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Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson

Dates: December 1831-November 1832

These three letters are from Lawson Wilson in Lincoln County, North Carolina, to his friend, Lewis Allen Alderson, a student at the University of Ohio in Athens. In his letters, Wilson reminisces about time spent in Athens and seeks news about his old acquaintances. Wilson states that "Nullification has been making a great noise in the South," regarding the ability of individual states to abolish federal laws, particularly relating to tariffs and slave laws in South Carolina. He also mentions that the gold mines in the region are making "a great bustle" and congratulates Alderson on his recent marriage. Alderson moved to Atchison, Kansas, in 1858 and was a prominent Baptist minister. He died in Atchison in 1881.

  • Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson
  • Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson
  • Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson
  • Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson
  • Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson
  • Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson
  • Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson
  • Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson
  • Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson
  • Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson
  • Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson
  • Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson
Lawson Wilson to Lewis Allen Alderson