John M. Clayton Papers 1798-1868 (bulk 1819-1850)

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John M. Clayton Papers, 1798-1868, (bulk 1819-1850)

John M. Clayton Papers 1798-1868 (bulk 1819-1850)

Farmer, lawyer, and statesman. Correspondence, legal papers, memoirs including a memoir of Clayton by Robert Montgomery Bird, and newspaper clippings pertaining chiefly to Clayton’s service as United States secretary of state (1849-1850).

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