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Life, letters and speeches of James Louis Petigru, the Union man of South Carolina (1920) (14762288344)


Life, letters and speeches of James Louis Petigru, the Union man of South Carolina (1920) (14762288344)



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Title: Life, letters and speeches of James Louis Petigru, the Union man of South Carolina
Year: 1920 (1920s)
Authors: Petigru, James Louis, 1789-1863 Carson, James Petigru
Publisher: Washington, D. C. : W. H. Lowdermilk & co.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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rant the Fisherman, now you know, aconsiderable man—a Bank director, etc. He told me in goodearnest -that he was a strong sub-treasury man. For why?Because he was determined if he could help it not to pay a prem-ium for specie and Treasury notes. He had been obliged to payby you—two—three—five per cent on the Treasury notes, andthe Specie,—which is a great shame—and he must have theSub-treasury. My wife joins me in entreating you to come here. If you comeremember we stay at Miss Munfords—but it is full of womenand children. Whitfields or Potters perhaps would suit youbetter, and they are all near. Caroline too joins in requestingyou to come and in the regard with which we are always and trulyvours. J. L. P. Strange that we can not hear who is the new Mayor. Ibelieve that I will bet on Pinckney. TO HUGH S, LEGARE Charleston, November 12, 1838.My dear Legare: Your letter of the 29th ult was here before me. We reachedhome on the 9th and I am trying hard to work out the con-
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Mrs. R. K. Allston 1810-18% Ner Adele Theresa Peiigri BY THOMAS SILLV 1834 (Facing 200) James Louis Petigru 201 fusion ofpapers, business and engagements that I have about me.I have seen none of the enemy and conversed but little with ourfriends, Huger, Pringle and Mrs. Kinloch and her mother.With the rest not at all—having had no interview. But asrespects your resigning I can not conceive who it is that advisedyou or intimated that you were expected to do so. I am boldto say that you arc expected to do no such thing and that itwould be a very fretful act on your part, which nothing couldjustify but your interest or convenience, if you had the plea ofprivate interest to set against the claim of public duty. Thereis no fear of our speaking out on the subject if the enemy shouldcall on you to resign, but I scarcely think they carry their enter-prise so far. I was told you were vexed with Holmes. It would be throw-ing away much good indignation to bestow it on Ikey. Thetemptation of a





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