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Henry S. Gunckel is serving as a member of the Ohio State House of Representatives (from Montgomery County) at the time this letter was written. He describes in great detail the Whig Convention of November 22, 1844, at which Mordecai Bartley was nominated as candidate for governor of Ohio. He also discusses serious banking issues being discussed at the time. Abstract Number - 223
Ohio History; Mordecai Bartley; Whigs; Banking
Gunckel, Henry S., "Letter from Henry S. Gunckel to James B. Finley" (1844). Finley Letters. 222.