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Letter, 1814 December 30, Epping, New Hampshire to Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, [Albemarle County, Virginia].

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Author: Plumer, William, 1759-1850
Abstract: Is writing history of U.S. and biography of eminent citizens; asks if any country or considerable island was uninhabited by human beings at the time of its discovery; asks for a copy of Jefferson's pamphlet "A Summary View of the Rights of British America," 1774; has copy of Vol. 1 of Hening's Statutes up to 1660; did Hening continue the work and in how many volumes; has written three chapters; hopes to have first column ready within a year; is in no hurry to publish; encloses a pamphlet [lacking] upon the opposition of the Congregational and Presbyterian clergy of New England to the general government; it was published in a leading journal; East is endangered by Hartford convention now in session; object is dismemberment which will injure the south but ruin the north.
Issued Date: 1814-12-30
Subjects: Hening, William Waller, 1768-1828--Statutes at large
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15379
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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