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Henry Clay Papers: Finding Aid
mssHC 1-423  
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Description
This collection contains out-going letters of the Secretary of State Henry Clay (1777-1852) and his Chief Clerk Daniel Brent (1774-1841), between 1825 and 1829. The correspondence concerns international trade and commerce; the foreign relations of the United States, particularly those with Great Britain, routine State Department matters, and letters to resident representatives of various countries.
Background
Henry Clay (1777-1852), American statesman, was born in Hanover County, Virginia. Representing his adopted state, Kentucky, he was a member of the United States Congress off and on for almost fifty years, three times an unsuccessful candidate for the Presidency, and from 1825-1829 Secretary of State.
Extent
425 pieces in 5 boxes
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