Autograph Manuscript Signed - Lewis Cass Granger. Speech at Jefferson College, Canonsburg, PA, January 16, 1838 - "The Influence of American Liberty upon the Nations of Europe."

By: Granger, Lewis Cass

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Manuscript handwritten in black ink on beige paper and signed by Lewis Cass Granger. Datelined January 16, 1838 in Canonsburg, PA. 8" x 10." Four pages. Letter and handwriting are very clean and intact. Some splitting at the center horizontal fold line but text is still legible. This speech was given by Lewis Cass Granger at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, PA to students and citizens. Granger graduated from Jefferson College that same year in 1838. Jefferson College merged with Washington College to become Washington and Jefferson (W & J) College in 1865. W & J is still located at Washington College's original location in Washington, PA, and is open to this day as a private liberal arts college. Lewis Cass Granger (1819-1890) was an American lawyer, minister, and politician. Originally from Ohio, he and his family came to California by wagon train in 1850. He settled in Los Angeles and served as county attorney, city councilman, and city attorney between 1851 and 1856. In 1857, Granger moved to Oroville. He represented that area as an assemblyman in the state legislature for two sessions, 1883-1884 and 1887. The Letters of Lewis Granger was published by the Huntington Library in 1959. This speech has a philosophical bent and compares American government with other forms of government in Europe. Granger talks about principles valued in the United States, such as happiness and freedom, and how government is necessary but must be effectively and carefully constructed so as to uphold those principles.