Schuyler Colfax Correspondence and Speeches 1837-1882

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Schuyler Colfax Correspondence and Speeches 1837-1882

Vice president of the United States, congressman, and newspaper editor. Correspondence and speeches documenting Colfax's activities as a newspaper editor, his involvement in the Whig and Republican parties, and his tenure as United States representative from Indiana and vice president under Ulysses S. Grant.

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