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  • Folder Title: 1826-1852
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    • Letter from William Rufus King in Washington, D.C., to G. W. Gayle.

    • 1850 January 15
    • In the letter King discusses sectional division over slavery and expresses his hope that compromise will settle the issue and maintain unity: "The slavery question is the all absorbing subject here; and how it is to terminate God only knows...but I...
    • Q12499 - Q12500
    • Letter from William Rufus King to his brother, Thomas.

    • 1850 November 21
    • In the letter King discusses his business and the settlement of his father's estate, and he gives his views on the activities of the "fire eaters": "I addressed the people at Cahawba last week, and I think I succeeded in opening the eyes of many...
    • Q12503 - Q12505
    • Letter from William Rufus King to William T. King.

    • 1851 March 27
    • In the letter King sends news of family and friends, and he discusses the unsuccessful attempts of the "fire eaters," who encouraged the secession of the Southern states: "I have as yet been no where & consequently know nothing of the movements of...
    • Q12501 - Q12502

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