• Call Number: COTSEN1_c96
    Container: Box 1, Folder 13

To "Smith"

4.0 pages

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Collection Creator: Chrystie, Mary A., 1825-1842.

Dates: 1817 December 13.

Located In: Box 1, Folder 13

Extent: 4.0 pages

Dimensions: 24 x 39 cm

Physical Description:

One sheet folded in half.

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.


December 13, 1817 (with appended entries from 14 and 17 December), New York; from Albert Chrystie, Mary Chrystie's father, to "Smith." A very interesting letter in which Mr. Chrystie writes to his friend Smith who appears to be a member of (or in some way affiliated) with the British Parliament; Mr. Chrystie discusses the relative merits of those in politics and whether their elevation above "us plebians" is just; he reviews the state of politics in Washington and "the high sense we entertain now adays of our own importance as a nation"; he describes his studies, mentions mutual friends, requests a copy of a book ("a handsome edition of Lavater(?)") and describes some orations he has recently seen.

Preferred Citation

To "Smith"; 1817 December 13; Mary Chrystie Papers, Box 1, Folder 13; , Princeton University Library.

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