Henry Clay letter to Major William K. Wall : autograph manuscript signed,

Descriptive Summary

Title
Henry Clay letter to Major William K. Wall : autograph manuscript signed,
Date
2 September 1842
Creator
Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Subjects
Land titles--Kentucky.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Katie L.B. Henningsen
Preferred Citation
2011MS021 : [identification of item], Henry Clay letter to Major William K. Wall : autograph manuscript signed, 2 September 1842, 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
Henry Clay writes that a deed for land is to be issued when payment from the purchaser, Samuel Holmes, is received. The bottom of the document contains a note from Clay's son, James, dated 21 September 1848 for monies received.

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