Henry Clay letter to [Nath.] Hart, Esq.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Henry Clay letter to [Nath.] Hart, Esq.
Date
1817 Feb. 14
Creator
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Subjects
Families--Kentucky--History--19th century.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie L.B. Henningsen
Preferred Citation
2011MS085 : [identification of item], Henry Clay letter to [Nath.] Hart, Esq., 1817 Feb. 14, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Born in Virginia, Clay studied law before moving to Lexington, Kentucky in 1797. In Kentucky, Clay became a prominent spokesman for the West. He was a member (1803-1806) and Speaker (1807-1810) of the Kentucky legislature and represented Kentucky as a United States Senator (1806-1807, 1810-1811, 1831-1842, and 1849-1852) and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1811-1814, 1815-1821, and 1823-1824). During all but one of his years of service in the House of Representatives, he served as Speaker. Clay also became John Quincy Adams' Secretary of State (1825-1829) after an unsuccessful campaign for the Presidency (1824) as the Whig Party candidate. His efforts to avoid dissolution of the Union over the slavery issue included the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Compromise of 1850.
Scope and Content
The Henry Clay letter to [Nath.] Hart, Esq. is a letter of introduction for Mr. Knight, a tutor, to [Nath.] Hart, Jr.

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