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Letter, 22 October 1826, David R[ogerson]
    Williams to Col. James Chesnut

    A gift to the SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2004

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Letter, 22 October 1826, of David R[ogerson] Williams (1776-1830), Cheraw Union Factory, to Col. James Chesnut, near Camden, relates news of Williams’ family, their return from “the Springs,” and the European travels of two individuals identified only as Nick and Mr. Randolph. It also touches briefly upon politics, noting—“The result of our election has been probably as mortifying to us, as yours has been agreeable to you. Darlington has elected Mitchell & turned out Witherspoon in neither of which had me or mine any agency whatever.”

Williams, who served as governor, 1814-1816, member of Congress, 1805-1809 and 1811-1813, and brigadier general in the War of 1812, was also a manufacturer, having erected a mill for the manufacture of cotton yarns. He also operated a hat and shoe factory and is credited with having introduced mules into Southern agriculture.



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