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J. A. Blackburn Letter

Identifier: MS-0180
Abstract J. A. Blackburn wrote this letter to the editor of the Campaigner in July 1856. He encloses a letter from Charles L. Dawson, who has recently but painfully reversed his political history. According to Blackburn, Dawson now supports "that imbecile party [Democratic], so regardless of the welfare of our glorious Country, ... which ... has been the sole Cause of all the excitement and troubles of the present day." Blackburn holds that Dawson has changed his views in order to gain a seat in the...
Dates: 1856 July

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