Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster (1782-1852) was born 18 Jan. 1782 in Salisbury, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. He was the son of Ebenezer Webster and Abigail Eastman. He married Grace Fletcher on 24 Jun. 1808 in Salisbury; widowed. He married Caroline LeRoy on 12 Dec. 1829 in New York. He died 24 Oct. 1852 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He was one of the eminent men for whom Wilford Woodruff initiated proxy temple ordinance work in Aug. 1877.


Daniel Webster (9CWT-MT3), "Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 5 Feb. 2022). Daniel Webster, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/Daniel-Webster, accessed 4 Feb. 2022). Daniel Webster, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/daniel-webster, accessed 4 Feb. 2022).

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    in this land viz that of the Elders Bringing letters in quantities to this country which is involving us in much trouble expence & difficulty as their is £5 pounds fine upon all letters either sealed or unsealed brought to England except in Ship Bags so any that bring letters should put them into the hands of the captain, ((except it may be some private letters to us can be sent by confidential friends can be brought to us when they first come ashore)) see Elder Taylors letter. I wrote you three letters ...
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    Aug 21 1877 Robert Treat Painee Samuel Huntington Elbridge Gerry William Williams Stephen Hopkins Oliver Woolcott William Ellery Mathew Thornton Roger Sherman. Baptized for the following Eminent Men Daniel Webster Edward Gibbon Washington Irving David Garrick Michael Faraday Sir Joshua Reynolds William Makepeace Thackerey ...
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    Washington March 5th 1850 Dear Sir It is no doubt interesting to you to be posted up upon all the inns & outs at Washington. But things have been so long [stemeatipell] & stood static Quo that But little knews appears however things seems to be coming to a head & the Big thunder has been near all spent except Websters that will be heard on Tursday next & then I look for a comp romis of some sort. My opinion is that ...
    March 5, 1850
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    month, exerting his influence in our behalf. Do not be surprised to learn that this Union may be shaken to its centre before the close of the present session. The South is determined that the "vexed question" of slavery shall be disposed of, and in their own way, and the North seem equally determin- ed not to yield an inch. One Southern ^Senator^ said to me not long since "ninety nine to one but the Union will be disolved" Another Southern Senator told me that just before New Year that this question was now to ...