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    New England Governors & Politicians Autograph Collection consisting of approximately 45 letters and documents from 1776 to 1900. Many letters boast exceptional content on suffragettes, Whig party positioning, and Federalist activity including letters from noteworthys such as Henry Cabot Lodge, Christopher Gore, Wm Ellsworth, Edwards Pierrepont, John Davis, Jonathan Andrew, Alexander Rice, James Sullivan, W Murray Crane, Wm Barrell, Charles Chauncey, Benj. Huntington, J. Ingersoll, Joseph Russell, H.P. Tuttle, Ralph Metcalf, Col. Paul Wentworth, Gordon Woodbury, Oliver Whipple, and Samuel Bell. Samples include a letter of transmittal regarding the approved resolution to the U.S. Constitution (Titles of Nobility act) to the governor of Georgia. from the governor of New Hampshire, and an outstanding letter from Charles Atherton, creator of the "Atherton Gag", a passed resolution that prohibited Congress from "discussing the Abolition of Slavery, or the topic of slavery and set them beyond the powers and jurisdiction of Congress." Atherton writes in part: "We are still in Committee on the Independent Treasury...The Whigs determined to talk about it forever...The Federalist would be glad to destroy the bill by talking so long that summer would elapse...but our party is firm and we are determined. Our news is good especially from the west where the Whigs boast they will carry everything. Our friends from Ohio seem perfectly confident that they will carry that State...The tide is eventually rising through the country in favor of Democracy...The Drunken, Cider & Brandy rolling in the gutters, bawling like maniac's in the street strike a blow at the right of suffrage... If bunk aristocracy can prevail, the next thing of them to say is...of what use is it to vote at all". Many more worthy items. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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