Archive Record

Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2011.036.016
Collection Crutchfield letters Collection
Description A letter written to William Crutchfield from John H. Lumpkin. He states that he has enclosed a draft for $100 drawn by the Exchange Bank of Corcoran & Riggs, which is not included in the collection. Lumpkin then continues to update Crutchfield on the health of his sister and family and informs him on the discussions of Congress. The "Tariff" That Lumpkin mentions is perhaps the Walker Tariff, also known as the Tariff of 1846, which lowered the high tariffs enacted by the Black Tariff in 1842 and stimulated overall trade, especially with Britain. The lowering of the tariff in 1846 bred peace between the United States and Britain that that been disrupted by the dispute over Oregon's boundary. This is why Lumpkin states that "The prospect of a war in England is now looked upon here as very remote." He then concludes with brief a report of foreign policy regarding Mexico.
Date 1846
Dates of Creation May 5, 1846
Extent of Description 8.25" x 10.00", 2 pages
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Accession number 2011.036