Letter from Joseph Trumbull to James Lanman

Letter from Joseph Trumbull to James Lanman
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March 9, 1840

Representative Joseph Trumbull writes former Senator James Lanman to discuss the political situation in the United States Congress as well as James Buchanan's political views. The "House [of Representatives] is a perfect Bedlam and the Senate seems to me to have degenerated," as Trumbull explains. Trumbull also mentions Senator John Davis, Senator Robert J. Walker, and comments on the nullifier plot to control the "money power." In addition, Trumbull notes that some have high hopes for William Harrison and the Whigs in the Presidential Election of 1840. Transcript included.

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Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr