His paternal grandfather had been born on the UK crown dependency island of Jersey. He began to call himself Henry David after he finished college; he never petitioned to make a legal name change.
Childhood[ edit ] Henry Clay was born on April 12,at the Clay homestead in Hanover County, Virginiain a story-and-a-half frame house. It was an above-average home for a "common" Virginia planter of that time. At the time of his death, Clay's father owned more than 22 slaves, making him part of the planter class in Virginia those men who owned 20 or more slaves.
Shortly after the death of Clay's father, the British under Banastre Tarleton raided Clay's home, leaving the family in a precarious position. Henry Watkins, who was an affectionate stepfather and a successful planter. However, Clay did not follow, as Watkins secured his son temporary employment in a Richmond emporium, with the promise that Clay would receive the next available clerkship at the Virginia Court of Chancery.
One of her brothers was Nathaniel G. Hartwho later served as a captain in the War of and was killed in the Massacre of the River Raisin. Clay and his wife had eleven children six daughters and five sons: Seven of Clay's children died before him. By all six daughters had died of varying causes, two when very young, two as children, and the last two as young women: Clay's oldest son, Theodore, spent the second half of his life confined to a psychiatric hospital.
She is interred with her husband in the vault of his monument at the Lexington Cemetery. The Bluegrass Regionwith Lexington at its center, had quickly grown in the preceding decades, and had only recently stopped being under the threat of Native American raids with the end of the Northwest Indian War.
Lexington was an established town boasting the first university west of the Appalachian Mountains Transylvania University. After apprenticing himself to Kentucky attorneys such as George NicholasJohn Breckinridgeand James BrownClay established his own law practice, frequently working on debt collection and land disputes.
Letcherand Robert Todd, the future father-in-law of Abraham Lincoln. Clay and his law partner John Allen successfully defended Burr. Clay was so upset that many years later, when he met Burr again, Clay refused to shake his hand.
BiddleClay submitted the Supreme Court's first amicus curiae. Clay introduced the Hereford livestock breed to the United States. Early political career[ edit ] Clay's legal work earned him a reputation as a defender of the common man, and Clay began dabbling in politics.
The Kentucky Constitution included the direct election of public officials, but Clay's advocacy for gradual emancipation fell on deaf ears. Clay frequently opposed Felix Grundya populist firebrand who unsuccessfully sought to revoke the banking privileges of the state-owned Kentucky Insurance Company.
Clay defeated Grundy's former initiative, as well as Grundy's attempt to elect John Adair to the Senate. Clay instead backed the successful candidacy of Buckner Thrustonwho also hailed from the Bluegrass Region.
Clay also advocated for internal improvementswhich would become a consistent theme throughout his public career. The legislature first chose John Adair to complete Breckinridge's term, but he had to resign over his alleged role in the Burr Conspiracy.
Though he did not remain in Washington long, Clay won numerous friends and established a reputation as a diligent worker and an entertaining public speaker. His age did not appear to have been noticed by any other Senator, and perhaps not by Clay.William Bryant's and Henry Longfellow's use of nature towards death in poetry.
Comparison. rebirth. The reader can easily relate to this, whether it be comforting or disturbing.
Two authors, Henry Longfellow and William Bryant express their attitudes and feelings about nature in similar way the Tide Falls". William Bryant’s and Henry Longfellow’s Essay Sample. Nature is commonly used throughout the Romantic period.
Romantic poets looked to nature as a way to show lessons, such as the organic cycle of birth, growth, death and rebirth.
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