Henry Clay letter
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Henry Clay letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Title: Henry Clay letter
Dates: 1822
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0151

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Clay (1777-1852), Congressman, Senator, and Secretary of State, was born in Virginia. He began a law practice in Kentucky in 1797 and there served in a number of political roles in the State House of Representatives, the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and later as Secretary of State for President John Quincy Adams.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one letter from John Clay to his brother, Henry Clay, 1822, regarding a judgment against him in the U.S. District Court that he is preparing to appeal.

Index Terms

Appellate procedure.
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.
Clay, John, active 1822.
Letters (correspondence)
United States. District Court (Louisiana : Eastern District)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Henry Clay letter, MS 151, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Austin, 1887.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


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