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William Preston Letter, 12 Nov. 1858

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William Preston Letter


12 Nov. 1858


The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

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[Identification of item], William Preston Letter, 12 Nov. 1858, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


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Scope and Content

Lawyer, soldier, Kentucky Whig legislator and congressman; U.S. Minister to Spain, 1858-1860; Confederate general; and Confederate Minister to Mexico. Preston's 12 Nov. 1858 letter to John Glancy Jones noting that he received a letter from Lewis Cass stating that he (Preston) would sail for Europe in December and he would like to know if he could sail with Jones. Preston had been nominated as U.S. Minister to Spain by James Buchanan. Card in repository


  • Jones, John Glancy, 1811-1878.
  • Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866.

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