National Historical Publications & Records Commission

The Papers of Daniel Webster

Dartmouth College

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A selective edition of the papers of Daniel Webster (1782 –1852, the statesman who represented New Hampshire (1813–1817) and Massachusetts (1823–1827) in the United States House of Representatives; served as a Senator from Massachusetts (1827–1841, 1845–1850); and was the United States Secretary of State under Presidents William Henry Harrison, John Tyler , and Millard Fillmore. Webster also sought the Whig Party nomination for President in 1836, 1840, and 1852. Webster was one of the most highly regarded courtroom lawyers of the era. He shaped several key U.S. Supreme Court cases that established important constitutional precedents and bolstered the authority of the federal government. A comprehensive microfilm edition of the papers (1798–1852) is also complete. 41 reels, 175-page guide

Complete in a 15-volume edition.


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Daniel Webster by Adrian S. Lamb, 1958, Courtesy U.S. Senate




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