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Letter from Harry to "My dear Mother," 1852 August 14

Title: Letter from Harry to "My dear Mother," 1852 August 14

Creator: unidentified

Creator Role: Author

Accession / Call Number: 2016.090 (m)

Object ID: 2016.090 (m)

Date: 1852/08/14

Type of Material: textual record

Physical Description: 1 letter

Language: English

Scope and Content: Letter from Harry, a clerk at the Department of State under Daniel Webster, to his mother, dated August 14, 1852. Harry writes that Webster has invited him to his farm in Marshfield, MA, after the Congress session ends. Webster had noticed Harry was feeling unwell when he asked for a leave of absence so he invited Harry to be his clerk in Marshfield. All of Harry's expenses would be covered by the Department of State. Harry closes calling Webster "the great spirit of our times," and that Webster said he could visit Charlestown to see friends. At the close of the interview, Harry left Webster in awe.

Subjects: Correspondence, Health

Locations: Marshfield, MA
Washington, DC

People: Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

Organizations: United States. Department of State

Terms of Use: For permission to reproduce or publish material from this collection, please contact the New Hampshire Historical Society. Researchers are responsible for following all copyright and intellectual property laws.

Credit Line: Gift of William P. Veillette.

Restrictions: Available for research.

Level Description: Item

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