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The Papers of Henry Clay

The Papers of Henry Clay: The Rising Statesman, 1797-1814

James F. Hopkins Editor
Mary W. M. Hargreaves Associate Editor
Copyright Date: 1959
Pages: 1060
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    The Papers of Henry Clay
    Book Description:

    Henry Clay's career spanned a half century of a great formative period in American history.The Papers of Henry Clayspan the crucial first half of the nineteenth century in American history. Few men in his time were so intimately concerned with the formation of national policy, and few influenced so profoundly the growth of American political institutions.This compilation of ten volumes includes Clay's letters, letters to Clay, his speeches, and other documents identified as his personal composition. Publication of this book was assisted by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

    eISBN: 978-0-8131-5668-2
    Subjects: History, Political Science

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
    (pp. vii-xii)
    J. F. H.

    The Papers of Henry Claycovers a period beginning near the close of the eighteenth century, when a fledgling lawyer ventured westward from Virginia to seek his fortune, and ending more than fifty years later with the death of an elder statesman in Washington, near the legislative halls where he had long been a powerful figure. Recognized by the United States Senate in 1957 as one of its five most outstanding members to date, Speaker of the House of Representatives longer than any other individual save one, Secretary of State under President John Quincy Adams, and thrice himself a candidate...

    (pp. xiii-xv)
  4. [Illustration]
    (pp. xvi-xviii)
  5. The Papers of HENRY CLAY
    (pp. 1-1014)
  6. INDEX
    (pp. 1015-1038)
  7. Back Matter
    (pp. 1039-1040)