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!UNKNOWN LABEL

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1862 Mar. 20
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1862 Mar. 20
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 20 March 1862, from James M. Whittle, senator for Pittsylvania County in the Virginia State Senate, to Zack L. Finney of Pittsylvania County concerning a state law prohibiting the distilling of grain for liquor. Whittle adds that the Confederate government has suppressed distilling and possesses alcohol in Virginia and he states that there are efforts being made for ending distilling in other states. He worries that such a law in Virginia will hurt people who earn income off of sales of liquor. Whittle also comments on the possibility of fighting around Gordonsville, Norfolk, and Suffolk, Virginia, and mentions the Merrimac (C.S.S. Virginia)
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James M. Whittle was born 18 September 1806 in Mecklenburg County, Virginia. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney College, he began practicing law in Pittsylvania County. Whittle had extensive land holdings in Pittsylvania County and was active in the the promotion of the railroads. Whittle represented Pittsylvania, Halifax, and Mecklenburg Counties in the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1850-1851. He also represented Pittsylvania County in the Virginia State Senate from 1861 to 1863. Whittle married Mary Coles (1805-1848) 29 May 1834, and they had two daughters. Whittle then married Cornelia Skipwith (b. 1827), and they apparently had no children. Whittle died in Pittsylvania County 8 April 1891, and was buried in the Chatham Burial Park.
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Vi
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Letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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2
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Historical Collectible Auctions
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001519410
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p.

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