Manuscript/Mixed Material Letter from S. S. Southworth to James K. Polk, March 5, 1845.

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Title
Letter from S. S. Southworth to James K. Polk, March 5, 1845.
Contributor Names
Southworth, S. S. (Author)
Created / Published
March 5, 1845
Subject Headings
-  Polk, James K., 1795-1849
-  Letter
Genre
Letter.
Notes
-  Forms part of James K. Polk papers, 1775-1891; for additional information, see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms009178
-  Southworth, a friend of President Polk, writes from New York and offers the president congratulations on his inaugural address, saying: "We received, in this city, last night the statesmanlike, dignified, and eloquent address you delivered to the American People, yesterday, on the occasion of your Inauguration. The Address reflects the highest honor, on your talents, and character, and will be acceptable to all of that portion of your countrymen, where good will or applause, is worth possessing. It was read here, by thousands last night; and I heard not one discontent voice, saving and excepting the murmurs that were indulged by one or two [eminent?], and deeply disappointed whigs--men who can never see anything aright--till Mr Clay, and his mad-cap doctrines succeed."
-  Letter from S. S. Southworth to James K. Polk, March 5, 1845.
-  Original document scanned in 1999-2000 for the former American Memory presentation “I Do Solemnly Swear”: Presidential Inaugurations (retired 2016).
Source Collection
James K. Polk papers, 1775-1891
Repository
Manuscript Division
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Southworth, S. S. Letter from S. S. Southworth to James K. Polk, March 5, 1845. March 5, 1845. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/pin1606/. (Accessed October 18, 2017.)

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Southworth, S. S. (1845) Letter from S. S. Southworth to James K. Polk, March 5, 1845. March 5. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/pin1606/.

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Southworth, S. S. Letter from S. S. Southworth to James K. Polk, March 5, 1845. March 5, 1845. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/pin1606/>.