

Jan. 31 Feeling in the South; Republican representatives 

not legally elected. L. S. "Louisiana." 2 p. 
Also clippings. 
[1861] Bend, W. P. [Kentucky.] To Crittenden and S[tephen] 

[Jan.] A[rnold] Douglas. Recommends that the com- 

promise resolutions be submitted direct to the 
legislatures of each state. A. L. S. 2 p. 
[1861] Marshall, Charles A. [Kentucky.] To Crittenden. Hopes 

[Jan. ?] that no blood will be shed before President Lin- 

coln's Administration is fairly tested; efforts in 
favor of the Union in Kentucky ; fears secession, 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
[1861] [Crittenden, John Jordan]. Draft of compromise resolu- 

[Jan. ?] tions. 1 p. 

[1861] Kentucky, Legislature. Draft of resolutions against seces- 

[Jan. ?] sion. 1 p. 

[1861] Congress. Draft of amendments to Fugitive Slave law. 

[Jan. ?] 5 p. 

1861 Kinkead, George B. Lexington, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Feb. 1 tenden. Personal differences; gratitude for de- 

votion to the Country; lack of patriotism among 
public men. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1861 Howard, John R. Lindley, Missouri. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 2 Efl'ect of recent Presidential election upon public 

sentiment; general comment. A. L. S. 10 p. 
1861 Anonymous. New York. To Crittenden. Necessity of a 

Feb. 2 conciliation between North and South; fugitive 

slave laws. L. S. "Americus." 4 p. 
1861 Anonymous. Scott County, Kentucky. To Crittenden, 

Feb. o If there must be secession then three republics 

are better than two. L. S. "Your Friend." 
3 p. 
1861 New York Industrial Assembly. National compromise. 

Feb. 4 Printed. 1 p. 

1861 Dean, Jolin. Galveston, [Texas]. To Crittenden. Has 

Feb. 4 given up hope for compromise; attitude of Black 

Republicans ; will support a civil war ; to emanci- 
pate his slaves would be a great injury to them. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 Rush, Benjamin. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Sug- 

Feb. 4 gests that [Washington's] Farewell Address be 

read before Congress in presence of the President, 
Cabinet, Supreme Court, etc. ; that the Farewell 
address be printed and distributed throughout 
the country; patriotic motives. A. L. S. 6 p. 
1861 C[lay], H[enry]. To Crittenden. IVlessage from the Spirit 

Feb. 4 world. 3 p. 

1861 Elliott, H[enry] H. New York. To Crittenden. Objec- 

Feb. 6 tions to compromise resolutions; a one-sided 

proposition. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1861 leaming, J. Fisher. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Lo- 

Feb. 6 - cal interest in compromise resolutions; objections 

to acquisition of territory. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 Wight, O. W. Washington [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Feb. 7 Discussion of slavery and compromise resolu- 

tions. A. L. S. pages 5 to 24 only. 
1861 Osborne, A. C. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 7 Gratitude for patriotic efforts to preserve the 

Union. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1861 Anonymous. Mobile, Alabama. To Crittenden. Dis- 

Feb. 8 tracted condition of the Union ; probable conse- 

quences. 4 p. 
1861 Cooke, P[hilip] St. George. Fort Crittenden, Utah. To 

Feb. 9 Crittenden. Encloses general order changing 

name of Camp Floyd to Fort Crittenden. 
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1861 Lea, Joseph T. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 9 Favors general plan of compromise resolutions; 

objection to acquisition of territory the cause of 
contention. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Pioneer Clay Club of the 8th ward. New York. To Crit- 

Feb. 9 tenden. Invitation to 22d Annual Reunion. 

A. L. S. of Charles E. Gildersleeve, corresponding 
secretary. 2 p. 
1861 Cabell, Henry C. Charleston, South Carolina. To Crit- 

Feb. 12 tenden. Advises removal of Major [Robert] 

Anderson from Fort Sumter; danger of conflict; 
results if war should break out; duty to the 
country. A. L. S. 6 p. 
1861 Christy, WilHam T. St. Louis, Missouri. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 13 Approves compromise resolutions; urges that a 

custom duty be put on importation of fire clay. 
A. L. S. 2'^p. 
1861 Allen, C. B. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 13 People offended by remark of Charles Sumner 

that they signed petition for compromise in 
ignorance. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1861 Haverhill Citizens. [Massachusetts]. To Charles Sum- 

Feb. ]3 ner. Deny ignorance of people in signing peti- 

tion for compromise. Copy sent to J. J. Crit- 
tenden. 9 names. 3 p. 
1861 Davis, Charles A[ugustus]. New York. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 14 Effect of railroads upon eastern markets; dis- 

astrous results in the event of secession ; suggests 
Feb. 22d as a day for a rejuvenation of the Union. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Van Buren, John D. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Feb. 14 Compromise resolutions and future acquisition of 

territory; draft of Constitutional amendments; 
comment. A. L. S. 4 p. Also draft of amend- 
ment. 8 p. 
1861 Anderson, George W. Louisiana, Missouri. To Crit- 

Feb. 15 tenden. Gratitude to Crittenden and [Stephen 

Arnold] Douglas for their attitude in political 
crisis; position taken by border states. A. L. S. 
4 p. 
1861 Franklin, J. Little Osage, Missouri. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 15 New mode of electing President; length of term; 

salary. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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Kennedy, Thomas S. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crit- 
tenden. Public sentiment toward Crittenden; 
attitude of the Republicans; is publishing an 
appeal to the North. L. S. 4 p. 

Canning, Joseph C. Stockbridge, Massachusetts. To 
Crittenden. Desires appointment as purser in 
U. S. Navy. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Todd, CQiarles] S[cott]. New Orleans, Louisiana. To 
Crittenden. Gratitude for compromise efforts; 
faults on both sides. A. L. S. 2 p. 

King, R[obert] P. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Local 
sentiment as to compromise resolutions; attitude 
of congress ; desires statement about condition of 
public affairs. A. L. S. 2 p. 

McNair, Dunning E,. [Washington, D. C] To Critten- 
den. Notice of meeting of Democratic Senators 
''on tomorrow." L. S. 1 p. 

Zetegathian Society of Central College. Fayette, Missouri. 
To Crittenden. Notice of election as honorary 
member. A. L. S. by Robert F. Luckett, cor- 
responding secretary. 3 p. 

Stinson, Daniel. New York. To Crittenden. At request 
of Major R[obert] Anderson sends piece of flag 
staff from Fort Moultrie. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Anonymous. Baltimore, Maryland. To Crittenden. Op- 
position to militia bill before Congress. L. S. 
"One of the working class." 2 p. 

Anderson, Robert. Fort Sumter, South Carolina. To 
Crittenden. Arguments of friends against re- 
taining command of Fort Sumter; is certain as to 
proper course. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Virginia General Assembly. Richmond, [l^irginia]. To 
Crittenden. Petition requesting Crittenden for 
an address. L. S. 70 signatures. 

Blackburn, C. J. Covington, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Reasons why Crittenden should return to Con- 
gress as a Representative of his district; cer- 
tainty of being elected. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Bradford, Simon. Memphis, Tennessee. To Crittenden. 
Public sentiment in Tennessee; desire for peace; 
army record ; desires appointment as postmaster. 
A. L. S. 6 p. 



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1861 Wight, O. W. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. Sends 

Feb. 21 draft of proposed amendments to the Constitu- 

tion; power of Congress over slavery. A. L. S. 

3 p. Also amendments. 2 p. 

1861 Bourne, William Oland. New York. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 22 Political difficulties; proposition for adjustment. 

Printed. 1 p. 
1861 Williams, Moses B. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Crit- 

Feb. 25 tenden. Encloses an Address of the Working- 

men of Massachusetts. A. L. S. 1 p. Printed 
address attached. 2 p. 
1861 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. To Joseph Holt. Accepts 

Feb. 25 invitation to dine on 27th. A. L. S. 1 p. 

HOLT. 

1861 Minute Men of '56. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. In- 

Mar. 1 vitation to deliver a lecture. A. L. S. of George 

West Blake, also signed by Benjamin G. S. 

Wilkes and S. S. Sunderland. 2 p. 

1861 Crittenden, John Jordan. Latter portion of farewell 

Mar. 3 speech delivered in the U. S. Senate. Copy. 

4 p. Entire speech printed: Coleman, Life of 
Crittenden, Phik., 1871 ; II, 270. 

1861 Willard, Emma. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crittenden. 

ilAR. 4 Gratitude for compromise efforts; sentiment of 

American women. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1861 Call, W. Tallahassee, [Florida]. To Crittenden. False 

Mar. 4 report of death of Crittenden Coleman; opposi- 

tion to secession; true sentiment in the South 
toward the North; constitutional amendments. 
A. L. S. 8 p. 
1861 Larsen, T. Wharton. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 5 Gratitude for compromise resolutions. A, L. S. 

2 p. 
1861 Brown, Orlando. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 7 President Lincoln's inaugural address ; proper 

course for Kentucky; personals. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Wright, B.H. Rome, New York. To Crittenden. Slav- 

Mar. 11 ery; compromises; local sentiment. A. L. S. 

7 p. 
1861 Janney, John. Richmond, [Virginia]. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 12 Resolutions of Virginia convention; course to be 

taken; comment. A. L. S. 3 p. 



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Everett, Edward. Boston, Massachusetts. To Critten- 
den. Desire to entertain Crittenden if he should 
visit Boston. A. L. S. 4 p. 

National Minute Men. New York. To Crittenden. Re- 
quest advice. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Providence Citizens, Rhode Island. To Crittenden. In- 
vitation to visit the city. L. S. 41 signatures. 

Hulme, J[olm]. Pliiladelphia. To Crittenden. Desires 
due notice of Crittenden's visit to Philadelphia. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Fellows, Julia B. Buffalo, [New York]. To Crittenden. 
Gratitude for patriotic efforts. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Haven, George W. Portsmouth, New Hampshire. To 
Crittenden. Admiration; invitation to visit 
Portsmouth. A. L. S. 2 p. Printed: Cole- 
man, Life of Crittenden, Pliila., 1871; II, 295. 

Nicholasville Citizens, Kentucky. To Crittenden. In- 
vitation to deliver an address. L. S. 68 signa- 
tures. 3 p. 

Anonymous. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Crittenden, 
Preservation of the Union. 2 p. Signed "No 
North, no South, no East, no West, but my 
whole country." 

Janney, John. Richmond, [V^irginia]. To Crittenden. 
Resolutions of Virginia convention; peace con- 
ference. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Anderson, Larz. Cincinnati, [Ohio]. To Crittenden. 
Recent state election; local politics. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

Cheatham, William S. Nashville, Tennessee. To Crit- 
tenden. Invitation to visit Nashville. A. L. S. 
Ip. 
Russellville Citizens, Kentucky. To Crittenden. In- 
vitation to deliver an address. L, S. 103 
signatures. 2 p. 

Bedinger, D. P. Nicholas County, Kentucky. To Crit- 
tenden. Sentiments on slavery; border states 
convention; results. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Lawrence, Amos A[dams]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To 
Crittenden. Political sentiment of troops leav- 
ing Massachusetts; desires that Kentucky will 
furnish a regiment; suggests Crittenden's aid in 



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the matter. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Pliila., 1871 ; 11, 318. 
1861 Andrews, L. W. Flemingsburg, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Apr. 16 tenden. Recent speech of John C. Brecken ridge; 

invitation to Crittenden to speak. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1861 Harton, L. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Crittenden. Op- 

Apr. 16 position to border states wagmg war on the 

South. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 Everett, Edward. Boston, [Massacliusetts]. To Crit- 

Apr. 18 tenden. Hegrets not meeting [James?] Harlan; 

intense war feeling; course of the border states; 
country aroused to a f eelmg unknown since the 
Stamp Act. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Robinson, R. M. Covington, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 20 Neutrality of Kentucky and attitude of Governor 

[Beriah] Magoffin. A. L. S. 3 p. Newspaper 
clippings inclosed. 
1861 Sloan, Mrs. John Q. To Crittenden. Civil strife and 

Apr. 20 probable results. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1861 Lawrence, Amos A[dams]. Near Boston, [Massachusetts]. 

Apr. 22 To Crittenden. Organization of mihtia; intense 

feeling; sentiment toward Kentucky. A. L. S. 
3 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; II, 319. 
Minor, W. J. Natchez, [Mississippi]. To Crittenden. 
Suggests an armistice; efforts by border states. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
Ross, N. M. Indianapohs, [Indiana]. To Crittenden. 
Troops raised in Indiana; preservation of the 
Constitution; local sentiment; confidence in Crit- 
tenden. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Hickman Citizens, Kentucky. To Crittenden "And 
others." Approval of Crittenden's defence of 
the Union. L. S. 25 signatures. 2 p. 
Welch, Ashbel. Lambertville, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
tenden. Submission of constitutional questions 
to the U. S. Supreme Court to effect a com- 
promise. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Davis, Thomas T. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. To Crit- 
tenden. Abihty of Kentucky to save the Union ; 
course to be taken; comment. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Green, Thomas. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Scheme for an armistice and convention to 
authorize secession. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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Stevens, Andrew J. Des Moines, Iowa. To Crittenden. 
Kentucky as a neutral state; border states con- 
vention last resource; local feeling. A. L. S. 

2 p. 
Wilcox, Andrew J. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crit- 
tenden. Power of individual states to prohibit 
slavery; territorial government; admission of 
new states. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Potter, Henrietta E. Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 
tenden. Desii-es employment. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Lawrence, A[mos] A[dams]. Boston, [Massachusetts]. 
To Crittenden. Kentucky and the Union; 
neutrality impossible; outpouring of men and 
money in the North. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Wickliffe, D[aniel] C[armichael]. Lexington, [Kentucky]. 
To Crittenden. Congressional election; Crit- 
tenden sure of election if nomuiated. A. L. S. 

3 p. 
Jones, W[iniam] P[almer]. Nashville, [Tennessee]. To 

Crittenden. Proposition that England or France 
interpose for the peace of the country; position 
taken by Tennessee and Kentucky. A. L. S. 
2 p. 

1861 Davis, Garett. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

^^^Y 11 Candidates for Congress; country demands Crit- 

tenden's service. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1861 Crittenden, James L. Richmond, [V^ginia]. To Critten- 

^^AY 14 den. Desires appointment to West Point Mili- 

tary Academy; political sentiment; recent im- 
prisonment; family matters. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Watkins, John A. New Orleans, [Louisiana]. To Crit- 

^Iay 15 tenden. Neutrality impossible in Kentucky; 

course taken by Marvland ; comment. A. L. S. 

4 p. 

1861 Gordon, F. H. Jennings Fork, Tennessee. To Critten- 

May 15 den. Intense feeling in Tennessee ; fear of seces- 

sion; majority for neutrality. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1861 Gorin, F[rank]. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

May 23 Doubts position of Charles S[laughter] Morehead; 

Kentuckv to remam in the Union. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

1861 Armstrong, William II. St. Joseph, Missouri. To Crit- 

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sitv of removal of blockade from western cities. 
a/l. S. 2 p. 

Harrison, Thomas B. Russellville, Kentucky. To Crit- 
tenden. Desire of Lieut. John W. Todd to be 
relieved from duty in the South; reasons. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Glover, Charles. Bath City, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Amendment to Constitution necessary. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

Harlan, John M[arshall]. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To 
Crittenden. Departure of Kentucky delegation 
to Congress; position taken by secessionists. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

Cabell, E[d\vard] C[arrington]. Richmond, Virginia. To 
Crittenden. Condition of affairs in Missouri: 
intended visit to Crittenden; prosperity and 
spirit of the South ; the LTnion divided forever. 
A. L. S. 11 p. 

May, James. Davenport, Iowa. To Crittenden. Views 
on present conflict between the states. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

Morehead, CQiarles Slaughter]. Nashville, [Tennessee]. 
To Crittenden. Would impeach the President 
for unconstitutional acts; urges acknowledg- 
ment of the Confederate Union; Crittenden 
should head the movement. A. L. S. 9 p. 

Hiller, Augustus C. Brooklyn, [New York]. To Critten- 
den. Views on slavery; secession. A. L. S. 
17 p. 

Fuller, Robert A. Dansville, [New York]. To Critten- 
den. Query as to order commanding all south- 
ernes to return home under penalty of confisca- 
tion of property. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Hugg, John H. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To [Critten- 
den]. Problems coming before extra session of 
Congress; personal sentiments. Lithograph L. 
S. 6 p. 

Smith., Henry M. Fairfield, Connecticut. To Crittenden. 
Belief that Te:s:as should be declared a separate 
independency as peace offering to South; favors 
slavery. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Hugg, John H. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crittenden. 
Encloses letter of July 1 ; hope for the Union. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 



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1861 Brown, Orlando. Franldort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

July 5 Patriotic celebration in Kentucky on July 4; 

West Point warrant for stepson, Lucas Brodliead. 

A. L. S. 4 p. 

1861 Anderson, Robert. Cresson, Pennsylvania. To Crit- 

JuLY 8 tenden. Opposes raising a Kentucky regiment 

for Federal army; neutrality his reason; would 

sacrifice anything to preserve Kentucky to the 

Union. Copy. 2 p. 

1861 Mulford, John. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Com- 

JuLY 9 ment on National affairs. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1861 Brown, Orlando. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

July 9 Effect of President Lincoln's Message upon the 

L^nion party of Kentucky; Crittenden's course 
will be sustained by Kentucky; Secessionists are 
desperate. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1861 Doniphan, George. Augusta, [Kentuck}^]. To Crittenden. 

July 13 Neutralitj^ of Kentucky; would preserve the 

Union from bloodshed. A. L. S. 7 p. 
1861 Underwood, J[oseph] R[ogers]. [Bowling Green, Ken- 

July 13 tucky.] To Crittenden. Doubts possibility of 

pacification of Southern states at present time; 
suggests certain resolutions that express the 
motives of the North. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; II, 
325. 
1861 Bacon, James W. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. De- 

JuLY 14 plorable condition of the country caused by 

fanatics ; comment. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1861 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

July 19 Elizabeth Crittenden. Personals; offers a reso- 

lution in the House of great consequence; belief 
that it will pass with large majority. A. L. vS. 
1 p. Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, 
Phila., 1871; II, 329. 
1861 Campbell, L. A. Pike, New York. To Crittenden. 

July 21 Possibility of a compromise. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1861 Yantis, J. M. Danville, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

July 2 j Query as to possibility of compromise, coersion. 

A. L. S. 3 p. Mutilated. 
1861 Porter. Isaiah J. Harrisburg, [Pennsylvania]. To Crit- 

July29 tenden. Sympathy with efforts to save the 

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1861 Michaels, J. Gerard, Illinois. To Crittenden. Views on 

July condition of the country; remedies. A. L. S. 

4 p. 
1861 Prentice, George D. and Paul R. Shipman. Louisville, 

Aug. 11 [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. Efforts to organ- 

ize federal troops in Kentucky to convey arms 
across the state; injurious results if permitted to 
continue. A. L. S. of Shipman. 5 p. 
1861 Davis, Garrett. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

July 12 Objections to Federal camp established in Gar- 

rard county by Capt. [William] Nelson; urges its 
removal. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1861 Robinson, J[ames] F. Georgetown, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

AuG. 13 tenden. Objections to encampment of Federal 

troops in Kentucky; injurious results. A. L. S. 
4 p. 
1861 Nelson, W[illiam]. Camp at Dick Robinson's, Kentucky. 

Aug. 16 To Crittenden. Surprised at excitement caused 

by encampment of Federal troops in Kentucky; 
will maintain peace and law; ^^i.\\ keep his ap- 
pomtment at the house of M[adison] C[onyers] 
Johnson. A. L. S. 4 p. 
McKinley, Andrew. St. Louis, [IVIissouri]. To Critten- 
den. Inability to settle a claim against [John 
Charles] Fremont. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Wolfe, Nathaniel. To Crittenden. Requests letter of 
introduction for Thomas H. Clay to the Presi- 
dent. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Fry, John B. New York. To Crittenden. Attitude of 
Kentucky in present conflict; faith m the coun- 
try; eulogizes late Willie P[earson] Mangum. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
Scott, Winfield. New York. To Crittenden. Asserts 
his friendship; about to embark for Europe; 
apology for distrusting Thomas [Leonidas Crit- 
tenden]. A. L. S. 4 p. 
Crittenden, J[olm] J[ordan]. Lancaster, [Kentucky]. To 
Elizabeth Crittenden. Tour through the camps 
throughout the state. A. L. S. 1 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Pliila., 1871; II, 
330. 
1861 Nelson, W[illiam]. Camp Wadsworth, Hazel Green, [Ken- 

OcT. 25 tucky]. To Crittenden. Transmits captured 



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letters; Nelson's simultaneous assault on West 
Liberty and Hazel Green; Shelton Trimble 
among those captured; about to resume march 
on Prestonsburg. L. S. 2 p. 

1861 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Camp Dick Robinson, [Ken- 

OcT. tucky]. To Elizabeth Crittenden. Safe arrival 

and kind treatment; disappointed in not %\dt- 
nessing an active campaign. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Printed: Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Pliila., 
1871; II, 329. 

1861 Princeton Citizens, Kentucky. Testimonial as to ability, 

^<J\- 7 character, and property of A. Harpending. 

D. S. 7 signatures and sworn to before county 
clerk. 

1861 Hunton, Logan. St. Louis, [IVIissouri]. To [John Charles] 

^'ov. 13 Fremont. If an interview is not granted to 

deliver a letter from J[ohn] J[ordan] Crittenden 

letter will be returned to Crittenden with report. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 

1861 Hunton, L[ogan]. St. Louis, [IVIissouri]. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 14 Difhculty in interviewing [John Charles] Fremont 

to press Crittenden's claim; city too small for 

both Fremont and Francis [Preston] Blair. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 

1861 Fremont, J[ohn] C[harles]. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To 

Nov. 14 Crittenden. Reasons for not granting interview 

vdth [Logan] Himton; prefers that business 

matters be communicated direct. A. L, S. 1 p. 

1861 Hunton, Logan. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 22 Financial affairs of [John Charles],Fremont; war 

movements in Missouri. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1861 Samuel, E. L. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 27 Transmits resolutions of citizens of Franklin 

county declaring emancipation of slaves uncon- 
stitutional, A. L. S. 1 p. 

1861 Anonymous. [?] St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Crittenden. Views 

Dec. 10 on the present state of the country; its causes. 

L. S. "A Stranger." 40 p. 

1861 Morehead, C[harles] S[laughter]. Fort Warren, []\Iassa- 

I>Ec. 15 chusetts]. To Crittenden. His arrest and im- 

prisonment; inhumanity of prison Ufe at Fort 
Lafayette; no formal charges preferred; can not 
take oath of allegiance for financial reasons; prop- 
ositions for a parol. A. L. S. 5 p. Printed: 
Coleman, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; II, 333. 



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1862 Rose, William B. Washington, Pennsylvania. To Crit- 

Jan. 3 tenden. Desires copy of Crittenden's eulogy of 

S[tephen] A[rnold] Douglas. A. L. S. .1 p. 
1862 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

J^^- 12 C[harles] S[laughter] Morchead. Crittenden's 

efforts which resulted in the release of Morehead 
from prison. A. L. S. 3 p. Printed: Coleman, 
Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871 ; II, 34.3. 
1862 Crittenden, J[ohn] J[ordan]. Washington, [D. C] To 

J-'^-'^'- 1'^ Orlando Brown. Introduces Anthony TroUope. 

Copy. 1 p. 

1862 Rogers, C[hristopher] C. Fort Lafayette, [New York]. 

J^^' 1'' To Crittenden. His arrest and imprisonment; 

desires aid for release; would take oath of alle- 
giance. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Scott, Winfield. New York. To Crittenden. Hurried 

J^^'- 25 return from Europe; fears war \yiih England; 

desires to go to Key West for health; continued 
illness. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1862 Phythian, J. L. Receipted account against Crittenden 

Ja-^- 31 for medical services. A. D. S. 1 p. 

1862 Morrison, M. B. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To LesHe 

I*'^^ • 3 Combs. Change of railroad schedule may abohsh 

liis position; scheme for adjustment. A. L. S. 

2 p. Referred to Crittenden by Combs. 

1862 Robinson, J[ames] F. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crit- 

^^^' 6 tenden. Pohtical factions in Kentucky legisla- 

ture; schemes of the Democrats; general com- 
ment. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1862 Rush, Benjamin. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. LTrges 

^^^- '^ commemoration of [George] Washington's birth- 

day by reading Farewell Address in Congress; 
petition forwarded and previous efforts. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1862 Ingersoll, J[oseph] R[eed] and 3 others. Philadelphia. 

F^"- ^ To Crittenden. Transmit memorial for appro- 

priate commemoration of George Washington's 
birthday. L. S. 2 p. 

1862 Suggett, James M. Harrison ville, Missouri. To Crit- 

^^^- ^ tenden. JMihtary operations in Missouri; depre- 

dations of Col. [Charles R.] Jennison; urges an 
investigation. A. L. S. 4 p. 



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1862 Speed, J[oshua] F[iy]. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Feb. 17 tenden. Activity of Brig. Gen. Thomas L[eom- 

das] Crittenden; public sentiment is that his 
conduct is good; joy over the fall of Fort Donel- 
son. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1862 Miller, J. J. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To M. B. Morrison. 

Feb. 19 Optimistic views regarding his reappointment. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 
1862 Clay, Thomas IL Mansfield, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

Feb. 19 den. Thanking Crittenden for efforts to obtain 

a foreign mission for him. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Morehead, Cfliarles] S[laughter]. wStaten Island, New 

Feb. 23 York. To Crittenden. Release from prison; 

devotion to the L'nion ; interview with President 
Lincoln; disregard of the Constitution by the 
Administration; miseries of prison life ; ill health 
and family scattered; vengeance of [William 
Henry] Seward. A. L. S. 12 p. Printed: Cole- 
man, Life of Crittenden, Phila., 1871; II, 33G. 
1862 Bacon, R. A. Paducah, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Feb. 23 Good health and spirits of T[liomas] L[eonidas] 

Crittenden; desires release of J. M. Ogden 
charged with smuggling; movements of [Brig.] 
Gen. [William] Nelson's division. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1862 Hall, J. C. Versailles, Kentucky. To Crittenden. Grati- 

Feb. 27 tude for favors; desires appomtment as special 

mail agent. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Kasson, John A[dams]. [Washington, D. C] To Critten- 

^Ia''- 1 den. Appointment of postmaster at George- 

town, Kentucky; fitness of [M. B.] Morrison for 
the mail service. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1862 Clarke, Charles J. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

^^K. 3 den. Bill before Congress effecting judicial dis- 

tricts of Kentucky ; the clerkship. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Blake, George S. Frigate Constitution., Newport, R. I. 

Mar. 4 To Crittenden. Cause of dismissal of [William 

O.] Boyle from Naval Academy. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1862 Harpending, A. New York. To Crittenden. Forced to 

Maj^- 5 leave Kentucky because of Union principles; 

comment. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Read, John M. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

^^'^- 6 Urges retention of William B. Taylor as post- 

master at New York. A. L. S. 4 p. Endorsed 
by George D. Prentice. 



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1862 Finnell, John W. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

]VIar. 13 den. Thanking Crittenden for kindnesses to 

Finnell's sister. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1862 Turner, W. S. Washington, Indiana. To Crittenden. 

]VIar. 17 Payment of Turner's hotel bill. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1862 Rowland, John H. On board U. S. S. Wahash Port 

ilAR. 20 Royal, South Carolina. To Crittenden. Service 

in the U. S. Nav;>^ ; desires promotion. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1862 Ballard, A. J[ackson]. Louisville, Kentucky. To Crit- 

Mar. 21 tenden. Objections to bill before Congress regu- 

lating Federal Courts in Kentucky. A. L. S. 
1 p. With printed objections. 4 p. 
1862 Morrison, M. B. Lexington, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 22 Requests appointment as mail agent or tax col- 

lector. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Buckner, R[ichard] A. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

]VIar. 24 tenden. Col. Magoffin sentenced to be hung for 

violation of parole; controversy arising from 
the case. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Smedley, J. L. Harrodsburg, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

jMar. 24 den. Recommends appointment of Abbott as 

chaplain in army. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Haun, W. G. Lyons, Iowa. To Crittenden. Tax on 

Mar. 25 whiskey. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1862 Todd, L. B. Lexington, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 26 Recommends Thomas H[art] Clay for an appoint- 

ment. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1862 Moorman, William. Indianapolis, [Indiana]. To Crit- 

IVLvR. 27 tenden. Asks parol for Capt. George T. Moor- 

man. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1862 Carter, Angelina. Waco, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Mar. 31 Desires pardon for T. Q. Carter. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1862 McLean, Frank Jay. Camp Chase, Ohio. To Crittenden. 
Apr. 4 Is prisoner of war; army service and ill health; 

desires parol. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1862 Russell, W^illiam H. Trinidad de Cuba. To Crittenden. 
Ap.:. 4 Public and private life in the Consulate. A. L. S. 

3 p. 
1862 Brown, David Paul. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. De- 
Apk. 5 sires mission to Spain vacated by Carl Schurz; 

qualifications. A. L. S. 1 p. 
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1862 Eose, William B. Washington, Pennsylvania. To Crit- 

Ai'R- 8 tenden. Compliments Crittenden's speech upon 

resolution offered by President Lincoln; slavery 
agitation, A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Bryant, J. W. On board Rhode Island, Fortress Monroe, 

Afr. 10 [Mrginia]. To Crittenden. Expected "visit of 

the Merri7nac;t\ie Vanderhilt, to run her do\\Ti; 
confident of victory; motives of the Rebel fleet; 
intelligence from Florida; will leave when the 
"visit of the Merrimac is decided"; personals. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
McLean, Finis E. Savannah, Missouri. To Crittenden. 
His son [Frank Jay ^IcLean] a prisoner of war; 
desires his release. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Steele, John. Steele's Run, [Ohio?]. To Crittenden. 
Experiences in the War of 1812; suggests parched 
corn instead of coffee. A. L. S. 3 p. 
Eoyle, J[eremiah] T[ilford]. Battle Field of Shiloh, 
Tennessee. To Crittenden. Praises conduct of 
Brig. Gen. Thomas [Leonidas] Crittenden at 
battle of Shiloh; health of self and Gen. Crit- 
tenden. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Todd, L. B. Lexington, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Apr 17 Solicits influence for an appointment for Thomas 

Hart Clay. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Bruce, William W. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Apr. 17 tenden. RequestB copj^ of Congressional Globe. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 
1862 Walker, J. W. Covington, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Ai^'i 18 Requests Congressional Globe during 36th Con- 

gress. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1862 Milton, B. T. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Ap"- 19 Desires appointment as collector of federal taxes. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 
1862 Addison, Thomas J. Louisville, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Ai''- 20 Jen. Asks for copy of Army Register. A. L. S. 

Ip. 
1862 Struthers, John S. Philadelphia. To Thomas H[art] 

Apr- 20 Clay. Private life; army record; political con- 

nections ; desires political appointment. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

1862 Finnell, John W. Frankfort, Kentucky. General order 

Api^- 20 No. 13 praising Kentuckians for bravery at 

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1862 Coates, Benjamin. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Re- 

ArR. 22 cognition of Liberia; Henry Clay's interest in 

colonization; efforts of Kentucky delegation; 
possibility of a negro in Diplomatic Corps. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Clay, Thomas Ii[art]. :Mansfield, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Aph. 24 tenden. Endorses for an appointment John S. 

Struthers whose father made a sarcophagus for 
both George Washington and Henry Clay. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 
1862 Speed, J[oshua] F[ry]. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Apu. 25 tenden. Urges appointment of Father Hollman 

as chaplain. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1862 Treat, Samuel. St. Louis, Missouri. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 25 Patriotism and loyalty to the Union. A. L. S. 

4 p. 
1862 Montague, R. v., Jr. St. Louis, Missouri. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 25 Desires political appointment. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1862 McKee, Alexander R. Panama. To Crittenden. Com- 

Apr. 25 plains of reduction in allowance by Post Office 

Department; expenses and duties of mail agent. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1862 Gross, S[amuel] D. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Re- 

Apr. 26 cent visit to Brig. Gen. Thomas [Leonidas] Crit- 

tenden at Pittsburg Landing; hospitable recep- 
tion; his conduct in battle of Shiloh; great loss 
in killed and wounded; severely criticises [Maj. 
Gen. Ulysses Simpson] Grant, who is universally 
condemned for negligence ; Gen. Crittenden ad- 
verse to newspaper reporters. A. L. S. 4 pp. 
1862 Finnell, John W. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Apr. 26 Misconduct of Maj. Gen. [LTlysses Simpson] Grant 

and his officers at battle of Shiloh; praises 
[Maj. Gen. Don Carlos] Buell, Brig. Gen. Thomas 
Leonidas Crittenden, and Kentucky troops; 
comment. A. L. S. 4 p. Part missing. 
1862 Speed, J[oshua] F[ry]. Louisville, [Kentuckj^]. To Crit- 

Apr. 26 tenden. Suggests that [Brig. Gen. Jeremiah 

Tilford] Boyle be ordered to Washington to give 
information about battle of Shiloh; gallantry 
of Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Crittenden; comment. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1862 Starling, Lyne. Camp Shiloh, [Tennessee]. To Critten- 

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Crittenden at battle of Shiloh; his own army 
service ; desires that his commission be recognized 
by the President. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Hunton, Logan. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Crittenden. 
Approves Crittenden's recent speech on Eman- 
cipation; pessimistic views; family matters. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

Keene, G[eorge]. Georgetown, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Desires a mail contract. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Fletcher, Clement B. De Soto, Missouri. To Crit- 
tenden. Encloses list of persons who desire 
copies of Crittenden's speeches. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Also list of 56 names. 2 p. 

Moore, James. Hopkinsville, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Desires copy of articles of war. A. L. wS. 2 p. 

Sausser, William. Hannibal, Missouri. To Crittenden. 
Sends copy of his own letter to John B. Anderson 
containing his views on emancipation of slaves, 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Pasco, O. B. Red Wing, Minnesota. To Crittenden. 
Comment on measures before the country. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

Anderson, Mrs. G. W. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 
tenden. Desires an appomtment as Assistant 
Quartermaster for her son, Washington. A. L. S. 
4 p. 

Bryant, J. W. Fernandina, [Florida]. To Crittenden. 
Conditions in Florida; suggests a provisional 
government; civil government necessary; con- 
trabands in Florida. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Peyton, Balie. Station Camp, [Tennessee]. To Crit- 
tenden. Conditions in Tennessee ; people on the 
verge of conciliation and reunion; motives of 
Governor [Andrew] Joluison; personals. A. L. S. 
4 p. 
1862 Stephens, W. Hudson. Martinsburgh, New York. To 

May 5 Crittenden. Desires [AKred] Mordecai 's military 

report. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Tuyman, Buford. [Confederate] Camp. To Crittenden. 

May 5 Asks that enclosed letter be forwarded to his 

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1862 Stern, Samuel. Boston, [Massachusetts]. To Crittenden, 

^^'""^ ^ Disapproves emancipation; approves of Crit- 

tenden's course. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1862 Speed, J[oshua] F[ry]. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

^^^ ^ tenden. [Brig. Gen. Jeremiah T.] Boyle to visit 

Washington on personal matters and not to 
make a complaint against any one. A. L S 
Ip. 

1862 Watson, P. H. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. War 

^^^^ ^ Department declines to release any rebel pris- 

oners. L. S. 1 p. 

1862 Reynolds, John. Belleville, Illinois. To Crittenden. Op- 

^^^^ ^ position to emancipation; favors a Union party. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 

1862 Weir, James. Owensboro, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden, 

^^""^^ Recommends Colonel Charles S[cott] Todd for 

military duty in Kentucky. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Headrys, Emma C. Louisville, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 

^^^^' ^ den. Payment of his loan to her. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1862] "Uncle Tom." [Thomas Leonidas Crittenden?] Diary 

May 8-13 Hke sheet. To "Hon. J. J. C." [Crittenden]. 

Personal and family notes; [Brig.] Gen. [Jere- 
miah T.] Boyle gone to Washington. 2 p. 
1862 Beatty, 0[rmond]. Danville, Kentucky. To Crittenden, 

^^^^'^ Gratitude for his appointment as a visitor to 

West Point. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Buford,W.S. JMidway, Kentucky. To Crittenden. De- 

^^^^' ^ su-es leave of absence from Naval Academy for 

his son. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1862 McKenzie, Samuel J. Pocahontas, Pennsylvania. To 

^^'^""^ Mrs. Elizabeth Crittenden. Begs for money 

A. L. S. 2 p. 

^^?^ .. ■^'"°^^' '^^^''^ ^- ^loomfield, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Rumor of a mixed marriage in Washington; 
troublesome times; recollections of war of 1812 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1862 Hughes, Willis G. JVIarion, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Recommends Albert Gilliam for an appointment. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

1862 Curie, Dudley. Richmond, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

" Desires superintendency of U. S. lUint at New 

Orleans; influence and qualifications. A. L. S, 
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1862 Ogden, James De P[eyster]. New York. To Crittenden. 

lilAYll Conservative ideas; "the rebellion virtually 

over." A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Rnssell, John W. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

jNIay 12 Requests release of confederate prisoners William 

A. Braddock and William Jett. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1862 Ham, John C. New York. To Crittenden. Organiza- 

May 12 tion of conservative party. A. L. S. Also plat- 

form of Democratic Constitutional Union party. 
Printed. 1 p. 
1862 Hill, Robert J. Johnson's Island, Ohio. To Crittenden. 

May 12 Is a prisoner of war and desires a release ; cir- 

cumstances. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1862 Kentucky Cavalry, 2d regiment, officers. Savannah, Ten- 

May12 nessee. To Crittenden. Enlistment of "loyal 

blacks"; desu-e information; comment. Copy. 
2 p. 
1862 Combs, Leslie. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

May 13 Effects of actions of abolitionists in Congress; 

lives endangered. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1862 Ketchum, Hiram. New York. To Crittenden. Move- 

May 13 ment for a conservative party in Congress ; com- 

ment. A. L. S. 2 p. Mutilated. 
1862 Carter, OQiver] G. New York. To Crittenden. Favors 

May 14 conservative movement. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1862 Dudley, W[illiam] A. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

May 14 tenden. Complaint against Col. [William A.] 

Warner; unlawful arrests; ill effect of such depra- 

dations. A. L. S. 2 p. 

1862 Boyle, J[eremiah] T[ilford]. Washington, [D. C] To 

May 15 Crittenden. His army service ; delay in receiving 

commission ; acceptance and pay. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1862 Eedden, Laura C. [Washmgton, D. C] To Crittenden. 

May 15 Desires interview. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1862 Bache, A. D. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. Sends 

May 16 map of Eastern Virginia. Lithographed letter 

filled in. 1 p. 
1862 Cooper, Henry C. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

May 16 Desires a clerkship. A. L. S. 1 p. 

1862 [Ketchum, Hiram.] [New York.] To Abraham Lmcoln. 

May 16 Disapproves emancipation contrary to law; 

maintainance of the Constitution and law. Copy. 
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1862 Harpers, Henry. Pella, Iowa. To Crittenden. Con- 

May19 servative principles; writes as a representative 

of the Holland population in America. A. L. S. 
2 p. 
1862 Ketchum, Hiram. New York. To Crittenden. Copies 

May 19 letter from president's secretary acknowledging 

that of Ketchum; approves upholding of the Con- 
stitution. Copy. 1 p. 
1862 Redden, Laura C. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

May 19 Desires material for a sketch of Crittenden to 

be published in "Notable men in the House." 
A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Nollen, John. Pella, Iowa. To Crittenden. Strength of 

May 20 conservative element in the north. A. L. S. 

2 p. 
1862 Fowler, W. P. Smithland, Kentucky. To Beriah Magof- 

May23 fin. Conflict with military authority; form of 

oath required; comment. A. L. S. 4 p. 
1862 Magoffin, B[eriah]. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Critten- 

May 29 den. Conflict between civil and military author- 

ity; its effects; recommends Col. [Wilham E.] 
Woodruff for promotion as brigadier general. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
1862 Rose, William B. Washington, Pennsylvania. To Crit- 

June5 tenden. Pamphlets received; compliments. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 
1862 Boyle, J[eremiah] T[ilford]. Louisville, Kentucky. To 

June 19 Crittenden. Desires commission for son; mili- 

tary information. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Sv/eeney, A[ndrew] J. Wlieeling, Virginia. To Critten- 

juNE 20 den. Invitation to deliver an address on July 4. 

A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Crittenden, T[homas] L[eonidas]. Camp near Florence, 

June 22 Alabama. To Crittenden. Effect of war upon 

his character; comment on war and course of 
the Administration; faith in President Lincoln; 
Maj . Gen. Buell and his army neglected. A. L. S. 
4 p. 
1862 Morris, B. S. Chicago, [Illinois]. To Crittenden. Intro- 

JuNE 24 duces Capt. StampolTskie; object of his visit to 

Washington. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Anderson, John. Oakam, Massachusetts. To Crittenden. 

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will have all southern states back in Union in six 
months. A. L. S. 3 p. Also the plan. 3 p. 

Warner, E. H. New York. To Ci'ittenden. Encloses 
petition of citizens that slavery be controlled by 
individual states. A. L. S., 1 p.; also the 
petition with 33 signatures, 1 p. 

Harlan, James. HVashington, D. C] To Crittenden. 
Introduces Lindsley. A. L. S. 1 p. 

law, John. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. Ap- 
proval of Crittenden's course in Congress. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 

[Law, John]. [Washington, D. C] Address to have been 
made in praise of Crittenden before [Congressional] 
Committee of the AVliole. A. D. 2 p. 

Callaghan, Charles. Brooklyn, New York. To Critten- 
den. Preservation of the Union. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Callaghan, Charles. Brookljm, New York. To Critten- 
den. He has written out a plan for preserving 
the Union; desires its adoption. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Blair, F[rancis] P[reston]. Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 
tenden. Remote emancipation; probable adop- 
tion in Kentucky; course of border states. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Eumsey, Edward. Greenville, [Kentucky], To Critten- 
den. His views on war and secession. A. L. S. 
3 p. 

Dils, Jolin, Jr. Catlettsburg, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 
Foraging in Kentucky; desires to raise a force 
in Sandy Valley. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Hunton, Logan. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Crittenden. 
Personal and family matters. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Mackenzie, M. R. IMorristown, New Jersey. To Crit- 
tenden. Thanking Crittenden for liis appoint- 
ment to U. S. Naval Academy. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Daniels, F. Washmgton, [D. C.]. To Crittenden. Move- 
ments of Confederate troops in Maryland and 
Virginia; apparent motives. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Cox, S[amuel] S[ullivan]. Springfield, Oliio. To Crit-' 
tenden. Invitation to make a speech. A. L. S. 
Ip. 

Henley, W. R. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 
Views against emancipation. A. L. S. 3 p. 



PAPERS OF JOHN JOEDAN CRITTENDEN 281 

1862 Ketchum, Hiram. New York. To Crittenden. Com- 

OcT. 31 ment on fall elections; efforts in New York. 

A. L. S. 3 p. 
1862 . Crittenden, J[olm] J[ordan]. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To 

Nov. 5 [Thomas Leonidas Crittenden]. Benefits of 

Christian religion; Stonev/all Jackson as an 
example; advice as to conduct in the army; Eu- 
gene [Wilkinson Crittenden]. Copy. 4 p. Part 
missing. 
1862 [Thor-nton, Lucy]. San Francisco, California. To Crit- 

Nov. 8 tenden. About to leave for Washington, D. C; 

personals. A. L. S. "Sister." 2 p. 
1862 Peyton, Bahe. Gallatin, [Tennessee]. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 12 Introduces Robert J. Farquharson; recent visit 

to [Brig.] Gen. Thomas L. Crittenden. Written 
by John Peyton. 2 p. 
1862 Blackburn, R. W. Frankfort, Kentucky. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 20 Requests aid for release of his brother. A. L. S. 

Ip. 
1862 Eobertson, G. Lexington, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 26 Civil authority resisted by the military in Ken- 

tucky; harboruig of slaves; special complaints. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 
1862 St. Nicholas Society. New York. To Crittenden. In- 

Nov. 26 vitation from the Stewards to anniversary din- 

ner. L. S. by A. R. Macdonough, secretary. 

2 p. 

1862 Bates, Edward. Wasliington, [D. C.]. To Crittenden. 

Nov. 28 Encloses copy of opinion of Judge Advocate 

General of Great Britain on Martial Law [dated 
I860]. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1862 Alexander, R. Atcheson. Spring Station, Kentucky. To 

Dec. 1 Crittenden. Introduces Charles Madison Alex- 

ander. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1862 Bowling, Thomas. Terre Haute, Indiana. To Crit- 

Dec. 1 tenden. Course taken by Congress and what 

may be expected; politics in Indiana. A. L. S. 

3 p. 

1862 Boutwill, E. B. Washington, D. C. To Crittenden. 

Dec. 2 Sends petition asldng for compensation for losses 

by action of government. A. L. S. 1 p. 

[1862] Brooks, Erastus. New York. To Crittenden. Publica- 

Dec. 2 tion of Crittenden's speech in the "Herald." 

Copy. 1 p. 



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1862 Lane, W[illiam] B[artlett]. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

Dec. 3 To Crittenden. Desires influence for promotion; 

details of his service in U. S. Army. L. S. 4 p. 
1862 Dudley, Thomas P. Lexington, Kentucky. To Critten- 

Dec. 8 den. Constitutionality of Emancipation Proc- 

lamation; comment; colonization of negroes 
west of Rocky Mountains. A. L. S. 15 p. 
1862 Massey, Thomas E., and 4 others. Saint Paul, Min- 

Dec. 10 nesota. To Crittenden. Invitation to celebra- 

tion for the triumph of conservative principles 
in recent elections. L. S. 1 p. 

1862 Ketchum, Iliram. New York. To Crittenden. Oppo- 
Dec. 12 sition to emancipation. A. L. S. 2 p. Also 2 

newspaper articles. 
[1862?] A Mother. To her son in the Army. Spiritual advice; 

personals and family matters. A. L. 2 p. 
[1362] Epineuil, Lionel J. d'. Washington, D. C. To Critten- 

den. Requests letter to his son Major General 
[Thomas Leonidas] Crittenden; desires commis- 
sion as aid de camp. A. L. S. 2 p. Also 
copied therein is letter to him from A[mbrose] 
E[verett] Burnside dated July 23, 1862; also one 
from A[braham] Lincoln dated August 11, 1862, 
relative to his service and appointment. 

Lord, Daniel. New York. To Crittenden. Introduces 
[George Etienne] Cartier. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Pooley, Samuel James. Liberty Corner, New Jersey. To 
Crittenden. Possibility of French alliance with 
the Confederates. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Scott, W[illiam] B. New York. To Crittenden. Pro- 
visions for a compromise between Northern and 
Southern states. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Gates, 0[wen] G. St. Louis, Missouri. To Crittenden. 
No faith in President Lincoln's political prin- 
ciples; President's motives; defends the Con- 
stitution. A. L. S. 4 p. 

Finnell, John W. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 
den. Political situtation in Kentucky; attitude 
toward President Lincoln's administration; local 
matters; praise for Kentucky troops at Mur- 
freesboro. A. L. S. 3 p. 

1863 Davis, Charles A[ugustus]. New York. To Crittenden. 
Jan. 28 Comment on President Lincoln's attitude toward 

the Constitution. A. L. S. 7 p. 



1863 




Jan. 


7 


1863 




Jan. 


21 


1863 




Jan. 


25 


1863 




Jan. 


25 


1863 




Jan. 


26 



PAPERS OF JOHN JOEDAN CKITTENDEN 283 

1883 Hunton, Logan. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Crittenden. 

j,vN. 29 Compares secession with the acts of President 

Lincohi; President should be arraigned by Crit- 
tenden. A. L. S. 3 p. 
1863 Johnsoa, Reverdy. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 

Jan. 31 Fees for legal services. A. L. S. 4 p. 

1863 George, John H. Concord, New Hampshire. To Crit- 

jan.:32 tenden. Campaign for congressional elections 

in New Hampshire. ''Copy." 2 p. 
1863 Finnell, John W. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crittenden. 

Fe.3.3 State invaded by Confederate troops; state 

pohtics. A. L. S. 1 p. 
1863 Dewees, Jacob. Harrisburg, [Pennsylvania]. To Crit- 

Fe3. 4 tenden. Measures taken to call a National Con- 

vention. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1863 Green, John J. H. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Critten- 

Peb.5 den. Suggests a convention of commissioners 

from each state to settle the difliculties of the 
nation. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1863 Clarke, S. G. West Northwood, New Hampshire. To 

Feb. 5 Crittenden. Approves course taken by Crit- 

tenden. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1863 Finnell, John W. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Crit- 

Feb. 9 tenden. Measures before the legislature; com- 

missioners on the state of the country. A. L. S. 

1863 Porter. F[itz] J[ohn]. New York. To Crittenden. Ap- 

Feb. 10 predates Crittenden's interest in his behalf; liis 

court-martial. A. L. S. 6 p. 
1863 Kendall, Amos. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 

Feb. 18 Desires a general circulation of Kendall's views; 

need of a convention to settle the national diffi- 
culties. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1863 Hieskell.WilhamB. Philadelphia. To Crittenden. Op- 

Feb. 18 poses charges made against George E[dmond] 

Badger; Badger's health. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1863 Buell, D[on] C[arlos]. To Crittenden. Recommends 

Feb. 24 [W. R.] McFerran who will visit Washington; 

purposes of visit. Copy. 1 p. 
1863 Myer, A[lbert] J[ames]. Washington, [D. C] To Crit- 

Feb. 25 tenden. Urges passage of bill organizing Signal 

Corps of the army. A. L. S. 1 p. 



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Schaumburg, James W. Philadelphia, To Crittenden. 
Comment on national affairs. A. L. S. 5 p. 

Wayne, James M. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
Sends compHments and whiskey. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Temple, J[ohn] B. Frankfort, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 
den. Doubts integrity of Capt. Redmond of 
Indiana; reasons. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Gillman, Henry. Detroit, Michigan. To Crittenden. 
Approves Crittenden's course in national affairs. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 

Barnes, Denis S. New York. To Crittenden. Organiza- 
tion of political party in New York; desires sug- 
gestions. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Eunton, Logan. St. Louis, [Missouri]. To Crittenden. 
Personals; Crittenden should not retire from 
Congress; war the result of not following Crit- 
tenden's advice. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Mallory, R[obert]. Lagrange, Kentucky. To Critten- 
den. Gratified that Crittenden is to return to 
Congress ; political campaign in the state ; Presi- 
dent Lincoln's administration. A. L. S. 6 p. 

Bell, Joshua F. Harrodsburg, [Kentucky]. To Critten- 
den. Intention to dechne the gubernatorial 
nomination; desires that Crittenden will return 
to Congress. A. L. S. 3 p. 

Johnson, M[adison] C[onyers]. To R[ichard] A. Buckner. 
Transmits resolutions for Congress to give inde- 
pendence to Confederate states. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Endorsed by Crittenden complimenting Johnson 
and stating that Buckner dechned to present the 
resolutions. Also resolutions. 2 p. 
1863 Carter, T. Q. Elliston, Kentucky. To Crittenden. Thank- 

May 4 ing Crittenden for liis pardon; cases of other 

federal prisoners in Kentucky. A. L. S. 2 p. 
Also, on same sheet, gratitude of Angelina 
Carter. A. L. S. 
1863 Scott County Union Party. Georgetown, Kentucky. To 

May 11 Crittenden. Invitation to deliver pohtical 

speech. A. L. S. by H. C. Groves, chairman. 
1863 Bodley, Charles S. Lexington, Kentucky. To Critten- 

May 20 den. Thanking Crittenden for kindness and as- 

surance of secrecy. A. L. S. 2 p. 



1863 




Feb. 


27 


1863 




Mai:. 


2 


1863 




Mar. 


,4 


1863 




Mar. 


21 


1863 




Mar. 


30 


1863 




Apr. 


1 


1863 




Apr. 


20 


1863 




Apr. 


23 


1863 




May 


1 



PAPEKS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 285 

1863 Levens, Henry C. Booneville, Missouri. To Crittenden. 

May 21 Comment on Crittenden's recent speech; na- 

tional affairs. A. L. S. 2 p. 
1863 Neilson, Mrs. George. Baltimore, [Maryland]. To Crit- 

May 21 tenden. Desires an appointment to West 

Point for her son, G. Crawford Neilson. A. L. S. 
4 p. 
[1863?] Ihayer, [Mrs.] M. New York. To [Elizabeth] Critten- 
May 28 Jen. Prices of household goods in New York. 

A. L. S. 4 p. 
1863 Combs, Leslie. Replevy bond to John M. January. 

June 6 Printed form filled in. 1 p. 

1863 Clay, Thomas H[art]. Aboard steamer GvMeinala, off 

June 9 San Jose, Guatemala. To Crittenden. Ex- 

plains connection mth Central American Transit 
Company, while acting as U. S. Minister to 
Nicaragua; his transfer to Honduras. A. L. S. 
3 p. 
Haly, John. Receipted biU for building material and 

labor. A. D. S. 1 p. 
Curd, John. Lexington, Kentucky. To Crittenden. Com- 
ment on present pohti^al campaign within the 
state. A. L. S. p 3'. 
Clay, Thomas H[art]. La Union, Salvador. To Crit- 
tenden. Trouble between Nicaragua and the 
Transit Company; asks for assistance. A, L. S. 
2 p. 
Gushing, Caleb. Newburyport, [Massachusetts]. To 
R[obert] H[enry] Crittenden. Refers to Presi- 
dent [Franklin] Pierce for information as to 
whether or not his father [John Jordan Crit- 
tenden] appeared in a law case before Pierce. 
A. L. S. 3 p. 
Crittenden, T[liomas] L[eonidas]. New York. To J[ohn] 
C[harles] Fremont. Relative to debt due estate 
of late J[ohn] J[ordan] Crittenden. Copy. 1 p. 
Fancher, E[noch] L. New York. To T[liomas] L[eonidas] 
Crittenden. Statement of General [John C] 
Fremont that he is not indebted to estate [of 
John Jordan Crittenden]. A. L. S. 1 p. 
Crittenden, T[liomas] L[eonidas]. New York. To J[olm] 
C[harles] Fremont. Matter between them can be 
adjusted only by arbitration or suit. Copy. 2 p. 



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17 


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July 


15 


1863 




July 


28 


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Dec. 


3 



1864 




Dec. 


23 


1864 




Dec. 


24 


1864 




Dec. 


28 



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1888 

Dec. 1 



Crittenden, R[obert] H[enry]. New York. To Enoch L. 
Fanclier. Notice of letter sent Jolin C. Fremont. 
Cop3'. 1 p. 

Smith, William Henry. New York. To Mrs. Chapman 
Coleman. Desire to secure correspondence of 
Henry Clay; previous efforts and success. 
A. L. S. 4 p. 

Green, Norvin. New York. To Thomas L[eonidasl Crit- 
tenden. Introduces William Henry Smitli, who 
is collecting correspondence of Henry Clay. 
A. L. S. 1 p. Endorsed by T. L. Crittenden to 
Ann. Mary Coleman. 

Draper, Lyman C[opeland]. Madison, Wisconsin. To 
Wilkmson Call. Desires information about an- 
cestry of Hancock Lee, and his public services. 
A. L. S. 2 p. 

Crittenden, T[homas] T. Washington, D. C. To Anne 
Mary Coleman. Transmits certain papers; com- 
ments on Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleve- 
land ; personals. A. L. S. 4 p. 

C[rittenden], J[ohn] J[ordan]. Memorandum. Amend- 
ment to order of court for removal of two law- 
suits. A. D. S. 2 p. 

Crittenden, J[ohn] J[()rdan]. Answer to bill in chancery 
brought against him bv Jesse Harrison. A. D'ft. 
6 p. 

Crittenden, John J[ordan]. Sketch of his life copied from 
the sixth edition of Lanman's Dictionary of Con- 
gress. 1 p. 

Crittenden, J[ohnl J[ordan]. Memoranda in suit of Arnold 
vs. Bacon. A. D. S. 1 p. 

[Crittenden, John Jordan]. Draft of a brief in law suit of 
Harrell and wife vs. Crittenden and wife for land. 
A. D. 15 p. 
[Crittenden, John Jordan] . Memoranda on suit of Edmind- 
son et al. vs. David and Samuel Meredith, and 
incident about the making of a will. A. D. 1 p. 

[Crittenden, John Jordan]. Memoranda on contract be- 
tween Harrison and Smith and suit following 
same. A, D. 2 p. 

[Crittenden, John Jordan]. Memoranda on suit of United 
States Bank vs. Harvie for money. A. D. 2 p. 



PAPEKS OF JOHN JORDAN CRITTENDEN 287 

[ ] [Crittenden, John Jordan]. Memoranda on suit of Bustard 

vs. Gales and wife for land. A. D. 3 p. 

[ ] [Crittenden, John Jordan.] Memoranda on ejectment suit 

by the widow and heirs of Samuel Berry. A. D. 
3 p. 

[ ] [Crittenden, John Jordan.] Argument against the liberat- 

ing of slaves of all who are in rebellion against the 
government. A. D'ft. 5 p. 

[ ] [Crittenden, John Jordan.] Anomalous position of Ken- 

tucky; to be neutral. A. D'ft. 6 p. 

[ ] [Crittenden, John Jordan.] An appeal to Kentuckians to 

drive out the invaders under the traitor [Simon 
Bohvar] Buckner. A. D'ft. 3 p. 

[ ] [Crittenden, John Jordan.] Resolutions that war was 

being waged for the suppression of rebellion; 
that it will soon end; clemency should be adopted 
for restoring peace; measures for abolishing 
slavery are inexpedient; confidence in [Abraham] 
Lincoln; North and South adverse to harmony, 
A. D'ft. 3 p. 

[ ] Allen and Anchindoss. Invitation in third person to Crit- 

JuNE 24 tenden to dine with them. 1 p. 

[ ] Anonymous. A plan for compromise ''submitted by a 

young Republican." D. S. ''Wihiam Tell." 
2 p. 

[ ] Anonymous. To Crittenden and others. The condition 

and state of the country. L. S. "A friend to 
l^orthern as well as Southern Constitutional 
Liberty." 4 p. 

[ ] Anonymous. To Crittenden and others. Proposal that 

Congress emancipate the slaves by purchase, 
putting a tax on mines for pa3anent. 1 p. 

[ ] Anonymous. To Crittenden. Good wishes to him in his 

efforts to save the Union. L. S. "A Friend." 
Ip. 

[ ] Eacon, C. P. Memoranda on line of land title from Henry 

Banks. A. D. S. 1 p. 
[ ] Bell, William C. Lexington, [Kentucky]. Receipt to 

Crittenden for money collected from Isham Tal- 

bott. D. S. 1 p. 



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Chapin, H. D. Washington, [D. C] To Crittenden. 
May 14 Invitation to dinner with General [Winfield 

Scott. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Christie, John D. Ludlowville, New York. To Critten- 
den. Suggests tliat the Soutli be allowed to 
secede; plans. A. L. S. 2 p. 

Civil War. Resolutions of a body of Union men recom- 
mending its discontinuance. 

Coleman, Ami Mary. Sketch of life of John Jordan Crit- 
tenden. Incomplete. A. D. 8 p. 

Congress. Forecast of representatives, giving party, for 
the 38th Congress. 1 p. 

Congress. Memorandum respecting introduction and sup- 
port of a bill [in the U. S. Senate.] 1 p. 

Congress. Resolution by faction to oppose all legislation 
except that which is absolutely necessar3^ D'f. 
Ip. 

Crittenden, R[obert] II[enry]. Washington, [D. C] Law 
lectures, or notes on law lectures, on Treaties, 
Neutral Trade, Sovereign States, Property, Dec- 
laration of War. A. D. S. 54 p. 

Crittenden, T[homas] T. Order on Crittenden m favor 
of John Smith for money. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Demons, T. G. Receipt to Crittenden for money in pay- 
ment of law books. A. D. S. 1 p. 

Dodson, C. L. To Mrs. Crittenden. Rag carpet. A. L. S. 

Hayes, Doctor and Mrs. Justin, Cliicago, [Illinois]. Invi- 
Mar. 29 tation to a reception. 1 p. 

Hight. Receipt to Crittenden for money in payment of 

goods and drugs. A. D. S. 1 p. 
Johnson, John T. Memoranda relative to claim against 

estate of Thomas Lewis. A. D. S. 1 p. 
Kentucky. Jefferson Circuit Court. Argument in suit of 

ejectment appealed from. 7 p. 
Monroe, James. Deed to George Nicholas for land in 

Kentucky. D'f. 3 p. 
M , E . Article to the Boston Post giving causes 

of secession and means of restoring peace. 4 p. 
Newspapers, American. List of those in Kentucky. 1 p. 
[Nicholas, Samuel Smith.] Draft of a brief in the suit of 

Bustard vs. Gates and wife for land. A. D. 

26 p. 



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289 



Pendleton, Edmund. To Harry Innes. Final division of 
estate of Innes's father on account of death of 
his mother; only one estate debt; disapproves 
late treaty with Great Britain ; criticises and has 
never approved certain stipulations in the Con- 
stitution. Copy. 2 p. 

Pendleton, [John S.] Detailed precedents in his case for 
claim for full outfit [when acting as charge d'af- 
faires to the Argentine Confederation]. 2 p. 

Philosophian literary Society, Paterson, New Jersey, 
To Crittenden. Notification of election as an 
honorary member. A. L. S. by James Jackson, 
Jr., corresponding secretary. 1 p. 

Solomon, H. M. [Washington, D. C] To Crittenden. 
The delivery of an enclosure. A. L. S. 1 p. 

Stewart vs. Hughes. Memoranda on suit arismg from 
tobacco sale. 2 p. 

Taylor, Z[acliary]. To Crittenden. Troops in Florida; 
treaties with the Northern Indians are swindling 
transactions. Copy. 2 p. Incomplete. 

Texas. Annexation of disapproved. Pencil D'f. 4 p. 

U[nited] S[tates] fifth judicial circuit. Memoranda giving 
the territory and showing difficulty for judge to 
cover same ; necessity of division ; present min- 
ister to Mexico to be relieved. 1 p. Incom- 
plete. 

United States. Memoranda on suit against the securities 
of J. Taylor. 4 p. 

[ ] Robert. Biographical memoranda. 2 p. Incom- 
plete. 
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INDEX 



A. 

Abbott, , 273. 

Abingdon (Virginia), press, 59. 

Abolition, 54, 59, 71, 88, 242; English 
Society, 89; growth of in New England, 
245; ine\-itable, 253; see also: Emanci- 
pation and Slaves. 

Abolitionists, 60, 70, 86, 117, 119; cause 
of conflict, 245; in Congress, 278; de- 
signs of Northern, 207; Fillmore, 130; 
rebuke needed for, 96; recruits to Kan- 
sas, 199. 

Adair, John, 23. 

Adams, Benjamin A. (or S.), Letters from, 
182, 246. 

Adams, George, Letters from, 15, 33. 

Adams, John Quincy, 45, 99; action 
approved, 60; administration, 38; bar- 
gain and corruption, 35, 90, 252; cabi- 
net, 30; Clay's dissention with, 41; 
Clay's preference for, 35; Clay's sup- 
port of, 31; Kentucky to support, 33; 
presidential candidate, 29. 

Adams, John S., Letter from, 249. 

Adams, William R., Letter from, 145. 

Addison, L. D., Letter from, 34. 

Addison, Thomas J., Letter from, 274. 

Adjutant General, 142-3. 

African coast, 197. 

Agricultiu-al Colleges, 219. 

Alabama, Clay's tour through, 88; con- 
vention, 195, 242; election, 136, 246. 

Albany (New York), 121. 

Aldridge, F. M., Letter from, 248. 

Alexander, Charles Madison, 281. 

Alexander, Edmund Brooke, 107. 

Alexander, James Barton Stone, 53, 107. 

Alexander, R. Atcheson, Letter from, 281. 

Alexander, Thomas S., 243. 

Alexander, , 22, 184. 

Allen, Anthony B., Letters from, 211, 255. 

Allen, Chilton, 60; Letter from, 42. 

Allen, C. B., Letter from, 261. 

Allen, C. H., Letter from, 136. 

Allen, Elisha Hunt, Letter from, 130. 



Allen, Emerson, 12. 

Allen, Ethan, heirs of, 217. 

Allen, Ethan A., jr.. Letter from, 217. 

Allen, James W., Letter from, 132. 

Allen, John W., Letters from, 120, 125, 
133, 228. 

Allen, J. W., Letter from, 211. 

Allen, William, 62, 79, 99. 

Allen, , 287. 

Allis, H. B., Letter from, 251. 

Allison, Alexander, 204. 

Allison, Richard T., Letter from, 171. 

AUnutt, George R. W., Letter from, 62. 

Almaden Mine, New, 225. 

Almanac, 80. 

America; see: United States. 

American, The, 203. 

American cyclopaedia; see: Cyclopcedia. 

American Party, 189, 193, 195, 208, 213, 
215, 218; convention, 190; circular let- 
ter from, 195. 

"Americus," Letter from, 260. 

Amory, Thomas Coffin, 219. 

Amsden, J., Letter from, 189. 

Anchindoss, , 287. 

Anderson, Edward, 97, 99. 

Anderson, George W., Letter from, 261. 

Anderson, Mrs. G. W., Letter from, 276. 

Anderson, John, Letter from, 279. 

Anderson, John B., 276. 

Anderson, Larz, Letter from, 226, 250, 
264. 

Anderson, P., 86. 

Anderson, Reuben, Letter to, 16. 

Anderson, Richard Clough, jr., Letters 
from, 24, 28. 

Anderson, Robert, 250, 262; Letters from, 
215, 247, 250, 261, 262, 268. 

Anderson, Robert Clough, Letter from, 16. 

Anderson, Washington, 276. 

Anderson, William, 13. 

Anderson, , 26; Letter to, 187. 

Anderson letter, forgery of the, 120. 

Andrews, A. W., Letter from, 114. 

Andrews, C. W., Letter from, 248. 
291 



292 



INDEX 



Andrews, Landaff Watson, 152, 183; Let- 
ter from, 265. 

Annapolis Naval Academy; see: Naval 
Academy. 

Anonymous Letters, 110, 129, 179, 180, 
199, 219, 244, 248, 254, 256, 258, 259, 
260, 262, 264, 270, 287. 

Anthony, Josiah, 30, 31. 

Anti-Masonic; see: Masons. 

Applegate, Jesse, 169. 

Appleton, D., & Co., Letter from, 204. 

Appleton, Nathan, Letters from, 129, 229. 

Appleton, William, Letter from, 219. 

Appointments, Presidential, 70, 88, 133, 
138, 142, 154, 155, 169. 

Appraiser General of California, 201. 

Appropriation bill, 78. 

Arbitration, international plan for, 98. 

Archer, Branch T., 41. 

Archer, William Segar, 105; Letters from, 
38, 41, 107, 128, 139, 143. 

Argentine Confederation, 289. 

Argus, The, 35. 

Argus of Western America, The, 21. 

Arkansas, 30, 54, 71, 108, 179. 

Armament of frigates, 74. 

Armijo, Antonio Maria, 195. 

Armistice, 15, 265. 

Arms, conveyance across Kentucky, 
269; Kentucky's claim against United 
States for, 77. 

Armstrong, Samuel P., Letters from, 
112, 197. 

Armstrong, William H., Letter from, 266. 

Armstrong, William M., Letters from, 
190, 191, 192, 194, 195, 203; Letter to, 
190. 

Armstrong, , 57. 

Army, British, movements, 15, 16. 

Army, United States, 103, 108, 110, 111, 
114, 139, 140, 142, 143, 144, 146, 148, 
157, 158, 173, 188, 199, 226, 247, 256, 
262, 269, 273, 274, 278, 282; appoint- 
ments desired in, 68, 114, 203, 210, 
213, 273, 276; asylum for old soldiers, 176, 
215; brevets, 252; camp in Kentucky, 
269; commanders, 114; Crittenden's 
advice on conduct in, 281; Crittenden's 
remarks on. 111; discharge of brevet 
second lieutenants in, 91; enlistments, 
99; increase, 99; Kentucky will repel, 
253; life, 14; in Mexico, 99, 100, 101, 
102, 105, 107; mileage, 115; officers, 
15, 18, 31, 49, 83, 91, 100, 198, 252; 



Army, United States — Continued. 

pamphlet on, 207; pay, 49; Quarter- 
master depot, 101; Quartermaster Gen- 
eral of, 239; rations, 274; refuses aid to 
Kansas, 192, 196; riflemen, 15, 106, 173; 
Signal Corps, 283; sutler in, 65; troops, 
raising of, 14, 210, 251, 265, 268, 278, 
280; volunteers, 49-50, 99, 103, 104, 
115, 118. 

Army Register, The, 274. 

Arnold, J. M., Letters from, 146, 214. 

Arnold, L. H., Letter from, 133. 

Arnold, Thomas, Letters from, 27, 28; 
Letters to, 18, 26, 27, 28. 

Arnold, , 27, 286. 

Arrests, unlawful, 278. 

Arthur, Nathaniel C, Letter from, 201. 

Arthur, R. A., 201. 

Articles of War, 276. 

Ash, Joshua W., Letter from, 251. 

Ashburton, Lord; see: Baring, Alexander. 

Asliliurst, Richard, 22. 

Ashlanders Association, Letter from, 229. 

Ashley, Ehzabeth Moss, 81, 98, 99, 100, 102, 
119; deed, 97; Letters to, 99, 103, 105, 
106, 112, 116, 117, 125, 126, 131, 153, 
155, 164, 165; see also: Crittenden, 
Elizabeth. 

Ashley, William H., 46, 48. 

Ashley Springs (Missouri), 118. 

Aspinwall, William, Letter from, 232. , 

Asylum, Military, 176, 215. 

Atchison, David R., Letter from, 148. 

Athenian Society, Letter from, 47. 

Athens (Georgia), 173. 

Atkinson, Robert J., Letters from, 199, 
203, 226; Letter to, 226. 

Atlanta (Georgia), 199. 

Attache to Minister to France, 162, 163. 

Attorney, district. United States, 71, 128, 
195. 

Attorney General, 64, 65, 68, 84, 128, 133, 
135, 136, 144, 162, 163, 168, 191. 

Auditor of Kentucky, 127. 

Austin, James Tricothie, Letter from, 127. 

Austria, American imprisoned in, 198. 

Avery, William, Letter from, 206. 

Aydelot, William J., Letter from, 210. 

B. 

Bache, Alexander Dallas, Letters from, 

191, 192, 225, 278. 
Bacon, Charles P., 28, 287; Letters from, 

18, 27, 28; Letter to, 27. 



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293 



Bacon, Edmund, 16. 

Bacon, John, 14. 

Bacon, J. C, 26, 27. 

Bacon, James W., Letters from, 206, 268. 

Bacon, R. A., Letter from, 272. 

Bacon, Samuel, & Co., 27. 

Bacon, • , 21, 27, 286. 

Badger, George Edmund, 283; Letters 
from, 75, 76, 124, 140, 197, 199, 201, 212, 
220, 237. 
Badger, William, 220. 
Bagby, Arthur Pendleton, 97. 

Bailey, , 9, 10. 

Baird, Charles, 27. 

Baker, Robert S., Letter from, 224. 

Baldwin, Charles W., Letter from, 213. 

Baldwin, Summerfield, Letter from, 210. 

Baldwin, S., Letter from, 252. 

Ball, A. F., Letter from, 249. 

Ball, see: Dance. 

Ballard, A. Jackson, Letter from, 273. 

Ballenger, Frank, Letter from, 192, 

Ballinger, J. F., 20. 

Baltimore (Maryland), 16, 92, 94, 135, 

150, 237. 
Baltimore Lyceum, 203. 
Baltimore Patriot, The, 53. 
Baltzell, George, 21. 
Bancroft, George, 150. 
Bank, 15, 18,22, 50, 52,55, 57, 74, 75, 76, 
82; bill, 67, 71, 72, 73,76, 77, 81; Farm- 
ers, 162; National, 72,215,se€afeo; United 
States Bank; of Kentucky, 23, 24, 25, 
28, 75; of United States, 51, 86, 93, 96, 
117, see also: United States Bank. 
Bankruptcy, laws on, 52, 75. 
Banks, D., Letter from, 134. 
Banks, Henry, 9, 43, 287. 
Banks, William B., 42; Letter from, 43. 

Banks, , 9, 10. 

Barbecue, 77, 199, 229. 

Barbour, George W., 160, 167; Letters 

from, 161, 162. 
Barbour, James, Letter from, 35. 
Barnburners, 130, 121, 122. 
Barca, Calderon de. Letter to, 176. 
Bard, Henry C, Letter from, 204. 
Bargain and Corruption; see under 
Henry Clay and also under John Quincy 
Adams. 
Baring, Alexander (Lord Ashburton), 

Letter from, 77. 
Barlow, W. B., Letter from, 171. 
Barlow, , 96. 



Barnard, John Gross, 225. 

Barnes, Denis S., Letter from, 284. 

Barnett, Thomas J., 124; Letter from, 124. 

Barney, John, Letter from, 181. 

Barr, J. M., Letter from, 237. 

Barr, William, 179. 

Barren, Almond, Letter from, 210. 

Barren County (Kentucky), 18. 

Barren Creek Springs (Maryland), 62. 

Barringer, Daniel Moreau, Letter from, 
137. 

Barron, Forbes & Co., 202. 

Barron, , 177. 

Barrow, Alexander, 103. 

Barrow, John E., Letter from, 133. 

Barrow, Washington, Letters from, 130, 
147. 

Barrow, , 143. 

Barry, Daniel, 12. 

Barry, William Taylor, 16; Letter from, 

16. 
Barston, H. F., Letter from, 182. 
Bartlet & Cox, 25. 
Bartlett, Washington A., Letters from, 

198, 202. 
Bates, Edward, 145, 146; Letter from, 281. 
Bates, George C, Letter from, 172. 
Battle of Lake Erie Monument Associa- 
tion, 228. 
Baugh, Abraham, 31. 
Beale, William M., 147. 

Bealls, , 17. 

Beard, Joshua, 12. 

Bearden, John, 18. 

Beatty, A., Letter from, 212. 

Beatty, Ormond, Letter from, 277. 

Beaty, Martin, Letter from, 64. 

Beauchamp, Jeroboam 0., 32; Letters 

from, 31. 
Bebb, William, Letter from, 129. 
Bedinger, D. P., Letter from, 264. 
Beekman, James William, Letter from, 

257. 
Belden, John, 177. 
Bell, Benjamin, Letter from, 24. 
Bell, C, 31. 
Bell, George, 16. 
Bell, John, 68, 72, 108, 135; Letter from,. 

70; Letters to, 201, 220. 
Bell, Joshua Fry, 226, 228; Letters from, 

152, 156, 212, 284. 
Bell, William C, 287. 

Bell, , 34. 

Bell and Everett ticket, 240. 



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Bell Ringers, 93. 

Bend, W. P., Letter from, 259. 

Benham, Calhoun, 126, 168. 

Benham, Joseph A., Letter from, 43. 

Benjamin, Juda Philip, Letter to, 225. 

Bennett, Wallace, 57. 

Benson, John S., Letter from, 56. 

Benson, J. Seth, Letter from, 188. 

Benson, S. B., Letter from, 210. 

Benton, Thomas Hart, 49, 51, 67, 68, 84, 
96, 147, 153; Letters from, 106, 146, 184. 

Benyesse, Jose T., 195. 

Berlin, 48. 

Berrien, John Macpherson, 145; Letter to, 
78. 

Berry, Samuel, 287. 

Bertrand, Charles P., 179; Letter from. 
179. 

Bibb, George M., 14, 28, 34, 43, 96; resig- 
nation from Senate, 16; rupture with 
Crittenden, 33; Letters from, 13, 14, 
15, 29, 42; Letter to, 22. 

Bibb, John, 18; Letter to, 18. 

Bibb, John B., Letters from, 109, 126, 168, 
224, 243. 

Bibb, John Jordan Crittenden, 160. 

Bibb, Richard, jr.. Letter from, 21. 

Bible, the, 230, 256. 

Bickley, George W. L., Letter from, 198. 

Biddle, Clement, 58. 

Big Bear Island, Mormon settlement on, 
174. 

Bigelow, John P., Letter from, 203. 

Binell, M. D., 258. 

Bingaman, Adam L., Letter from, 142. 

Biography of Robert , notes on, 289. 

Birney, James Gillespie, 188; Letters 
from, 77, 139. 

Black, J. M., Letter from, 110. 

Black Republicans; see: Republicans, 
Black. 

Blackburn, C. J., Letters from, 212, 262. 

Blackburn, R. W., Letter from, 281. 

Blair, Francis Preston, 36; children, 40; 
on designs for Kentucky bank notes, 24 ; 
on emancipation, 280; establishing the 
"Globe," 40; on negro frenzy, 185; on 
slaver>% 159; Letters from, 24, 31, 40, 
159, 185, 280. 

Blair, Mrs. Francis Preston, 40. 

Blair, Francis Preston, jr., 270. 

Blair, Montgomery, Letters from, 189, 190. 

Blair, Thomas, 87. 

Blair, W. P. S., Letter from, 31. 



Blake, George S., Letter from, 272. 

Blake, George West, 263. 

Blakey, Thomas, Letter from, 39. 

Blanton, Horace T., sr., Letter from, 257. 

Blatchford, Richard Milford, Letter from, 
132. 

Bledsoe, William O., 19, 21, 23. 

Blenis, O., Letter from, 258. 

Blight, , 39. 

Bloodgood, Dewitt, 71. 

Blue Lick property, 176. 

Blunt, Joseph, Letter from, 133. 

Blunt, J., Letter from, 162. 

Blythe, C, 127. 

Boats, snag, 204. 

Boerstler, G. W., Letter from, 144 

Bodin, Edward L., Letter from, 219. 

Bodley, Charles S., Letter from, 284. 

Bogart, Peter, 24. 

Bogart, — , 186, 187, 192, 193. 

Bohannon, Richard B., 25. 

Bonaparte, Jerome Napoleon, 186. 

Booker, Paul J., 28. 

Boone County (Missouri), 105. 

Borland, Solon, Letter from, 179; Letter 
to, 179. 

Boston, , 40. 

Boston (Massachusetts), 84, 163, 166, 203, 
239, 264. 

Boston Atlas, The, 134. 

Boston Port Bill, 215. 

Boston Post, The, 288. 

Boswell, Bushrod, 22. 

Boswell, Thomas E., 22. 

Botts, John Minor, 61, 73, 79, 85. 

Botts, William, Letter from, 43. 

Botts, William Stone, 201. 

Boundary, Canada, 56; Kentucky-Ten- 
nessee, 21, 22; Mexico, 110, 111, 168, 
169, 218. 

Bounty claims, 172, 188, 196, 197, 199. 

Bourne, William Oland, Letter from, 263. 

Boutwill, E. B., Letter from, 28L 

Bouvier, John, 178. 

Bowers, , 96. 

Bowling, , 97. 

Bowly, Daniel, Letter from, 206. 

Boyd, James R., & Son, 190. 

Boyd, William G., 27. 

Boyd, W. P., Letter from, 221. 

Boyle, Jeremiah Tilford, 275, 277; army 
service, 278; Letters from, 274, 278, 279. 

Boyle, John, 33. 

Boyle, William O., 272. 



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295 



Boyreau, Clement, 201, 224, 229. 
■ Brackenridge, W. M., Letter from, 139. 
Braddock, A., 278. 
Braddock, Robert. Letter from, 15. 
Bradford, Simon, Letter from, 262. 
Bradstreet, Edward P.. Letter from, 213. 
Bramlett, Thomas E., Letters from, 194, 

212. 
Brand, W. H., Letter from, 211. 

Brand, , 67. 

Brazil, 88, 89. 

Brea, Ameal, Letter from, 181. 

Breathitt, C, & Co., 20. 

Breathitt, John, 26; Letter from, 15. 

Breckinridge, James D., Letter from, 43. 

Breckinridge, John, Letter from, 57. 

Breckinridge, John Cabell, 239, 254, 265; 

interview with Lincoln, 243; Letter to, 

248. 
Breckinridge, J. Cabell, Letter from, 20. 
Breckinridge, Robert, Letter from, 42. 
Breckinridge, Robert Jefferson, 60, 62, 

67; Letters from, 170, 173, 174; Letters 

to, 65, 173. 
Breckinridge, Robert J., 170. 

Breckinridge, , threatened duel, 28. 

Breckinridge; see also: Brackenridge. 
Breckinridge and Lane ticket, 240. 
Bresler, C. H., Letter from, 233. 
Brevets, recommended for officers, 252. 
Brewer, Thomas A., Letter from, 251. 
Brewster, Osmyn, Letter from, 163. 
Bridge, Horatio, Letter from, 225. 
Bright, Jesse D., Letter from, 165; Letter 

to, 236. 

Bristow, , 43. 

Broadhead, John, Letter from, 250. 
Broderick, David Colbreth, 228. 
Brodhead, Lucas, 268. 
Brooke, H . Jones, Letter from, 146. 
Brooke, H. P., Letter from, 137. 
Brookings, W. W., Letter from, 232. 
Brooks, Edward, Letter from, 258. 
Brooks, Erastus, Letters from, 220, 258, 

281. 
Brooks, Preston Smith, 196. 
Brown, Bedford, Letter from, 140. 
Brown, David Paul, Letter from, 273. 
Brown, George P., 12. 
Brown, John, 91. 
Brown, John Porter, 238. 
Brown, John T., Letter from, 277. 
Brown, Mason, Letters from, 54, 213. 



Brown, Orlando, 44, 66, 67, 73, 97, 153, 
157, 160, 183; application for governor- 
ship of Iowa, 66; candidate for reporter 
of Kentucky court of appeals, 42; as 
Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 154, 

164, 165, 166; Crittenden's confidence 
in, 152; on Indian service, 156; on 
slavery, 159; interview with Taylor, 

153, 155; reception by Taylor and his 
Cabinet, 153; Vienna mission, 163; 
Letters from, 47, 53, 60, 66, 115, 153, 

154, 155, 156, 157, 159, 160, 163, 164, 

165, 166, 175, 178, 182, 220, 263, 268; 
Letters to, 46, 54, 154, 160, 161, 162, 
163, 164, 176, 271. 

Brown, Thomas D., Letter from, 158. 

Brown, William J., 124. 

Brown, Will L., 21; Letter from, 22. 

Brown, Windsor, 31. 

Brown, , 142. 

Brown's Tavern, Crittenden at, 57. 

Bruce, William W., Letter from, 274. 

Bruce, , 42. 

Bryan, George S., Letter from, 251. 

Bryan, Thomas L., 19. 

Bryant, J. W., 276; Letter from, 274. 

Buchanan, James, 35, 67, 108, 197, 198, 
204, 211, 219, 227, 238, 244; adminis- 
tration, 211; attitude on Kansas con- 
stitution, 205, 209, 219; cabinet, 260; 
northern feeling against, 247; split 
with Douglas, 202; unpopular, 207; 
Letter from, 183; telegram to, 238. 

Buchanan, James M., Letters from, 135, 
148, 152, 159. 

Buck, John L., & Co., 21, 23. 

Buckingham, L. Amiss, Letter from, 197. 

Buckner, Richard A., 41; Letters from, 
40, 273; Letters to, 41, 284. 

Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 287; Letters 
from, 204, 205. 

Buckner, W. P., Letters from, 253, 254. 

Buell, Don Carlos, 275, 279; Letter from, 
283. 

Buena Vista, battle celebration. 111. 

Buffalo (New York), 198. 

Buffalo Young Men's Association, 108. 

Buford, John, 21, 23, 25; Letter from, 46. 

Buford, W. S., Letter from, 277. 

Bull, Ole, 184. 

Bullitt, Alexander C, 166; Letters from, 
60, 132. 

Bulloch, J. M., Letter from, 71. 



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INDEX 



Bullock, James M., Letter from, 52. 

Bui wei -Clayton Treaty, 183. 

Bunker Hill celebration, 84. 

Bunn, Nathan, Letter from, 43. 

Burke, G., Letter from, 199. 

Burnet, T. B., 29. 

Burnley, Albert T., 57, 58, 61, 117, 140, 
205, 212, 219; on Clay, 109, 117, 121; 
worthy of Clayton's friendship, 153; 
Crittenden's advice to, 166, 167; Crit- 
tenden requests continued correspond- 
ence of, 167; on Crittenden as presi- 
dential nominee, 95, 193; European 
trip, 58, 61; on Kentucky politics, 192, 
193, 194; Ohio trip, 124; the "Repub- 
lic" established by, 155, 165, 166; on 
State debts, 61; on Taylor's cabinet, 
140, 155, 166; on Taylor's reception 
at New Orleans, 109; interview with 
Taylor and his cabinet, 165; on Texas 
annexation, 95; on Texas loan, 61; 
Letters from, 36, 39, 61, 95, 109, 117, 
118, 121, 122, 124, 126, 139, 147, 155, 
163, 165, 166, 167, 190, 192, 193, 194, 
212; Letters to, 58, 60, 96, 117, 125, 162, 
166, 167, 182, 193, 194. 

Burnley, William R., 30. 

Burns, J. W., Letter from, 220. 

Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 282. 

Burrill, James, jr., Letter from, 23. 

Burwell, William P., Letter from, 234, 258. 

Business depression, 77. 

Bustard, , 287, 288. 

Butler, Anthony, 14, 15; commander at 
Detroit, 15; election to Mississippi Leg- 
islature, 33; Letters from, 13, 15, 33, 56, 
100. 

Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 49. 

Butler, Mann, Letter from, 146. 

Butler, Pierce Mason, presents Critten- 
den with imported mare, 64; Letters 
from, 64, 70. 

Butler, Richard, Letter from, 119. 

Butler, William H. G., 187. 

Butler, William Orlando, 101. 

Butterfield, Justin, 179; Letter from, 179; 
Letter to, 179. 

Button, Charles, Letter from, 220. 

Byrne, Augustine, & Co., 20. 

C. 

Cabell, Edward A., 88. 
Cabell, Edward Carrington^ Letters from, 
JR'i. 235, 267. 



Cabell, Henry C, Letter from, 261. 

Cabinet, administration, 154; Kitchen, 
41; presidential, 14, 26, 30, 37, 40, 44, 
63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 78, 79, 
80, 83, 84, 85, 105, 118, 125, 127, 128, 
129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 
137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 
145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 153, 154, 
155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 161, 162, 163, 
164, 165, 166, 168, 169, 242, 243, 260. 

Cain, John, 12. 

Calby, S. B., Letter from, 244. 

Caldwell, 15. 

Calhoun, John, 82; Letter from, 134. 

Calhoun, John Caldwell, 32, 34, 54, 87, 89, 
92, 95-6, 120, 122; abstractions, 55; 
address, 143; agreement with Polk, 97; 
death, 163; pseudo-disclosure to the 
Richmond Whig, 56; solicitous of 
breaking the Union, 159. 

Calhoon, , 43. 

California, 104, 135, 164, 165, 166, 180, 189, 
225, 228; acquisition, 104, 113; admis- 
sion, 150; appraiser general, 201; courts, 
190, 203; district attorney, 168; gov- 
ernors, 106; judgeship, 166, 167, 179; 
land, 128, 187, 190, 195, 201, 223, 224, 
225, 227, 229; mines, 223; mob vio- 
lence, 198; Secretary of State, seal, 
222; vigilance committee, 198. 

California, Lower, 169. 

Call, G. W., Letter from, 33. 

Call, Richard Keith, Letter from, 30. 

Call, Wilkinson, Letter to, 286. 

Call, W., Letter from, 263. 

Callaghan, Charles, Letter from, 280. 

Calocagathian Society, 109. 

Camden, Peter G., Letters from, 97, 98. 

Camp, Army, 269. 

Camp Floyd (Utah), 260. 

Campbell, Charles, 36. 

Campbell, David, 25. 

Campbell, John, Letter from, 59. 

Campbell, John Archibald, Letter from, 
243. 

Campbell, John B., 162, 163, 164, 176. 

Campbell, J. R., 24. 

Campbell, L. A., Letter from, 268. 

Campbell, M. M., 47. 

Campbell, Robert, 201, 224, 229; Letter 
from, 253. 

Campbell, R., Letter from, 249. 

Campbell, Robert R., Letter from, 70. 

Campbell, Thomas J., Letter from, 83. 



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297 



Campbell, William, 83. 

Canada, 20, 56, 69; will be annexed to 

United States, 135; population in- 
crease, 99. 
Canning, Joseph C, Letter from, 262. 
Cannon, Cliastian C, 155. 
Cape Vincent (New York), 88. 
Capitol of the United States, 212, 216. 
Capitulation of Monterey, 102. 
Carey, Isaac, Letter from, 250. 
Carlisle, James, 14. 
Carlisle, Thomas, 14. 
Corneal, Louis, 187. 
Carneal, Thomas Davis, 224; Letters 

from, 69, 187, 195, 203, 205, 219, 233. 
Carnes, Patrick, 9, 12. 
Caroline, 55, 69; see also: Alexander 

McLeod. 
Carpenter, Sam, Letter from, 211. 
Carpentry work, 27. 
Carpet, rag, 288. 

Carroll, Nicholas, Letter from, 114. 
Carroll, William Thomas, Letter from, 

196. 
Carter, Angelina, Letters from, 273, 284. 
Carter, George Etienne, 282. 
Carter, Joseph, Letter from, 108. 
Carter, Oliver G., Letter from, 278. 
Carter, T. Q., 273; Letter from, 284. 
Cartoon on Democratic "bell ringers," 

93. 
Cass, Lewis, 53, 121, 123, 125, 126, 135, 

141, 183, 247. 
Cass, iTewis, jr., 110, 145. 
Castleman, Jacob, Letter to, 19. 
Gates, Owen G., Letters from, 223, 282. 
Catron, John, 81; Letter from, 166. 
Causten, James H., Letter from, 217. 
Census, 158, 159, 234, 251. 
Central American Transit Company, 285. 
Central College, 262. 
Centre College, 58. 
Certificates, bank, 25. 
Chadwick, James, 10. 
Chamberlain and Demologian Society, 

Letter from, 58. 
Chamberlain Philosophical and Literary 

Society, Letter from, 39. 
Chamberhn, M. H., Letter from, 219. 
Chambers, John, Letters from, 35, 37, 38, 

67, 70, 74. 
Chambers, Richard, Letter from, 211. 
Champagne, 52. 
Ghana, , 188. 



Chancellor, Louisville Court, 93. 

Chandler, Sarah M., Letter from, 230. 

Chapin, H. D., Letter from, 288. 

Chaplaincy, 275. 

Chapman, John S., 19; Letter from, 19. 

Character, Archer on, 139. 

Charleston (South Carolina), 67, 70, 238, 

245. 
Chase, Salmon Portland, Letter from, 213; 

Letter to, 223. 
Cheatham, William S., Letter from, 264. 
Cheney, T. Apolian, Letter from, 200. 
Cherokee Indians, 109, 113, 174. 
Chester, Thomas R., Letter from, 171. 
Chinn, R. H., Letter from, 64. 
Chittenden, Thomas C, Letters from, 87, 

88. 
Choate, Rufus, 137. 
Choctaw Indians, 86. 
Cholera, 43, 140, 153, 167, 168. 
Choteau Springs (Missouri), 100, 102, 103, 

119. 
Christian, William, 9. 
Christian County (Kentucky), 14, 38. 
Christian life, Crittenden on the, 281. 
Christie, John D., Letter from, 288. 
Christy, William, Letter from. 111. 
Christy, William T., Letter from, 261. 
Church, Alonzo H., Letter from, 218. 
Churchill, Samuel, I^etter from, 240. 
Cilley, Jonathan, 55. 
Cincinnati (Ohio), 30, 124, 133, 143, 233; 

Letter from citizens, 45. 
Cincinnati Gazette, The, 187. 
Civil authority, resisted by military, 279, 

281. 
Civil War, 245, 250, 253, 259, 260, 201, 265, 

270, 278, 279, 280, 283, 284, 287, 288. 
Clark, George, 29; Letter from, 34. 
Clark, G. W., 17. 

Clark, Hiram C, Letter from, 213. 
Clark, James, 48, 53; Letter from, 56; 

Letter to, 51. 
Clark, Thomas, Letter from, 98. 
Clarke, Charles Berkley, Letter from, 69. 
Clarke, Charles J., Letter from, 272. 
Clarke, S. G., Letter from, 283. 
Clarkson, C. F., Letter from, 140. 
Clay, Brutus J., Letter from, 40. 
Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 38, 109, 119, 180. 
Clay, Green, 34. 
Clay, Henry, 33, 34, 56, 59, 69, 71, 74, 76, 

87, 109, 113, 115, 119, 160, 197, 260; and 

Adams, 31, 35, 41, 90; advice to, 30, 32, 



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INDEX 



Clay, Henry — Continued. 

37, 42, 79; almanac, 80; Anti-Masonic 
party's effect on, 40; articles for publi- 
cation, 94, 117 ; barbecue in honor of, 77 ; 
bargain and corruption, 35, 36, 90; bills 
before Congress, 42-3, 48, 165; Burnley 
on, 117, 121; on business depression, 77; 
as a cabinet possibility, 63, 64; charges 
against, 30, 35, 36; on Clinton, 30; coali- 
tion against, 64; compromise resolu- 
tions, 160, 166; confidence in, 31, 43, 

55, 61, 111, 126, 205; correspondence 
desired, 286; course to be taken by, 94, 
116, 119, 120, 121; and Crittenden, 32, 
35, 36, 39, 40, 69, 75, 76, 79, 91, 92, 95, 
107, 108, 114, 117, 118, 119, 121, 123, 139, 
161, 168, 172, 182, 229; Crittenden's 
counsel desired by, 40; decline, 104; 
duels, 32, 69; on duty to his country, 95; 
envy shown by, 164; error concerning, 
36; feeling toward, 60, 113, 119, 121; on 
Fremont, 106; friends, 70, 71, 112, 115; 
Guthrie's interview with, 72; Harrison 
commends, 93; humorous story about, 
79; indifference, 161; influence, 70, 165; 
intentions, 113, 134; interests con- 
cerned, 33; invitations to, 19, 38, 57, 59, 
62, 143; attitude toward Jackson, 35, 36; 
Kentucky's attitude toward, 38, 42, 54, 
114; labors buried with him, 184; on 
Letcher, 96; Letcher's confidence in, 78; 
on Liberia, 176, 275; on Native American 
party, 95; on naturalization laws, 95; on 
the Navy, 77; Ohio trip, 30; opposition 
to, 86, 106, 110, 119; pamphlet, 36; on 
party spirit in Congress, 44; people's 
gratitude due, 123; photograph, 97; plot 
to defeat, 70; political position, 60,74, 83, 
106, 108, 121; political reverses, 37; po- 
litical strength, 27, 104, 109; popularity, 
54, 86; Porter's legacy to, 89; presiden- 
tial candidacy, 27, 29, 39, 44, 53, 54, 55, 

56, 70, 74, 75, 77, 79, 86, 88, 89, 91, 94, 
95, 97, 104, 106, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 
114, 116, 117, 118, 120; on public opin- 
ion, 92; response to Kentucky electors, 
95; retirement, 78; Russell's attitude 
toward, 140; sarcophagus, 275; Scott 
visited by, 103; attitude toward seces- 
sion, 163; securities affected by elec- 
tion of, 94; and the Senate, 40, 42, 47, 
74, 75, 76, 95, 116, 132, 134, 135, 136, 
139, 141, 142, 144, 165; silence, 112; 
South can not be pacified by, 42; 



Clay, Henry — Continued. 

speeches, 24, 44, 109; statue, 148; suc- 
cess, 88; on the tariff, 77, 79, 90; and 
Taylor, 105, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 116, 
117, 120, 121, 123, 135, 138, 140, 144, 
153, 165; on Texas annexation, 22, 86, 
89, 90, 91, 92, 95, 96; ticket, 84, 85; on 
Tyler, 77, 79; Underwood approves, 181; 
valedictory, 77; and Van Buren, 56, 77, 
92; and Webster, 48, 72, 85; on WTiigs, 
82, 95; on White, 107, 108; Wickliffe's 
differences with, 71; Letters from, 13, 
19, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 
40, 41, 42, 44, 64, 77, 78, 79, 80, 82, 84, 
86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 95, 96, 97, 105, 
106, 107, 108, 117, 176; Letters to, 30, 
31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 
55, 72, 78, 79, 80, 83, 85, 95, 117. 

Clay, Henry, jr., 105. 

Clay, James Brown, 152, 153. 

Clay, Thomas Hart, 236, 269, 273, 274; 
Letters from, 221, 223, 252, 272, 275, 285; 
Letter to, 274. 

Clay, fire, tariff on, 261. 

Clay club, Pioneer, Letters from, 112, 261, 
203. 

"Clay WTiig, An Old Henry," Letter 
from, 254. 

Clay WTiig Party, 64, 111. 

Clayton, John Middleton, 153, 157, 166, 
167, 184; Brown's interview with, 153; 
Burnley on, 155; on Clay, 86; criti- 
cised, 140, 151, 152, 157, 158; Critten- 
den's advice to, 148, 151, 152, 153, 157; 
Crittenden's confidence in, 123, 124; 
Crittenden's gratitude to, 149; death, 
200; duties arduous, 148, 149; on for- 
eign affairs, 150, 158, on Letcher's mis- 
sion to Mexico, 156; respected, 145; 
and Rives, 155, 157; on slavery, 135, 
136,145; spirits depressed, 149; on Tay- 
lor, 111, 119, 148, 149, 150; and Taylor's 
cabinet, 128, 132, 135, 136, 137, 140, 141, 
147, 154, 158, 159, 161; proposed for 
vice president, 84; Letters from, 62, 86, 
110, 111, 119, 124, 126, 135, 142, 148, 

149, 150, 151, 156, 168, 169, 172, 176, 
177, 183; Letters to, 85, 93, 119, 123, 124, 
128, 136, 138, 144, 145, 147, 148, 149, 

150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 
158, 160, 161, 162, 164, 167, 172, 176, 
177. 

Clayton, Philip, Letter from, 173. 
Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, 183. 



INDEX 



299 



Clear Creek Academy Polemic Society, 
55. 

Clemens, Jeremiah, Letters from, 242, 246. 

Clements, R. A., Letter from, 142. 

Cleveland, Grover, 286. 

Clinch, Duncan L., Letter from, 145. 

Clinton, De Witt, 30. 

Clisbee, Charles, Letter from, 209. 

Clymer, , 95. 

Coal, price, 125. 

Coates, Benjamin, Letter from, 275. 

Cobb, Howell, 159. 

Coburn, James W., 132-3; Letter from, 
111. 

Coffee, substitute, 274. 

Cogswell, J., Letters from, 217, 219. 

Coleman, Ann Mary Butler Crittenden 
(Mrs. Chapman), 54, 174, 288; Letter 
from, 182; Letters to, 61, 182, 286. 

Coleman, Chapman, 149, 168; Letter 
from, 45; Letters to, 73, 92. 

Coleman, Crittenden, 182, 263. 

Coleman, J. C, 67, 70. 

Collaraer, Jacob, Letter from, 154. 

Collector of customs; see: Customs col- 
lector. 

Collier, John Allen, Letter from, 129. 

Collins, James, Letter from, 233. 

Collins, Lewis, Letter from, 40. 

Collins, Richard H., Letter from, 219. 

Colombia (South America), 28. 

Colonization, 224, 275, 282. 

Colston, Rawleigh, 14, 19, 20. 

Columbus (Ohio), 24. 

Comanche Indians, 252. 

Combs, Leslie, 76, 123, 151, 285; Letters 
from, 73, 115, 121, 151, 205, 214, 235, 

256, 278; Letter to, 271. 

Comegys, Joseph Parsons, Letters from, 
200, 214, 236, 237. 

Commissioners, Choctaw Indian, 86; of 
deeds, 146; on French spoliation claims, 
172, 176; of Indian Affairs, 49, 50, 70, 
154,166; Kentuckyboundary,21,22; to 
amend Kentucky laws, 161, 162; Land 
Office, 179; State, 283. 

Commonwealth, The, 87. 

"Compos mentis," Letter from, 110. 

Compromise measures, 22, 24, 100, 166, 
184, 185, 190, 192, 197, 205, 211, 212, 230 
231, 240, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 
248, 249, 250, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 

257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 268, 287, 
see also: Crittenden compromise resolu- 
tions. 



"Concession, Equality Union," Letter 

from, 258. 
Condict, Lewis, Letters from, 118, 200. 

Cone, , 122. 

Confederate States of America, acknowl- 
edgment of, 267, 284; alliance with 
France, 282; Army, 280, 283; confisca- 
tion of property by, 267; constitution, 
253; fleet, 274; prisoners, 277, 278; see 
also States Southern. 
Confiscation, by Confederate States of 

America, 267. 
Congress, 11, 17, 23, 28, 32, 40, 44, 53, 58, 
65, 74, 79, 93, 101, 110, 112, 135, 143, 
178, 192, 196, 198, 199, 200, 207, 211, 
216, 218, 235, 246, 252, 257, 258, 259, 
260, 266, 267, 280, 281; Abolitionists in, 
278; American party in, 193; bills be- 
fore, 68, 71, 80, 96, 160, 166, 172, 184, 
262, 272, 273; claims before, 49, 50, 194; 
Conservative party in, 278; Crittenden's 
attitude towards, 77, 262, 280, 284; and 
Crittenden's compromise, 248, 249, 252; 
Democrats in, 232; elections for, 84, 125, 
143, 150, 151, 153, 156, 218, 266, 283; 
extra sessions of, 51, 70, 80, 131, 267; 
forecast of Thirty-eighth, 288; unnec- 
essary legislation blocked, 288; Lin- 
coln's speech in. 111; Loco-focos in, 82; 
memorials to, 21, 47, 138, 205, 257; pe- 
titions to, 98, 248, 249, 271; Republi- 
cans in, 14, 232, 259; resolutions, 49, 
186, 192, 193, 242, 284, 288; and slavery, 
162, 248, 263; Southern Pacific desires 
favor of, 202; attitude towards Taylor, 
99; 156, 161, 164; Whigs in, 51, 73, 74, 
187; 

House of Representatives, 13, 166, 
239, 279; clerk, 110; comments on 
members, 18; Crittenden's resolu- 
tions before, 268; disorganization of, 
159, 231, 232; elections to, 23, 171, 
174; Northern members ambitious 
and not for country, 257; party spirit 
in, 44; seat contest, 85; Senate does 
not concur with, 44; Speaker con- 
test, 44, 159; talent in, 44; tariff bill 
in, 90; 

Senate, 13, 14, 16, 45, 57, 78, 86, 88, 
89, 99, 113, 115, 132, 135, 140, 146, 172, 
175, 176, 194, 195, 197, 235, 239, 262; 
bills before, 49, 77, 165, 166, 198, 202, 
232, 245, 288; chaplain, 201; Clay 
and, 36, 42, 75, 76, 95, 116, 132, 134, 
136, 139, 141, 142, 144, 165, 166; com- 



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INDEX 



Congress — Continued. 
Senate — Continued, 
mittees, 34, 91, 196; confirmations, 
37, 38, 76, 87, 88, 110, 167, 186; 
Crittenden and, 16, 23, 37, 39, 40, 45, 
64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 
82, 115, 116, 118, 129, 131, 133, 139, 
174, 175, 176, 178, 197, 199; Critten- 
den's speeches in, 52, 55, 98, 263; elec- 
tions to, 62, 66, 67, 68, 76, 81, 82, 108, 
137, 140, 141, 176, 183, 184, 202; gal- 
lery distiirbance, 68; House of Rep- 
resentatives does not concur with, 44; 
Texas annexation before, 89, 91; trea- 
ties before, 53; Tyler's course in, 34. 
Congress of Nations to form code of inter- 
national law, 98. 
Congressional Globe, The, 274. 
Conkling, Amelian, Letter from, 198. 
Connecticut, 91. 

Connell, William P., 58; Letter from, 59. 
Connolly, John, sr., 13, 22, 24, 25, 26. 
Connolly, John, jr., 20, 21, 22-3, 24, 25, 26. 
Conrad, Charles Magill, Letters from, 236, 

238. 
Conrad, Harry, Letter from, 250. 
Conser\-ative party, 231, 248, 278, 279, 

282. 
Conspiracy, 253. 
Constable, Charles H., 155. 
Constitution, Confederate States of 

America, 253. 
Constitution, United States, 100, 112, 197, 
255; amendments to, 28, 61, 242, 243, 245, 
246, 250, 251, 252, 261, 263, 267; criti- 
cised, 289; Lincoln's attitude toward, 
272, 282; protection of, 216, 246, 249, 
251, 265, 278, 279, 282. 
Constitution, captures Java, 14. 
Constitutional Union party; see: Union 

party. 
Constitutionality, of emancipation procla- 
mation, 282; of personal liberty bill, 
255. 
Consuls, United States, 48, 71, 126, 133, 
139, 144, 149, 150, 151, 152, 155, 156, 
169, 186, 273. 
Contrabands, in Florida, 276. 
Conventions, 44, 45, 46, 47-8, 54, 55, 59, 
70, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 91, 92, 110, 
112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 121, 123, 140, 
141, 143, 162, 180, 190, 193, 194, 195, 
198, 225, 234, 235, 237, 238, 251, 252, 
283; see also under specific name. 
Cook, John, 190. 



Cook, J., Letter from, 223. 

Cooke, Philip St. George, Letter from, 
260. 

Cooper, Henry C, Letter from, 278. 

Cooper, James, Letter from, 139. 

Cooper, John, 69. 

Cooper, Samuel, Letters from, 225, 226; 
Letter to, 227. 

Cooper, , 21, 23. 

Corcoran and Riggs, Letter from, 110. 

Corn, parched, in Army ration, 274. 

Cornelius, S., Letter from, 36. 

Corwiu, Thomas, 105, 119, 121, 129, 171, 
227; Letters from, 63, 87, 95, 130, 166, 
179, 185. 

Corwine, Richard M., Letters from, 187, 
208. 

Cosmopolitan Art Association, Letter 
from, 228. 

Cotton, non-intercourse act on, 12. 

Courts disputes, old and new; see: Ken- 
tucky f (lurts disputes. 

Courts-martial, 15, 18, 139, 146, 283. 

Court, Supreme; see: United States Su- 
preme Court. 

Covington (Kentucky), 221. 

Cowper, Leopold C. P., Letter from, 224. 

Cox, EHzabeth, 57-8. 

Cox, Samuel H., Letter from, 139. 

Cox, Samuel Sullivan, Letter from, 280. 

Cox, , 25. 

Coxe, , 171. 

Crabb, — — , massacre, 205. 

Craig, E. W., Letter from, 25. 

Craig, Lewis, jr., 32. 

Craighill, WilUam N., Letter from, 90. 

Craik, James, Letter from, 234. 

Cravens, Robert, 33. 

Crawford, C. P., Letter from, 208. 

Crawford, George Washington, 139, 163, 
164; Letters to, 157, 163. 

Crawford, WilHam Harris, 29, 70. 

Creath, ■ , 96, 98. 

Credit, pubUc, 82. 

Criminal cases. President's power of or- 
dering nolle prosequi in, 72. 

Criminal Code, District of Columbia, 149. 

Crittenden, Alexander P., 223; Letters 
from, 187, 198, 201, 202, 222, 227, 228, 
229. 

Crittenden, Eliza; see: Lee, Eliza. 

Crittenden, Elizabeth Moss Ashley, 200, 
235, 238; Letters to, 184, 187, 200, 207, 
215, 221, 225, 241, 258, 268, 269, 270, 277, 
285; see also: Ashley, Elizabeth Mosa. 



INDEX 



301 



Crittenden, Eugene Wilkinson, 181, 189, 
190, 203, 227, 281; Letters from, 226, 
227; Letters to, 225, 226. 

Crittenden, George Bibb, 29, 83, 110, 117, 
138, 139, 145, 146, 147, 164, 186; cap- 
ture and release in Mexico, 82, 83; re- 
instatement to Army, 139, 140, 141, 142, 
143, 144, 146, 148; Letter from, 252. 

Crittenden, Henry, 33. 

Crittenden, James L., Letter from, 266. 

Crittenden, John (Crittenden's father), 
57, 197. 

Crittenden, John Jordan, 13, 16, 19, 31, 33, 
51, 53, 56, 57, 72, 74, 90, 97, 103, 110, 
111, 113, 126, 150, 151, 154, 162, 163, 173, 
174, 178, 184, 188, 190, 210, 211, 219, 
236, 251, 284, 285; account against, 17, 
20, 24, 26, 27, 34, 105, 195, 242; Adams's 
injustice to and apology, 182; admira- 
tion for, 150, 200, 205, 221, 239; on ad- 
mission of states, 161; advice to his son, 
49, 56, 281; aid requested of, 35, 42, 169, 
179, 192, 198, 227, 232, 264, 271, 283, 
285; ambitions, 42; appeal to Kentucky 
to drive out invaders, 287; applications 
besiege, 148; Archer's friendship for, 38; 
on the Army, 111; attorney in suits, 22, 
25, 33, 34, 36, 40, 41, 62, 74, 98, 100, 177, 
185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 193, 229; bank 
stock transferred to, 23, 25; on bank- 
ruptcy laws, 52; bantered, 35; Bell and 
Everett ticket supported by, 240; and 
Berrien, 145; Bibb's rupture with, 33; 
biography, 56, 204, 220, 236, 279, 286, 
288; Bodley assures of secrecy, 284; 
bonds, 26, 28; Bott's friendship for, 61; 
as boundary commissioner, 22; boy- 
hood, 41, 42; Breckinridge accused by, 
239; Breckinridge's attorney, 62; at 
Brown's tavern, 57; Burnley's con- 
tinued correspondence desired by, 167; 
Cabell's intended visit to, 267; cabinet 
member, 63, 64, 65, 68, 70, 72, 73, 75, 105, 
125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 
133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 140, 141, 
142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 154, 158, 159, 
161, 168, 169, 176, 177; on Calhoun's ab- 
stractions, 55; Carter requests call from, 
108; champagne for, 32; charges against, 
35; on Christian religion, 281; civil war 
resolutions, 287; and Clay, 32, 35, 36, 
39, 40, 69, 75, 76, 79, 91, 92, 95, 107, 108, 
114, 117, 118, 119, 121, 123, 139, 161, 
168, 172, 182, 229; and Clayton, 123, 
124, 136, 148, 149, 150, 151, 153, 154, 



Crittenden, John Jordan — -Continued. 
156, 183; coach upset, 57; college days, 
42; compromise resolutions, 230, 231, 
244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 252, 
253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 
261, 262, 263, 268; confidence, 123, 124, 
164, 237, 287; confidence in, 41, 124, 
137, 145, 155, 231, 245, 265; course ap- 
proved, 55, 59, 268, 277, 280, 283, 284; 
course explained, 178; on Cuba acquisi- 
tion, 219, 226; Dana's newspaper attack 
on, 42; daughter of, 24; Davis' friendship 
for, 57, 193, 194; deed, 25; and democratic 
party, 178, 232, 250; district attorney, 
34; on Douglas, 222, 271; efforts to pre- 
serve the Union, 196, 216, 249, 251, 
253, 254, 257, 260, 261, 265, 268, 287; on 
emancipation, 276, 287; enemies in 
Washington, 166; estate, 285; eulogiz- 
ing his dead adversaries, 87; on Euro- 
pean politics, 154; family, 47, 49; Fill- 
more desires opinion of, 181; Fillmore's 
message rewritten by, 183; on financial 
system, 52; and Fremont, 147, 189, 
190, 194, 285; on French difficulty, 
157; French president criticized by, 
153; friends, 37, 113, 178, 193; on 
Gaines, 156; gift of law books refused 
by, 177; governor, 33, 40, 104, 112, 113, 
114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 122, 
123,131; grandson, 225; Harrison's con- 
fidence in, 65; Harvard to confer LL. D. 
upon, 175; "the home," comments on, 
81; on homestead bill, 236; honorary 
memberships bestowed upon, 45, 47, 58, 
59, 61, 109, 141, 203, 204, 216, 217, 223, 
228, 230, 235, 249, 289; Hughes' friend- 
ship for, 76; information desired by, 
162; on international peace conference, 
98; invitations to, 30, 38, 44, 45, 55, 56, 
59, 60, 62, 63, 78, 84, 98, 143, 144, 158, 
163, 165, 166, 198, 201, 205, 213, 217, 
228, 229, 238, 239, 240, 241, 264, 282; 
invitations for address, 30, 38, 39, 41, 43, 
45, 46, 47, 58, 108, 119, 187, 199, 218, 
222, 223, 228, 240, 262, 263, 264, 265, 
279, 280, 284; invitations to balls, 112, 
203; invitations to barbecues, 77, 199, 
229; invitations to dinners, 48, 57, 58, 
62, 172, 201, 220, 229, 236, 252, 263, 281, 
287, 288; invitation to a wedding, 234; 
on Stonewall Jackson as a Christian, 
281; Johnson's friendship for, 34; judg- 
ment against, 28; on Kansas question, 
201, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 



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INDEX 



Crittenden, John Jordan — Continued. 
212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 
221, 222; Kentucky's attitude toward, 
63, 73, 129, 212, 268, 270; Kentucky au- 
ditorship tendered by, 122; article to 
Kentucky bar, 188; Kentucky legisla- 
ture member, 30, 31, 33, 39, 40; on Ken- 
tucky's neutrality, 287; kindness, 173, 
184, 273; land, 12, 46, 102, 151, 189, 194, 
200; law books loaned to, 56; law briefs, 
57, 60, 192; law fees, 98, 181, 227; law 
practice, 14; law suits against, 200, 286; 
as leader, 193, 243, 248, 267; and Lin- 
coln, 222, 223, 274, 283, 287; loan by, 
277; loans requested of, 31; McNeill's 
feeling for, 92; marriages, 33, 34, 183; 
Marshall's devotion to, 178; memoran- 
da, 16, 18, 20, 53, 65, 186, 286, 287; mes- 
sages, 135, 139, 140, 141, 142, 250; mili- 
tary service, 14; militia fines, 18, 25, 
31; on militia plan, 34; minister ap- 
pointment offered to, 148, 149, 150; on 
minister to Mexico appointment, 152, 
156 ; Missouri excursion of, 84 ; Missouri 
needs, 241; money for, 40, 48, 61; and 
Morehead, 82, 271; on Nebraska bill, 
184, 185; New York demonstrations in 
favor of, 223; offered foreign mission or 
consulate for son or son-in-law, 149; 
opinions as attorney general, 171, 172; 
opinion requested, 41, 103, 247, 249; 
opposed by Marshall family, 64; ora- 
torical powers, 18; patriotism, 147, 
211, 214, 259; photograph, 97, 235; 
political success, 214; popularity, 112, 
145, 209, 210, 213, 215, 221, 262; presi- 
dential possibility, 74, 75, 95, 97, 100, 
102, 104, 105, 113, 117, 129, 134, 167, 
180, 181, 184, 185, 189, 191, 193, 194, 
195, 197, 215, 218, 222, 227, 229, 230, 
233, 236, 237; promissory notes, 17, 104; 
Reagan's campaign circular approved 
by, 226; reception to, 200, 240, 241; 
recommends persons, 96, 152, 153, 154, 
155, 156, 160, 161, 162, 163, 167; repre- 
sentative to Congress, 262, 266, 280, 284; 
representative to Knoxville conven- 
tion, 47; on Republican party in Con- 
gress, 232; reputation, 13, 93; resolu- 
tions on the civil war, 287; responsi- 
bility for speech, 239; on right of peo- 
ple to choose their own government, 
153; on right of search, 221; Schley 
visited by, 81; Scott's friendship for. 



Crittenden, John Jordan — Continued. 
269; Scott influenced by, 178; Senator, 
16, 23, 37, 39, 40, 45, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 
75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 115, 116, 118, 129, 
131, 133, 139, 174, 175, 176, 178, 197, 199; 
servant John. 97; services to country, 
146, 205, 266; Seward desires to confer 
with, 215; on slavery, 136, 139, 149, 171, 
185, 187; son of, 24; speeches, 47, 49, 
52, 55, 58, 62, 63, 79, 92, 97, 98, 99, 118, 
166, 181, 184, 194, 200, 205, 206, 207, 
208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 
216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 226, 
231, 236, 239, 241, 248, 258, 263, 274, 
276, 281, 285; on spoils system, 58; 
state department account, 38; stock, 13, 
29; subscription to newspapers, 21, 40; 
on subtreasury, 55; Supreme Court 
judgship, 37, 38, 74, 182; on tariff, 95, 
100; and Taylor, 107, 117, 136, 149, 521, 
154, 156, 164, 167; on Texas annexa- 
tion, 92, 96, 97; thanks to, 182, 248; 261, 

280, 284; Toombs' speech should be 
answered by, 216; tour through Ken- 
tucky, 63, 269; on Tyler, 79, 85; and. 
Underwood, 175, 176; on the Union, 258; 
visit to Van Buren, 60; vice-president 
possibility, 105, 180; at Vicksburg and 
Natchez, 58; Ward's attorney, 185, 186, 
187, 189; in Washington, D. C, 75, 154, 
157, 165, 170; on Whig party, 117; 
Whigs should be united by, 95; and 
Wickliffe, 45, 67; Willis' statements 
contradicted by, 41; Winthrop's 
speeches sent to, 180; withholding in- 
formation, 114. 

Crittenden, Mrs. John Jordan, Letter 

to, 288. 
Crittenden, John Jordan, jr., 188. 
Crittenden, Maria K. Innes Todd, 165, 

175; Letters to, 33, 57, 60, 63, 81, 82, 99, 

100, 115; see also: Innes, Maria and 

Todd, Maria K. 
Crittenden, Robert F., 27, 28, 30, 172-3, 173. 
Crittenden, Robert Henry, 54, 156, 165, 

166, 167, 175, 288; Letter from, 286; 

Letters to, 81, 285. 
Crittenden, Thomas Leonid as, 54, 104, 

105, 141, 143, 209, 272, 274. 275, 277, 

281, 282; consul to Liverpool, 149, 150, 
152, 153; Letters from, 279, 285; Letters 
to, 49, 56, 281, 285, 286. 

Crittenden, Thomas T., 13 288; Letter 
from, 286. 



INDEX 



303 



Crittenden, William Logan, 61, 84, 175 

224. 
Crittenden, Fort, 260. 

Crittenden Literary Society, 223. 

Crockett, J. B., Letters from, 146, 180. 

Crockett, , 33. 

Croghan, George, 138; Letter from, 104. 

Cross, Alexander, Letter from, 168. 

Cross, Andrew B., Letter from, 213. 

Croswell, Edwin, Letter from, 245. 

Cuba, 82, 167, 170, 174, 175, 224; acquisi- 
tion of, 219, 224, 225, 226; life in, 273. 

Culberson, William B., 192, 193. 

Cumberland University, 204. 

Cunningham, Walter, Letters from. 111, 
137. 

Cunningham, W. A., Letter from, 240. 

Curd, John, Letter from, 285. 

Curd, Spencer, 16. 

Curie, Dudley, Letter from, 277. 

Currency, 51, 52, 61, 82, 143, 21"., see also: 
Money. 

Curtin, Andrew Gregg, Letter from, 142. 

Curtis, A. A., Letter from, 231. 

Curtis Edward, 71; Letter from, 71. 

Curtis, E. W., Letter from, 20Z. 

Curtis, George Ticknor, Letters from, 198, 
206. 

Cushing, Caleb, 88; Letter from, 285. 

Custom House and Webster clique, 84. 

Customs, collector, 70, 71, 87, 88, 127, 128, 
137, 144, 179, 204, 220; duty overcharge, 
215; service warehouse, 168; statistics, 
239. 

Cutting, S. S., Letter from, 254. 

Cutts, James Madison, Letter from, 154. 

Cuyler, , 223. 

Cyclopedia, New American, 204. 



D. 



Dade, John B, 57; Letter from, 135. 

Daggett, David, Letter from, 46. 

Dakota, admission of, 232. 

Dale, Reuben, Letter from, 29. 

Dall, Austin, Letter from, 230. 

Dallas, Alexander J., Letter from, 16. 

Dallas, George Mifflin, 82. 

Dana, Charles, Letter from, 206. 

Dana, James, 42. 

Dance (Ball), 57, 112, 203. 

Daniel, Ansel, Letter from, 231. 

Daniels, F., Letter from, 280. 

Darby, John F., Letter from, 100. 

DameiUe, Beniamin J., Letter from, 252. 



Darragh, Cornelius, 141; Letter to, 157. 

Dauphiney, Robert J., Letter from, 218. 

Daveiss, Joseph Hamilton, at the battle 
of Tippecanoe, 216. 

Davenport, C, Letter from, 218. 

Davey, Alexander W., 9. 

Davidge, Rezin, 12. 

Davidson, George, 109. 

Davidson, Mick, 68. 

Davidson, R., 46. 

Davidson County (Tennessee), 59. 

Davies, Charles Stewart, 56. 

Davis, Amos, speech, 44. 

Davis, Azarial, 12. 

Davis, Charles Augustus, on Abolitionists, 
96; on currency, 143; on Lincoln's atti- 
tude toward the Constitution, 282; po- 
litical satire by, 91; on secession and 
slavery, 246; on tariff, 143; on Texas 
annexation, 90, 92; on Wall Street, 94; 
Letters from, 87, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 
143, 181, 246, 247, 251, 256, 258, 261, 282. 

Davis, Garrett, 57, 194, 195; ambition for 
presidential nomination, 193; objects to 
federal camp in Kentucky, 269; Letters 
from, 193, 194, 243, 266, 269. 

Davis, George T. M., Letter from, 95. 

Davis, Jefferson, Hicks' faith in, 243; Let- 
ter from, 144; Letter to, 199. 

Davis, Jesse, 110. 

Davis, John, 86; Letter from, 142. 

Davis, John S., 138. 

Davis, Presley, Letter from, 110. 

Davis, Thomas T., Letter from, 265. 

Davis, W. B., on slavery, 207; Letter 
from, 207. 

DawMns, , 95. 

Dawson, Andrew H. H., Letter from, 210. 

Dayton, A. O., Letter to, 178. 

Dayton, William Lewis, Letter from, 135. 

Dayton (Ohio), 87. 

Dean, Henry Clay, Letter from, 209. 

Dean, John, on slavery, 260; Letter from, 
260. 

Deane, J. P., Letter from, 216. 

Dearborn, C. B., 223. 

Debt, imprisonment for, 31, 70; United 
States, 239. 

Declaration of independence, Virginia's, 

55. 
Defrees, John Dougherty, Letters from, 

180, 250. 
Delaplane, J. C, Letter from, 259. 
Delavan, Charles H., Letters from, 120,, 
122, 123, 125, 126. 



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Delaware, convention, 237; legislature, 
140, 141, 144; politics, 62, 119, 172; 
Whigs, 63, 126. 

Delaware Antiquarians, Letter from, 230. 

Delaware City, Wlug meeting at, 62. 

Democratic Constitutional Union party 
platform, 278. 

Democratic party, 11, 81, 114, 216, 271; 
Buchanan's dogma of popular sover- 
eignty effect upon, 204; in Congress, 
232; defeat, 94, 226; disturbance in, 132; 
overthrow, 232; principles, 33; scheme 
to oppose, 217; strife in, 108; and Union 
party, 236. 

Democrats, 135; attitude toward Union 
party, 233; cartoon on "bell ringers," 
93; should introduce compromise (1846) 
bill, 100; favor Crittenden compromise, 
250; Crittenden opposed by, 178; 
Douglas' affiliation ^Tith, 224; Northern 
opposed to Southern interests, 59; oppo- 
sition to Federal Constitution, 197; re- 
moval of, 148; Southern, 212. 

Demons, T. G., 288. 

Denison, Sam, Letter fi-om, 218. 

Denmark, treaty with, 32. 

Deportation of slaves, 253. 

Deposit act, repeal of, 56. 

Depredations, effect of, 278. 

Derby, C. L., 228. 

Dering, Nichol H., Letter from, 212. 

Designs, for bank notes, 24. 

Detroit, defense of, 15; fighting around, 
15; fort at, 15; movements of British 
and Indians at, 15; victory at, 15. 

Detroit Territory, commander in chief of, 
15. 

Dewees, Jacob, Letter from, 231, 234, 283. 

Dhoine, Osage Wayne, 127. 

Dickerson, Mahlon, 44. 

Dickey, John O., 87. 

Dickey, Theophilus Lyle, Letter from, 
222. 

Dickins, Asbury, Letter from, 58. 

Dickinson, Philemon, Letter from, 253. 

Dictator, proposition to declare a, 242. 

Dillen, Adam, 127. 

Dils, John, jr., desires to raise troops, 280; 
Letter from, 280. 

Diplomatic agents, removal of, 152. 

Diplomatic service, 48,133, 138, 146. 149, 
151, 152, 154,162; possibility of negro in, 
275; sec also Minister, United States. 

Dispatches, false, 172. 



District attorney; see: United States, Dis- 
trict Attorney, and under the varions 
states. 

District of Columbia, criminal code, 149; 
slavery in, 47, 132; see also: Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Divorce bill in Kentucky senate, 46. 

Dixon, Archibald, 112, 115, 211; Critten- 
den's letter to, 190, 193; on secession, 
243; Letters from, 184, 243; Letter to, 
185. 

Documents printed, distribution of, 122. 

Dodson, C. L., Letter from, 288. 

Dogs, shepherd, breed of, 14. 

Donehoo, John R., Letter from, 208. 

Donelson, Andrew J., 135, 199. 

Donelson, Rachel; see: Jackson, Mrs. An- 
drew. 

Doniphan, George, Letter from, 268. 

Dorman, C. P., Letters from, 53, 124, 143. 

Dorr, Sullivan, 29. 

Dorr, — ■ — , 52. 

Dorr's rebellion, 78. 

Dougherty, Daniel, 31. 

Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 222; affiliation 
with Democrats, 224; Crittenden oh, 
271; and Lincoln campaign, 221, 223; 
message to Georgia Convention, 250; 
political stand, 261; political strength 
of, 220; public opinion favors, 250; re- 
election predicted, 218; split with 
Buchanan, 202, 203; Letter to, 259. 

Douglass, James C, 177. 

Dowling, Thomas, Letter from, 281. 

Downs, — — , 87. 

Drake, Charles D., Letters from, 90, 148. 

Drake, John J., Letter from, 187. 

Draper, Lyman Copeland, Letter from, 
286. 

Draper, Simeon, Letters from, 132, 137, 
220. 

Drayton, William, 43. 

Dubuque (Iowa) Citizens, Letter from, 
258. 

Dudley, A. W., 26. 

Dudley, J. and P., Letter to, 23. 

Dudley, Peter, Letter from, 49. 

Dudley, Thomas P., Letters from, 256, 
282. 

Dudley, William A., Letter from, 278. 

Dufner, Jacob, 23. 

Duke, the Old; see: Wickliffe, Robert,8r. 

Duke, the Young; see: Wickliffe, Robert, 



INDEX 



305 



Dumas, Edmund, Letter from, 256. 
Duncan, Garnett, Letters from, 54, 138, 

141,142,143. 
Duncan, H. T., Letter from, 197. 
Dunham, J., 46. 
Dunlap, Nancy, '21. 
Dunlap, Richard G., 60. 
Dunmore, Lord, 23. 
Dunning, J. F., 223. 
Dunscomb, William E., 102; Lettersfrom, 

103,105,116,151,195,239. 
Dupey, Joseph, 12. 
Du Pont, Charles I., 176. 
Du Pont, family, 176. 
Durfee, Elenathan, 43. 
Duval, William P., on free Negroes, 130; 

on slavery, 130; Letter from, 130. 

E. 

Eagle, The Maysville, 40. 

Eaker, John, Letter from, 256. 

Eakin, James, Letter from, 50. 

East Baltimore Lyceum, Letter from, 203. 

Eaton, Mrs. John Henry (Peggy O'Neale), 

44. 
Echols, Marcus W., Letter from, 210. 
Eddy, Robert Henry, Letter from, 258. 

Edmindson, , 286. 

Edmunds, John, 13. 

Edwards, Amos, 12, 28. 

Edwards, Charles, Letter from, 230. 

Edwards, Fred C, Letter from, 159. 

Edwards, Jonathan, Letter from, 206. 

Edwards, J., 25. 

Edwards, J. L., 47. 

Edwards, Monroe, Letter from, 74. 

Edwards, Ninian, Letter from, 41. 

Edwards, Ogden, Letter from, 70. 

Edwards, Presley, 20; Letter from, 27. 

Edwards, Tom O., 258. 

Eggleston, H. B., Letter from, 96. 

Eggnogs, 61. 

Eighth ward (New York) Pioneer Clay 

Club, 203. 
Elder, John, 190. 
Elder, William, on slavery, 231; Letter 

from, 231. 
Eldridge, James, Letter from, 224. 
Election, 11, 37, 42, 43, 45, 52, 107 155, 

156, 281; bill, 67, 68; frauds, 212; 

presidential, see: President, election; in 

the West, 80; see also under the various 

states. 

52880°— 13 20 



Eliot, W. G., Letter from, 217. 

Elk Horn (Kentucky), 10. 

Elkton (Kentucky), Letter from citizens, 
44; convention, 44, 45, 84. 

Elliott, Henry H., Letter from, 260. 

Elliott, James H., 25. 

Ely, Adriel, Letter from, 208. 

Ely, Alfred, Letter from, 214. 

Ely, Alfred B., Letters from, 253, 257. 

Emancipation, 152, 260, 276, 278; Blair 
on, 280; Crittenden on, 276, 287; disap- 
proved, 277, 280, 282, 287; in Ken- 
tucky, 280; schemes, 244, 253, 287; 
unconstitutonal, 270, 278, 282; see also: 
Abolition and Slaves. 

Embargo act, 15, 45. 

Emerson, Gouveneur, Letter from, 207. 

Emigrants to America, 65, 151. 

Emlen, Samuel, Letter from, 257. 

Emmons, William, Letter from, 229. 

Emory, WilHam Hensley, 218, 220. 

England; see: Great Britain. 

Enlistments in Army, length of, 99. 

Epelstyn, Charles, Letter from, 63. 

Epidemic, in Kentucky, 15. 

Ericsson, John, 203. 

Erie (Pennsylvania), 156. 

Erodelphian Literary Society, Letter 
from, 109. 

Erroh, Joseph J., 136. 

Erwin, James, Letter from, 118. 

Espineuil, Lionel J. d', Letter from, 282. 

Eurodelphian Society, Letter from, 45. 

Europe, 36, 58, 61, 148, 151, 210, 226, 269, 
271; allied powers, 28; Mason County 
bond holders in, 228; politics in, 150, 
154. 

Evans, George, cabinet possibility, 141, 
143, 144. 

Evans, H. L., 205. 

Evans, Stockton H., Letter from, 209. 

Evans, W. F., Letter from, 205. 

Evans, , 98. 

Eve, Joseph, 20; as charge d'affaires to 
Texas, 66, 69, 70; on New Orleans, 72; 
on Texas life, 81; Letters from, 72, 80, 
81. 

Everett, Edward, 240; nomination as vice 
president, 238; Letters from, 238, 239, 
264, 265; Letter to, 238. 

Ewell, Jfesse, 10. 

Ewers, Tallmadge, Letter from, 205. 

Ewing, Baker, 11. 



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Ewing, Edwin, Letter from. 240. 
Ewing, John H., Letter from, 136. 
Ewing, Pliilemon B., Letter from, 59. 
Ewing, Presley, 58; Letter to, 185. 
Ewing, Robert, Letter from, 32. 
Ewing, R. A., Letter from, 113. 
Ewing, Thomas, 72, 129, 151, 160, 161; 

on fugitive slave law, 170; Letters from, 

122, 123, 157, 170, 172; Letters to, 91, 

158, 159. 
Ewing, Young, 18. 
Ewing, , Crittenden's debate with, 

200. 
Exchange Hotel, recommended by Scott, 

85. 
Exchequer, fate of. 82. 
Expedition of Fremont, 106. 

F. 

Fall, P. S., Letter from, 194. 

Fanatics, 268. 

Fancher, Enoch L., Letter from, 285; 
Letter to, 286. 

Faneuil Hall, Crittenden invited to dine 
at, 220. 

Farewell Address, Washington's, 271. 

Farm products and tariff, 94. 

Farmers' Bank, 162. 

Farquharson, Robert J., 281. 

Farrar, F. R., Letter from, 247. 

Federal Constitution, Democratic opposi- 
tion to, 197. 

Federal party, opposed to raising army, 
14. 

Fees of district attorneys, 71. 

Fellows, Julia B., Letter from, 264. 

Fenn, Jacob, Letter from, 215. 

Fenton, Charles W., Letters from, 145, 
203. 

Ferguson, William D., Letter from, 234. 

Fever in Tennessee, 57; yellow, 218. 

Ficklin, Joseph, 12, 13. 

Fields, Benjamia, 17. 

Figuens, Thomas N., Letter from, 97. 

Fillmore, Miflard, 177, 198, 199; an aboli- 
tionist, 130; administration, 169, 173, 
180; cabinet, 168, 169; cabinet, Crit- 
tenden's appointment in, 168; cabinet, 
railroad pass for, 174; confidence in, 169; 
Crittenden to rewrite message, 183; de- 
sires Crittenden's opinion, 181; enthu- 
siasm for, 126; injustice done, 234; Ken- 
tucky visit, 185; Letcher's interview 
with, 175, 200; presidential candidate, 



Fillmore, Millard — Continued. 

174, 180, 197, 199; for vice president, 

197; Letters from, 174, 181, 183. 
Finances, effect of secession upon, 256; 

see also: Money. 
Finnell, John W., Letters from, 174, 273, 

274, 275, 282, 283. 
Fish, Hamilton, Letter from. 133, 182; 

Letter to, 182. 
Fisher, Charles, 70. 
Fisher, George P., Letter from, 231. 
Fiske, A. S., Letter from, 256. 
Fleming, William, 27. 
Fletcher, Clement B., Letter from, 276. 
Fletcher, Thomas H., 34. 
Florida, 22, 274; acquisition of, 22; cases, 

172; cession of, 24; conditions in, 276; 

governor of, 26, 142; removal of Indians 

from, 156; Jackson's military campaign 

in, 173; marshal of, 70; troops in 289. 
Floumoy, John J., Letters from, 230, 258. 
Flournoy, T., Letter from, 40. 
Floyd, John Buchanan, pledges violated 

by Anderson, 250; treachery of, 250-1; 

Letter to, 241. 
Foraging in Kentucky, 280. 
Forbes, Francis H., Letter from, 254. 
Ford, Seabury, 120, 123, 125. 
Forde, Standish, 12, 29. 
Foreigners, feeling against, 95; in New 

York, 126; vote of, 126; vote cause of 

secession troubles, 251. 
Fort Crittenden, 260. 
Fort at Detroit, 15. 
Fort Donelson, fall of, 272. 
Fort Lafayette, inhumanity of prison life 

at, 270. 
Fort Meigs, army life at, 14; siege of, 14. 
Fort Moultrie, Anderson's removal from, 

247; piece of flagstaff from, 262. 
Fort Sumter, Anderson's removal to, 247; 

Anderson's removal from advised, 261; 

Anderson retaining command of, 262; 

reinforcement of, 251, 252. 
Fortifications at Charleston, 245. 
Forsyth, John, Letter from, 55. 
Foster, Ephraim H., Letters from, 30, 31, 

84, 93, 122, 123, 138, 147, 162. 
Foster, John M., 23. 
Foster, Nathaniel G., Letter from, 138. 

Foster, , 223. 

Forward, Walter, Letter from, 112. 

Forward, — — , 133. 

Fourth of July; see: Independence day. 



INDEX 



307 



Fowler, W. P., Letter from, 279. 

Fowlkes, H. M., Letter from, 253. 

Fox, Henry Stephen, 51, 72; Letters 

from, 69, 83. 
Fox, - — , 22. 

France, 23; affairs with, 46, 47, 143; 
possible alliance with the Confederates, 
-247, 282; archives of Louisiana, 96, 
difficulty with, 157, 158; diplomatic 
relations with, 147, 157, 158; dispatches 
from, 13; dogs from, 14; should inter- 
pose for peace, 266; minister from, 157, 
158, 177; minister to, 83, 143, 149, 155, 
157, 158, 162, 163, 199; President of, 
criticised by Crittenden, 153; Revolu- 
tion, Taylor's election compared to, 
130; spoliation claims, 172, 176, 209, 
217; treaty with, 11; United States 
course toward, 13; war with, 11. 

Frankfort (Kentucky), 26, 32, 33, 127, 
167, 168; bank, 22; convention, 193, 
195; council request remains of Taylor, 
167-8; Harrison's visit to, 63; politics 
in, 47; postmaster, 88; Van Buren's 
visit to, 77. 

Frankfort Yeoman, The, 239. 

Frankfort-on-the-Main, 149. 

Franklin, Sir John, search for, 152, 154. 

Franklin, J., Letter from, 261. 

Franklin Agricultural Society, 53. 

Franklin County (Kentucky), 19, 30; 
citizens, resolutions on slavery, 270; 
Letter from citizens, 48. 

Fredericksburg (Virginia) fire, 11; jour- 
ney to, 11. 

Freeman, C. B., Letter from, 234. 

Free-soil party, 121, 125, 130, 184. 

Free-soilers, 127, 142; and Whigs, 121, 124. 

Fremont, John Charles, 269, 286; Critten- 
den's confidence in, 147; Crittenden 
counsel for, 189; debt to Crittenden, 
270, 285; expedition of, 106; governor 
of California, 106; lawsuit, 189, 194; 
presidential nominee, 198; Letter from, 
270; Letters to, 270, 280. 

French, Henry, 17. 

French, Robert, 62. 

French, William, 12. 

"Friend, A," Letter from, 287. 

"Friend," Letter from, 260. 

"Friend to Northern, etc., A," Letter 
from, 287. 

Friends, Society of. Ill; memorial to Con- 
gress against slavery extension, 205. 



Fritsch, William, 12. 

Fruger, John, 130, 

Fry, John B., Letters from, 123, 269. 

Fugitive slaves; see: Slaves, fugitive. 

Fugitive slave law; see under Slaves. 

Fugitt, J. Preston, Letter from, 239. 

Fuller, Charles A., 199. 

Fuller, Robert A., Letter from, 267. 

Fuller, Thomas J. D., Letter from, 225. 

FuUerton, W. George, Letter from, 243. 

Fulton, Andrew S., 116. 

Fulton, Robert, 29. 

Fur Co., the, political influence of, 168. 

Furlong, J. Kennedy, Letter from, 205. 

Furs, cost of, 48. 

G. 

Gage, David W., Letter from, 211. 

Gaillard, Theodore, 67. 

Gaines, A. W., 227. 

Gaines, Herbert P., 17. 

Gaines, John P., 156; Letters from, 141, 
169. 

Gale, W. Selden, Letter from, 257. 

Gales, , 287. 

Gales and Seaton, 70, 140; Letter from, 58. 

Gallatin, Albert, 99. 

Galphin claim, 163, 164, 165. 

Galveston (Texas), 72. 

Gamble, T. B., Letter from, 209. 

Gano, A. G., 45. 

Gardner, J. H., Letter from, 231. 

Garland and Jones, Letter from, 221. 

Garrard County (Kentucky), Army camp 
in, 269. 

Garrett, , 36. 

Gaston, E. P., Letter from, 250. 

Gates, — , 288. 

Gayle, George, 27. 

Gaylord, Harvey R., Letter from, 210. 

Gazette, The, 64. 

Gentry, Meredith Poindexter, Letter 
from, 128. 

"Genuine Republican, A," Letter from, 
244. 

George, John G., 24. 

George, John H., Letter from, 283. 

Georgetown (Kentucky), 272. 

Georgia, Letter from citizens, 199; Clay's 
tour through, 88; convention, Critten- 
den's message to, 250; convention, 
Douglas's message to, 250; feeling on 
slavery in, 256; Indian lands in, 30; 
politics, 122, 124, 182. 



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Georgia Agriculture Society, 187. 
Gerard, James W., Letter froqj, 245. 
Germany, diplomatic mission to, 48. 

Gernon, , 29. 

Ghent, Treaty of, 112. 
Gildersleeve, Charles E., 261. 
Gillespie, Eugene F., Letter from, 201. 
Gilliam, Albert, 277. 

Gilliam, , 237. 

Gillman, Hemy, Letter from, 284. 

Gist, WilUam, 19. 

Gladstone, WilHam Ewarts, 112; Letter 

to, 99. 
Glasier, Richard B., 198. 
Glenn, John, 104. 
Globe, The, established, 40. 
Glover, Charles, Letter from, 267. 
Gnothautii Society, 218. 
Goethian Literary Society, Letter from„ 

61. 
Goff, Washington, Letter from, 235. 
Goggin, W. L., 116. 

Goodhue & Co. , Letters from, 225, 227, 228. 
Goodnow, Daniel, Letter from, 117. 
Goodwin, M. B., Letter from, 206. 
Gordon, John, 12. 
Gordon, F. H., Letter from, 266. 
Gorin, Frank, Letter from, 266. 
Gottenburgh, 15. 
Gould, Jay, Letter from, 230. 
Government; see: United States. 
Governor; see under the various States. 
Graham, William Alexander, Letter from, 

234. 
Grainger, William H., Letter from, 173. 
Grame, John, jr.. Letter from, 242. 

Grandin, , Letter from, 237. 

Granger, Francis, Letters from, 89, 94, 132. 
Grant, Ulysses Simpson, condemned for 

negligence at Shiloh, 275. 
Graves, William Jordan, 55, 112, 121, 123; 

Letters from, 69, 96, 111. 
Gray, N. E., Letter from, 132. 
Gray, Samuel, 16. 
Gray, W. F., Letter from, 26. 

Gray, , 27. 

Gray, Bacon, and Arnold, 27. 
Great Britain (England), abolition in col- 
onies, 71; Abolition Society, 89; armis- 
tice with, 15; Army, 15, 16; attitude 
toward Southern States, 247; Caroline 
affair, 55, 72; contrasted with United 
States, 224; council orders on embargo, 
45; emigrants from, 65; fugitive from, 



Great Britain (England) — Continued. 
230; Hayti iijcitcd against United States 
by, 14; impressment by, 45; interest rate 
charged, 61: should ihterpose for peace, 
266; law, Judge Advocate General's 
opinion on martial, 281 ; law, navigation, 
150; law on retirement of Navy officers, 
196; law, reform statute, 149; mediation 
between United States and France, 46; 
minister to, 41, 44, 149, 150, 199 ; minister 
to United States, 51; Nicaragua affair, 
160, 161; non-intercourse act against, 
12, 15; Parliament, 150; peace terms 
proposed to, 14; peace with United 
States, 16; pensions, 21; policy toward 
America, 171; treaty with, 10, 80, 112, 
183, 289; United States course toward, 
13; United States trade with, 98; victory 
over, 15; war with, see under War. 

Greece, 28, 186. 

Greely, P., Letter from, 137. 

Green, Duff, Letter from, 62. 

Green, John J. H., Letter from, 283. 

Green, Norvin, Letter from, 286. 

Green, Thomas, Letter from, 265. 

Greene, Albert Collins, Letter from, 123. 

Greene, William, Letter from, 156. 

Greenfield, J. G., jr., Letter to, 84. 

Greenup, Christopher, Will, IS. 

Grider, Henry, 126; Letter from, 125. 

Griffin, C, 32. 

Griffin, J. T., 32. 

Griffith, Isaac S., 186. 

Griffith, William R., 43. 

Griffith, , 187, 192, 193. 

Grimke, , 156. 

Grinnell, Moses Hicks, Letters from, 121, 
131, 145, 170, 184, 198; Letters to, 132, 
134. 

Gross, Samuel D., Letter from, 275. 

Groves, H. C, 284. 

Grundy, Felix, 64; as Kentucky-Tennes- 
see boundary commissioner, 21, 22; 
Letter from, 22. 

Grymes, John R., 86. 

Guatemala, Treaty with, 32. 

Guion, ; see Prentiss and Guion. 

Guiteau, Sheridan, Letter from, 248. 

Gunton, , f 1. 

Guthrie, James, 54, 72, 184; Letter to, 191. 

H. 

Haddock, Charles Brickett, Letter from, 
244. 



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H'aden, William, 39. 

Hadley, Samuel, 19. 

Hagner, Peter, Letters from, 27, 28. 

Hains, James M., Letter from, 68. 

Hains, William, 68. 

Hale, James T., Letter from, 142. 

Hale, P. H., 227; Letter from, 236. 

Hall, Allen A., 135, 166. 

Hall, James, 127. 

Hall, Jonathan Prescott, 131; Letters 
from, 137, 252. 

Hall, J. C, Letter from, 272. 

Hall, N. K., Letter from, 259. 

Halloway, D. P., 138. 

Halloway, John, 26. 

fealy, John, 285. 

Ham, John C, Letter from, 278. 

Ham, 174. 

Hamilton, Alexander, draft of Washing- 
ton's farewell address, 202. 

Hamilton, Alexander, Letters from, 59, 78. 

Hamilton, James, Letters from, 61, 135. 

Hamilton, J., 117, 177. 

Hamilton, Margaret, 17. 

Hammett, Richard E., 141. 

Hammond, Charles, 24. 

Hammond, James Henry, Letters from, 
225, 226. 

Hammond, Philip, 17. 

Hampton, Moses, Letter from, 130. 

Hampton, William, Letter from, 136. 

Hanna, John, Letter from, 40. 

Hanna, John H., Letter to, 19. 

Hannegan, Edward A., 145, 148; Letters 
from, 126, 143. 

Hannibal, , 242. 

Hanover County (Virginia) citizens. Let- 
ter from, 62. 

Hardeman, William, 99; Letter to, 97. 

Hardin, Benjamin, 93. 

Hardin, Benjamin Rowan, 151; Letters 
from, 133, 151. 

Hardin, David, 18. 

Hardin, Martin D., 21, 23; Letter to, 28. 

Hardin, William, 88. 

Hardridge, William, 19. 

Harlan, James, 66, 265; Letters from, 43, 
116, 207, 280; Letter to, 80. 

Harlan, John Marshall, Letter from, 267. 

Harpending, A., 270; Letter from, 272. 

Harper, J., 30. 

Harpers, Henry, Letter from, 279. 

Harrell, , 286. 

Harris, Alfred T., Letters from, 233, 234. 



Harris, Carey A., 56; Letters from, 49, 50, 
51, 52, 53; Letters to, 50, 53. 

Harris, Frank, Letter from, 40. 

Harris, Hiram, 40. 

Harris, Sylvester, 186. 

Harris & Harrioon, Letter from, 168. 

Harrisburg (Pennsylvania), 29, 59, 63. 

Harrison, Benjamin, 286. 

Harrison, C. B., 39. 

Harrison, George Ross, 168. 

Harrison, Jesse, 12, 286. 

Harrison, Jilson P., Letter from, 98. 

Harrison, John Scott, 133; Letters from, 
207, 208. 

Harrison, Thomas B., Letter from, 2G7. 

Harrison, William Henry, 63, 64, 67, 68, 
93; administration, 66; appointments, 
70; cabinet, 63, 65, 67, 68; confidence in 
Crittenden, 65; death, 70; visit to Frank- 
fort, 63; Kentucky's attitude toward, 
54; monument. 111; nomination and 
election, 46, 48, 60, 62; Seaton's guest, 
127. 

Harrison, , 97, 168, 286. 

Hart, Joel T., 148. 

Harton, L., Letter from, 265. 

Harv^ard University, 175. 

Harvey, James E., Letter from, 177; Let- 
ter to, 177. 

Harvey, John, Letters from, 194, 222, 227; 
Letter to, 239. 

Harvey, ■ — ■ — , 153. 

Harvie, John, Letter from, 46; Letter to, 
46. 

Harvie, J. ,26. 

Harvie, , 286. 

Hascall, V., Letter from, 251. 

Haslet, , 36. 

Hastings, S. C, Letter from, 225. 

Haun, W. G., Letter from, 273. 

Haven, George W., Letter from, 264. 

Haverhill (Massachusetts) citizens, Let- 
ter from, 261. 

Hawes, Richard, 57; Letters from, 73, 115, 
165, 166, 168, 180. 

Hawes, , 146. 

Hawkins, Benjamin, 18. 

Hawkins, Joseph H., 15; Letters from, 14, 
15, 16, 25. 

Hawkins, J. W., Letter from, 30. 

Hay, Mortimer D., Letter from, 233, 

Hay don, John W., 44. 

Hayden, Samuel, Letter from, 255. 

Hayes, Justin, 288. 



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Haymond, Rufus, Letter from, 131. 

Hayne, Arthur Peronneau, Letter from, 
220. 

Hays, John C, 188. 

Hayti, incited to invade United States, 14. 

Haywood, William H., jr.. Letter from, 
147. 

Hazel Green (Kentucky), 270. 

Hazzard, James, 14. 

Headlam, Thomas E., on martial law, 248. 

Headrys, Emma C, Letter from, 277. 

Healey, , 97. 

Heard, John W., Letter from, 253. 

Heath, John, 18. 

Heath. Simeon A., Letter from, 214. 

Heath, Upton S., 180. 

Helena (Arkansas), 189. 

Helm, John, 17. 

Helm, John Larue, Letters from, 41, 93, 
110, 169, 253. 

Henderson, William, 27. 

Henley, W. R., Letter from, 280. 

Henry, G. A., 144. 

Henry, Henry, Letter from, 76. 

Henry, John F., Letter from, 237. 

Henry, Patrick, 9. 

Herald, The, 167, 281. 

Herndon, William Henry, on secret cor- 
respondence between Lincoln and 
Crittenden, 222-3; Letter from, 222. 

Herod, William, 138. 

Herr, Benjamin F., Letter from, 215. 

Hewes, John M., Letter from, 227. 

Heydenfeldt, Solomon, 195. 

Hickey, William, Letter from, 100. 

Hickman, B., 25. 

Hickman (Kentucky) citizens. Letter 
from, 265. 

Hicks, Beverly A., Letter from, 147. 

Hicks, Thomas Holiday, faith in Davis, 
243; refusal to convene legislature, 253; 
Letters from, 230, 243, 252, 255, 257. 

Hieskell, William B., Letter from, 283. 

Higginbotham, Manuel, 31. 

Hight, , 288. 

Hill, H. R. W., 117; Letter from, 177. 

Hill, John J., 65. 

Hill, Robert J., Letter from, 278. 

Hilliard, J. H., Letter from, 99. 

Hite, W. C, 183. 

Hite and Small, 183. 

Hodges, Albert Gallatin^ 77; Letter from, 

208. 
Hoffman, Ogden, Letters from, 71, 121, 
123. 



Hogue, , 40. 

Holland, interest rate charged, 61; popu- 
lation in America, 279; war in, 10. 

HoUman, , 275. 

Holly, Horace, Letter from, 26. 

Holmes, Isaac Edward, Letter from, 122. 

Holmes, John, 18. 

Holston, John G. T., Letter from, 221. 

Holt, John H., 129. 

Holt, Joseph, Letter from, 98; Letters to, 
252, 263. 

Home, Crittenden's conunents on the, 81. 

Home Protective Union of Pennsylvania, 
219, 220. 

Homestead bill, Crittenden's speech on, 
236. 

Honduras, minister to, 285. 

Hone, Philip, Letter from, 144. 

Hooper, Henry N., Letters from, 163, 166. 

Hopkins, A. F., Letters from, 136, 195. 

Hord, Francis T., Letter from, 209. 

Hornet, takes prize, 14. 

Horses, 183; war claim for, 27, 28, 138. 

Household goods, price, 285. 

Houston, John W., Letter from, 140. 

Houston, Samuel, at Kossuth entertain- 
ment, 179; \dctory, 49. 

Howard, John R., Letter from, 260. 

Howard, Thomas C, Letter from, 30. 

Howard, Volney E., Letter to, 223. 

Howard, , 185. 

Hoyt, Jesse, 70, 71. 

Hudson, Robert E., Letter from, 60. 

Hudson (New York), 63. 

Hudson's Bay Agricultural Company, 
169. 

Hugg, John H., Letter from, 267. 

Hughes, Christopher, Letters from, 76, 78. 

Hughes, James, Letter to, 17. 

Hughes, Willis G., Letter from, 277. 

Hughes, , 289. 

Hull, William, court-martial, 15. 

Hulme, John, Letters from, 248, 255, 264. 

Hiunphreys, Charles, Letter from, 30. 

Humphreys, , 168. 

Hungary, 154. 

Hunt, Charles A., Letter from, 223. 

Hunt, Frank K., Letter from, 152. 

Hunt, Memucan, Letter from, 56. 

Hunt, Washington, Letters from, 205, 
240; Letters to, 237, 238. 

Hunt, William Gibbes, 26. 

Hunt, , 67. 

Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro, Let- 
ter to, 191. 



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311 



Huntington, E. M., Letter from, 207. 

Hunton, Logan, fees in Lopez case, 175; 
Letters from, 172, 187, 210, 270, 276, 
280, 283, 284. 

Huntsville (Alabama) citizens, on seces- 
sion, 242; circular letter from, 242. 

Huston, Felix, Letter from, 52. 

Huston, George W., Letter from, 105, 116. 

Hutchins, Nathan L., Letter from, 252. 

I. 

Illinois, 21; elections, 48, 128; Lincoln- 
Douglas campaign in, 221; political 
campaign, 221; Whigs, 95, 208. 

Immigrants, 65, 151. 

Imports, warehousing, 98. 

Impressment, by Great Britain, 45. 

Imprisonment, for assisting fugitive 
slaves, 181; for debt, 31, 70. 

Inauguration, Taylor's, 127. 

Independence, celebration, 62, 63, 78; 
Virginia's declaration of, 55. 

Indiana, Letter from citizens, 137; pol- 
itics, 125, 281; presidential election in, 
121, 126, 128, 142; sentiment on com- 
promise measures, 254; sentiment on 
Kansas question, 207; troops, 265; 
Whig convention, 180. 

Indianapolis (Indiana), 165, 166, 167; 
Union meeting of all parties at, 164. 

Indians, agents, 133, 160; Affairs, Com- 
missioner of, 70, 154, 160, 165, 166 
claims, 160; movements at Detroit, 15 
Florida, 156; funds, 49, 50, 54, 56, 174 
lands, 168; pushed westward, 58; reser- 
vation, 109; service, 129, 156; stocks 
and bonds, 49; Texas, 80; treaties with 
northern, 289; 

Tribes, Cherokees, 109, 113, 174; 
Choctaw, 86; Comanches, 252; Creek, 
30; Kiowas, 252; Seminole, 27, 28, 173; 
Seneca, 68; Sioux, 168; Tonawanda, 
109. 

Industry, protection for domestic, 129. 

Inge, S. W., 187. 

IngersoU, Charles Jared, 99. 

IngersoU, Jared, Letter from, 10; Letter 
to, 10. 

IngersoU, Joseph Reed, Lettei's from, 56, 
27L 

Inglis, Charles, Letter from, 231. 

Inman, William, Letter from, 198. 

Innes, Harry, advice, 17; Letter from, 17; 
Letters to, 14, 17, 289. 

Innes, James, 9. 



Innes, Maria, 17; Letter to, 17; see also: 
Todd, Maria K. and Crittenden, 
'Maria K. 

Innes, Mrs. , suit, 51, 53. 

Innes family genealogy, 63. 

Inspector of revenues, deputy, 182, 202. 

Institutes of American Law, by Bouvier, 
178. 

Institutions, the nature and tendency of 
free, 156. 

Intelligencer, The, 91. 

Interest, due Cherokee Indians, 109; rate, 
61, 103. 

Interior (Department), Secretary of, 150, 
179. 

Internal improvements, 18, 60, 66, 67, 
155, 199. 

International arbitration; see: Arbitration, 
international. 

International law: see: Law, international. 

Invention, 89, 125; for examining sea bot- 
tom, 191. 

Iowa, governor, 66, 68; politics, 74; sec- 
tional feeling, 266; desires statehood, 
74. 

Ireland, Joseph N., Letter from, 69. 

Ireland, emigrants from, 65. 

Iron warehouse, 168 

Irons, J. F., 47. 

Irvin, James, Letter from, 142. 

Irwin, James W., Letter from, 141. 

Isaacs, John, 17. 

Italian National Committee, Letter from, 
232. 

Italy, 232. 

Iverson, Alfred, 232. 

Izard, George, 30. 



Jack, W. W., Letter from, 158. 

Jackson, Andrew, 35, 40, 82, 252; adminis- 
tration, 38, 46; assumption of power, 44; 
cabinet, 37, 40, 44; campaign in Florida, 
172, 173; attitude of Clay toward, 35, 
36; confidence in, 26; rumored death, 
38; denounced, 45; Jacksonism, 57; 
Kitchen Cabinet, 41; treatment of 
Louisiana citizens, 16; nominated for 
President, 29; nomination of Noah, 39; 
opposed by Mrs. Eaton, 44; opposition 
to, 40, 44, 54; party, 44, 52, 53; protest, 
44; services, 16; supporters, 33, 36; hos- 
tility to United States Bank, 44; sup- 
port of Van Buren, 64; veto of Maysville 
turnpike bill, 39; Letters to, 16, 51- 



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INDEX 



Jackson, Mrs. Andrew (Rachel Donelson), 

statement regarding, 47. 
Jackson, James, jr., 289. 
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan ("Stone- 
wall "), as an example of true Christian, 

281. 
Jacksonville (Illinois), 69; Letter from 

citizens, 69. 
Jagger, William, 239. 
Jamestown (Virginia), 236. 
Janney, John, Letters from, 263, 264. 
January, Charles C, & Co. Letter from, 

126. 
January, John M., 285. 
Japan, 197. 

Jaquess, J. B., Letters from, 205. 
Jamagin, Spencer, Letter from, 64. 
Java, captured, 14. 

Jefferson, Thomas, reception to, 11; Let- 
ter from, 14. 
Jenifer, Daniel, on manners and customs 

at court of Vienna, 77; Letters from, 77, 

175, 188. 
Jenkins, Ben, 212. 

Jenkins, Thornton A., Letter from, 192. 
Jennison, Charles R., 271. 
Jesup, Thomas Sidney, 101. 
Jett, William, 278. 
John, servant of Crittenden, 97. 
Johnson, Andrew, motives of, 276. 
Johnson, A. B., Letter from, 254. 
Johnson, Albert Sidney, Letter to, 102. 
Johnson, Edward M., Letter from, 229. 
Johnson, E. P., Letter to, 63. 
Johnson, Francis, Letters from, 26, 36, 55, 

59, 64. 
Johnson, James L., Letter from, 185. 
Johnson, John, Letter from, 247. 
Johnson, John T., 288. 
Johnson, J. C, Letter from, 185. 
Johnson, Madison Conyers, Letters from, 

162, 184, 208, 243, 244, 269, 284. 
Johnson, P. B., Letter from, 205. 
Johnson, Reverdy, Letters from, 73, 74, 

104, 123, 134, 163, 283; Letters to, 157, 

225. 
Johnson, Richard Mentor, 19, 20, 56, 62, 

76,81,85,87,114; Letters from, 19, 29, 

34, 37, 50, 52, 54, 71; Letters to, 27, 36, 

50, 52. 
Johnson, William Freame, Letters from, 

129, 141. 

Johnson , 20. 

Johnston, Joseph, Letter from, 126. 
Johnstone, George P., 201. 



Jonas, Abraham, Letter from, 208. 

Jones, A., 47. 

Jones, David, 26. 

Jones, George W., 84. 

Jones, James C, 69. 

Jones, John W., 85. 

Jones, Justin, Letter from, 213. 

Jones, Thomas L., Letter from, 203. 

Jones, William, Letter from, 79. 

Jones, William D., & Co., 29. 

Jones, William Palmer, Letter from, 266. 

Jones, ; see Garland and Jones. 

Jordan , 13. 

Jouett, Jack, 28. 

Jouett, James E., Letter from, 236. 

Journal, The, 144. 

Joy, George, Letters from, 99, 112; letter 
to, 45. 

Judge, H. M., Letter from, 97. 

Judge, Mrs. H. M., Letter to, 97. 

Judge advocate general of Great Britain, 
opinion on martial law, 281. 

Judges, 16, 37, 46; bill for appointing Cali- 
fornia, 166; character, 51; nomination, 
195; salary, 49; see also United States, 
Supreme Court Justices. 

Judgeships, in California, 179; in Ken- 
tucky, 37. 

Judiciary, of states to settle disputes, 251. 

Junior Sons of America, Letter from, 235. 

Jury, national, 248. 



Kaine, Thomas, 230. 

Kalfus, S. N., Letter from, 146. 

Kansas, Abolitionists send recruits to, 
199; admission of, 206, 215; Army re- 
fuses aid to, 192, 196; Congress's aid ex- 
pected by, 192, 196; constitution, 201, 
205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 
214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222; 
fraudulent vote for constitution, 202; 
governor's address denounced, 192; 
laws, 192; mob violence in, 192; organi- 
zation of, 184; question, 189, 204, 221; 
Scott should be sent to, 196, 197; slavery 
in, 196. 

Kasson, John Adams, Letter from, 272. 

Keene, George, Letter from, 276. 

Keene, W. H., & Co., Letter from, 241. 

Kelley, Moses, Letter to, 259. 

Kendall, Amos, 35, 36, 62, 64; Letters 
from, 174, 283; Letter to, 36. 

Kendall, , 21. 

Kendall and Russells, 21. 



INDEX 



313 



Kennedy, A., Letter from, 227. 

Kennedy, John M., Letters from, 114, 131. 

Kennedy, John Pendleton, 97; Letters 
from, 103, 180, 233, 235. 

Kennedy, Joseph Camp Griffith, Letter 
from, 189. 

Kennedy, Robert S., Letter from, 230. 

Kennedy, Thomas S., Letter from, 262. 

Kennedy, William, 9. 

Kennedy, W. J., Letter from, 240. 

Kennedy, , 11. 

Kent, Edward, Letter from, 137. 

Kentucky, 10, 57, 66, 78, 79, 84, 91, 145, 
149, 103, 272, 277; Adams supported by, 
33; appointments from, 149, 151, 152, 
153; auditor, 122, 127; arms conveyed 
across, 269; army camps in, 269; assem- 
bly, 21, 26, see also: Kentucky legisla- 
ture; bank bill, 67; bank controversy 
with Schuylkill Bank, 76; bank notes, 
24; banks in, 15, 18, 23, 24, 25, 28, 50, 
55, 57, 75, 162; bar, Crittenden's letter 
to, 188; bonds, 50, 51, 52, 53, 56, 85, 
86; boundary question, 21, 22; census, 
159; cholera, 43; citizens, attitude to- 
ward Crittenden, 129, 133; citizens, list 
of "Ist class," in 8rd congressional dis- 
trict, 193; citizens, petition to congress 
for code of international law, 98; civil 
authority conflicts -wdth military author- 
ity, 279, 281; claim against United 
States, 77; Clay's political status in, 42, 
54, 114, 139; commissioners, 22, 249; 
congi-essional districts, 13, 193; conser- 
vatism, 231; controversy with trust 
company, 64; 

Convention, 225, 252; constitu- 
tional, 54, 55; Know-nothing, 190; 
Loco-foco, 87; union, 235; Van Buren, 
88; 
courts, 84, 42, 77, 90, 182, 212, 273, 
288; courts disputes, 33, 34, 38; Crit- 
tenden and, 63, 73, 81, 92, 146, 212, 
214, 268, 269, 270; delegation in con- 
gress, 218, 267, 275; democratic party, 
81, 216; depredations in, 278; district 
attorney, 20, 34; elections, 23, 32, 35, 
40, 44, 45, 47, 80, 81, 120, 130, 141, 152, 
153, 171 , 184, 207, 227, 228, 266; election, 
money and fraud in, 200; electors, 
Clay's response to, 95; emancipation in, 
280; epidemic in, 15; feasting in, 64; 
federal prisoners in, 284; Fillmore's visit 



Kentucky— Continued, 
to, 185; foraging in, 280; free schools, 
54; geological survey of, 53; governor, 
18, 23, 33, 41, 60, 62, 66, 104, 110, 111, 
112, 114, 115, 116, 118, 119, 120, 122, 
123, 131, 171, 188, 226; internal im- 
provements, 60, 66, 67; invaded by 
troops, 253, 256, 283, 287; judges, 37, 
46; judicial districts, 272; journey from, 
11, 24; Kossuth antagonism in, 180; 
land, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 
21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 34, 43, 233, 287, 
288; attitude on land bill, 79; land fund, 
78; land laws, 234; laws, 149, 161, 162, 
164, 234; 

Legislature, 15, 16, 23, 30, 31, 33, 40, 

53, 57, 60, 66, 68, 83, 88, 116, 135, 
139, 140, 171, 271, 283; bills, 47, 53, 

54, 66, 67; called session, 77; Clay 
approved for President by, 55; Crit- 
tenden's messages to, 139, 141, 142; 
Crittenden supported by, 39; leader 
needed for, 88; Maryland memorial 
submitted to, 185; reliefs in, 31; on 
Schuylkill Bank fraud, 75; Scott rec- 
ommended for higher rank by, 186; 
on secession, 246, 259; senatorial 
election in, 67, 81; speaker, 191, 192; 
Whigs and Locos in, 80; Letter to, 22; 
see also: Kentucky Assembly; 

mail agent for, 74; manufactures, 15; 
marshal of, 158, 159, 160; mounted gun- 
ners, 49-50; Nelson maintains law in, 
269; neutrality, 265, 266, 268, 287; 
newspapers, 211, 288; oysters sent to, 
82; paper money, 22, 27; patriotic cele- 
bration in, 268; political campaigns, 
114, 118, 176, 199, 226, 227, 284; politics, 
31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 41, 46, 69, 
78, 92, 115, 116, 118, 136, 156, 159, 174, 
191, 192, 194, 197, 208, 224, 266, 282, 
283, 285; population, 13; public printer, 
34; reliefs and anti-reliefs, 31, 32, 77; 
revenue bill, 15; seat of government, 
15; on secession, 234, 244, 248, 263, 
266; secretary of state, 93, 152; sec- 
tional sentiment, 256; senate, 46, 66, 
75, 112, 161; sentiment toward, 265; 
social life in, 183; sons of, admiration for, 
206; statehouse, 32, 34; tax bill, 66; 
Taylor politics in, 107, 110, 112, 114, 
122, 147; troops, 264, 268, 269, 274, 
275, 282; troops, letter from cavalry 



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INDEX 



Kentucky — Continued . 
officers, 278; troops, volunteer, 49-50, 
103, 104; and the Union, 234, 244, 248, 
263, 265, 266, 268, 287; Union party, 
effect of Lincoln's message on, 268; 
United States funds deposited with, 
52; Van Buren party in, 62; WTiigs, 63, 
108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 180. 

Kentucky Gazette, The, 24. 

Kentucky University, Letter from, 232. 

KetT, R. H., Letter from, 254. 

Ketcham, Hiram, Letters from, 231, 237, 
238, 239, 278, 279, 281, 282. 

Key, Philip Barton, 225. 

Key West (Florida), 176, 271. 

Kimball, John, letters from, 205, 216. 

Kincheloe, Lewis, 12. 

King, Charles, Letters from, 127, 149. 

King, D. Rodney, Letter from, 249. 

King, Preston, Letter from, 215. 

King, Robert P., Letter from, 262. 

King, Thomas Butler, 145, 146, 

King, William Rufus, 69. 

Kinkead, Ann, 25. 

Kinkead, Archibald, 25. 

Kinkead, George B., Letters from, 103, 
146, 259. 

Kinsey, , 21, 23. 

Kiowa Indians, scout against, 252. 

Kitchen Cabinet; see: Cabinet, Kitchen. 

Klopfer, Henry A., Letter trom, 191. 

Elneeland, Henry, 24. 

Knerr, Levi P., Letter from, 207. 

Knight, Jonathan, 196. 

Know-nothing, conventions, 190, 193, 
194; party, 188, 189. 

Knox College, 218. 

Knoxville (Tennessee) convention, 47-8. 

Korponay, Gabriel de. Letter from, 210. 

Kossuth, Louis, 179, 180. 



Labor, of the country, 167. 

La Chene Canal, first trip on, 26. 

Lafayette, Marquis de, 29, 45. 

Lake Champlain, victory at, 16. 

Land, bounty, 172, 188, 196, 197, 199; Can- 
ada, 20; grant, 9, 10, 179. patent, 223, 
public, 41, 48, 58, 61, 78, 79, 176, 232, 
242, 254; warrant, 212; see also under 
the various states. 

Land Office, 69, 88, 109, 136, 179. 

Lane, John, 160; Letter from, 159. 

Lane, George, Letter from, 221. 



Lane, William Bartlett, Letter from, 282. 

Langden, John, 13. 

Lanham's Dictionary of Congress, 286. 

Larrabee, Charles, Letters from, 216, 234. 

Larsen, T. Wharton, Letter from, 263. 

Latimer, William K., 224. 

Law, George, 193. 

Law, John, 280; Letter from, 280. 

Law, books, 56, 288; to be enacted, 253; 
enforcement of federal, 249; Institutes 
of American, by Bouvier, 178; inter- 
national, petition for code of, 98; school, 
Transylvania University, 30; see also 
under the various states. 

Lawrence, Abbott cabinet possibility, 
129, 132, 134. 136, 139, 142, 144; char- 
acter, 145; opposition to, 135; Letters 
from, 65, 91, 99, 100, 121, 126, 131. 

Lawrence, Amos Adams, Letters trom, 
196, 217, 230, 232, 235, 236, 237, 239, 
247, 253, 256, 264, 265, 266. 

Lawrence, John L., 128. 

Lawyers, sketches of, 236. 

Lay, Benjamin, 29. 

Lay, George W., Letter from, 116. 

Lea, Joseph T., 261. 

Lea, Matthew Carey, Letter from, 251. 

Learning, J. Fisher, Letter from, 260. 

Leary, P., jr., 203. 

Leary, William A., Letter from, 133. 

Lebanon (Ohio), 30. 

Lecompton, constitution; see: Kansas con- 
stitution. 

Lee, Eliza, 39. 

Lee, Elizabeth, 21. 

Lee, George Washington Custis, 160. 

Lee, Hancock, 17, 286. 

Lee, John, 18; Letters to, 10, 11. 

Lee, John H., 17; Letter from, 34. 

Lee, Richard Henry, Letters from, 39, 43, 
132. 

Lee, Z. Collins, Letter from, 134. 

Legare, Hugh Swinton, Letter from, 67. 

Legislature; see under the various states. 

Legislatures, meeting in Cincinnati of 
four, 233. 

Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 48, 59; Letters 
from, 56, 99. 

Leigh, William, Letter from, 42. 

Leisenring, A. W., Letter from, 217. 

Lemmon, John C, Letter from, 215. 

Lenthall, John, Letter to, 192. 

Leonard, Abiel, 133, 140. 

Letcher, Joseph P., Letter from, 221. 



INDEX 



315 



Letcher, Robert Perkins, 41, 96, 219, 233; 
advice to Crittenden, 65, 183; advice to 
Morehead, 82; application for bounty- 
land warrant, 196; on bank bill, 73; 
on Bell, 68; on Benton, 68; on Brown, 
66, 67, 68, 73; Brown's gratitude to, 
154; on Buchanan, 204, 211, 227; on 
Clay, 48, 77, 78; Clayton to appoint, 
148; congressional candidate, 43, 44; 
on Corwin, 227; Crittenden desires in 
Louisville, 200; Crittenden recom- 
mends, 147, 156; Davis's political favor 
to, 44; Ewing visited by, 157; Fill- 
more's interview with, 175, 200; on 
breach with France, 158; as governor, 
62, 66; on Harrison's cabinet, 67; 
health, 197, 252; humorous remarks on, 
155; on Johnson, 81, 87; on Kansas 
question, 202, 204; on Kentucky elec- 
tion fraud, 199, 200; on Kentucky 
social life; 183; on Kentucky Van 
Buren convention, 88; LouisviUe Jour- 
nal's statement reflecting on, 85; on 
Louisville mass meeting, 191; on life 
in Mexico, 160-1; as minister to Mexico, 
152, 153, 156, 160, 164, 167, 169, 171, 
172, 175, 177, 181; on politicians at 
Washington, 157; on Rives, 87; on 
Scott, 86, 109; services in war of 1812, 
196; Smith's difficulty with, 180; 
speech, 165; on Taylor, 109; on Tyler, 
73, 77, 78; on Van Buren, 78; in Wash- 
ington, 155, 158, 167; on Webster, 48, 
73, 77, 80, 170; Webster's reliance 
upon, 178; on Wickliffe, 67; Wickliffe 
opposes, 65, 66; on Wise, 89; Letters 
from, 26, 41, 48, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 
68, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 86, 87, 
88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 109, 111, 112, 114, 
115, 117, 118, 147, 158, 160, 161, 165, 
167, 169, 170, 171, 175, 177, 181, 183, 
188, 189, 191, 192, 196, 197, 199, 200, 
202, 204, 205, 211, 212, 214, 215, 218, 
219, 220, 221, 224, 225, 226, 227, 235, 
236; Letters to, 64, 70, 73, 74, 78, 79, 82, 
84, 85, 90, 105, 106, 118, 178, 179. 

Letters captured, 269-70. 

Level, , inventor of telegraph sys- 
tem, 60. 

Levens, Henry C, Letter from, 285 

Levis, Hosea J., 75, 76. 

Levy, Uriah Phillips, Letter from, 196. 

Lewis, Charles D., Letter from, 182. 

Lewis, Fielding, 10, 19. 



Lewis, Gabriel, Letter from, 23; Letter to, 

21. 
Lewis, Gabriel, & Co., 17. 
Lewis, George, 10, 11, 19; Letter to, 19. 
Lewis, John, 10, 19, 21, 23; Letter to, 19. 
Lewis, Sarah, 18. 
Lewis, Thomas, 11, 288. 
Lewis, W. W., Letter from, 23. 
Lexington (Kentucky), 33; confidential 
circular, 109; Letter from citizens, 77. 
Liberia, recognition of, 176, 235, 275. 
Ligon, Melissa, 233, 234. 
Lincoln, Abraham, 269, 279, 282; admin- 
istration, 259, 272, 279, 282, 284; Breck- 
inridge's interview with, 243; cabinet, 
242, 243; and the Constitution, 267, 
272, 282, 283; Crittenden's confidence 
in, 287; Crittenden's secret correspond- 
ence with, 222; Crittenden speech on 
resolutions of, 274; and Douglas cam- 
paign, 221, 223; inaugural address, 263; 
message, 268; Morehead's interview 
with, 272; policies, 243, 282; speech on 
government. 111; supporters, 257; Let- 
ter to, 278. 
Lincoln, F. W., jr., Letter from, 163. 

Lindsley, , 280. 

Linn, Lewis Fields, 49. 

Littell, , 26. 

Little Giant Club, 249. 
Live-oak agent for Louisiana, 147. 
Liverpool, consul at, 71, 126, 139, 144, 149, 

150, 152. 
Living, cost of, 48, 161. 
Livingston, John, 124. 
Locker, George L., Letter from, 12. 
Lockport (New York), 205, 
Loco-focos, 82, 86, 90, 150; convention, 87, 
116; influence, 83; in Kentucky legisla- 
ture, 80; leaders, 85; and the tariff, 95. 
Logan County (Kentucky), 17. 
Logan Vineyard Society, 13. 
London, 186, 199; money scarcity in, 58. 
London Tuues, The, 194. 
Long, A. W., Letter from, 214. 
Looker, Thomas II., Letter from, 245. 
Loomis, A. W., Letter from, 127. 
Lopez, Narcisso, 175. 
Lord, Daniel, Letters from, 81, 87, 89, 
110, 137, 172, 196, 245, 246, 247, 257, 
282. 
Lord, Thomas, Letter from, 98. 
Loring, Charles Greeley, 193, 217; Letter 
from, 217. 



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Loring, William Wing, 106. 
Lottery, 17, 54. 

Loudon, , 15. 

Loughborough, Preston S., Letter from, 

16\. 
Louisiana, 79-80, 82, 96, 141; judges, 16, 

51; land, 179; live-oak agent for, 147. 
"Louisana," Letter from, 259. 
Louisville (Kentucky), 52, 93, 200; Crit- 
tenden to deliver eulogy on life of Clay 

at, 182; mass meeting, 191; mail agent, 

154. 
Louisville, Cincinnati, and Charleston 

Railroad, 46, 47, 48. 
Louisville Daily Journal, The, 54. 
Louisville Journal, The, Letter to, 85. 
Louis-voile Public Advertiser, The, 33. 
Love, James, 41, 44; on Texas affairs, 58, 

89, 169; Letters from, 44, 58, 89, 117, 

169. 
Love, John, 26. 

Loving, William V., Letter from, 126. 
Low Brothers & Co., Letter from, 229. 
Lowe, J. W., 47. 
Lowndes, William Jones, 18, 26. 
Luckett, Robert F., 262. 
Ludlow, N. M., Letter from, 249. 
Lundy's Lane, anniversary of battle of, 

182. 
Lunt, George, 232, 236; Letters from, 139, 

231. 
Lyle, James, 12. 
Lyon, James, Letter from, 255. 

M. 

Mabbut, Alexander, 20, 21, 22, 23; Let- 
ters from, 24, 25, 26. 

McBeath, Margaret, 21. 

McBrayer, William, 12. 

McBride, J. L., 204. 

McCall, J., Letter from, 248. 

McCarty, 11. Milburn, 158, 159; Letters 
from,' 175, 178. 

McClaran, William, Letter from, 215. 

McClelland, Robert, Letter from, 197, 259. 

McClung, John Alexander, Letter from, 
138. 

McConnell, Carry, 60. 

McCormick, George W., Letter from, 220. 

McCrackin, Isaac, 9, 12. 

McCulloch, , 76. 

McDonald, , 71. 

Macdonough, A. R., 281. 

McDuffie, George, 32; Letter to, 90. 



McDufEe, J. Thomas, Letter from, 181. 

Macey, A. R., Letter from, 40. 

McFarland, John S., Letter from, 184. 

McFerran, W. R., 283. 

McGiffin, T., 47. 

Mc Henry, John H., 66. 

Machir, John, 9, 12, 17; Letter from, 17. 

Mcllhany, F. M., Letter from, 157. 

Mclntire, Jacob, 34. 

Mclntire, John, 34. 

Mackae, Cameron F., Letter from, 249. 

McKee, Alexander R., Letter from, 275. 

McKee, George R., 212. 

McKee, John, 43. 

McKenzie, Alexander, 22. 

Mackenzie, M. R., Letter from, 280. 

McKenzie, Samuel J., Letter from, 277. 

McKim, , 36. 

McKinley, Andrew, Letters from, 112, 

226, 227, 229, 238, 269; Letters to, 97, 

98, 100, 118, 119. 
McKinley, John, 184. 
McKinney, John, 26, 27. 

McKinney, , 51. 

McLean, Alney, Letter from, 45. 
McLean, Finis E., Letter from, 274. 
McLean, Frank Jay, 274; Letter from, 

273. 
McLean, John, 44, 74, 75, 84, 105, 236; 

Letter from, 85. 
McLeod, Alexander, 69, 71, 72; see also: 

Caroline. 
McMichael, Morton, Letter from, 128. 
McNair, Dunning R., Letter from, 262. 
McNairy, Boyd C, Letters from, 40, 69, 

108, 113, 135, 149, 155, 162, 179. 
MacNeill, William E. Wyatt, 158. 
McNeill, William Gibbs, Letters from, 

92, 158. 
Madan, Cristobal, 170. 
Maddox, John P., 97. 
Madison, Ambrose, 10; Letter from, 10. 
Madison, Dorothy Payne, wills, 07, 152, 

154. 
Madison, James, 14; cabinet, 14; Joy's 

correspondence with, 112; land, 10,24; 

recommended for President, 13; on 

war of 1812, 45; works to be published, 

112; Letters from, 10, 45; Letters to, 

24, 34. 
Madison, J., 17. 
Madison (Indiana), 165. 
Magoffin, Beriah, 226, 265; Letter from, 

279; Letters to, 243, 279. 



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Magoffin, , sentenced to be hung for 

violation of })arole, 273. 
Magruder, James A., Letter from, 259. 
Mail, agent, 74, 154, 272, 273, 275; bags, 

172; contract, 276. 
Maine, 56. 

Major, Samuel I. M., Letter to, 239. 
Major Barbour, 181. 
Malcom, Thomas S., Letters from, 206, 

235. 
Mallory, Robert, Letter from, 284. 
Mallory, Stephen Russell, 198. 
Manchester (England), 156. 
Mangum, Willie Pearson, 47, 104; eulogy 

on, 269; Letter from, 103; Letter to, 

110. 
Mann, Abijah, jr., I^etter to, 49. 
Mansfield (Ohio) citizens. Letter from, 

201. 

Manson, , 203. 

Manufactures, 15. 

Map of Monterey, 102. 

March, Francis A., Letter from, 247. 

Marcy, William Learned, 78, 113; Taylor 

on, 99, 104, 105, 108; Letters from, 97, 

101; Letters to, 100, 107. 
Markets, eastern, railroads effect on, 261. 

Markle, , 94. 

Marr, , 40. 

Marriages, mixed in Washington, 277. 
Marsh, Mason R., Letter from, 258. 
Marshal, United States, 66, 70, 141, 158, 

159, 160, 171. 
Marshall, Charles A., Letter from, 259. 
Marshall, Humphrey, 35, 36, 47, 174, 191, 

193, 194; claim against United States, 

47; statement regarding Mrs. Andrew 

Jackson, 47; Letters from, 46, 47, 115, 

161, 174. 
Marshall, John, 69. 
Marshall, John Jay, 14, 19, 20, 23, 24, 35, 

53; Letters from, 51, 59. 
Marshall, Thomas, trouble with Peyton, 

102, 103; Letter from, 102. 
Marshall, Thomas F., 178; Letters from, 

72, 147. 
Marshall, William L., Letter from, 160. 

Marshall, , duel, 45. 

Marsliall family, opposition to Crittenden, 

64. ■ 
Marshall College, 61. 
Marshfield (Massachusetts), 121. 
Martial law, 248, 281. 
Murtin, M. A., Letter from, 144. 



Martin, Thomas S., Letter from, 224. 

Maryland, bonds, 103; Confederate troops 
in, 280; course taken by, 266; Critten- 
den's compromise favored in, 259; gov- 
ernor, 159, 230, 253; legislature, 234, 
253, 259; memorial submitted to Ken- 
tucky legislature, 185; politics, 109, 
123, 125, 227; presidential appoint- 
ments from, 155; Letter from Whigs, 62. 

Mason, George, 9. 

Mason, Jam&s Murray, Letter to, 191. 

Mason, John T., Letter from, 17. 

Mason, John Young, Letter from, 199. 

Mason, Richard B., 17. 

Mason County (Kentucky), 228. 

Masons, Anti-masonic convention, 46; 
Anti-masonic party, 40; Masonic hall 
lottery, 17. 

Massachusetts, citizens petition for adop- 
tion of comproTnise, 248, 256, 261; con- 
ventions, 91, 198, 235, 236, 238, 239; 
corrupt election, 126; delegates to na- 
tional union convention, 237; feeling 
against South Carolina, 253; politics, 
198, 213, 230, 231, 239; presidential 
election, 129, 131, 198; presidential 
electors, 130; troops for civil war, 264; 
Union party, 232. 

Massachusetts Agricultural Society, 53. 

Massachusetts Charitable Mechanical 
Association, 167. 

Massachusetts working men, address of, 
263. 

Massacre, in Mexico, 205. 

Massey, Thomas E., Letter from, 282. 

Massy, Samuel, 100. 

Master, Old; see: Orlando Brown. 

Matheson, S. H., Letter from, 211. 

Mathews, R. Stockett, Letter from, 209. 

Matlock, , 133. 

Mattox, Absalom, 12. 

Maulding, Morton, 16. 

Maulding, West, 16, 17. 

Maxwell, Hugh, Letter from, 131. 

May, Frederick, Letter to, 175. 

May, George, 9. 

May, James, Letter from, 267. 

May, John, 17, 32. 

May, William, Letter from, 175. 

Mayes, Daniel, Letter from, 61. 

Maysville (Kentucky), 43, 67, 70, 133. 

Maysville Athenseum, 59; Letter from, 
58. 

Maysville Eagle, The, 40. 



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INDEX 



Maysville turnpike bill, 39. 

Mazureau, Adolphe, Letter from, 74. 

Meade, Hodijah B., 46, 68; Letter from, 
50. 

Meade County citizens. Letter from, 146. 

Means, , 33. 

Medal for Taylor, 100. 

Medben,', James K., Letter from, 223. 

Mediterranean Squadron, 71, 74, 123, 150. 

Meeker, Bradley B., 150, 151, 160. 

Mejia, Thomas, 171. 

Menard, Amedee, 100. 

Menefee, Richard H., 68. 

Mercer, Charles Fenton, Letter from, 225; 
Letter to, 224. 

Mercer, Hugh T. W., 39; marriage, 11; 
Letters from, 11, 32, 39. 

Meredith, David, 286. 

Meredith, Jonathan, 180; Letter from, 
180. 

Meredith, Samuel, 286. 

Meredith, William Morris, 150; Letter 
from, 148. 

Meriot, W. J., Letter from, 223. 

Merrimac, 235, 274. 

Merris, J. E., Letter from, 219. 

Metcalfe, Thomas, 111, 163; attitude to- 
ward Abolitionists, 119; president of 
slave states convention, 140; witnesses 
trial for recovery of fugitive slaves, 167; 
Letters from, 47, 53, 68, 113, 114, 116, 
118, 119, 140, 143, 146, 163, 167, 172, 
176. 

Metropolis Bank, 71. 

Mexico, 102, 107, 118, 160, 169, 177, 204; 
acquisition of, 121; antiquities, 161; 
boundary question, 110, 111, 168, 218, 
220; cholerain, 167; cost of provisions in, 
161 ; Crabb and party massacred in, 205 ; 
G. B. Crittenden captured in, 82; Evans 
murder in, 205; indemnity from, 116, 
171; infamous undertaking against 
United States, 171; life in, 160-1; mili- 
tary protection in, 80; minister to, 134, 
137, 152, 153, 156, 167, 189; free negroes 
should emigrate to, 130, 249; revolution 
in, 101; secretary of foreign affairs, 169; 
and Texas relations, 61 ; Texas suspends 
operations against, 80; Thornton cap- 
tured in, 101; treaty with, 108, 113, 156, 
169, 170, 171, 177, 178, 181; victory in, 
104; war with, 80, 86, 95, 99, 100, 101, 
102, 103, 104, 112, 113, 114; Wyse 
claim against, 179. 



Mexico, New, 104, 113, 150. 

Miami Literarj' Society, 59. 

Miami University, 59. 

Michaels, J., Letter from, 269. 

Michigan, 115, 119, 120, 139; Mormon set- 
tlement, 174. 

Middleton, Henri F., Letter from, 159. 

Mifflin, Samuel, 26. 

Mileage, for volunteers, 115. 

Militarj-, authority in conflict with civil 
authority, 279, 281; information, 279; 
lands, 24. 

Militia, bill before Congress, 262; fines, 
18, 25, 31; organization, 34, 265. 

Miller, Augustus C, Letter from, 267. 

Miller, George P., 27. 

Miller, Henrj% 34. 

Mnier, John G., Letter from, 140. 

Miller, J. J., Letter from, 272. 

Miller, W. Baker, 203. 

Miller & Co., 168. 

Miller, Kinsley, and Cooper, 21, 23. 

Milligan, John, Letter from, 11. 

MUls, William H., Letter from, 112. 

Milton, B. T., Letter from, 274. 

Mines, 202, 223, 287. 

Minge, Charles H., Letter from, 203. 

Minister, United States, 148; from France, 
157, 158, 177; to France, 83, 143, 149, 
155, 157, 158, 162, 163, 199; to Great 
Britain, 41, 44, 149, 150, 199; to Hon- 
duras, 285; to Mexico, 134, 137, 152, 153, 
156, 167, 289; to Nicaragua, 285; to Prus- 
sia, 135, 148; to Russia, 162, 180, 182; 
to Spain, 147, 273; from Texas, 60; to 
Texas, 66, 69, 70; to Turkey, 238; see 
also: Diplomatic Service. 

Minnesota, 151, 160, 161, 181, 218. 

Minor, W. J., Letter from, 265. 

Mint, at New Orleans, 277. 

Minute Men of '56, Letter from, 263. 

Mississippi, 48, 66; Letter from citizens, 
241; legislature, 33; money scarcity in, 
61; slave cases, 84; Union party, 241; 
Whig party, 58. 

Mississippi Valley Confederacy, sug- 
gested, 246. 

Missouri, 84, 215; affairs in, 267; Agricul- 
ture Society fair, 187; cholera in, 153; 
Clay's friends in, 71; compromise, 22, 
24, 184, 185, 190, 192, 211, 212, 245, 249, 
see also: Compromise measures; letter 
from Constitutional L^nion party in, 240; 
depredations in, 271; land, 46, 97, 98, 99, 



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319 



Missouri — Con tin ued . 

102, 103, 105, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 
131, 151, 153, 155, 164, 189, 194, 200, 
204, 222, 226, 227, 239; politics, 33, 46, 
48, 240, 241; war movements in, 270, 271. 

Mitchell, Alexander J., 225. 

Mitchell, David D., Letters from, 134, 
141, 145. 

Mitchell. J. K., Letter from, 144. 

Mob violence in Kansas, 192. 

Mobile (Alabama), 70, 137. 

Monarchy, society to abolish, 218. • 

Money depreciation, 22, 25, 215; derange- 
ment, 51; government's exaction of 
specie, 48, 51; paper, 22, 25, 27, 56; for 
preservation of the Union, 251; public, 
50; scarcity, 19, 58, 61; sec also: Cur- 
rency and Finances. 

Monroe, James, 14, 20, 288; cabinet, 26; 
mission to Europe, 36; views on public 
events, 36; Letter from, 36. 

Monroe, James, Letters from, 174, 175. 

Monroe, , 44. 

Montague, R. V., jr.. Letter from, 275. 

Monterey (Mexico), 102, 104. 

Montours Island, 10. 

MooVe, Francis, 18. 

Moore, Henry D., Letter from, 209. 

Moore, James, Letter from, 276. 

Moore, J. A., Letters from, 158, 159. 

Moore, L. T., 203. 

Moore, M. J., 204. 

Moore, Thomas P., 43, 44. 

Moore, William T., 158. 

Moorman, George T., 273. 

Moorman, William, Letter from, 273. 

Mordecai, Alfred, 276. 

Morehead, Armd., 13. 

Morehead, A., 15; Letter from, 39. 

Morehead, Charles Slaughter, 266; impris- 
onment, 270, 272; interview with Lin- 
coln, 272; Letters from, 33, 75, 76, 81, 
159, 162, 176, 241, 267, 270, 272; Letter 
to, 271. 

Morehead, James Turner, 68, 75, 82, 104; 
Letters from, 36, 44, 45, 78; Letters to, 
46, 51. 

Morehead, , 21. 

Morgan, C, 11. 

Morgan, Charles W., 183; Letters from, 
71, 74, 123, 150. 

Morgan, Mrs. Charles W., 183. 

Morgan, Edwin Dennison, 201, 245. 



Morgan, John IL, Letter from, 114. 

Morgan, Willis, 12. 

Morgan County Agricultural Society, Let- 
ter from, 222. 

Mormon rebellion, 180; settlement in 
Michigan, 174. 

Morris, B. S., Letters from, 205, 233, 279. 

Morris, Charles, Letter from, 192; Letter 
to, 191. 

Morris, Edward Joy, Letter from, 128. 

Morris, Marcella, Letter from, 185. 

Morris, Walter J., Letter from, 202. 

Morris, W. H., Letter from, 256. 

Morris, , 58. 

Morrison, James, 30, 32, 40, 41, 42. 

Morrison, M. B., 272; Letters from, 271, 
272, 273. 

Mosely, — , 36. 

Mosley, James, 20. 

Mother, Letter to son in Army, 282. 

Mounted riflemen, 106. 

Mower, James B., 124; Letters from, 120, 
124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 131, 132, 134, 
145. 

Mulford, John, Letter from, 268. 

Munroe, Isaac, 150. 

Munsell, , 22. 

Murfreesboro (Tennessee), 282. 

Murphy, John, 39. 

Murphy, William D., Letter from, 207. 

Murray, James B., Letters from, 245, 250. 

Murray, James M., 203. 

Murray, Washington, Letter from, 245. 

Murray, William Vans, 11. 

Myer, Albert James, Letter from, 284. 

Myers, Alexander W., Letter from, 210. 

Myers, Laurence, Letter from, 250. 

Myers, Persifor F., Letter from, 206. 

Myers, Theodore Bailey, Letter from, 231. 

Myers, , 20. 

M-— , E , article to Boston Post, 288. 

N. 

Nail, Robert, 39. 

Napier, Lady, Letter from, 200. 

Naples, 157. 

Nashville (Tennessee), 59, 200, 240, 264. 

Nashville American, The, Letter to, 171. 

National Hotel, 200. 

National Intelligencer, The, 94, 95, 236. 

National Medical College, 221. 

National Minute Men, Letter from, 264. 

National Union party; see: Union party.-. 



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INDEX 



Nations, congress of, 98. 

Native American party, 93, 94, 95. 

Naturalization, laws, 65, 95; plan for, 65. 

Naval, Academy, 272, 277, 280; officers, 
144, 175, 220, 238. 

Na\'igation, 29, 150. 

Navy, 195, 202; appointments in, 68, 155, 
168, 176, 183, 247, 262; Board, 171, 191, 
195, 196,197,202; Clay on, 77-8; frigates 
armament, 74 ; Mediten-anean Squadron, 
71; in Mexican war, 103; officers, 49, 
76, 195, 196, 198, 232, 236; retirements 
from, 190, 191, 192, 194, 202; Secretary 
of, 44, 123, 146, 190, 22o; service in, 76, 
148, 178, 273. 

Neal, William, 12. 

Neale, Richard D., Letter from, 247. 

Nebraska, bill, 184, 185, 193; organization 
of, 184. 

Negro, bill, 66; colonization, 282; con- 
tentment, 248; in diplomatic corps, 
275; enlistments, 278; frenzy, 185; 
disposal of into Mexico, 130, 249; as 
property, 246; see also: Slaves. 

Neill, A., Letter from, 131. 

Neilson, Mrs. George, Letter from, 285. 

Neilson, G. Crawford, 285. 

Nelson, John, 84. 

Nelson, John G., 65. 

Nelson, William, 269, 270, 272; Letter 
from, 269. 

New Albany citizens, Letter from, 241. 

New Almaden Mine, 202, 225. 

New England Society (New York), Letter 
from, 201. 

New Hamps^hire, 283. 

New Hampshire Literary Society, Letter 
from, 217. 

New Haven, 100. 

New Jersey, legislature, 253-4, 257; poli- 
tics, 94, 123, 125, 203, 226, 232. 

New Orleans, 103, 118, 151, 185; cholera 
in, 140; commercial court, 96; expedi- 
tion to Cuba from, 174; manners and cus- 
toms of people, 72; mint, 277; quarter- 
master's depot, 101. 

New York, 69, 172, 240; citizens' petition, 
247, 280; Letters from citizens, 108, 131, 
220, 240, 244; Clay's standing in, 114, 
120, 122; Combs's speeches in, 121; 
Crittenden demonstration in, 223; elec- 
tion, 35, 36, 44, 53, 91, 94, 137, 170, 188; 
excitement, 196; foreigners in, 126; 
foreigners vote, 126; governor, 93; 
industrial assembly, 260; Jackson aban- 



New York — Continued, 
doned by, 44; legislature, 186, 251, 
258; memorial to Congress, 357; office 
seekers in Washington, 147; politics, 
36, 71, 89, 91, 92, 93, 94, 97, 106, 111, 
121, 122, 123, 125, 127, 190, 206, 238, 
241, 257, 281, 284; river navigation 
right, 29; sentiment on political trou- 
bles, 255, 258; Taylor's standing in 
120, 121, 132. 

New York (City), 70, 71, 84, 85, 100, 127, 
128, 131, 144, 151, 175, 218, 220, 272; 
currency depreciation, 215; Eighth 
Ward Pioneer Clay Club, 203; fortifica- 
tions, 225; money derangement, 51; 
newspapers' influence, 162; political 
workers, 125; prices, 285. 

New York and Erie Railroad, pass for 
president and cabinet, 174; Letter 
from, 174. 

New York Daily Times, The, 177, 238. 

New York Herald, The, influence, 59. 

New York Illustrated News, The, 235. 

Newby, John L., Letter from, 189. 

Newport, David, Letter from, 231. 

Newport (Rhode Island), 17. 

Newspaper, 21, 40, 42, 67, 162, 173, 
177, 199, 204, 211, 227; attack on 
Kansas question, 221; influence, 162; list 
of Kentucky American, 28S; Taylor es- 
tablishes, 164, 165; Washington, 140,222. 

Newton, Albert O., 06; Letter from, 63. 

Newton, Mrs. Julia, Letter from, 66. 

Newton, Thomas W., Letter from, 75. 

Nicaragua, 160, 161, 285. 

Nicholas, George, 288. 

Nicholas, Samuel Smith, on abolition, 
87, 242; on annexation of territory, 224; 
on annexation of Texas, 87, 89; ap- 
pointed chancellor, 93; on Clay, 43; 
plan for overthrow of democracy, 232; 
on influence of border states, 215; 
invention by, 89, 125; law brief, 288; 
plan for a national bank, 72; on slavery, 
87-88, 184; on the South, 184, 246; Let- 
ters from, 42, 43, 56, 69, 72, 75, 87, 89, 
125, 129, 135, 149, 184, 200, 204, 214, 215, 
216, 217, 220, 221, 224, 231, 232, 233, 236, 
240, 242, 246; Letters to, 25, 42, 43, 45, 
52, 82, 89, 93, 216, 219, 227, 232, 248. 

NichoUs, William S., Letter from, 206. 

Nicholasvdlle citizens. Letter from, 264. 

"No North, No South," etc.. Letter 
from, 264. 



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321 



Noah, Mordecai Manuel, 39. 

Noble, James F., Letter from, 242. 

Noe, Allen T., Letter from, 155. 

Noe, Robert Crittenden, 155. 

Noland, C. F. M., Letters from, 54, 108. 

Noland, , 108. 

Nolle prosequi in criminal cases, Presi- 
dent's power to order, 72. 

Nollen, John, Letter from, 279. 

Nonimportation act, repeal of, 15. 

Non -intercourse act, 12. 

Norfolk (Virginia), 204. 

North Carolina, 36, 124, 237; legislature, 
140; Indians, 174; Union party conven- 
tion, 234. 

North Star, Order of the, 218. 

Northern Bank of Kentucky, 50. 

Norton, Charles D., Letter from, 108. 

Norton and McDonald, 71. 

Nova Scotia, 125. 

Nullifiers, 253. 

Nuttall, E. F., Letter from, 252. 

O. 

Oaksmith, Appleton, Letter from, 255. 

Oath of allegiance, 270, 271, 279. 

Obannon, Presley N., 20. 

Obear, Joseph F., Letter from, 209. 

Ocean, 177, 249; sec also Sea. 

Office, holders, 68,139; seekers, 128, 132, 
143, 147, 148, 149, 254; wealth neces- 
sary for, 15. 

Officers; see under Army and under Navy. 

Ogden, David B., Letters from, 128, 147. 

Ogden, James De Peyster, Letters from, 
238, 244, 247, 252, 255, 258, 278. 

Ogden, J. M., 272. 

Oglethrope University, 204. 

O'Hara, Kean, 24, 27. 

Ohio, 124; on Crittenden's compromise 
efforts, 250; election, 29, 119, 125, 
142, 156, 226, 264; Free-soil party, 127, 
130; governor, 120, 123, 124, 125; land, 
40; legislature, 80, 129; political cam- 
paign, 119, 120, 122; politics, 27, 122, 
124, 264; sentiment, 91, 119, 242; 
Taylor's visit to, 122; Whig party, 119, 
124, 127, 129. 

Ohio, 151. 

Old Dominion Society, Letter from, 236. 

"Old Kentucky," Letter from, 199. 

Olds, William, 25. 

Oliver, Will, Letter from, 143. 
52880°— 13 21 



Onan, Dennis, 10. 

Onan, William, 10. 

Onderdonk, J. A., Letter from, 231. 

"One of the Working Class," Letter from, 

262. 
O'Neal, Hugh, 138. 
O'Neal, John L., Letter from, 257. 
O'Neale, Peggy; see: Eaton, Mrs. John 

Henry. 
O'Neill, John W , Letter from, 219. 
Opposition party. Letter from, 229. 
Oregon, 99, 112, 156, 169; railroad, 115. 
Orient, Cruise to the, 193. 
Ormsby, Stephen, 43. 

Ormsby, , 43. 

Orth, Godlove, S., 138. 
Osborne, A. C, Letter from, 260. 
Osborne, T. H., Letter from, 214. 
Otey, Dexter, 236. 
Otis, John, Letters from, 136, 143. 

Otley, , 168. 

Owsley, William, 52, 93, Letter from, 53; 

Letter to, 46. 
Oysters, 82. 



Pacific Ocean, 177, 249. 

Pager, , 43. 

Paine, J. W., Letter from, 250. 

Pakenham, M., 83; Letter from, 83. 

Panama, 32. 

Panther Creek (Kentucky), 10. 

Pardon, 273; President's right to grant, 

181. 
Paris, 157, 199; minister at, 155, 162, 163. 
Park, G. J., Letters from, 192, 196. 
Parker, Alexander, Letter from, 24. 
Parker, Josiah, 224. 
Parker, Mary, 23, 25. 
Parmalee, S. N., 59. 

Parmalee, Theodore N., Letter from, 181. 
Parol, 270, 273. 

Pasco, O. B., Letter from, 276. 
Patent, by Nicholas, 89. 
Patrick, Jane, 29. 
Patriotism, 239, 255, 259, 275. 
Patronage, 148, 151, 153, 247. 
Patterson, Robert A., Letters from, 145, 

207, 242. 
Patton, Robert, 24. 
Paul Jones, 181. 

Paxton, Joseph, Letter from, 242. 
Payne, H. C, Letter from, 71. 



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Peace, 250, 252, 262, 264, 266, 287, 288; 
with Great Britain, 16; with Mexico, 
102, 103, 104, 107. 

Peachy, Dr., , 55. 

Pearce, James Alfred, 155; Letters from, 
154. 

Pearson, Edmund B., 28. 

Pearson, J. E., 28. 

Pechin, Edmund C, Letters from, 230, 
233, 237. 

Pendergrast, Garrett Jesse, 195, 235; Let- 
ters from, 190, 195; Letters to, 190, 191. 

Pendergrast, S. V., Letter from, 235. 

Pendleton, Edmund, Letter from, 289. 

Pendleton, George H., 187-8. 

Pendleton, John, 116, 289; Letters from, 
120, 127, 136, 150, 151, 157, 235. 

Pendleton, John T., 22; Letter from, 16. 

Pendleton, Nathaniel Greene, Letter 
from, 113, 114, 238. 

Pendleton Academy, 16. 

Penitentiary, 135. 

Pennsylvania, cabinet office due, 131, 136; 
Clay's popularity in, 80 ; conventions in, 
46, 86, 237; favors Crittenden's com- 
promise, 230, 250; elections, 119, 124, 
129; political campaign, 119, 123; poli- 
tics, 35, 89, 93, 112, 122, 125, 126, 130, 
177, 234, 241; protection the issue in, 
131; Union party, 233; Whig party, 78, 
93, 94, 122, 123, 124, 126, 127; Letter 
from Whigs, 63. 

Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 190, 
223. 

Penrose, Charles Bingham, Letters from, 
93, 125, 130, 138; Letter to, 93. 

Pensions, 18, 19, 21, 47, 49, 53, 202. 

Perigord; see: Talleyrand. 

Perkins, Benjamin, 18. 

Perrine, Dr. , 70. 

Perry, John, 18. 

Perry, Matthew Calbraith, 197. 

Perry, Oliver Hazard, 18. 

Perry Monument Association, 228. 

Personal liberty bill, 247, 255, 256. 

Pertle, Henry, Letter from, 81. 

Peters, James, 28. 

Peterson, Robert E., Letter from, 177. 

Petigru, James L., 135, 136. 

Peyton, Balie, 64, 74, 86; Letters from, 
71, 75, 93, 96, 102, 103, 111, 119, 125, 
169, 234, 276, 281; Letter to, 102. 

Peyton, John, 281. 



Phelps, Edward J., Letter from, 212. 

Philadelphia, 72, 75, 195, 220, 231, 264; 
Board of Trade, 193; Board of Under- 
writers, 193; Letter from citizens, 213; 
election, 94; Know-nothing conven- 
tion, 190, 194; mass meeting endorse 
compromise resolutions, 254; native 
Americans, 93; Taylor opposed by 
citizens, 111; Whigs, 35; Letter from 
Whigs, 78, 111. 

Philips, William B., 43. 

Phillips, A. W., Letter from, 113. 

Philomathean Society, Letters from, 141, 
204. 

Philosophian Literary Society, Letter 
from, 289. 

Phipps, Isaac N., Letter from, 254. 

Phythian, J. L., 271. 

Pichon, Thomas Jean, 11. 

Picketts, , 39. 

Pierce, Franklin, 183, 285; followers were 
dirty gamesters, 183; attitude on Kan- 
sas question, 189, 196; message, 194. 

Pierse, A., Letter from, 210. 

Pike, James S., Letter from, 144. 

Pilgrim Fathers, 98; Letter from society, 
228. 

Pillow, Gideon Johnson, 204, 205. 

Pilot, question before Congress, 110. 

Pilot, The, 62. 

Pindell, Richard, Letter from, 168. 

Pindell, Thomas H., Letter from, 18. 

Pintard, John M., 192; Letter from, 188. 

Pioneer Clay Club, Letters from, 112, 261. 

Pirtle, Henry, Letter from, 209. 

Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), 127. 

Pittsburg Landing, 275. 

Pittsylvania County Whigs, Letter from, 
63. 

Plaster, William, 10. 

Plattsburg (New York), victory at, 16. 

Plautz, J. E., Letter from, 234. 

Pleasant Ridge College, 204. 

Pleasants, John H., Letter from, 88. 

Pleasants, Robert, 12. 

Pleasants, William H., Letter from, 210. 

Plymouth (Massachusetts), 98. 

Poague, , 57. 

Poindexter, George, 170. 

Poles, secret society of, 218. 

Politicians, discontent, 153; leaders, 162; 
too numerous, 255; ruined the country, 
253; societies, 139-140. 



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323 



Politics, 15; Fur Company's influence 
on, 168; honesty in, 105; parties, 220, 
258; sectional, 198; treachery in, 35; 
union meeting of all parties at Indi- 
anapolis, 164; see also: United States, 
Political Affairs; and also under the vari- 
ous states. 

Polk, James Knox, 62, 69, 100, 158; ad- 
ministration, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 
107, 113, 129; alleged agreement with 
Calhoun, 97; attitude toward G. B. 
Crittenden, 138, 139, 140, 142; election, 
95, 96; message to Scott, 101; attitude 
on Mexican war, 103; "Polkers" meet- 
ing in New York, 92; and the tariff, 95; 
Taylor on, 105; and the Texas question, 
96. 

Polk, M., Letter from, 222. 

Pollard, Edward, Letter from, 210. 

Pontifical states, 110. 

Pooley, Samuel James, Letter from, 282. 

Pope, John, 33. 

Pope. John, 102. 

Pope, Nathaniel, Letters from, 48, 49, 51, 
55, 128. 

Pope Worden, Letter from, 9. 

Population, 13; increase of, 99. 

Port, bill, 215; collector of, see: Customs 
collector. 

Porter, Agness, 26. 

Porter, Alexander, 82, 88, 89; Letters 
from, 49, 51, 52, 55, 60, 65, 79, 86. 

Porter, Augustus S., Letter from, 225. 

Porter, Eppa, 9. 

Porter, Fitz John, Letter from, 283. 

Porter, Isaiah J., Letter from, 268. 

Porter, James M., 86,89. 

Porter, Peter Buel, Letter from, 85. 

Porter, Thomas, Letter from, 143. 

Porter, William, 26. 

Portsmouth (New Hampshire), 264. 

Portugal, 152, 153. 

Posey, Thomas, 11. 

Post office, account, 24; contract, 42; 
Department, 87, 120, 172, 173, 275; 
matters, 95; see also: Mail. 

Postmaster General, 63, 85, 124, 131, 147, 
156. 

Postmasters, 67, 68, 69, 70, 87, 88, 129, 
133, 135, 148, 150, 155, 181, 261, 272. 

Potter, Henrietta E., Letter from, 266. 

Potter, Woodbury, Letter from, 195. 

Poulk, Elizabeth, 19. 

Poussin. Guillaume Tell Lavall^e, 158. 



Powell, C, Letter from, 230. 

Powell, Lazarus Whitehead, 202; Letter 
from, 181; Letter to, 256. 

Powell, Levin Myne, Letter from, 183. 

Pratt, Dundass T., 254. 

Pratt, Thomas George, 144. 

Pratt, , 203. 

Preble, W. C. A., 223. 

Pre-emption law, 55, 71. 

Prentice, George Denison, 193, 272; 
Letters from, 213, 269. 

Prentiss, Sergeant Smith, 52; Letters 
from, 58,66,86,96,141. 

Prentiss and Guion, Letter from, 86. 

Presbyterian Church, Second (Balti- 
more), 62. 

President, 16, 63, 68, 164, 214, 220, 221, 
224, 228, 231, 235, 260, 269, 276; Ap- 
pointments, see: Appointments; as- 
sumption of power by, 44, 84; cam- 
paign for, 92, 114, 115, 116, 117, 119, 
120^ 121, 122, 123, 124, 181, 190, 192, 194, 

198, 199, 200, 221, 240, 241; candidates, 
13, 26, 27, 28, 39, 44, 46, 55, 56, 59, 74, 
85, 94, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 191, 196, 

199, 200, 236, 237; Crittenden suggested 
for, 74, 75, 95, 97, 100, 102, 104, 105, 113, 
117, 129, 134, 167, 180, 181, 184, 185, 
189, 191, 193, 194, 195, 197, 215, 218, 
222, 227, 229, 230, 233, 236, 237; elec- 
tion, 17, 28, 30, 33, 49, 64, 74, 103, 125, 
126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133, 134, 
136, 137, 141, 142, 181, 183, 244, 260, 
261; plan for election of, 261; elector, 
111; management of French matters, 46; 
messages, 159, 194; nomination, 60, 75, 
77, 78, 85, 87, 88, 106, 107, 110, 118, 180, 
181, 189, 193, 198, 235, 250; patronage, 
247; power to order nolle prosequi m 
criminal cases, 72; The Republic to 
defend, 165; right to pardon, 181; 
salary, 261; term, 126, 261; unconsti- 
tutional acts, 267; veto power, 114; 
war-making power, 220; see also under 
Presidents' names. 

President of France, criticised by Critten- 
den, 153. 

Preston, William, Letter from, 159. 

Preston, William Ballard, 139; Letters 
from, 115, 133, 145, 148, 157. 

Preston, William Campbell, 62, 63, 70; 
Letters from, 89, 92; Letter to, 78. 

Preston, family history, 60. 

Prestonsburg (Kentucky), 270. 



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INDEX 



Price, Andrew F., 27, 45. 

Price, Rees E., Letter from, 256. 

Primrose, William, Letter from, 95. 

Prince, the Old; see: Clay, Henry. 

Princeton (Kentucky) citizens. Letter 
from, 270. 

Prison, 271, 272; life, 270, 272. 

Prisoners of war, 83, 273, 274, 277, 278. 

Privateers, capture, American citizens, 
176. 

Prize, taken, 14. 

Proclamation, executive, suggested, 235. 

Proctor, , 182. 

Professional Teachers' State Convention, 
Letter from, 46. 

Property, notes on law of, 288; right of, 
254; slaves as, 254. 

Protection, 129, 143; the issue in Pennsyl- 
vania, 131; see also: Tariff. 

Protest; see under Jackson, Andrew. 

Providence, 52, 54. 

Providence citizens. Letter from, 264. 

Provisions, cost, 161. 

Prunt, P. H., Letter from, 108. 

Prussia, 135, 148. 

Puget Sound Agricultural Company, 169. 

Pump, invention, 125. 

Purser, Navy, 176, 183, 262. 

Purviance, Samuel A., 211. 

Putnam, James O., Letter from, 206. 



Quakers; see: Friends, Society of. 
Quarles, James, 25. 
Quartermaster depot, 101. 
Quartermaster General, of Army, 239. 
Quartrill, Thomas, 53. 
Queen, R. Plunket, 169. 
Queen, Richard T., Letters from, 169, 171. 
Quicksilver mines fraud, 223. 

R. 

Rafinesque, C. S., 29. 

Railey, Randolph, jr.. Letter from, 48; 

Letter to, 45. 
Railroads, 167, 169, 190, 193, 202, 223, 271; 

effect on eastern markets, 261; influence 

of, 256; pass for President and Cabinet, 

174. 
Ralston, Gerard, Letter from, 224. 
Ramsay, Marion, Letter from, 248, 
Ramsey, Alexander, Letter from, 138. 
Ramsey, William T., Letter from, 218. 



Randall, Josiah, 128, 138, 142, 143, 146; 
Letter from, 75. 

Randolph, Beveriy, 9, 10. 

Randolph, Edmund, 9. 

Randolph, John, duel, 32. 

Randolph, Joseph Fitz, Letters from, 203, 
226, 232. 

Randolph, Theodore F., Letter from, 257. 

Rankin, William S., Letter from, 218. 

Rawle, William, Letter to, 10. 

Rawlings, Edward P., Letter from, 235. 

Raynor, Kenneth, 196. 

Read, A. F., 20. 

Read, John M., Letter from, 272. 

Reagan, John H., Letter from, 226. 

Rebellion, Mormon, 180. 

Reconstruction, 252, 253. 

Recruits, sent by Abolitionists to Kansas, 
199. 

Rector, William, Letter from, 19. 

Red River, 199. 

Redden, Laura C, Letters from, 278, 279. 

Redds, W. B., 38. 

Redman, Joseph, Letter from, 211. 

Redmond, , 284. 

Reed, John, 29. 

Reed, J. H., Letter from, 254. 

Reed, John M., 13. 

Rees, Thomas F., 12. 

Reese, D. A., Letter from, 211. 

Reese, William A., 133. 

Reeves, Benjamin H., 67; Letter from, 46. 

Register of Land Office, 136. 

Reily, John, Letter from, 48. 

Reliefs and Anti-Reliefs; see: Kentucky 
Reliefs and Anti-Reliefs. 

Representative, United States; see: Con- 
gress, House of Representatives. 

Republic, The, 155, 165, 166. 

Republican party, 245, 246; attitude, 252, 
262; caucus, 13; in Congress, 14, 232, 
259; errors, 250; principles, 254; repre- 
sentatives not legally elected, 259. 

Republicans, Black, 230, 240, 251. 

Revenue, bill, 79; inspector, 182. 

Revolution; see: War revolution. 

Reynolds, James N., Letters from, 100, 
190. 

Reynolds, John, Letter from, 277. 

Rhode Island, 77, 78, 133. 

Rice, F. A., Letter from, 244. 

Richardson, W. P., Letter from, 129. 

Richie, Robert, Letter from, 111. 

Richmond (Virginia), 68, 235. 



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325 



Richmond Whig, The, 56. 

Riddle, A. N., 45. 

Riddle, John S., Letters from, 86, 89. 

Ridgway, R., Letter from, 243. 

Riggs, George Washington; see: Corcoran 

and Riggs. 
Right of search, 221. 

Riley, Thomas W., Letters from, 216, 234. 
Rimel, John, 159. 
Ringgold, Cadwalader, 193. 
Rio Grande, river, 100. 
Ripley, Charles, Letter from, 228. 
Ritchie, David, Letter from, 211. 
Ritchie, Thomas, 166, 233. 
Ritchie, W. T., Letter to, 233. 
Rives, George W., Letter from, 179. 
Rives, John Cook, 87, 159. 
Rives, William Cabell, 127, 137, 151, 155, 

157; Letters from, 101, 130, 231, 237. 
Roads, condition of, 42. 
Robbins, E. C. D., Letter from, 218. 
Roberts, John, 17. 
Roberts, J., 40. 
Roberts, T. J., 40. 
Robertson, George, 34; Letters from, 27, 

30, 195, 216, 243, 281. 
Robinson, Benjamin, 14. 
Robinson, James F. , Letters from, 269, 271. 
Robinson, R. M., Letter from, 265. 
Robinson, Tod, 161; Letter from, 161. 
Robinson, William, 23. 
Rochester (New York), 85, 200. 
Rockwell, John Arnold, Letter to, 225. 
Rocky Mountains, 282. 
Rogers, Christopher C, Letter from, 271. 
Rogers, John A., Letter from, 141. 
Rogers, William, 27. 
Roman, Richard, 201. 
Romeyn, William H., Letter from, 144. 
Root, Erastus, Letter from, 87. 
Rose, Frederick H., 218. 
Rose, Samuel, 13. 
Rose, William Boscawen, Letters from, 

79, 196, 218, 271, 274, 279. 
Rosebrugh, M. H., Letter from, 217. 
Roselius, C, 86. 
Ross, David, 17. 
Ross, N. M., Letter from, 265. 
Rough and Ready Club, 142, 145. 
Rowan, John, 32, 152, 154, 157. 

Rowan, , duel, 45. 

Rowland, John H., Letter from, 273. 

Rudd, John, 171. 

Ruffner, W. H., Letter from. 251. 



Ruggles, Samuel B., Letter from, 225. 
Rumsey, Edward, 13; Letters from, 74, 

122, 228, 280. 
Rush, Benjamin, Letters from, 148, 157, 

170, 260, 271. 
Rush, John, 148, 157, 163, 170. 
Rush, Richard, Letters from, 163, 171, 

214, 216, 226. 
Russell, E., Letter from, 257. 
Russell, John W., 83, 203^; Letters from 

116, 201, 202, 278. 
Russell, William Henry, 141, 194; Letters 

from, 71, 140, 173, 179, 191, 202, 213, 

273. 
Russell, — , 21. 

Russell, , 97. 

Russellville (Kentucky), 21; Letters from 

citizens, 38, 41, 264; Directory, 23; 

Masonic hall lottery, 17. 
Russia, 48, 162, 180, 182, 194. 
Rutter, , 173. 

S. 

Sacketts Harbor (New York), 87, 88. 

St. Joseph (Missouri), 133. 

St. Louis (Missouri), 51, 97, 155, 253. 

St. Mary's College (Baltimore), 109. 

St. Nicholas Society, Letters from, 229, 
281. 

St. Petersburg (Russia), 48, 162. 

Sall6, George F., Letter to, 253. 

Saltonstall, Leverett, Letters from, 79, 
238. 

Samuel, E. L., Letter from, 270. 

Samuel, W. R., Letter from, 214. 

Samuel, — , 21, 27. 

Sanders, George N., Letters from, 186, 238. 

Sanders, L., jr.. Letters from, 101, 130. 

Sanders, N., 30. 

Sands, Benjamin Franklin, 193, 195; Let- 
ter from, 191; Letter to, 192. 

Sandy Valley (Kentucky), 280. 

Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de, 104; Let- 
ter from, 83; Letter to, 82. 

Sarcophagus, 275. 

Sargent, Epy, 71. 

Sargent, John Osborne, Letters from, 145, 
203, 207, 215, 223, 229. 

Sargent, Nathan, Letters from, 80, 85, 154, 
222. 

Sarteges, Comte de, insolence, 181. 

Satchell, William H., 104. 

Satire, political, 91. 

Saiunders, , 44. 



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INDEX 



Sausser, William, Letter from, 276. 

Savage, , 95. 

Sawyer, Benjamin, 11. 

Schaumburg, James W., Letters from, 158, 
215, 284. 

Schell, Augustus, 220. 

Schenck, James Findley, Letter from, 
178; Letter to, 150. 

Schenck, Robert Gumming, 178. 

Schley, Frederick A., Letter from, 79. 

Schley, William, 62, 81; Letters from, 61, 
76, 146, 199, 234. 

Schlosser (New York), 55. 

Schools, lottery for Kentucky, free, 54; 
money received in different states 
for, 26. 

Schouler, William, Letter from, 136. 

Schurz, Carl, 273. 

Schuylkill Bank, 74, 75, 76. 

Science, Ringgold's cruise to Orient for, 
193. 

Scott, James, 38. 

Scott, Joseph, 18, 25. 

Scott, M. T., Letter from, 23. 

Scott, Robert, Letter from, 30. 

Scott, Robert W., Letter from, 219. 

Scott, William, 86, 87. 

Scott, Winfield, 100, 112, 181-2, 182, 288; 
on Army increase and enlistments, 99; 
Buckner's defense of, 204; Clay's visit 
to, 103; on Crittenden, 84, 269; Critten- 
den's influence over, 178; defense of 
the Union, outlines for, 241, 242; fears 
war with England, 271; Kansas, need 
of, 196, 197; Letcher banters, 86; on 
Lincoln's cabinet, 242; medal for 
Taylor, suggested by, 100 ; requests to be 
sent to command army in Mexico, 100; 
on Mexican war, 102; political strength, 
117; quits politics, 188, 230; as presi- 
dential possibility, 78, 85, 97, 105, 109, 
180; advanced rank for, 184, 186; Ritch- 
ie's correspondence with, 233; on ef- 
fects of secession, 241; supporters were 
hypocrites, 183; on Taylor, 101; Taylor 
on, 99, 101, 104, 107, 108; on Tyler, 24G; 
on Tyler's cabinet, 85; Worth's enmity 
towards, 109; Letters from, 83, 84, 85, 
99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 107, 184, 186, 188, 
204, 230, 231, 233, 241, 242, 2G9, 271, 
282; Letters to, 101, 174, 178, 246. 

Scott County Union party, Letter from, 
284. 

Scriber, Peter, 143. 



Scroggs, Gustavus A., Letter from, 232. 

Sculptor, 148. 

Sea bottom, invention for examining, 191. 

Search, right of, 221. 

Seaman, Henry J., Letter from, 106. 

Seaton, John, Letter from, 255. 

Seaton, William Winston, Letters from, 
127, 194; see also: Gales and Seaton. 

Sebree and Johnson, 20. 

Secession, 142, 159, 163, 233, 234, 241, 242, 
243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 
252, 254, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 
263, 265, 266, 267, 268, 280, 283, 288. 

Sectional feeling, 159, 198, 215, 216, 253, 
256, 262, 265, 266. 

Securities, effect Clay's election would 
have on, 94. 

Sedgwick, Theodore, Letter from, 170. 

Segar, Joseph E., Letter from, 204. 

Seguin (Texas), 181. 

Seminole Indian, campaign, 27, 28, 173. 

Semple, C. D., Letters from, 195, 199. 

Semple, , 190. 

Senators; see: Congress, Senate. 

Seneca Indians, 68. 

Sergeant, John, Letters from, 42, 76. 

Sessions, , 192. 

Sevier, Ambrose Hundley, 110. 

Sevier, E. G., Letter from, 219. 

Seward, William Henry, attitude toward 
compromise, 258; philosophy is false, 
235; political death, 229; cause of sec- 
tional feeling, 159; slavery position, 
164; speech, 252, 255; vengeance, 272; 
Letter from, 71; Letter to, 251. 

Shackelford, B., Letter from, 144. 

Shaffner, Talliaferro Preston, Letter from, 
194, 222. 

Sharp, James, Letter from, 212. 

Sharp, John, & Co., 23. 

Sharp, Solomon P., 28; murder of, 31, 32. 

Shaw, Henry B., 196. 

Shaw, Joshua, 194. 

Shelby, Isaac, 10; Letter from, 15. 

Shelby, Virginia, Letter to, 97. 

Shelby, — , will, 97. 

Shepherd, Adam, 9, 12, 14. 

Shepherd, Peter, 10, 14. 

Sherman, E. H., Letter from, 236. 

Sherrard, J. H., 203. 

Shiloh, battle of, 274, 275, 276. 

Shipman, Paul R., Letter from, 269. 

Shirly, G. H., Letter from, 254. 

Shreve, Levin L., 18. 



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327 



Shubrick, William Branford, 195. 

Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 225. 

Siebert, August, Letter from, 228. 

Signal Corps, bill organizing, 283. 

Silver plate, presented to Crittenden, 189. 

Simmerman, Henry R., 36. 

Simmerman, John, 36. 

Simmerman, Peter, Letter from, 36. 

Simmons, James Fowler, 133; Letters 
from, 130, 229. 

Simmons, J. P., Letter from, 167. 

Simms, Charles, Letter from, 10. 

Simons, , 29. 

Simpkins, J. J., 204. 

Sims, , 96. 

Sioux Indians, 168. 

Sketches of Lawyers, 236. 

Slaughter, Gabriel, Letters to, 20, 22. 

Slaughter, Phil., Letter from, 57. 

Slavery, 88, 108, 119, 130, 135, 139, 142, 168, 
171, 180, 181, 184, 187, 192, 195, 207* 
212, 224, 231, 237, 254, 255, 256, 260, 
263, 264, 267, 270, 274, 287; Bible au- 
thority for, 230; Blair's attitude to- 
wards, 159; Clayton's attitude towards, 
136, 140, 145; effect on Cobb's election 
as speaker, 159; question before Con- 
gress, 162, 245, 263; in District of Co- 
lumbia, 47, 132; extension of, 205, 213, 
214, 217, 223; in Kansas, 196; pamphlet 
on, 225; schemes for settling question, 
136, 164, 243, 244, 246; Seward's atti- 
tude towards, 164; state control over, 
185, 246, 266, 280; Taylor's administra- 
tion obstacle, 149; Taylor's attitude to- 
ward, 108, 133, 164; in the territories, 
246, 247, 248, 254, 255, 257, 258; in 
Texas, 89; see also: Abolition and Con- 
trabands anrf Emancipation. 

Slaves, decisions on, 84; deportation, 253; 
in free states, 230; fugitive, 167, 171, 
181, 190, 242, 243, 251, 254, 281; fugi- 
tive-slave law, 170, 171, 243, 244, 254, 
259,260; hire, 21; loan of, 25; presiden- 
tial nominee as owner of, 195; property 
right in, 250, 253, 254, 257-8; rights and 
privileges of, 254; sale, 12, 25; trade, 245. 
Slidell, Thomas, 86. 
Sloan, Mrs. John Q., Letter from, 265. 

Small, , 183. 

Smallwood, W. M., Letter to, 241. 
Smedley, J. L., Letter from, 273. 
Smith, Andrew, 69. 



Smith, Buckingham, 180. 

Smith, Caleb Blood, 131, 137, 140. 

Smith, D. Howard, Letters from, 173, 218. 

SmiA, Elizabeth, 19. 

Smith, George, 9, 19. 

Smith, Gustavus Woodson, 173; Letters 
from, 91, 157, 184. 

Smith, Henry M., Letter from, 267. 

Smith, John, 17. 

Smith, John, 288. 

Smith, John Speed, Letters from, 150, 
158, 168, 17], 172, 178, 184, 196. 

Smith, Margaret, 27. 

Smith, Oliver Hampton, Lettersfrom, 121, 
128. 

Smith, Persifor Frazer, Letter from, 186. 

Smith, Richard, 20. 

Smith, Robert H., Letter from, 29. 

Smith, Truman, 150; Letters from, 120,. 
121, 122, 124, 134, 156. 

Smith, William Henry, 286; Letter from,, 
286. 

Smith, , 286. 

Smyth, T. D., 169. 

Snag boats, 204. 

Sneed, Achilles, 20, 24. 

Societies, political, 139-40. 

Solomon, H. M., Letter from, 289. 

Sommerville, R. A., Letter from, 212. 

South America, 155; patriots, 28; repub- 
lics, 32. 

South Carolina, 88; denounced, 54; Massa- 
chusetts' feeling against, 253; Northern 
feeling against, 247; political situation 
in, 122; attitude towards secession, 249; 
and the tariff, 93. 

Southard, Henry L., Letter from, 218. 

Southern Bell, 192, 193. 

' ' Southerner and Lover of his Country, A , " 
Letters from, 244,' 248, 256. 

Southern Pacific Railroad Company, de- 
sires favors of Congress, 202; report of 
directors, 202. 

Sovereignty, Buchanan's dogma of popu- 
lar, 204. 

Spain, affairs of, 18; land grant from, 179; 
language, 174; laws, 166, 170; military 
commission in Cuba, 170; minister to, 
147, 273; negotiations \vith, 22; priva- 
teers capture American barque, 176; 
subjects mobbed at Key West, 176; 
United States citizens' claim against,, 
176. 



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INDEX 



Spalding, J. W., 155. 

Specimen tubes, 191, 192, 193. 

Speed, Joshua Fry, Letters from, 272, 275, 
277. 

Speed, J. J., Letter from, 248. 

Speed, Johns., 160. 

Speed, Thomas, Letters from, 18, 66; 
Letter to, 18. 

Spencer, John Canfield, 81, 87, 88, 89. 

Spirit World, Letter from Clay in, 260. 

Spoford, E., Letter from, 254. 

Spoils system, bill against, 58; Critten- 
den's speech against, 58. 

Spoliation claims, French, 172, 176, 209, 
217. 

Sprague, William B., 57; Letter from, 57. 

Sprigg, Samuel, Letter from, 131. 

Sproule, Charles, 18. 

Squier, Ephraim George, 160. 

Stamp Act, 265. 

Stampoffskie, ^— , 279. 

Stanard, Robert C, Letter from, 120. 

Standeford, David, 9. 

Stanley, Edward, Letter to, 169. 

Stanner, J. S., Letter from, 139. 

Starke, , 86. 

Starkweather, S., Letter from, 77, 124. 

Starling, Lyne, Letter from, 275. 

State, Secretary of, 38, 72, 95, 126, 129, 
131, 136, 141, 142, 143, 144, 147, 154, 
161, 168, 176, 177. 

State agricultural colleges, 219. 

State papers, importance of, 139. 

States, 243, 254, 259, 267; admission of, 
135, 139, 142, 237, 251, 254, 256, 258, 
266, see also: Territories, admission of; 
commissioners to settle national rup- 
ture, 283; consolidation of certain, 245; 
debts, 61; disputes should be settled 
by judiciary of, 251; relief of the, 78; 
government settlement of, 242; slavery 
in control of, 185, 246, 266, 280. 

States, border, and secession, 215, 227, 
230, 242, 243, 244, 248, 251, 252, 255, 257, 
261, 264, 265, 266, 280. 

States, Central, 216, 242-3, 249. 

States, Confederate; see: Confederate 
States of America . 

States, Eastern, 152. 

States, free, 230, 242, 248, 249. 

States, Mississippi Valley, 221. 

States, New England, 91, 121, 196, 198, 
229, 245, 249. 



States, Northern, politics in, 117; not 
patriotic, 79; rupture ^vith South, 164, 
171, 206, 207, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 250, 
251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 260, 262, 263, 
266, 268, 279, 282; see also Union, the. 

States, Northwest, 142. 

States, Southern, democratic party in, 
217; Hayti to invade, 14; interests op- 
posed by Northern democracy, 59; 
rupture with North, 140, 141, 142, 143, 
162, 163, 184, 185, 207, 212, 224, 236, 
238, 241, 242, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 
249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 
259, 260, 262, 263, 265, 267, 268, 280, 
282, 288; see also Confederate States. 

States, sovereign, 288. 

States, Western, 50, 80, 152, 216, 239, 
266-7. 

Statues, for Capitol of United States, 216. 

Steel, Adam, 13. 

Steel, Curd, 57. 

Steel, , 22. 

Steele, John, Letter from, 274. 

Steele, L. D., Letter from, 215. 

Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 124; 
Letters from, 122, 133, 145. 

Stephens, Joseph L., Letter from, 187. 

Stephens, W. Hudson, Letter from, 276. 

Stephenson, Thomas, 176. 

Sterling, Edmund L., & Co., 25. 

Stern, Samuel, Letter from, 277. 

Stevens, Andrew J., Letter from, 266. 

Stevenson, Andrew, 44; Letter to, 55. 

Stevenson, Arthur, 112. 

Stevenson, James, 25. 

Stevenson, Thomas B., Letters from, 52, 
53, 105, 106, 119. 

Stewart, Charles, Letter from, 216. 

Stewart, , 289. 

Stinson, Daniel, Letter from, 262. 

Story, Joseph, disgust with services on 
Supreme Court, 96. 

"Stranger, A," Letter from, 270. 

Stribling, Cornelius Kinchiloe, 195; Let- 
ter to, 191. 

Strother, Hunt, 155. 

Struthers, John S., 275; Letter from, 274. 

Stuart, Alexander Hugh Holmes, Letter 
from, 232; Letter to, 175. 

Stuart, Oscar J. E., Letter from, 251. 

Sturge, Joseph, 71. 

Subtreasury, see: United States, treasury. 

Sugar, tariff on, 79. 



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329 



Suggett, James M., Letter from, 271. 

Suit, Samuel T., Letter from, 255. 

Sullivan, James, 219. 

Sumner, Charles, 196, 261; Letter to, 261. 

Sunderland, S. S., 263. 

Supplies, for Army in Mexico, 101. 

Supreme Court of United States, see: 

United States Supreme Court. 
Surrender of Monterey, 102. 
Surveyor general of Oregon, 169. 
Susquehanna, 218. 
Sussex County (Delaware), 14. 
Sutler, Army, 65. 
Sutter, John Augustus, 128, 203, 222, 223, 

228, 229. 
Sutter, John Aug'ustus, jr., 128. 
Swan, George T., 65-6. 
Swan, James, 12, 14. 
Swann, R., Letter from, 144. 
Swann, Thomas T., Letter from, 65. 
Sweeney, Andrew J., Letter from, 279. 
Sweringen, James T., Letters from, 106, 

200, 221, 222. 
Swigert, Philip, 191; Letters from, 115, 

169. 
Swoope, P. C, Letter from, 233. 
Sword, 100. 
Syracuse (New York), 121. 

T. 

Tabb, John, 32. 

Talbot, , Letter to, 17. 

Talbott, Isham, 287. 
Talbott, Theodore, 106. 
Talleyrand-Peregord, Charles Maurice de, 

11. 
Tallmadge, Nathaniel Pitcher, 60, 70; on 

secession, 244; Letters from, 56, 63, 137, 

244, 251; Letter to, 63. 
Tammany Hall, mass meeting, 94. 
Tandy, Willis, 69. 
Tapscott, Nancy, Letter from, 24. 
Tapscott, — — , 34. 
Tariff, 28, 41, 43, 77, 78, 79, 80, 90, 93, 94, 

95, 100, 125, 126, 129, 155, 215, 235, 239, 

261; see also: Protection. 
Taxation, 17, 18; bill, 66, 67; tax col- 
lector, 273, 274; equal, 237; on whisky, 

273. 
Taylor, Benjamin, 17. 
Taylor, Clay, 113. 
Taylor, F. L., Letter from, 249. 
Taylor, James, 24,42. 
Taylor, Joseph, Letter to, 167. 



Taylor, Julia M. Dickinson, Letter from, 
172. 

Taylor, J., 289. 

Taylor, Philip, 17. 

Taylor, Thomas C, 74. 

Taylor, William, 39; Letter to, 32. 

Taylor, William B., 272. 

Taylor, William H. H., Letter from, 133. 

Taylor, Zachary, 105, 106, 113, 117, 122, 
123, 127, 132, 134, 140, 143, 147, 148, 
149, 150, 151, 153, 154, 156, 157, 158, 
167; on acquisition of territory, 110, 

113, 121; administration, 127, 129, 130, 
131, 135, 136, 138, 140, 141, 144, 145, 
148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 
156, 160, 161, 164, 165, 167; appoint- 
ments, 154, 169; on Army, 49, 99, 103, 
107; cabinet, 105, 118, 125, 127, 128, 
129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 
137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 
145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 153, 154, 
155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 161, 162, 163, 
164, 165, 166; candidacy, 105, 107, 108, 
110, 111, 113, 115, 116, 119, 120, 121, 
122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127; character- 
istics, 147; compromise plan, 166; death, 
168, 169; election, 107, 113, 119, 120, 
126, 127, 128, 130, 134, 136, 138, 147; 
enemies to rule or ruin, 145; Frankford 
requests remains of, 167; French Revo- 
lution compared to election of, 130; on 
Harrison's administration, 66; on In- 
dian treaties, 289; medal and not sword 
should be presented to, 100; message, 
159; in Mexico, 101, 102, 103, 104, 111; 
reception at New Orleans, 109; to estab- 
lish newspaper, 164, 165; nomination, 
105, 107, 110, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 
118, 152; opposition to, 110, 111, 113, 
120; not a party candidate, 106, 109; 
political letters published, 117, 119, 
120; political status, 106, 107, 108, 109, 

114, 116, 130, 134, 139, 164; on Polk's 
administration, 101, 103, 105, 107; pop- 
ularity, 110, 112, 114, 122, 123, 126, 130, 
137, 144, 145, 152, 160; on Scott, 99, 
101, 108; and single term, 126, 140; 
attitude toward slavery, 108, 133, 164; 
troubled air, 165; suggested for vice 
president, 108; Letters from, 49, 66, 99, 
101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 110, 113, 
116, 118, 289; Letters to, 101, 131, 146. 

Taylor, , 34. 

Taylor, , 223. 



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"Taylor Whig, A," Letter from, 129. 

Taylors-\dlle (Virginia), 62, 

Teachers' state convention, 46. 

Tehuantepec treaty, 167, 169, 171, 177, 
178. 

Telegraph, invention, 60; dispatches, 172. 

Tener, Hugh W., 127. 

Tennessee, boundary settlement, 21, 22; 
district attorney, 34; elections, 83, 84, 
130, 155, 227; fever in, 57; guberna- 
torial candidates, 69; for Jackson, 40; 
politics, 64, 93, 122, 123, 155, 257, 266; 
Becession sentiment, 257, 262, 266, 276; 
for Taylor, 125; Union party state 
convention, 234, 240; Whigs, 123, 129, 
179; Letter from Whigs, 59. 

Temple, Benjamin, 13; Letter to, 12. 

Temple, John B., 126; Letters from, 127, 
176, 284. 

Temple, , 199. 

Territories, admission of, 161, 250, 257, 
see also: States, admission of; govern- 
ment of, 266; slavery in, 246, 247, 248, 
254, 255, 257, 258. 

Territory, acquisition of, 22, 104, 107, 110, 
113, 121, 219, 224, 225, 226, 260, 261. 

Terry, Da\'id S., duel, 228. 

Texas, 22, 41, 49, 54, 61, 82, 161, 267; 
Americans aid, 83; aimexation, 86, 87, 
89, 90, 91, 92, 95, 96, 97, 289; Bank of 
United States suit against, 117; bound- 
ary question, 168, 169; colonization, 89; 
debt, 56, 89, 96; district attorney, 132; 
Indian trouble, 80; life in, 81; loan, 58, 
61; relation with Mexico, 61, 80; mili- 
tary affairs in, 81, 169; minister from, 
60; minister to, 66, 69, 70; patriots, 22; 
prosperity, 56, 58, 80; seizure of, 22; 
slavery in, 89; treaty, 138; Whig party, 
117. 

Thalian Society, Letter from, 204. 

Tharp, William, Letter from, 65. 

Thayer, James S., Letter from, 246 

Thayer, Mrs. M., Letter from, 285. 

Thickstun, A. J., 47. 

Thomas, Charles, 239. 

Thomas, David, 12. 

Thomas, Henry W., Letter from, 259. 

Thomas, J., Letter to, 166. 

Thomas, Jesse B., 22, 23; Letters to, 24, 
25, 26. 

Thomas, Lorenzo, Letter from, 173; Letter 
to, 186. 

Thomas, P. E., Letter from, 68. 



Thompson, James M., Letter from, 61. 

Thompson, Jerome, 212. 

Thompson, John B., Letter to, 192. 

Thompson, J. Edgar, 223. 

Thompson, Richard Wiggington, Letter 
from, 125. 

Thompson, Smith, 87. 

Thompson, Waddy, 63, 83; Letters from, 
83, 109, 113, 120, 153; Letter to, 82. 

Thompson, W., Letter from, 174. 

Thompson, , 21. 

Thomson, James W., Letter from, 62. 

Thomson, Samuel H., 46. 

Thornton, H., 134, 137. 

Thornton, Lucy, Letter from, 57, 134, 281. 

Thornton, Seth Barton, 101. 

Thornton, Thomas T., 39. 

Thornton, Williams, and Thornton, Let- 
ter from, 225. 

Thrasher, J, B., Letter from, 188. 

Thurston, Charles M., Letter from, 99. 

Thurston, P., 13. 

Tilford, James, 15, 20; Letter from, 20. 

Tilford, John, 15, 50; Letter from, 52, 53; 
Letters to, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53. 

Tippecanoe, battle of, 216. 

Tippecanoe Club, Letter from, 62. 

Tobacco, Sale of, 28, 289. 

Todd, Charles Scott, 66, 161, 277; Letters 
from, 122, 162, 168, 180, 182, 200, 202, 
214, 262. 

Todd, Gideon T., 230. 

Todd, Harry I., Letter from, 115. 

Todd, John, 9. 

Todd, John, Letters to, 26, 28. 

Todd, John H., 22; Letter from, 18; Let- 
ters to, 18, 19, 20. 

Todd, John Payne, 154. 

Todd, John W., 267. 

Todd, L. B., Letters from, 201, 273, 274. 

Todd, Maria K., Letters to, 33; see also: 
Innes, Maria; and Crittenden, Maria K. 

Todd, Robert, 9. 

Todd, Thomas, 14, 20, 32. 

Todd, W. M., Letter from, 257. 

Todd County citizeni?. Letter from, 84. 

Tomason, William, 42. 

Tompkins, Christopher, Letter from, 14. 

Tompkins, Patrick W., Letter from, 138. 

Tonawanda Indians, 109. 

Toombs, Robert, 122; on slavery, 132, 142, 
164; speech, 216; on preservation of 
Union, 183; Letters from, 122, 124, 126, 
132, 139, 142, 152, 164, 173, 182, 183, 
187; Letter to, 183. 



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331 



Topographical, officers, 83. 

Towle, George M., Letter from, 217. 

Townsend, Edward Davis, Letter from, 
227. 

Townsend, Reuben, Letter from, 253. 

Trabue, Charles C, Letter from, 172. 

Trade, 12, 98, 256, 288. - 

Train, George Francis, Letter from, 183. 

Train, Samuel F., 183. 

Transylvania Botanic Garden Company, 
29. 

Transylvania University, 30. 

Travel, cost of, 48. 

Travers, William H., Letter from, 109. 

Treason, trial for, 170. 

Treasury, Secretary of the, 51, 129, 131, 
132, 134, 135, 136, 142. 

Treasury, United States; see: United 
States Treasury. 

Treat, Samuel, Letter from, 275. 

Treaties, 288; see also: United States, 
Treaties. 

Trigg, William H., Letter from, 99. 

Trimble, David, 32; Letters from, 29, 36. 

Trimble, Robert, 32; Letter from, 35. 

Triplett, Robert, 189; Letter from, 150. 

Triplett, Thomas, 42. 

TroUope, Anthony, 271. 

Trowbridge, Charles A., Letter from, 120. 

Troy, , 203. 

Tucker, Beverly, Letter from, 184. 

Tucker, Nathaniel Beverly, Letters from, 
55, 63. 

Turkey, 238; war, 28. 

Turnbull, William, 204. 

Turner, Squire, 115. 

Turner, Thomas, Letter from, 109. 

Turner, W. S., Letter from, 273. 

Turner, , 26, 171. 

Turnpike bill, Maysville, 39. 

Tuthill, Louisa C, Letter from, 180. 

Tuttle, Moses, 29. 

Tuyman, Buford, Letter from, 276. 

Tyler, B. O., Letter from, 208. 

Tyler, H. A., Letter from, 212. 

Tyler, John, 9, 13. 

Tyler, John, 34, 72, 78, 79, 89; administra- 
tion, 70, 77; ambition, 74; assumption of 
power, 84 ; attitude toward Bank bill, 72, 
73; Cabinet, 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 78, 79, 80, 
83, 84, 85; Clay on, 77; impeachment 
proposed, 79; Letcher on, 77, 78; nom- 
inations rejected by senate, 88; Scott 



Tyler, John— Continued, 
on, 83; Tallmadge compared with, 60; 
attitude toward tariff bill, 79, 80; atti- 
tude toward Van Buren, 85, 87; vetoes, 
73, 78, 80, 82; attitude toward Whig 
party, 76; Letter from, 217. 

Tyler, Joseph C, Letter from, 208. 

Tyler, Oscar, Letter from, 209. 

U. 

"Uncle Tom," diar^' like sheet of, 277. 

Underwood, Joseph Rogers, 57-8, 176; 
Letters from, 23,*|139, 181, 228, 268; 
Letter to, 175. 

Underwood, Warner L., Letters from, 131, 
221. 

Union (the), 74, 199, 256, 261, 268, 272; 
border states to save, 251, 252; Calhoun 
solicitous of breaking, 159; Crittenden 
on, 142, 258; Crittenden's efforts to 
save, 196, 216, 249, 251, 253, 254, 257, 
260, 261, 265, 268, 287; dissolution of, 
135, 143, 251, 253; divided forever, 267; 
Georgia and, 249; hope for, 255, 258, 259, 
267; Kansas question and, 196; Ken- 
tucky and, 265, 266, 268; Mississippi 
valley and, 221; Missouri compromise 
and, 245; patriotism to, 251, 272, 275; 
preservation of, 130, 183, 188, 242, 
243, 245, 247, 248, 249, 252, 256, 264; 
preservation, schemes for, 242-3, 280; 
Scott and, 188, 241; effect of secession 
on, 241; state of, 230, 251; Toombs on, 
142, 183; see also: Secession an(^ States, 
Northern and United States. 

Union and Jefferson Societies, Letter 
from, 43. 

Union Literary Society, Letter from, 39, 
204. 

Union men, recommend discontinuance 
of Ci\al War, 288. 

Union party, 112, 231, 233, 234, 235, 236, 
237, 239, 240, 241, 246, 250, 255, 268, 
277; clubs, 238; committee, 230, 234, 
239; convention, 234, 235, 237, 238; 
nominees, 237, 238; organization, 230, 
232, 233; outlook, 241. 

Union Philosophical Society, Letter 
from, 38. 

Union ticket, suggested, 112. 

United Americans, Letter from Order of, 
223. 



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United States, 116, 259; accounts with, 
190, 203, 225, 227; affairs, 246, 285; affairs 
compared to those in Texas, 58; agents, 

201, 202; Army, see.- Army,United States; 
bank, 18, 24, 30, 44, 51, 70, 72, 73, 86, 93, 
96, 117, 286; bonds, 169; boundary re- 
port, 218, 220; Canada will be annexed 
to, 135; circuit court, 170, 180, 289; citi- 
zens' claim against Spain, 176; citizen 
(American) imprisoned in Austria, 198; 
claims against, 27, 28, 42, 47, 49, 50, 65, 
77, 110, 138, 148, 157, 162, 163, 170, 176, 
177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 194, 197, 200, 

202, 213, 214, 215, 217, 224, 235, 238, 281, 
289; Coast Survey, 225; Constitution, 
see: Constitution, United States; con- 
suls, see: Consuls, United States; course 
towards England and France, 13; Crit- 
tenden's services claimed by, 146; cus- 
toms statistics, 239; debt, 239, 251; dis- 
trict attorneys, 34, 71, 86, 123, 131, 132, 
168, 223; division into republics, 233, 
242, 251, 252, 260; documents, 200; duty 
to, 261; emigrants to, 65, 151; financial 
system, 52; foreign affairs, 150; foreign 
mission, 150; France's breach with, 46, 
147, 157, 158; funds deposited with Ken- 
tucky, 52; Great Britain (England) con- 
trasted with, 224; Great Britain's policy 
toward public sentiment in, 171; ia- 
demnity due Mexico, 171; interference 
in European politics, 154; interference 
with Texas, 89; internal improvements, 
18, 60, 66, 67, 155, 199; land, see: Land, 
public; laws published, 173; lawsuits, 
40, 93, 188, 190, 194, 222, 286, 289; mar- 
shal, see: Marshal, United States; Mexi- 
co's infamous undertaking against, 171; 
ministers in Europe, 148; mint, 277; 
Nicaragua difficulty with England, 
160, 161; payment of states' debts, 61; 
peace with Great Britain, 16; 

People, conventions of, necessary, 
246; and Crittenden's compromise, 
246, 249, 252, 253, 256, 258, 259; op- 
posed to cabinet administration, 154 ; 
may choose government. 111, 153; 
national issues should be voted upon 
by, 246; sentiment of, 244; slave 
question should be settled by direct 
appeal to, 246; 
political affairs, 38, 89, 94, 96, 107, 157, 
166, 184, 198, 199, 205, 216, 219, 231, 236, 
241, 253, 255, 256, 257, 259, 260, 263, 268, 



United Statea — Continued. 
269, 270, 276, 284, 287; population in- 
crease, 99; public men lack patriotism, 
259; rights of citizens, 256; relation to 
seceding state, 244; Supreme Court, 21, 
22, 66, 74, 76, 84, 86, 95, 96, 98, 99, 100, 
134, 140, 177, 187, 188, 192, 193, 195, 
201, 223, 227, 229, 260, 265; Supreme 
Court justices, 32, 38, 87, 88, 89, 90, 
182, 184; trade with England, 98; 

Treasury, burned, 42; deficiency, 
24; estimates, 221; notes, 247; pecu- 
lations, 34; subtreasury, 55, 59, 82; 

Treaty, with Denmark, 32; with 
France, 11; with Great Britain, 10, 
80, 112, 183, 289; with Guatemala, 
32; with Indians, 289; with Mexico, 
108, 113, 156, 167, 169, 170, 171, 177, 
178, 181; with Texas, 92, 138. 
See also: Union, the. 

V. 

Van Aken, Enoch, Letter from, 255. 

Van Buren, John D., Letter from, 261. 

Van Buren, Martin, 54, 85, 92; adminis- 
tration, 68; candidacy, 44, 91; and 
Clay, 56, 92; Crittenden's visit to, 60; 
Jackson supports, 64; \'isit to Ken- 
tucky, 77, 78; Letcher on, 78; Loco- 
focos may nominate, 86; message, 52, 
53, 65; minister to Great Britain, 41; 
opposition to, 54, 59, 59-60, 61, 89; 
party, 46, 61, 62, 88, 92, 121; popularity, 
43, 59, 123; retirement, 65; Tyler hos- 
tile to, 87; Wright compared with, 93. 

Vance, Joseph, 32; Letters from, 121, 125, 
127. 

Vance, Samuel, 21. 

Van Derbilt, Cornelius, Letter from, 198. 

Vanderbilt, William Henry, Letter from, 
208. 

Vanderbilt, 198, 274. 

Van Doren, J. L., 46. 

Van Dorn, Earl, 106. 

Vanmeter, Isaac, 17. 

Vanmeter, Jacob, 17. 

Van Rensselaer, Solomon, Letter from, 88. 

Varnum, Joseph B., jr.. Letter from, 214. 

Vermont, 244. 

Vest, John J., 26, 27. 

Veto power, 114. 

Vice President, 13, 35, 40, 105, 108, 180, 
196, 197, 238, 239. 



INDEX 



338 



Vicksburg (Mississippi) citizens, Letter 
from, 58. 

Victoria, Queen, Letter from, 51. 

Vienna (Austria), 77, 163. 

Vigilance committee in California, 198. 

Vinton, Samuel Finley, 170. 

Virginia, 11, 48, 91, 157, 189; anxiety in, 
231; Letter to citizens, 124; Confed- 
erate troops in, 280; conventions, 86, 
234, 235, 255, 258, 263, 264; Declaration 
of Independence, 55; election, 44, 58, 
130; Jackson abandoned by, 44; land 
grant, see: Randolph, Beverly, anrf Ran- 
dolph, Edmund, and Henry, Patrick; 
map, 278; political campaigns in, 120, 
124; politics, 36, 46, 59, 90, 189; press, 
59; seal, 9, 10; feeling against seces- 
sion, 250; United States senators, 50, 
194; University of , 141; warning of dele- 
gates in Congress from, 258; Whigs, 86, 
143; Wise's influence in, 88. 

Virginia General Assembly, Letter from, 
262. 

Volunteer; see under Army . 

Voorhes, John R., Letter from, 206. 

Votes, foreigners, 126; purchase of, 199. 

W. 

Waddell, William Coventry H., Letter 

from, 38. 
Wadsworth, William Henry, Letter from, 

199. 
Wait, David, 10. 
Walden, A. T., 111. 

Walden, , 182. 

Waldron, , 57. 

Walker, David, 27. 

Walker, D. S., Letter from, 142. 

Walker, Jacob W., 21. 

Walker, J. C, Letter from, 146. 

Walker, John J., 137. 

Walker, J. W., Letter from, 274. 

Walker, Martin, 32. 

Walker, Robert John, 101; circular letter 

from, 109; Letter to, 168. 
Wall Street, effect of 1844 campaign upon, 

94. 
Wallace, Perkins, Letter from, 244. 
Wallace, Samuel M., 27; Letter from, 27. 
Wallace, Thomas H., 58. 
Wallace, William, 60. 
Waller, A. B., Letter from, 173. 
Waller, Will S., 28. 



Walsh, , 161. 

Walton, Alexander, Letter from, 218. 
Walworth, Reuben Hyde, 90. 

War, comments on, 247, 279, 288; civil, 
see: Civil war; of eighteen twelve, 13, 
14, 15, 45, 50, 69, 196, 220, 274, 277; 
French Revolution, 130; with Great 
Britain probable, 220, 271; in Holland, 
10; making power in President, 220; 
Mexican, see: Mexico, war with; Revo- 
lutionary, IS, 31, 50, 57, 110, 202, 217, 
219, 224, 235; Secretary of, 49, 51, 52, 
56, 64, 68, 86, 89, 100, 101, 102, 103, 
105, 194, 241, 250-1, 277. 

Ward, B. W., Telegram from, 246. 

Ward, F. T., Telegram from, 246. 

Ward, J. Durbin, Letter from, 119. 

Ward, Matthew F., 151, 186, 187; Letters 
from, 185, 186, 189. 

Ward, Robert J., Letters from, 168, 186, 
189; Letter to, 189. 

Ward, Robert J., jr., 187. 

Ward, William, 69. 

Warden, of penitentiary, 135. 

Warehouse, 19, 98, 168. 

Warner, E. H., Letter from, 280. 

Warner, George, Letter from, 257. 

Warner, William A., 278. 

Warren, Charles H., Letter from, 98. 

Warren, Reuben B., Letter from, 109. 

Warrington, Lewis, Letter from, 150. 

Washington, George, 112; birthday cele- 
bration, 111, 180, 271; farewell address, 
201, 260, 271; sarcophagus, 275. 

Washington, George Corbin, Letter from, 
132. 

Washington, G. P., Letter from, 192. 

Washington, John T., 203. 

Washington, Lewis W., Letter from, 201. 

Washington, D. C, 17, 33, 42, 44, 56, 61, 72, 
77, 103, 109, 141, 145, 147, 156, 157, 165, 
166, 167, 172, 201, 212, 219, 234, 256, 275, 
277, 279, 281; affairs at 16, 38, 81, 113, 
154, 158-9, 162, 167; assembly ball, 57; 
mixed marriages, 277; proposed news- 
papers, 140, 222; surrender, 16; scheme 
for statues at, 216; see also: District of 
Columbia. 

Washington and Taylor Union, Letter 
from, 127. 

Washington Literary Society, Letter 
from, 47. 

Washington Union party, 230. 



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Watkins, John A., Letters from, 245, 266. 

Watkins, T. W., Letter from, 255. 

Watson, Edward, 162, 163. 

Watson, E., Letter to, 74. 

Watson, P. H., Letter from, 277. 

Watson, , 75. 

Watson, , 182. 

Wayne, Henry C, Letter from, 239. 

Wayne, James M., Letter from, 284. 

Weaver, Augustus, Letter from, 90. 

Webb, James Watson, 131; Letters from, 
135, 136; Letters to, 129, 133. 

Webster, Daniel, 59, 82-3, 85, 87, 94, 100, 
127, 170, 177; admissions, 207; atti- 
tude, 89, 91, 132; as a cabinet officer, 
74, 75, 79, 80, 132, 135, 136, 170, 177; 
certificate, to document, 51, 55, 69; 
and Clay, 48, 70, 72, 85; clique, 84; 
Crittenden on, 46, 161; efforts to defeat 
bank bill, 72; envy, 164; invective 
against Ingersoll, 99; Letcher on, 73, 
77; opinion erroneous, 72; Scott doubts 
intentions, 84; speech, 121; I>etters 
from, 61, 82, 83, 174, 178; Letters to, 
83, 170, 172, 180. 

Weed, Thurlow, 131, 250, 259; Letter 
from, 90. 

Weir, n. L., 29. 

Weir, James, 29; Letters from, 189, 277. 

Weir, William R., 9. 

Weiseger, Daniel, 14, 26. 

Wells, Robert W., 187. 

Welsh, Ashbel, Letter from, 265. 

West, William, 21, 23; Letter from, 19. 

West, William R., 19. 

West Liberty (Kentucky), 270. 

West Point Military Academy, 35, 36, 84, 
91, 107, 158, 160, 162, 163, 164, 165, 170, 
173, 174, 176, 206, 223, 266, 268, 277, 
285. 

Western Reserve, 121. 

Western Review, The, 26. 

Westervelt, Harmon C, Letter from, 70. 

Westwood, Henry Clay, Letter from, 220. 

Wetherill, John P., Letter from, 138. 

Wever, C. W., Letter from, 222. 

Wheaton, Henry, 35. 

Wlielpley, James Davenport, Letters 
from, 171, 172. 

Whetmore, Robert H., Letter from, 71. 

Whig Mechanics of Nashville, 59. 



Whig party, 46, 54, 58, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 
71, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 85, 86, 87, 
89, 91, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 104, 105, 106, 
108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 
117, 118, 119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 
126, 127, 129, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 
138, 143, 152, 156, 160, 164, 179, 181, 
183, 198, 207, 208; in Congress, 51, 73, 
74, 187; conventions, 55, 62, 63, 82, 83, 
85, 92, 110, 114, 117, 123, 140, 143, 180, 
235; victory, 53, 65, 84, 93, 103, 111, 
126, 127, 237. 

Whig Society of South Hanover College, 
Letter from, 45. 

Whiskey, 225, 226, 273, 284. 

White, Addison, Letter from, 113. 

Wliite, David, Letter from, 28. 

White, Hugh Lawson, 46, 150; Letter 
from, 57. 

White, John. 70, 90; Letters from, 69, 79, 
80. 

White, Joseph L., 107, 108; Letters from, 
97, 106, 107, 108. 

White, Joseph M., Letter from, 52« 

WTiite, , 35. 

Whiting, Mrs. J. B., Letter to, 48. 

Whiting, William B., Letters from, 197, 
242. 

Whittlesey, Elisha, Letters from, 175, 
213, 228, 245. 

Whitworth, George F., 46. 

Whitworth, Thomas, Letter from, 255. 

Wickliffe, Charles Anderson, 45, 63, 64, 
85; Letters from, 37, 45, 54, 164. 

Wickliffe, Daniel Carmichael, 211; Let- 
ters from, 223, 266. 

Wickliffe, Robert, 23, 25, 64, 65, 66, 67, 
69, 71; Letter from, 57. 

WickUffe, Robert, jr., 63-4, 64, 85. 

WickUffe, , 28. 

WickHffe family, 25. 

Wigg, William Hazzard, Letter from, 235. 

Wight, O. W., Letters from, 260, 263. 

Wilcox, Andrew J., Letter from, 266. 

Wilcox, Samuel, 27. 

Wiley, , 26. 

Wilkes, Benjamin G. S., 263. 

Wilkins, William, Letters from, 183, 246. 

W^ilkinson, Robert, 25. 

Wilkinson, S., Letter from, 62. 

Will, J., Letter from, 213. 

Willard, Emma, Letter from, 263. 



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Willcox, Lyman G., Letter from, 209. 
William and Mary College students, 42; 

Letters from, 56, 58. 
"William Tell," Letter from, 287. 
Williams, George W., Letters from, 104, 

108. 
Williams, James H., 258. 
Williams, John Howard, Letter from, 209. 

Williams, John W., Letter from, 129. 
Williams, Moses B., Letter from, 263. 
Williams, M. J., Letter from, 240. 
WilUams, Nathaniel F., Letter from, 217. 
Williams, Bufus K., Letter from, 256. 
Williams, Sherod, Letter from, 159. 
Williams, William R., Letter from, 236. 
Williams, — ; see: Thornton, Williams, 

and Thornton. 
Williamsburg (Virginia), 42, 55. 
Williamson, A. C, Letter from, 197. 
Williamson, Brainerd, Letter from, 207. 
Williamson, R. H., Letter from, 239. 
Willis, Jonathan, 27, 
Willis, William T., Letter from, 37. 
Willis, — , 41. 
Wills, 12, 18, 67, 97, 152, 154. 
Wilmot Proviso, 106, 161. 
Wilmoth, W. R., Letter to, 13. 
Wilson, A. L., Letter from, 193. 
Wilson, David, Letter from, 254. 
Wilson, George, Letter from, 197. 
Wilson, Henry, 233; Letter to, 230. 
Wilson, James, 24. 
Wilson, John S., Letter from, 191. 
Wilson, Samuel, 11. 
Winchester (Virginia) citizens. Letter 

from, 203. 
Wines, 74. 

Wing, Charles F., Letter from, 188. 
Wing, Freeman, Letters from, 98, 99, 100, 

102, 103, 105, 106, 117, 118, 119, 125, 

131, 153, 155, 164, 165, 189, 204. 
Wingate, Thomas S., Letter from, 55. 
Winston, James, Letter from, 133. 
Winston, William D., Letter from, 213. 
Wintersmith, Charles G., 39. 
Wintersmith, R., Letter from, 180. 



Winthrop, Robert Charles, on slavery, 245; 

speeches, 180; Letters from, 134, 167, 

175, 180, 181, 193, 196, 197, 198, 215, 

220. 
Wirt, William, 40. 
Wisconsin, 71, 133. 
Wise, Henry Alexander, 88, 89, 189. 
Wolfe, Nathaniel, Letter from, 269. 
Woll, John Ellis, 198. 
Women, American, 263. 
Woodbridge, William, Letters from, 97, 

115, 120; Letter to, 119. 
Woodford County citizens. Letters from, 

48, 57. 
Woodruff, S. E., Letter from, 249. 
Woodruff, William E., 279. 
Woods, Harry (Henry), 211; Letter from, 

209. 
Worth, William Jenkins, 102, 104, 109, 

112. 
Worthington, Thomas T., 32. 
Wright, Annie, 169. 
Wright, B. H., Letter from, 263. 
Wright, Joseph A., Letter from, 164. 
Wright, John C, Letter from, 142. 
Wright, J. W., Letter from, 216. 
Wright, Silas, 56, 93. 
Wymer, George, 29. 
Wyse, William A., Letter from, 179. 

Y. 

Yankee abolitionists, 86. 

Yantis, J. M., Letter from, 268. 

Yellott, Coleman, Letter from, 150. 

Yellow fever, on Susquehanna, 218. 

Yerger, George S., 202; Letter from, 98. 

Young, Bryan R., Letter from, 158. 

Young, St. Clair, 44. 

Young, William D., 45, 48. 

Young, -—^, 29. 

Young Men's Association of Buffalo, 108 

Young Men's Literary Association, Letter 

from, 216. 
"Young Sucker, A," Letter from, 219. 

Z. 

Zetegathian Society, Letter from, 262. 
Zoliicoffer, Felix Kirk, Letter from, 227. 



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