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    • John Quitman letter, 1850 October 2

    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Thomas Affleck letter, 1851 May 24

    • Jones, J. W.; Southern Central Agricultural Society.; Agricultural exhibitions--Georgia.; Plantations--Southern States--Management.
    • Letter (in letterbook) from Thomas Affleck to J.W. Jones of Atlanta, editor of the Southern Cultivator and secretary of the Southern Central Agricultural Society. Affleck accepts an invitation to speak at the Societys fair and praises its work. He...
    • Thomas Affleck letter, 1851 November 7

    • De Bow, J. D. B. (James Dunwoody Brownson), 1820-1867.; De Bow's review of the southern and western states.; Agriculture--Southern States--Periodicals.; Southern States--Intellectual life--19th century.
    • Letter (in letterbook) from Thomas Affleck to J.D.B. DeBow of New Orleans, editor and publisher of DeBows Review. DeBow shared Afflecks commitment to scientific agriculture and development of southern publications. In response to DeBows request,...
    • Stephen Ellis letter, 1852 October 28

    • Ellis, C. J.; Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866.; Slavery--Political aspects--Louisiana.; Presidents--United States--Election--1852.; Louisiana--Politics and government--1803-1865.
    • 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...
    • John A. Warder letter, 1852 November 15

    • Affleck, Thomas, 1812-1868.; Horticulture--United States--Societies, etc.; Southern States--Intellectual life--19th century.
    • Letter from Jno [John] A. Warder, horticulturist and editor of the Western Horticultural Review, to Thomas Affleck. Warder mentions Afflecks recent appointment to a committee in one of the many societies Warder was associated with (probably the...
    • Thomas Affleck letter, 1854 April 21

    • Hand, Williams and Wilcox (Law firm : Charleston, S.C." Affleck, Thomas, 1812-1868. Affleck's southern rural almanac and plantation and garden calendar.; Almanacs, American--Southern States.
    • Letter (in letterbook) from Thomas Affleck to Hand, Williams, and Wilcox, Charleston, South Carolina. Affleck solicits the firm as advertisers for the almanac, saying the circulation of the 1854 edition is over 100,000. He boasts, The S.R.A....
    • C.K. Marshall letter, 1854 October 23

    • Cartwright, Samuel A. (Samuel Adolphus), 1793-1863.; Slavery--United States--Religious aspects.; Slavery in the Bible.; Textbooks--Southern States.
    • Letter from C.K. Marshall, Vicksburg, to Samuel Cartwright, New Orleans, defending slavery in biblical terms and stressing need for southern books in southern schools, giving examples of problematic northern books.
    • Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1856 August 4

    • McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899.; McMurran, John T., Jr.; Plantation life--Mississippi.; African Americans--Marriage customs and rites--Mississippi.; Plantation owners' spouses--Mississippi.
    • This letter from Mary Louise McMurran to Alie Austen describes a wedding at their plantation among their slaves, comments on how the slaves behaved in a dignfied way, says ""would Mrs. Stowe could have viewed the scene. It might have changed some...
    • Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1856 August 29

    • McMurran, John T., Jr.; Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874.; Whig Party (U.S." Plantation owners--Mississippi.; Slaves--Mississippi.; United States--Politics and government--1853-1857.
    • 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...
    • Alie Austen McMurran letter, 1856 November

    • Austen, George, d. 1876.; McMurran, John T., 1807-1866.; McMurran, John T., Jr.; McMurran, Mary Louise, 1814-1891.; Plantation life--Mississippi--Wilkinson County.; Slaves--Mississippi--Wilkinson County.; Riverside Plantation (Miss.); Melrose...
    • Letter from Alie McMurran, Riverside Plantation, Miss., to her father, George Austen. Alie describes her arrival at Riverside Plantation and recounts her reception by and impressions of the slaves, plantation life, her responsibilities as a slave...
    • Alie Austen McMurran letter, 1856 November 11

    • McMurran, John T., 1807-1866.; McMurran, John T., Jr.; McMurran, Mary Louise, 1814-1891.; Plantation life--Mississippi--Wilkinson County.; Slaves--Mississippi--Wilkinson County.;Riverside Plantation (Miss.); Melrose (Natchez, Miss.); Natchez...
    • Letter from Alie Austen McMurran, Riverside Plantation, Miss., to Pattie (sister?) regarding her arrival at Riverside Plantation. She describes her reception by and impressions of the slaves, plantation life, her responsibilities as a slave...
    • Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1856 November 12

    • McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899.; Quitman, John Anthony, 1798-1858.; Buchanan, James, 1791-1868.; Presidents--United States--Election--1856.; Plantations--Mississippi.
    • 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...
    • Sarah Wright letter, 1857 January 18

    • Wright, Mary Cornelia, 1839-1888.; Women--Religious life--Louisiana.; Church attendance--Louisiana.; Plantation life--Louisiana.; Books and reading--Louisiana.
    • Letter from Sarah Wright to her daughter, Mary Wright, at school regarding church services, warnings against her reading novels, family news, wishes for blessings, and religious talk.
    • Mary Louise McMurran letter, 1857 March 4

    • McMurran, Alie Austen, d. 1899.; Slaves--Health and hygiene--Mississippi.; Slave labor--Mississippi.; Plantations--Mississippi.
    • Letter from Mary Louise McMurran, Melrose, Natchez, to Alie Austen McMurran, Riverside Plantation, Miss., inquiring about an old slave, saying she hopes he lives to be serviceable again because he would not want to be a burden. She also mentions...
    • Esther Wright letter, 1857 April 19

    • Wright, Sarah Robert Grimball, 1805-1881.; Women--Religious life--Louisiana.; Books and reading--Louisiana.; Sermons--Louisiana.; Music--Instruction and study--Louisiana.
    • Letter from Esther Wright to her mother, Sarah Wright, describing Esther's repentance for reading novels, the impact of a sermon she heard, and music lessons.
    • P.E. Jennings letter, 1858 August 25

    • Gay, Edward J. (Edward James), 1816-1889.; Free African Americans--Louisiana--Plaquemine.; Slaves--Louisiana--Plaquemine--Social life and customs.
    • Letter written to Edward Gay from Mayor P.E. Jennings that informs him several slaves were found drunk and gambling at the house of a free African-American woman. Jennings also comments that the Plaquemine council has banned all free African...

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