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Walker, Robert J. (Robert John) (1801-1869) to Thomas C. Reynolds

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02505.41 Author/Creator: Walker, Robert J. (Robert John) (1801-1869) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 September 1844 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Walker, a United States Senator from Mississippi, relates that he has not received an abolition pamphlet to which Reynolds previously referred. Mentions another pamphlet, also pertaining to abolition, and notes the importance of its circulation. Reports that the Central Committee of Virginia requested 5000 copies of the pamphlet.

Background Information: Addressee may be Thomas Caute Reynolds, the Confederate Governor of Missouri, in exile, 1862-1865.

People: Walker, Robert J. (Robert John)., 1801-1869
Reynolds, Thomas C. (Thomas Caute)., 1821-1887

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistorySlaveryAbolitionCongressReform MovementPrintingGovernment and Civics

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