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    • W.H. Pearce letter, 1860 December 3

    • Gurley, John W.; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852.; Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852.; Nationalism--United States--Religious aspects.; Secession--Southern States.
    • Letter from W.H. Pearce, Livingston Parish, La., to John Gurley, New Orleans, regarding the threat of secession and statements that greed and demagogues are to blame, his hope that leaders take up Henry Clay and Daniel Webster's efforts to preserve...
    • John Quitman letter, 1850 October 2

    • Cartwright, Samuel A. (Samuel Adolphus), 1793-1863.; Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852.; Compromise of 1850.; Secession--Southern States.; Texas--Politics and government--1846-1865.; United States--Politics and government--1849-1853.
    • Letter from Governor John Quitman, Jackson, Miss., to Samuel Cartwright, New Orleans, advocating secession and militant states' rights, refuting Daniel Webster's speech on California (in relation to the Compromise of 1850), and commenting...
    • Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1861 March 5

    • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890.; Gardens--Louisiana--Terrebonne Parish.; Unionists (United States Civil War)--Louisiana--Terrebonne Parish.; Secession--Southern States.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Public opinion.;...
    • Letter from Sara E. Ker Butler, Le Carpe Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, La., to Margaret Butler regarding her garden and her opposition to the war. She admits her anger at hearing secession justified and likened to the American Revolution,...
    • E. John Ellis diary, 1865 April-October (vol. 2)

    • Ellis, Ezekiel John, 1840-1889.; Johnson Island Prison.; Prisoners of war--Ohio.; Plantation owners--Louisiana--Fiction.; Secession--Southern States.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.; United States--Politics and...
    • In volume two of Ezekiel John Ellis' diary (April-October 1865), Ellis documents his daily observations and experiences as a prisoner of war. He considers the justification for war, the defeat of the Confederate States, and the political...
    • Alie Austen McMurran letter, 1861 May 7

    • Austen, George, Mrs.; Secession--Southern States.; Slaves--Mississippi.; Abolitionists--United States.; Mississippi--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.; Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
    • Letter from Alie McMurran, Melrose, Natchez, to her mother, Mrs. George Austen, Baltimore County, Maryland, regarding men preparing for war and her disdain for Maryland that it did not secede early, as states on both sides will find her present...

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