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James F. Woods Papers, 1829-1832
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Two letters, 2 December 1829 and 4 December 1832, from James F. Woods to his wife, Margaret, Chesterville (present day Chester, S.C.) were written from Columbia, S.C., during sessions of the legislature.

While the earlier letter notes that there was “nothing interesting before us as yet and it is generally thought that this will be quite a dull session,” the second conveys Woods’ expectation that “there will be some very important matters before us this week in relation to nullification.” The letters convey other news of family and friends and echo the couple’s frustration over delays in receiving letters sent both by mail and personal delivery. Among the intelligence imparted in Woods’ 1832 letter is a statement that “Daniel Brenan of this place died the other day from hard drinking.”

Woods was elected as a Representative from Chester District to the twenty-eighth, twenty-ninth, and thirtieth sessions of the South Carolina General Assembly.

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