Contains 67 Results:
Statement of the amount paid for printing and binding for the House of Representatives, 1823 to 1845, and a letter of explanation about the statement. 2pp. ALS.
Scope and Contents
"Probability that a bill cannot be passed which will give [Congressional] printing out by Contract"; Cabinet members and friends in Congress who have failed to support Ritchie; continuance of the Union "on a great scale of curtailments of expenses, and under the strictest economy"; hope "that the Union can be made profitable". 3 pp. ALS.
Vote of Texans for annexation, the Constitution, Governor, and Lt. Governor; affairs with Mexico; Indian attack; General Sam Houston's proposed visit to Austin. 3 pp. ALS.
Robert M. Hamilton, Consulate of the United States, Motevideo, to James Buchanan, Secretary of State, Washington, 1845 November 11
Hamilton's protection of U.S. citizens during the war between Uruguay and Argentina and request for payment of services from 31 Aug. 1838 to 31. Oct. 1845. Includes copy of certificate of Hamilton's sefices by Santiago Vasquez, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Uruguay, and a copy of Hamilton's bill to the U.S. Government. 8 pp. ALS.
Modification of Tarriff Act of 1842; tariff meeting at the Exchange Hotel; position of Pennsylvania Democrats and Whigs towards the Tariff. 2 pp. ALS.
George F. North and Eben W. Allen, Nantuckett, to Thomas Ritchie and John P. Heiss, Washington, D.C., 1845 November 18
Murders by John Ross in 1839; present reign of terror over the Cherokees; petition to the President; appeal to Ritchie. 5 pp. ALS.
Bragg's displeasure with an article in the Union about his brother; description of the Bragg family and thier relation to the Democratic Party; circumstances leading to Lt. Bragg's court martial by General Scott. Communication prepared to counter the article in the Union. 3 pp. ALS.
An editorial position for Jarvis with the Union; writing assignments he would not accept; salary expectations; previous experience; political preferences. 3 pp. ALS
Detailed description of Austria's natural wealth, industry, and commerce for the benefit of planters and merchants in the United States. 4 pp. incomplete. L.
Dissatisfaction with the Virginia state legislature; internal improvements along the James River; rail road connections; news of relative P.N. Barbour now in Texas. 3 pp. ALS