MG-54. J. ALEXANDER FULTON PAPERS, 1846-1900 (bulk 1846-1861).

Correspondence of J. Alexander Fulton (b. 1822), a Kittanning lawyer, who became a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1853, and was an active figure in state Democratic politics prior to his relocation to Delaware in 1865. Included in the correspondence are letters from John W. Forney, chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee and Governor William Bigler, 1842-55, discussing their opposition to slavery. Also found is a scrapbook covering the years 1861-66 that contains a newspaper article on the American Anti-Slavery Society and its final convention.

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