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My Sunday Afternoon- Transcribing an 1845 Letter

| January 2, 2011

Here’s an example of how I have spent my New Year’s weekend: transcribing documents such as this 1845 letter discussing outgoing President Tyler and incoming President Polk,  written to Adam J Glossbrenner, who’d just been hired by the office of the Clerk of the US House of Representatives. This is the first of four pages: […]