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    Great Political Content Letter: "That Act of 1836 Was The Beginning of Mischief" Letter with Important Historic and Slavery Content 1856, James William Denver, Mexican War captain, commander in Army of the Tennessee, for whom the City of Denver, Colorado is named. Very fine. Autograph letter signed, "J. W. Shields," on a free frank addressed to J. W. Denver, Esq., while he was a State Representative in Congress. Three pages plus integral address leaf, February 7, 1856, Xenia, Ohio, 9.75" x 7.75". Interesting content: "You little thought at the time we were going up the Mo. river, that man (whose name I forget) tried to persuade us to go to California, that we would live to see it a sovereign state in this Confederacy, and you one of her representatives in Congress... Do you recall me asking you as we rode thru Platte Purchase how Slavery came to be there in violation of the Mo. Compromise? That Act of 1836 was the beginning of mischief. The Nebraska bill was but another step, and behold into what a state of confusion the country has been thrown by it..."

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    June, 2005
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