Date Original

1861 February 27


Letter from the Reverend B.M. Colman in St. Louis to David C. Williams in Van Buren discussing the recent Arkansas election results and President Abraham Lincoln.


[Page 1] St. Louis. Feb. 27th/61
D.C. Williams Esq.
Van Buren. Ark.
Dear Sir,
Your favor of 15th Inst. was duly
recd. & the slip from the Van Buren "Press", I have
sent to the Editor of the "Republican" as requested.
The telegraphic report in regard to the election in
Your state & specifically in your section fully corroborate
Your statements. There is not near so much
excitement on the Secession question, & the slight "wiff"
between S.C. & the other seceding states, I think, argues
well. I am still hopeful for the Union, although
at times it looks like "hoping against hope".
Though appeased politically to Mr. Lincoln, I hope
he may prove to be the right man in the right
place, but some of his recent speeches do not seem
to warrant our placing much dependence on him.
Time will tell. The matter is in the hands of
One who doeth all things well.
Yours sincerely
B.M. Colman
[Page 2] 1861
Bm Colman
a man
In I.H.W. [illegible] telegram of 20th Inst. they
say "don't ship oats till you get our letter this
date". The letter has not as yet come to hand.
As we advised you today by telegraph, the
Medora would take the oats less than $1.25 per
100 lts. Your answer to which is now rcd.
Our Mr. Turner says that they cannot be shipped
at less than $1.00 per 100 lbs.

Physical Description

Letter, 2 pages 7.75" x 9.75"


Correspondence; Civil War; Political activity


The Reverend B.M. Colman

Geographical Area

St. Louis, St. Louis County (Mo.); Van Buren, Crawford County (Ark.)





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Physical Object


Clara Bertha Eno collection, MS.000086


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, The Reverend B.M. Colman to David C. Williams, Clara Bertha Eno collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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Letter, The Reverend B.M. Colman to David C. Williams