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Wells, John G. (John Gaylord), 1821-1880
'Secession! Peaceable secession!'
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 x 5 1/2 in. Portrait of Daniel Webster. Yellow-colored envelope with black ink. Image on left side. Printed below image: 'Secession! Peaceable secession: / Sir, your eyes and mine ate never / destined to see that miracle.' - Webster in the U. S. Senate, March 7, 1850.' Printed vertically at left of portrait: 'J. G. Wells, cor. Park Row and Beekman Street, N. Y.'
Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 - October 24, 1852) was a prominent U.S. Senator and a popular member of the Whig party. People knew him for his power of oratory and spirited speeches on topics such as nationalism. About the Creator: John Gaylord Wells is likely the author of Every Man His Own Lawyer and Business Form Book: A Complete Guide in All Matters of Law and Business Negotiations, for Every State in the Union (New York: Robert Macoy, 1875).
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852PoliticiansSpeeches, addresses, etc
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