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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 4, part 2: John Tyler   By: (1843-1914)

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In "A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 4, part 2: John Tyler," James D. Richardson provides readers with a comprehensive look at the presidency of John Tyler. The book is well-organized and meticulously researched, offering a detailed account of Tyler's time in office.

Richardson does a thorough job of presenting Tyler's speeches, letters, and other official communications, allowing readers to gain insight into his policies and decision-making process. The book also includes historical context and analysis, making it a valuable resource for those interested in American history.

Overall, "A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 4, part 2: John Tyler" is a well-written and informative work that sheds light on an often overlooked president. Richardson's dedication to preserving these important documents is evident throughout the book, making it a must-read for anyone interested in learning more about John Tyler's presidency.

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John Tyler

April 4, 1841, to March 4, 1845

John Tyler

JOHN TYLER, second son of Judge John Tyler, governor of Virginia from 1808 to 1811, and Mary Armistead, was born at Greenway, Charles City County, Va., March 29, 1790. He was graduated at William and Mary College in 1807. At college he showed a strong interest in ancient history; was also fond of poetry and music, and was a skillful performer on the violin. In 1809 he was admitted to the bar, and had already begun to obtain a good practice when he was elected to the legislature. Took his seat in that body in December, 1811. Was here a firm supporter of Mr. Madison's Administration; and the war with Great Britain, which soon followed, afforded him an opportunity to become conspicuous as a forcible and persuasive orator. March 29, 1813, he married Letitia, daughter of Robert Christian, and a few weeks afterwards was called into the field at the head of a company of militia to take part in the defense of Richmond, threatened by the British. This military service lasted but a month. He was reelected to the legislature annually until, in November, 1816, he was chosen to fill a vacancy in the United States House of Representatives. Was reelected to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses... Continue reading book >>

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