A Guide to the Elias G. Drake Letter, 1844 Drake, Elias G. Letter Ms1990-012

A Guide to the Elias G. Drake Letter, 1844

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Collection Number Ms1990-012


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Collection Number
Elias G. Drake Letter, 1844
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Drake, Elias G.

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Scope and Content

Letter written June 28, 1844, from New York by Drake to William Segar Archer, senator from Virginia. Drake asks Archer about his views on Henry Clay, then Whig nominee for President and the Whig Party. Also includes a letter from an unidentified man who exhorts Archer to enforce the policy of abstaining from nominations for the coming election, which would benefit the Whig party.