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Catalog Number S1522
Title Constitution of the Portsmouth Clay Club
Object Name Records
Scope & Content Scanned copy - not original - from American Antiquarian Society: "Constitution of the Portsmouth Clay Club."

The Clay Club was a Whig association and took its name from Henry Clay, who, with others, called themselves National Republicans - based on their vision of the United States as nation while others saw it as a confederation of states - taking strong national measures like building inter-state roads. They came to be called Whigs, implying that the Jacksonians were Tories, in favor of "King" Andrew.
Collection Constitution of the Portsmouth Clay Club
Date ca. 1850