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1861 February 25


Letter from W.F. Holtzman from the Arkansas Gazette office to David C. Williams, thanking him for continuing to send election information. Holtzman also shows how close the vote is to have a Secession Convention.


[Page 1] Gazette Office
Little Rock, Ark
Feb. 25, 1861
D.C. Williams, Esq.
Dear Sir
Your lettter, written by Steamer Tucker, did
not reach me until a few moments since,
of course it came too late to prevent the
publication of your letter which appeared
in our columns on Saturday morning.
I have to thank you for myself
and the office also, for your kindness in
forwarding us information at the earliest
moments in regard to the Election.
As far as we have been able to learn,
I append a list of the counties which have gone
for the Union:
Carroll 2 Marion 1 Pike 1 Hot Spring 1
Crawford 2 Search 1 Polk 1 Sebastion 2
Conway 1 Van Buren 1 Montgowry 1 Scott 1
Benton 2 Howard 1 Green 1 Independence 3/44
Washington 4 White 1 Poinsett 1
Madison 2 Franklin 1 Crittenden 1 Randolph 1
this last I doubt.
Yell 1 Newton 1 Ouachita 1 Union, Columbia and
Pope 2 Fulton 1 Hempstead 2 Lafayette yet to hear
Pulaski 2/17 Lawrence 2/10 Saline 1/10 from
[Page 2] We may get one member, probably both in
Columbia, but I doubt it. There was only
conservative running in Union, and he
was absent, and was no doubt beaten.
I understand the secessionists look very
blue, the majority for the Union in Indepen-
ence ranged from 1107 to 1117, against
a convention 767. It is very close for and
against a Convention. Yell and Grace's major-
ity in Jefferson was 192. We could have carried
easily Perry and Clark, if we had had
men in the field.
Again thanking you for your
kindness in forwarding us election returns,
I remain
Most truly yours,
W.F. Holtzman

Physical Description

Letter, 2 pages, 10" x 7.5"


Correspondence; Civil War; Newspapers; Political activity


W.F. Holtzman

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)





Resource Type



Clara Bertha Eno collection, MS.000086


Arkansas State Archives

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Arkansas State Archives

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Letter, W.F. Holtzman to David C. Williams, Clara Bertha Eno collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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Letter, W.F. Holtzman to David C. Williams