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1847 Feb. 15
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1847 Feb. 15
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 15 February 1847, from William B. Davenport (1816-1889) in Washington, D.C. to Thomas H. Bayly (1810-1856), a lawyer in Accomack County, Virginia, concerning recent legislation in the United States Congress. Of note is mention of the House of Representatives' passage of the Wilmot Proviso (1846) which would have prohibited slavery in any territory acquired in the Mexican War. The amendment failed in the Senate and never became law, but it created great bitterness and helped crystallize the conflict between North and South. Also included are minutes, 11 March 1850, from a meeting of Northumberland County citizens who gathered to address perceived attacks from Northern politicians on the Southern way of life
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Biographical or historical data
William Blackwell Davenport was born 29 Oct. 1816 in Northumberland County, Virginia. On 13 Aug. 1835, he married Maria Meade Stith (1818-1862) of King George and Northumberland Counties, Virginia. The couple owned a farm in Heathsville, Northumberland County, Virginia, and had eight children. Sometime after the birth of their seventh child in 1852, Davenport and his wife moved to Port Lavaca, Texas, where they resided until her death in 1862. He died there 27 July 1889.
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Vi
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Letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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5
Immediate source of acquisition
Northumberland County Chancery Cause
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000500092
Type of unit
leaves.

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