Letter from Andrew Boden to John Boyle

Letter from Andrew Boden to John Boyle
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February 13, 1824

Former Pennsylvania Representative Andrew Boden asks John Boyle, an attorney at the US Navy Office in Washington, to “procure for me” a copy of “the secret minutes of the convention, which framed the U. S. constitution.” As a member of Congress in 1818 when that body approved a resolution to publish those minutes, Boden explains that he is “entitled to” a copy. In addition, Boden comments on the upcoming 1824 Presidential election. “The Presidential question is considerably agitated here” in Carlisle and, as Boden notes, “[Andrew] Jackson is the most prominent candidate.” Transcript included.

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Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr