John W. Taylor correspondence and papers, 1804-1846.

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Taylor, John W., 1784-1854. John W. Taylor correspondence and papers, 1804-1846.

John W. Taylor correspondence and papers, 1804-1846.

The John W. Taylor Papers, 1798-1852 consist primarily of correspondence related to Taylor's service as the United Stated Congressman from Saratoga County, New York from 1813-1833 during which time he was elected twice as Speaker of the House. The letters pertain to national, state and county politics, abolition and slavery, elections, banking, the tariff, internal improvements, land policy, national figures, New York politicians, the post office department, legislation and patronage as well as personal matters. Some of Taylor's frequent correspondents included Jesse Buel, DeWitt Clinton, Esek Cowen, Samuel Cook, Alfred Conkling, John Cramer, Stephen Decatur, John A. Dix, Isaac M. Ely, Jonathan Fisk, James Geddes, Jabez D. Hammond, Salma Hale, Richard M. Livingston, Henry C. Martindale, John McLean, J.B. Mower, Charles Miner, Hezekiah Niles, Eliphalet Nott, Lemuel C. Paine, George Palmer, Thomas Palmer, John Russell, Ebenezer Sage, John Savage, Ambrose Spencer, James Tallmadge, John L. Viele, Daniel D. Tompkins, Jane Taylor (his wife), Martin Van Buren and William Woodbridge. There is also a group of 83 letters from Taylor to his wife, 1813-1833. The Taylor Papers include speeches mostly in manuscript form. One speech delivered in Ballston Spa on October 8, 1831 was printed as a pamphlet supplement to the Schenectady and Saratoga Standard. An undated broadside entitled The People's Nomination describes a meeting held at Ballston Spa at which Taylor was nominated for Congress. There are certificates, including stock certificates in the Mohawk Bridge and Ballston Turnpike Company; deeds, mortgages, and other land papers, including two deeds in the name of his father-in-law, James Hodge; petitions; memoranda; several diplomas from Union College; circulars; receipts; records of the findings of an inquest held in 1812; minutes and lists. Personal correspondence includes the draft of a letter to and the reply from Thomas Jefferson. There are also large numbers of invitations and visiting cards.

2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)

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