Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1856 November 12

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Creator:McMurran, Mary Louise, 1814-1891
Title:Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1856 November 12

Letter from Mary Louise McMurran, Melrose, Natchez, to Alie Austen McMurran, Riverside Plantation, Miss., regarding her keeping a list of calling cards left for Alie so she can return calls; the Democratic celebration at Monmouth (John Quitman's home), but not being sure if it was for Quitman's election to Congress or for the election of Buchanan as president; her husband and son-in-law feeling angry over the Democratic victory; and her congratulations to Alie that only Maryland ""stood true to the old faith"" [by going Whig].""Buchanan to be next president. Well, if they will but hold together our glourious Union, we minorities must rest content." She also comments on visiting and compares the three family plantations.

Subjects:McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899 | Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858 | Buchanan, James, 1791-1868 | Presidents--United States--Election--1856 | Plantations--Mississippi | politics and elections, women | plantations | secession | attitudes about war | social life and customs
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


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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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