Creator

Date Original

1837

Description

This letter written by James Scull is a first-hand account of the duel between John Wilson and Joseph J.Anthony on the floor of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Scull was the son of James Scull (1782-1846), the Treasurer for the Arkansas Territory, and Marie Felicite (Mannette) Vaugine. The younger Scull was the Assistant Secretary to the Arkansas House of Representatives and served as Jefferson County Judge, 1848-1852. During a session of the House of Representatives on December 4, 1837, Scull witnessed the duel between John Wilson, Speaker of the House of Representatives from Clark County, and Joseph J. Anthony, Randolph County Representative. Anthony was killed in the duel, and Wilson was expelled from the Legislature.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.016.005

Resource Type

Text

Collection

James Scull letter, SMC.016.005

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

James Scull letter, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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