W.H. Pearce letter, 1860 December 3

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Creator:Pearce, W. H
Title:W.H. Pearce letter, 1860 December 3

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 the union, and the idea that the United States is divinely ordained and God's plan for it is not finished so it cannot be dissolved. He also speaks of the need for ""conservatism"" to prevail and increase, referring to a conservative approach to disunion.

Subjects:Gurley, John W | Clay, Henry, 1777-1852 | Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852 | Nationalism--United States--Religious aspects | Secession--Southern States | politics and elections, religion
Collection:Civil War: Context & Conflict
Institution:LSU Libraries Special Collections
Contributors:LSU Libraries. Special Collections
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John W. Gurley Papers, Mss. 507


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John W. Gurley Papers, Mss. 507, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

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