John L. Carlton papers

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Chiefly letters from George Gilman Fogg and James Peverly in Concord, N.H., to Carlton in Bath, N.H., relating to New Hampshire politics. Primary among their concerns were the 1847 election of Jared Warner Williams, a Democrat, as governor of New Hampshire and of others whom they refer to as the "Hunkers." The letters reflect a strong anti-slavery sentiment and mention publications they believe would be supportive of their beliefs on slavery as well as other issues.

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