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John Tyler Letter to Benjamin Ogle Tayloe

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Identifier: SC 00133
Scope and Contents Letter from United States Senator John Tyler (1790- 1862) to Benjamin Ogle Tayloe dated May 30, 1835.  In it he discussed horses and horse racing.  He also comments on the recent Democratic Party convention of 1835.  As a newly emerged Whig party leader, Tyler was nonplussed by the nomination of Martin Van Buren and voiced support that Virginia voters would go for Judge White (Hugh Lawson White) one of four Whig Presidential candidates in 1836.

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  • Names: Democratic Party (Va.) X
  • Subject: Horses--Breeding--Virginia X