Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1856 August 29

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Creator:McMurran, Mary Louise, 1814-1891
Title:Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1856 August 29

Letter from Mary Louise McMurran to John McMurran, Jr. regarding those from Natchez who will attend the Whig National Convention in Baltimore, her husband's political sentiments ""Mr. Fillmore is the only man (your father thinks) to save our ship of Union, at this period"" and his intention to go to their plantation because he thinks his presence is necessary ""to inspire"" the slaves to work efficiently.

Subjects:McMurran, John T., Jr. | Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874 | Whig Party (U.S.) | Plantation owners--Mississippi | Slaves--Mississippi | United States--Politics and government--1853-1857
Collection:Civil War: Context & Conflict
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
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McMurran-Austen Family Papers, Mss. 4795, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

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