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Title:[Letter] 1844 Jan. 21, Columbia, Tennessee [to Mr.] Hogan [and Mr.] Heiss, Nashville, Tennessee / James K. Polk : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Polk, James K.

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Date: January 21, 1844
Extent: 1p
Summary:This is a letter from James K. Polk to Mr Hogan and Mr Heiss, dated January 21, 1844. Polk is questioning why his name appears above Martin Van Buren's in the Union newspaper. Polk believes that Van Buren will be the Democratic candidate for president no himself.
Collection:Heiss Papers

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Columbia Jany [January] 21st 1844-
[added: Private]Gentleman:

I neglected when I was at Nashville to suggest to you the propriety of placing Mr Van-Buren 's name at the Head of your column in your paper, as well mine__ it is now certain that Mr Van-Buren will be the candidate,__ and some of my friends out of the state__ do not understand- why it is, that my name is at the head of the column of the Union & Mr Van-Buren's is not. Some of my opponents- or rather some of those who urge the nomination of another for the Vice Presidency,- are attempting, to use the fact that Van-Buren's name has not been hoisted in your paper to my prejudice. If you see no objections therefore- I hope you will run-up his name__ subject of course to the decision of the National Convention__

I am Very Respectfully
Your obt Sert [obedient Servant]
James K Polk ___
Messrs- Hogan & Heiss Nashville Tennessee

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