Pre-Civil War, Letter
Title: Pre-Civil War,
Creator: Jay(?), William
Quantity: 1 item
Collection Number: MS 0390
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Preferred Citation: Pre-Civil War, Letter (MS 0390). Archives & Special Collections, University
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Scope and Contents
The single letter is written from New York by William Jay(?) to "my dear sir." The
letter includes thanks for sympathy on the death of the author's daughter. It also
references slavery, war, politics, and references the names Daniel Webster, "Mr.
Clay" and "Kossuth," most likely referring to Henry Clay and Louis Kossuth.
History -- 19th century
Folder 1. Letter, 1851, Dec. 8