Letter, 1831 June 29 (Columbia, S.C.), to David Bailie Warden (Paris, France)

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Letter, 1831 June 29 (Columbia, S.C.), to David Bailie Warden (Paris, France)

Letter written by D.J. McCord to David Bailie Warden, then serving as consul at Paris, a post he held forty years; McCord discusses nullification era politics and his membership in the State Rights and Free Trade Party (S.C.), political intrigue surrounding the administration of Andrew Jackson, the Peggy Eaton affair, and growing discontent with the President. McCord forwards the text of a letter from Joel R. Poinsett, 10 May 1831, relative to the improbability of Warden's diplomatic appointment and expresses his interest, as trustee for South Carolina College, in purchasing selected volumes from Warden's private library [McCord's interest in Warden's books was justified, as the diplomat was distinguished for his writings, his scientific research, and his membership in the French academy; he formed two libraries of American books, one of which was acquired by Harvard in 1823, and the other by the New York state library in 1840]

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