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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 25

8. H[enry] C. Warmoth, Letter of H. C. Warmoth, Claimant of a Seat in the House of Representatives as Delegate from the Territory of Louisiana, Addressed to Senator Williams, Chairman of the Sub-Committee on Reconstruction for Louisiana (Washington, DC: McGill & Witherow, 1866). (39 p.)

History of the evolution of Louisiana from slavery and secession to a the status of a “Free State” by a future governor. Warmoth sought admission to Congress as a territorial representative from Louisiana based on the assumption that the state had reverted to a territory when it seceded from the Union. (The letter is misdated [1862] at the end.)