John Quitman letter, 1850 October 2

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Creator:Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858
Title:John Quitman letter, 1850 October 2

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 unfavorably on the president's remarks about Texas.

Subjects: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 | politics and elections, southern identity | secession
Collection:Civil War: Context & Conflict
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
Original Material:

Samuel A. Cartwright and Family Papers, Mss. 2471, 2499


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Samuel A. Cartwright and Family Papers, Mss. 2471, 2499, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

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