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Letter, 1844

 File — Folder: 1

Scope and Content

From the Collection:

This collection consists of a letter from Elias G. Drake of New York City to Virginia Senator William Segar Archer. Writing on June 28, 1844, Drake comments on their shared interest in the success of the fledgling American Republican Party (later to become the Native American Party, or "Know Nothings"). Drake expresses concern that "some aspiring individuals who pretend to belong to the American Party" favor the candidacies of separate tickets for Congress and state legislatures in the upcoming election, which Drake believes will harm the candidacy of Henry Clay and the American Republican Party; he asks for Archer's views on the matter. Written on the reverse of Drake's letter is a letter from a writer who appears to have signed "Git Mould" (undoubtedly a pseudonym), requesting Archer to persuade others in his party to abstain from making nominations, to prevent a Democratic victory in the upcoming elections.


  • 1844


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

The materials in the collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to research.


From the Collection: 0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US