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Benjamin Wilson, Attorney, Letter Regarding Conditions in Richmond after Passage of Secession Ordinance
Collection Number: A&M.3626
Overview Letter of two pages authored on 19 April 1861 from Richmond, Virginia by Benjamin Wilson, a Harrison County attorney, describing conditions in Richmond after passage of the Ordinance of Secession by the Virginia General Assembly on 17 April. He indicates how " ... almost every man and boy are in the street has [sic] a gun and sword in hand. Companies are leaving every day, where to I do not know." Benjamin Wilson was born in Harrison County, Virginia in 1825, attended law school in Staunton,...