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The letter makes reference to potential actions of the Tennessee legislature and adds "I shall also try Virginia in the same way, for time is precious."
15 Jan. 1861
Perhaps my friend your good old uncle may be too infirmed to help along the good work, which you see by the enclosure [not included] I want Tenn. to begin. Please see him in his relation to it - take his counsil - and the provided letter [not included] to Harding for you guide, in case the Major cant act.
Let the Legislature indicate a wish for Tenn. to act in this matter & I reckon I can help pave the way here.
I shall also try Virginia in the same way; for time is precious - if both these states will act - so much the better; if both wont perhaps one will.
Give my very best love to Mrs. C. and believe me both of you.
M.G.L. Charles Esq
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Matthew Fontaine Maury, M.F. Maury, Matthew F. Maury, M.G.L. Charles, Tennessee, Tennessee legislature, Virginia, Virginia legislature, 1861
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Maury, Matthew Fontaine, "Letter from Matthew Fontaine Maury to M.G.L. Charles, January 15, 1861." (1861). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 275.
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