Letters, 1814-1817, to the Rev. Jedidiah Morse [manuscript].

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Taggart, Samuel, 1754-1825. Letters, 1814-1817, to the Rev. Jedidiah Morse [manuscript].

Letters, 1814-1817, to the Rev. Jedidiah Morse [manuscript].

Taggart's letters are chiefly concerned with Congressional activities and the War of 1812, particularly the financing of the war effort. He discusses loans, taxes, the National Bank, and the Embargo; the Commissioners at Ghent; the Hartford Convention; conscription; the British in New Orleans; the destruction of Washington; Federalist Party successes in North Carolina; and the purchase of Jefferson's library. A post-war letter describes New England opposition to mail transportation on Sundays, and religious revivals. Samuel Dexter, George W. Campbell, William Ellery Channing, James Madison, James Monroe, and Daniel Webster are mentioned.

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