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Matthew Lyon Letter, 1811 May 12

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Title

Matthew Lyon Letter

Date

1811 May 12

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Matthew Lyon Letter, 1811 May 12, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

1 item

Scope and Content

Revolutionary War veteran, U.S. congressman from Vt. and Ky. Lyon writes to secretary of state James Monroe a fourteen page letter in which he congratulates him on his appointment, discusses political issues at length, expresses his disapproval of president James Madison, and asks that the government purchase the Indian lands in western Ky

Subjects

  • Lyon, Matthew, 1749-1822-- Correspondence.
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836.
  • Monroe, James, 1758-1831-- Correspondence.
  • Jackson Purchase (Ky.)-- History-- Sources.
  • United States-- History-- War of 1812-- Sources.
  • United States-- Politics and government-- 1809-1817-- Sources.

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