1849 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT STATEMENT OF MR. MYERS DETAILING THE MOOD OF THE PEOPLE AND THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY AND POLITICS BY A BUSY TAVERN OWNER, LAND HOLDER AND MASON FROM GEORGETOWN IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA2093
On offer is a fascinating pre Civil War era handwritten statement given by a Mr. Myers, likely John Myers, of the Georgetown section of the District of Columbia. He was a tavern owner, land owner and Mason from Georgetown. Economic and political conditions are discussed in the statement. The two page, on one leaf, 54 line, 1849 testament begins: "Mr. Myers was here and gave his statement. Geo. Town seems to be more depressed than ever all accts from there state it to be extremely dull…" The unknown writer goes on to note from Myers oral statement that the Tavern now rents for $250…$50 less than last year…work continues on the Canal…mentions the issue of South Carolina, Calhoun and Nullification, one of several volatile political issues of the mid 1830s Jacksonian period. The question of State Banks is also mentioned in this document. Geographical locals mentioned include Georgetown, Harpers Ferry, Point of Rocks (a point where a bridge over the Potomac River connects Maryland and Virginia.) and Williamsport. The conflict between canals and railroads is mentioned. Chips, tears some stains and ink smudge but legible and complete and overall Fair.
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