Manuscript/Mixed Material Letter from R. I. Ingersoll to James K. Polk, March 5, 1845.

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Title
Letter from R. I. Ingersoll to James K. Polk, March 5, 1845.
Contributor Names
Ingersoll, R. I. (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
-  Ralph Isaacs Ingersoll (1789-1872), a representative from Connecticut and future minister to Russia under President Polk, writes in this letter to President Polk that he has "read and re-read your inaugural address with so much satisfaction that I cannot refrain from congratulating you upon it. It does your head and heart infinite honor. Not a sentiment, or a word would I alter if I had the power. I have this morning been among friends and opponents--and the sentiments every where expressed would be most gratifying to you could you hear them. Our political friends with one voice approve--warmly approve--and our political opponents the more candid portion of them, speak of it as a document that owes you great credit."
-  Letter from R. I. Ingersoll 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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Ingersoll, R. I. Letter from R. I. Ingersoll to James K. Polk, March 5. March 5, 1845. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/pin1605/.

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Ingersoll, R. I. (1845) Letter from R. I. Ingersoll to James K. Polk, March 5. March 5. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/pin1605/.

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Ingersoll, R. I. Letter from R. I. Ingersoll to James K. Polk, March 5. March 5, 1845. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/pin1605/>.