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Daniel Webster Recommends Paul Jennings (June 23, 1851)

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Daniel Webster Recommends Paul Jennings
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In a note dated June 23, 1851, U.S. secretary of state Daniel Webster recommends Paul Jennings for employment. Jennings was a former slave who served James Madison and his wife, Dolley Madison.

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Paul Jennings was a servant in our house, for a considerable time. We think him very honest, faithful & sober; & a competent dining room servant. Formerly he

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Daniel Webster Recommends Paul Jennings

was body servant to Mr. Madison.

Daniel Webster

June 23.1851

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APA Citation:
Webster, Daniel. Daniel Webster Recommends Paul Jennings (June 23, 1851). (2020, December 07). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/daniel-webster-recommends-paul-jennings-june-23-1851.
MLA Citation:
Webster, Daniel. "Daniel Webster Recommends Paul Jennings (June 23, 1851)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (07 Dec. 2020). Web. 26 Feb. 2021
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