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Armstrong, John (1758-1843) to David Buel

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01221.02 Author/Creator: Armstrong, John (1758-1843) Place Written: Red Hook, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 December 1830 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 21 x 30 cm.

Summary of Content: Thanks Judge Buel for a packet of books he sent. Discusses a publication by Buel's brother that proves a conspiracy to defraud the revenue. Remarks that the distress of Buel's brother has impaired his judgment though and "made his story highly excentric." Addressed to Buel "near Albany."

Background Information: Armstrong was U.S. minister to France and Secretary of War in the cabinet of President Madison.

People: Armstrong, John, Jr., 1758-1843
Buel, David, 1784-1860

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Mental HealthForgery and FraudTaxes or TaxationFinanceLawCriminals and OutlawsLibrary

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