EDWARD EVERETT, MASSACHUSETTS MEMBER OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO ALEXANDER PORTER, JR., DISCUSSING SLAVERY AND THE “SUGAR CULTURE” OF LOUISIANA, WASHINGTON, D.C., 16 DECEMBER 1829.Est. $1,000-$1,500
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Edward Everett (1794-1865), a Whig politician who served as Governor of Massachusetts, President of Harvard University, Secretary of State and a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, writing to Porter about a protective sugar tariff and the importance of sugar cultivation to the value of slave property across slaveholding states. He inquires about comparative prices for slaves and asks for insight into the effect of restraints on the introduction of slaves in a state. Ink on paper, 2 pp., sheet folded to 9 ½ x 8 inches.