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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2011.036.012
Collection Crutchfield letters Collection
Description A letter from John H. Lumpkin in Washington City to William Crutchfield expressing his joy for William's decision to marry. Lumpkin also mentions the "Oregon Question" as a point of discussion in Congress. The "Joint Convention of 1827" Lumpkin mentions was an agreement renewed between the United States and Great Britain to jointly occupy Oregon. By the time this letter was written, Congress had repealed the agreement. This letter was written amidst the debate, yet in June of 1846, Congress would establish the border of Oregon at the 49th parallel.
Date 1846
Dates of Creation January 8, 1846
Extent of Description 8.00" x 10.00"; 2 pages
Additional File Click here to view the transcription.
Accession number 2011.036