The Resource Petersburg, to Merideth Watson, Nottoway County

Petersburg, to Merideth Watson, Nottoway County

Label
Petersburg, to Merideth Watson, Nottoway County, 1880 April 30th
Title remainder
Petersburg, to Merideth Watson, Nottoway County
Inclusive dates
1880 April 30th
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eng
Summary
In this letter William Mahone (1826-1895) discusses political strategy to be employed against the "Funders" at the state convention to be held in July, [1880?]. As the leader of the "Readjusters" movement, he was active in politics following the Civil War, pushing for "forcible and irrepressible Readjustment of true state debt," which had accumulated to almost 37 million for turnpikes, canals, and railroads. Virginia took the position to honor all prewar obligations rather than alienate northern and foreign investors. Mahone was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1880 and served until March 3, 1887
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Biographical or historical data
Politician and senator, leader in "Readjuster" movement to readjust state debt.
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Vi
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Petersburg, to Merideth Watson, Nottoway County
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  • The Library of Virginia
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9
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000491927
Type of unit
p.

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