Stephen Ellis letter, 1852 October 28

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Creator:Ellis, Stephen
Title:Stephen Ellis letter, 1852 October 28

Letter from Stephen Ellis in Franklinton, La., to his brother, C.J. Ellis. Stephen says he's the only ""Scott"" man in the parish. He supports the new state constitution but notes ""powerful opposition"" to it.""There are people here that believe that a man may go to the polls and give a vote for every Negro he owns. The reason: Negro law. Negro law has been so repeatedly reinterated in their hearing. Well we have nobody here to confront Washington Parish Democracy and you know what that isWe can elect Nich to the Senate and Jacob Magee to the Legislator [sic]." He also mentions a preacher, a new school house, and new church members including black and white members.

Subjects:Ellis, C. J | Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866 | Slavery--Political aspects--Louisiana | Presidents--United States--Election--1852 | Louisiana--Politics and government--1803-1865 | politics and elections
Collection:Civil War: Context & Conflict
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
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Buck-Ellis Family Papers, Mss. 4820

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Buck-Ellis Family Papers, Mss. 4820, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

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