Jacob J. Brown letter to Micah Sterling [manuscript], 1820 January 28.

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Brown, Jacob Jennings, 1775-1828. Jacob J. Brown letter to Micah Sterling [manuscript], 1820 January 28.

Jacob J. Brown letter to Micah Sterling [manuscript], 1820 January 28.

In a lengthy letter marked "Confidential" Brown discusses the continuing Presidency of James Monroe and the anticipated outcome of the election of 1824. He mentions Smith Thompson and John Quincy Adams whom he predicts will never become president. The election will fall to Calhoun or Crawford. Clinton will be elected governor of New York and will continue with a canal from the Hudson to the Great Lakes. The Missouri question will "agitate the states" but "not sever the union" as providence has willed the people together and the "national establishment will be preserved." He refers to a "base and infamous" article reporting a conversation between New York Chief Justice Ambrose Spencer and himself and discusses the nomination of [John?] Canfield [Spencer?] to the Senate which despite controversy will be confirmed and gives advice on the political situation in Jefferson County, New York. He wishes to see Sterling.

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