Description[Presidential Election of 1844] Group of Five Letters all dated between January 13, 1843, and July 29, 1843, with topics on the upcoming presidential election and the possible candidacy of Supreme Court Associate Justice John McLean. All are near fine to fine.
These letters contain significant information on the political environment before the 1844 presidential election which Tennessean James K. Polk won. For example, in a letter written by John Hayword to Justice McLean, Hayword, annoyed that a request has been ignored by Secretary of State Daniel Webster, tries to convince McLean that he has a reasonable chance of winning the Whig presidential nomination: "I would like to ask him [Daniel Webster] why no notice was ever taken of the letter I wrote him at his own request. . . . he had nothing to give. . . . I think you mistake in saying that Mr. [Henry] Clay has a larger majority of the Whig politicians in his favour. It certainly is not the case in this part of the country [Boston]. Nor do I know any reason why N. England should feel any particular partiality for him. On the contrary your name is mentioned in all quarters, & always by Whigs & influential ones too, as the one under which they mean to rally in the coming contest." About McLean's chances of winning western states, McLean's nephew William Blair writes, "Clay cannot succeed and that Judge McLean would take the whole west."
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