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1861 March 25

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Letter from James Greig to David C. Williams about the Secessionists' failure at the Secession Convention and the upcoming re-election as well as Johnson of the True Democrat.

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March 25th 1861
My Dear Sir
I recd. your letter yesterday inform
ing me that the secession ordinance was voted down
I need hardly tell you, that the news was rightly
satisfying, to your humble servant, although I am
not an American by birth, I am one by Law, by choice
by feeling, by self interest, by the sanctity of an oath
and in fact by everything but accident - consequently
I have so deep an interest in the welfare of the country
as any of you - no matter what your wealth or
standing may be - so far as I am informed on the
subject our deligates[sic] acquited[sic] themselves honestly
and honorably - it undoubtedly required men of
firmness to withstand the unanimous out side
pressure. They have done so, therefore I say all honor
to them. Johnson of the True Democrat, has, during
the excitement - made a perfect Ass of himself,
advocating the ultramontane doctrine of secession
I am told we will have another Election shortly
what is that for, if you have time, please post
me up on that subject - give my compliments to
our mutual friend Thomason, and tell him when
on the night track he will allways[sic] find a friend
in me, and not to forget, that the rising has more
admirers, then the setting sun
very respectfully
Jas. Grieg
D.C. Williams Esqr.

Physical Description

Letter, 9.75" x 7.75"

Subjects

Correspondence; Civil War; Secession; Political conventions; Newspapers

Contributor

James Greig

Geographical Area

Arkansas

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, James Greig to David C. Williams, Clara Bertha Eno collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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