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Civil War: meeting of pro-Union people; Tennessee on Union's side but those that control elections are against; visitations; abolitionists; Democratic party is doomed; Buchanan; secession, its effect on the church; runaway slaves, slaveholders' rights; Americans do not listen to their elders
letter, McIlvaine, Otey, Civil War
Otey, James Henry, "Letter to C. P. McIlvaine" (1861). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 69.