Title:Bank of United States receipts, 1822-1838
Creator/Contributor:Bank of the United States (1816-1836), creator
Creator/Contributor:Clay, Henry, 1777-1852
Creator/Contributor:Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850
Creator/Contributor:Vaughan, Charles Richard, 1774-1849
Three receipts from the Bank of the United States. The first one dated December 24, 1822 from Washington, D.C. is $343.55
paid to and signed by Senator John C. Calhoun from Thomas March & Co. The second receipt is dated January 6, 1827 for $602,480.00
from Charles Richard Vaughan, his Britanick Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary & Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States
of America, to the Secretary of State, Henry Clay; it is signed by both men. The third receipt, dated July 24, 1838 from the
Philadelphia branch, is for 250 pounds sterling, signatures illegible.
Subject:n-us-dc -- n-us-pa
Bank of the United States (1816-1836)
Bank of the United States (Pennsylvania : 1836-1841)
Murray, Draper, Fairman & Co.
Draper, Toppan, Longacre & Co.
Banks and banking -- Washington (D.C.)
Banks and banking -- Pennsylvania
Bank of United States receipts, 1822-1838, BANC MSS 2010/304, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Henry Clay, born on April 12, 1777, was an American lawyer, politician, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both
the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He served three non-consecutive terms as Speaker of the House of Representatives
and was also Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829. He helped negotiations for the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812,
and the Compromises of 1820 and 1850. Clay unsuccessfully ran for president in 1824, 1832, and 1844. He died in Washington,
D.C. on June 29, 1852.
John Caldwell Calhoun, born on March 18, 1782, was an American politician and political theorist during the first half of
the 19th century. Hailing from South Carolina, Calhoun began his political career as a nationalist, modernizer, and proponent
of a strong national government and protective tariffs. After 1830, his views evolved and he became a greater proponent of
states' rights, limited government, nullification and free trade; as he saw these means as the only way to preserve the Union.
He is best known for his intense and original defense of slavery as a positive good, his distrust of majoritarianism, and
for pointing the South toward secession from the Union. He served as vice president under Quincy Adams and Jackson, among
other government positions. He died on March 31, 1850 in Washington, D.C.
Charles Richard Vaughan was a British diplomat born on December 20, 1774 He was appointed envoy-extraordinary and minister-plenipotentiary
to the United States in 1825, and on 23 March, he was appointed to the Privy Council. Between 11 July and 13 August 1826,
he travelled nearly 1800 miles in the United States; three years later he accomplished another long tour. From 1831 to 1833
he was on leave of absence in England, and during this time had a personal conference with the king on American affairs. He
died in London, England on June 15, 1849.
BANC MSS 2010/304
Origin:District of Columbia