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Manuscript/Mixed Material Letter from Henry W. Hilliard to Benjamin Harrison, March 5, 1889.

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Title

  • Letter from Henry W. Hilliard to Benjamin Harrison, March 5, 1889.

Names

  • Hilliard, Henry W. (Henry Washington), 1808-1892 (Author)

Created / Published

  • March 5, 1889

Headings

  • -  Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901
  • -  Letter

Genre

  • Letter.

Notes

  • -  Forms part of Benjamin Harrison papers, 1780-1948; for additional information, see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms009029
  • -  Henry Washington Hilliard (1808-1892) had a long and varied career as professor, minister, newspaper owner and editor, congressman from Alabama, and diplomat to Belgium and Brazil. Born and raised in the South, he supported and raised troops for the Confederacy yet, later in life, became a staunch abolitionist. In praising President Benjamin Harrison's inaugural address in this letter, Hilliard recalls being a young Whig politician who supported the President's grandfather, William Henry Harrison, saying: "Your words awaken the enthusiasm of my earlier years when led by your illustrious ancestor I took part in the struggle that won the first victory for the Whig party, and inspire the hope that we are about to enter upon a period that shall rival the prosperity and glory of the best days of the Republic."
  • -  Letter from Henry W. Hilliard to Benjamin Harrison, March 5, 1889.
  • -  Original document scanned in 1999-2000 for the former American Memory presentation “I Do Solemnly Swear”: Presidential Inaugurations (retired 2016).

Source Collection

  • Benjamin Harrison papers, 1780-1948

Repository

  • Manuscript Division

Online Format

  • image

Rights & Access

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Benjamin Harrison Papers.

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Chicago citation style:

Hilliard, Henry W. Letter from Henry W. Hilliard to Benjamin Harrison, March 5. March 5, 1889. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/pin3004/.

APA citation style:

Hilliard, H. W. (1889) Letter from Henry W. Hilliard to Benjamin Harrison, March 5. March 5. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/pin3004/.

MLA citation style:

Hilliard, Henry W. Letter from Henry W. Hilliard to Benjamin Harrison, March 5. March 5, 1889. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/pin3004/>.