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    • 1825
    • February 26, 1825 (8 pages). Handwritten draft of a Circular which Reynolds wrote to be printed for distribution to his constituents in Tennessee. The Library of Congress has two copies of the 3-page printed version of this circular which have been...


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    • 1843
    • January 4, 1843 (1 page). Letter from Thomas Hart Benton, presumably to Reynolds. The son-in-law Benton mentions was John Charles Fremont, and the expedition to which he alludes was Fremont's summer expedition in 1842 to the Wind River chain of the...


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    • 1824
    • March 15, 1824 (1 page). Letter from Secretary of War John C. Calhoun to Reynolds regarding an Army contractor, W. Orr, and his estate's bill for services.


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    • 1845
    • July 11, 1845 (1 page). Letter from Henry Clay to Reynolds.


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    • 1846
    • February 15, 1846 (1 page). Letter from Lucien Bonaparte Chase to James B. Reynolds. Like Reynolds, Chase lived in Clarksville, Tennessee. He was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849).


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    • 1819
    • October 10, 1819 (3 pages). Letter from Thomas Hart Benton to Reynolds extolling the benefits of living in Missiouri. The verso of page 3 contains the mailing information, showing an October 24, 1819 postmark 'by Nashville Post Office' and...


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    • 1841
    • September 10, 1841 (3 pages). Letter from Tennessee Congressman Cave Johnson to Reynolds. The reverse has a red postmark 'Washington City.' Apparently in reply to a request from Reynolds for a position, Johnson bemoans the Whigs and tells of...


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    • 1843
    • January 8, 1843 (3 pages). Letter from Congressman Cave Johnson, presumably to Reynolds. Johnson describes candidly his view of current politicians. The Locofocos mentioned were a faction of the Democratic Party. Johnson also describes the debate...


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    • 1820
    • March 22, 1820 (1 page). Letter from then Secretary of War John C. Calhoun to Reynolds in response to Reynold's request for a copy of a letter from Mr. Steele (not further identified). It relates to a road from Reynoldsburgh which was to go through...


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    • 1842
    • August 12, 1842 (2 pages). Letter from Robert L. Caruthers, presumably to Reynolds. Caruthers was a Whig Congressman from Tennessee in the 27th Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843). The first paragraph refers to Secretary of State Daniel...


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    • 1851
    • January 31, 1851 (1 page). Letter from Secretary of State Daniel Webster to Reynolds in regard to Reynold's request for assistance in obtaining the release of Cyrus B. Patterson who was being held in Panama. The text of the letter appears to have...


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    • 1824
    • December 20, 1824 (8 pages). Letter from Mrs. Stephen Decatur (Susan Decatur) to Reynolds as part of her efforts to obtain prize money she felt had been due to her late husband, Commodore Decatur who had died in 1820, and his men who captured the...


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    • 1848
    • September 6, 1848 (1 page). Letter from Henry Clay to Reynolds. Clay writes of the June 1848 Whig Convention in Philadelphia. Clay had announced his candidacy for the presidential nomination in April 1848, but the convention nominated Gen. Zachary...


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    • 1816
    • October 10, 1816 (1 page). Letter from Thomas Hart Benton to Reynolds, then a Republican Congressman from Tennessee. The 'Mr. Scott' mentioned in the letter is John Scott, who presented credentials as a Delegate-elect to the Fourteenth Congress...

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