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Papers concerned principally with elections in the 25th Congressional District of New York (Cayuga County) in 1850; Morgan's platform included high protectionism, free soil, and the repeal of the Fugitive Slave Law; he was defeated by Thomas Y. How, the Loco-Foco candidate. Includes material on the Whig nominating convention in Homer, details of the campaign, and Morgan's defeat. Also, material relating to Cornell University and to Wells College and Aurora, New York; later papers deal with state and national politics and the 1852 elections. Also includes letters from Horace Greeley, William Seward, Ezra Cornell, Edward Selkreg, Joseph Esty, Henry Morghan, and local politicians.

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