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Date Original

1861 January 28

Description

Letter from David Walker to David C. Williams expressing regret at being unable to come to Van Buren to see him due to the illness of a friend. Walker also mentions that even if he runs at the Arkansas State Secession Convention, he does not think he can stop the secession.

Transcription

28th, Monday morning
Dear Sir
I recieved your kind letter and
did not answer it because I compelled to
be in Van Buren tomorrow and
respond verbally to your very inter
-esting suggestions. But i regret to inform
you that Walker Moore came up sick,
and has not recovered. on the contrary,
is so much worse this morning that
I am unwilling to leave him. I think
he will recover. The disease is most obstin
ate torper of the liver, that almost defies
medical treatment, with some fever
should he get worse, or his condition
indicate that he will not recover, I will
certainly write so that if I do not you
may be assured I think him better.
I expect to run for the convention
but with little hope of doing much
good. The southern heart is now too
much fired to reason.,
As ever your friend
D.C. Williams D.Walker

Physical Description

Letter, 10" x 7.75"

Subjects

Correspondence; War; Political conventions; Secession; Civil War

Contributor

David Walker

Geographical Area

Fayetteville, Washington County (Ark.); Van Buren, Crawford County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000086, Folder 62

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Clara Bertha Eno collection, MS.000086

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

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

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