Letters, 1819-1852 (inclusive), 1819-1831, 1852 (bulk).


Dallas, George Mifflin, 1792-1864. Letters, 1819-1852 (inclusive), 1819-1831, 1852 (bulk).

Letters, 1819-1852 (inclusive), 1819-1831, 1852 (bulk).

Letters to Samuel D. Ingham, many of which were written during the first two years of the Andrew Jackson administration, 1829-1831, while Dallas was U.S. District Attorney at Philadelphia and Ingham was Secretary of the Treasury. They concern financial difficulties, political patronage recommendations, and running commentary, at times in code, on political affairs and personalities in Pennsylvania and the nation. Principle issues discussed are the tariff, nullification, the Bank of the United States, and the Margaret (Peggy O'Neale) Eaton affair which led to the resignation of Ingham. There is a long letter, September 17, 1829, which Ingham, in slightly revised form, used as the administration reply to Nicholas Biddle in an argument about the Bank of the United States.

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