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Winfield Scott Letter to W.C. Preston

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00004
Scope and Contents Letter, 1842 November 7, written by General Winfield Scott to W. C. Preston, a politician. In the letter, Scott recounts recommending Preston to the president for a position in Paris, and goes on to discuss the presidential nomination of the Whig party, for which he was a possible candidate. Scott expressed a desire to be nominated only if the Whigs stood a small chance of winning. The letter was written in Washington, D.C.. A transcript of the letter is included with some annotations.

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  • Subject: United States--Politics and government--1841-1845 X