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    • Nathan Sargent papers

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    • Nathan Sargent was active in politics at the time of the Know Nothings (1854-1857). He served as sergeant at arms of the House of Representatives during Lincoln's term in Congress. Correspondence of a Whig political appointee, 1832-1874. Among the...
    • Nathan Sargent from Charles Francis Adams, November 28, 1868

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886; Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees
    • Note from the son of John Quincy Adams thanking Nathan Sargent for correcting an error in the Washington Chronicle claiming that his father retained opponents while in office.
    • Nathan Sargent from Daniel Dewey Barnard, October 31, 1855

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Barnard, Daniel D. (Daniel Dewey), 1797-1861 ; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Slavery; United States. Constitution
    • Letter in support of Sargent's plan to reach a settlement on slavery. Barnard sees the best chance of maintaining the Union to be a national Whig party.
    • Nathan Sargent recommendation. George S. Boutwell from George E. Spencer

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905; Spencer, George Eliphaz, 1836-1893; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Customs administration
    • Letter of recommendation for Nathan Sargent, expressing the opinion that Sargent not be removed from the office of Commissioner of Customs.
    • Nathan Sargent from Salmon P. Chase, October 24, 1870

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Money
    • Letter regarding Chase's opinion of Congress's power to coin currency other than gold and silver.
    • Nathan Sargent from Henry Clay, February 10, 1847

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Democratic National Convention; United...
    • Letter discussing another letter sent to Clay which he desires to be published. It is from a Gen. Bradley, who Clay identifies as a “political enemy.”
    • Nathan Sargent from Henry Clay, August 19, 1843

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874; Badger, Benjamin, 1779-1855; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees
    • Letter discussing recent midterm election results and possible Whig strategies for the 1845 election.
    • Nathan Sargent from Henry Clay, April 26, 1839

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841; Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862; Whig Party (U.S.); Whig Party (U.S.). National Convention; Antimasonic Party; United States--Politics and government--19th...
    • Letter discussing Clay's complaints about the Antimasonic Party, who caused problems for Whig politicians campaigning in the 1840 elections.
    • Nathan Sargent from Edward Everett, February 20, 1835

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Ritner, Joseph, 1780-1869; Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852; Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850; Whig Party (U.S.); Antimasonic Party; United States--Politics and government--19th century;...
    • Letter discussing elections in Vermont, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania, and Antimason Party activity.
    • Nathan Sargent from Henry Clay, April 16, 1849

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees
    • Handwritten copy, by Sargent, of a letter from Henry Clay expressing his desire to see Sargent appointed to public office.
    • Nathan Sargent from John M. Clayton, January 17, 1853

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866; Downs, Solomon W. (Solomon Weathersbee), 1801-1854; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials...
    • Letter ridiculing Sen. Lewis Cass of Michigan for a lack of geographic knowledge. He also discusses disagreements with other senators over Central America.
    • Nathan Sargent from John M. Clayton, August 2, 1843

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Tyler, John, 1790-1862; Sergeant, John, 1779-1852; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials...
    • Letter expressing Clayton's doubts that some Whigs will not vote in the upcoming election. He also discusses his choice for Vice President, and party disenchantment over Virginia and Massachusetts's plurality of national offices.
    • Nathan Sargent from John M. Clayton, March 25, 1844

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874; Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836; Clinton, George, 1739-1812; Tompkins, Daniel D., 1774-1825; Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862; Sergeant, John, 1779-1852;...
    • Letter discussing a debate Clayton had with a friend over the representation of New England states in the offices of President and Vice President. He also discusses possible candidates and retells a racy story.
    • Nathan Sargent from J. F. Simmons

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees
    • Letter expressing support of Sargent's appointment as Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives, and discussing the upcoming presidential election in 1850.
    • Nathan Sargent from John M. Clayton, March 14, 1844

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees
    • Letter requesting Sargent's advice on the possible nomination of John M. Clayton for a cabinet position.
    • Nathan Sargent from John M. Clayton, June 1, 1855

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Whig Party (U.S.); Democratic Party (U.S.); American Party; American Party; United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees;...
    • Letter expressing Clayton's anger that opponents of Sargent engaged in a “vile trick to dispute your election.” Clayton also urges Sargent to call a meeting of the Know-Nothing Party.

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