Papers 1820-1832.

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Papers 1820-1832.

Letters, Jan. 28, 1820 and Jan. 6, 1832, from Benjamin Ruggles, Washington, D.C., to David Putnam relative to national political questions including changes in method of electing the President, limiting the number of members in the House of Representatives, aid to education, and tariffs.

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