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SAMUEL AUGUSTUS FOOTE (1780-1846)
SAMUEL AUGUSTUS FOOTE (1780-1846) 
Known for Famous "Foot Resolution" was Governor of Connecticut, US Congressman

Governor of Connecticut, US Congressman. His "Foote Resolution" in Congress in 1829 sparked Daniel Webster to remark "Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever," as the resolution was debated, igniting the famous Hayne-Webster Debate on the nature of the Federal Union. Three-page manuscript letter in Foote's hand to an unknown correspondent from Connecticut. Fantastic and important content concerning ongoing issues of Federal land policy, a very hot topic as Western expansion and settlement was beginning to boom. He makes particular mention of the reverberations of the recently passed Missouri Compromise. "The Missouri Question seems now to engross public attention, & will probably soon engage the attention of Congress & I fear not only engross the attention, but consume too much of this short session." A rare find, offering an insider's glimpse into the political turmoil in the Congress as lines began to be drawn between slave and free states, along the road to civil war. $550.00*


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