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OUTSTANDING HENRY CLAY AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT STATING HIS POSITION IN THE POLITICAL SCANDAL THAT HAD HIM DENYING CHARGES THAT HE MADE A DEAL WITH JOHN QUINCY ADAMS TO MAKE HIM SECRETARY OF STATE, IF HE BACKED ADAMS, FOR PRESIDENT IN THE 1824 ELECTION

CLAY, HENRY.  (1777-1852).  American statesman; represented Kentucky in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives;  Speaker of the House;  Secretary of State, in John Quincy Adams administration;  received electoral votes for President in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections; helped establish the National Republican Party and the Whig Party;  for his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the nickname: “the Great Compromiser”.   Superb, and Important Autograph Notes Signed: “Mr. Clay” in the body of the document.   1 ½ closely written pages, quarto.   No place, no date.  [Washington, D.C.  —  also docketed ‘February 4, 1824’ on verso]. 

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