Manuscript Collection

The Correspondence Between the Commissioners of the State of South Carolina to the Government at Washington and the President of the United States - Accession 1188 - M556 (609)

Title

The Correspondence Between the Commissioners of the State of South Carolina to the Government at Washington and the President of the United States - Accession 1188 - M556 (609)

Files

Download The Correspondence Between the Commissioners of the State of South Carolina to the Government at WAshington and the President of the United States: Together with the Statement of Messrs. Miles and Keitt (1861) (3.9 MB)

Identifier

Accession 1188 - M556 (609)

Inclusive Dates

1861

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

8 pieces

Language

English;

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a booklet titled, The Correspondence between the Commissioners of the State of South Carolina to the Government at Washington and the President of the United States: together with the statement of Messrs. Miles and Keitt. This booklet includes the correspondence between the government of the seceded state of South Carolina, James Buchanan, President of the United States and other government entities. The letters are concerned with South Carolina’s desire to inform the President of their willingness to negotiate terms for a peaceful dissolution of their ties to the United States government and their request that all Federal troops be withdrawn from Fort Sumter and Buchanan’s refusal to withdraw troops whom he deemed were protecting the public property of the United States. South Carolina Commissioners were Robert W. Barnwell, James H. Adams, and James L. Orr. There is also a statement of William Porcher Miles and Lawrence M. Keitt concerning what transpired between the President and the South Carolina Delegation.

Provenance

The Correspondence between the Commissioners of the State of South Carolina to the Government at Washington and the President of the United States: together with the statement of Messrs. Miles and Keitt was purchased for Winthrop's Carnegie Library on May 10, 1949. It was transferred to the Manuscript Collection in 2005.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

The Correspondence Between the Commissioners of the State of South Carolina to the Government at Washington and the President of the United States - Accession 1188 - M556 (609)

LC Subject Headings

South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)

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