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Charles Jared Ingersoll letter on the Oregon question

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [CA 1846 Mar 3] 1
Identifier: CA 1846 Mar 3


Charles Jared Ingersoll was a Democratic senator and expansionist who wrote on the Oregon question. The collection consists of a letter on Oregon written to an unnamed correspondent on the importance of Oregon expansion, as well as an introduction to the letter by Glenn Mason.


  • 1846-1975
  • Majority of material found in 1846


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Biographical / Historical

Charles Jared Ingersoll (1782 –1862) was an American lawyer and Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Among other issues, Ingersoll wrote passionately on issues of Manifest Destiny and the "Oregon question". Along with fellow expansionists, Ingersoll argued that the United States should assert its clam to all of Oregon, from the 42nd parallel to 54-40.

In 1846, England offered the 49th parallel as a dividing line. A few weeks later, both parties signed a treaty bringing an end to the Oregon question.


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

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Guide to the Charles Jared Ingersoll Letter on the Oregon Question
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Austin Munsell and Kira B. Homo.
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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA