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Date Original

1861 May 08

Description

Letter from Jesse Turner to David Williams about the 69 to 1 secessionist vote in favor of leaving the Union.

Transcription

Little Rock
May 8th 1861
Gentlemen,
The ordinance of Secession passed
Monday coming by a vote of 69 to 1. Five
or six delegates voted against it in their
first instance but all changed their
votes in favor of the measure except
Mr. Murphy of Madison who persistently
refused to vote for the ordinance
It was a sad and deplorable
necessity, but was unavoidable under
the circumstances of this case.
We shall have an attempt
to [illegible] on this [illegible] all sorts of wild
radical and reckless legislation which
if carried out will be disgraceful to the
character of this state in all times to come
&As an evidence of this I herewith enclose
an ordinance introduced into the con-
vention by Mr. Totten of Prairie County
I can hardly [illegible] it will pass in
its present shape but it will receive
the support of a large number of the
leading secessionists. I cannot encour
-age such legislation[.] Please inquire
round at my house and see how all are
getting along. Very Trul. Jesse Turner

Physical Description

Letter, 9.75" x 7.75"

Subjects

Correspondence; Civil War; Political conventions; Secession

Contributor

Jesse Turner

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000086

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Clara Bertha Eno collection, MS.000086

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Letter, Jesse Turner to David C. Williams, Clara Bertha Eno collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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