WASHINGTON – March 25, 2016 – PRLog — The Marshfield and South Shore Chambers of Commerce recently presented the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with a framed land deed signed by then Secretary of State Daniel Webster, whose home was located on the current site of the headquarters of the U.S. Chamber.
The historic document is unusual since it is signed by Daniel Webster, his son Edward and his second wife Caroline LeRoy Webster. Webster was a minor land speculator with holdings in the Midwest. The deed is dated at the time that Webster was serving as Secretary of State under President John Tyler and living on the site now occupied by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has a room named in his honor. The former Webster home and now the current U.S. Chamber of Commerce is located across the north front of the White House, on the side of Lafayette Park. It is possible that Webster sold the land near Fort Wayne, Indiana to help pay for his expenses as Secretary of State.
Webster represented Massachusetts as both a Congressman and Senator. He lived and practiced law in the town of Marshfield, MA.
The deed was presented to Tom Donohue, President of the U.S. Chamber on Wednesday, March 16th by Peter Forman President and CEO of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and Marshfield Chamber President Jonathan Grabowski.
“We are honored to share this historic document with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” said Forman. “The Daniel Webster land deed will now have a home where the Webster family lived while serving our country.”
About the South Shore Chamber of Commerce
The South Shore Chamber of Commerce has long been recognized throughout the state as one of the most active and forceful advocates for the business community and numbers among the larger Chambers of Commerce nationally. The South Shore Chamber is a not-for-profit association of businesses in the communities south of Boston. It is committed to helping its members grow their businesses and to improve the business climate in the region. Members range in size from major international corporations headquartered on the South Shore to small local firms and sole proprietorships. For additional information on the Chamber, please visit www.southshorechamber.org or call 781-421-3900.
The Marshfield (MA) Chamber of Commerce and the South Shore Chamber of Commerce recently made a presentation to the US Chamber of Commerce, consisting of a gift of a Daniel Webster document, which will be hung in the US Chamber’s Daniel Webster Conference Room. Shown in the photo, front row, left to right, State Representative Jim Cantwell, South Shore Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Peter Forman, US Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue, Marshfield Chamber of Commerce President Jonathan Grabowski, and South Shore Chamber member Paula Harris. Rear, left to right: South Shore Chamber of Commerce CFO Tom Kelly, Chamber member Bill Harris, and Senior Manager, Eastern Region for the US Chamber of Commerce Stephen McAllister.
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