1831. A two-page autograph letter, in Clay's hand, addressed to a prominent supporter in Kentucky. Two autograph pages, with integral address leaf. Signed "H. Clay" on signature line. Light plus age-toning overall, folded for mailing. Some light creasing to address leaf. Condition: Very Good Plus; Dimensions: 8" x 10”.
Signature Belonging To: Clay, Henry Date: September 17, 1831 Addressed To: Beatty, Adam Henry Clay was, at this time, running for Senate—and was a year away from making a third run for the Presidency. This letter is largely concerned with contemporary political analysis (levels of support for Jackson, Clay's electoral prospects, etc). Makes mention of Clay ally John Crittenden. Adam Beatty (1777 - 1858), like Clay, was born in Virginia before moving to Kentucky. He served as a circuit court judge and in the state legislature. He later became a prominent member of Clay's Whig Party.