Letter, 1835 July 1, Boston, to Gov. Duncan.

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Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. Letter, 1835 July 1, Boston, to Gov. Duncan.

Letter, 1835 July 1, Boston, to Gov. Duncan.

Introduces Fisher Ames Harding, who has studied law in his office, to Gov. Duncan of Illinois.

[2] p. on fold. leaf. 25 cm.

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Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

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Daniel Webster (b. Salisbury, New Hampshire, January 18, 1782-d. Marshfield, Massachusetts, October 24, 1852), lawyer, orator, congressman, served as U.S. Secretary of State under presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. He also served as Senator from Massachusetts....

Harding, Fisher Ames.

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Duncan, Joseph, 1794-1844

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From Jacksonville, Illinois, sixth governor of the state, had previously served in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the state legislature, and U.S. Congress. Born in Paris, Kentucky, came to Illinois, where his brother Matthew was the publisher of the Kaskaskia "Herald", after the War of 1812. He married Elizabeth Caldwell Smith in 1828 and the couple moved to Jacksonville, Ill. Duncan had been quite wealthy, but due to financial problems within the state and a corrupt relative, he died leav...