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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1997.019.00028
Date March 22, 1889
Scope & Content William Henry Fitzhugh Payne to John Winston Payne, March 22, 1889

Physical Appearance: March 22, 1889 - W[illiam] H[enry Fitzhugh] Payne at Warrenton, V[irgini]a, to "My dear Winn" [John Winston Payne] - Lengthy reply to his son's letter in which Payne explains his reasons for not running for governor of Virginia. "I appreciate the admiration you express & your desire for me to take an active part, as a candidate for office, but nothing under Heaven, would induce me now, to seek, or hold, any office conferred by suffrage. . . " He also notes, "I have worked hard for many years, . . . to provide for old age for your mother[,] myself and to be independent of Yankees & the 'New South' - I would be the [illegible] of fools, if I were now to kick the pillow from under my head." Signed, "W. H. Payne" 10 pp. Letter included the two newpaper clippings [NC-970325.3] and [NC-970325.4]
Archival History Donor information states that Payne 'wrote' this letter to his son, John Winston Payne, instead of his son William Winston Payne.
People Payne, John Winston
Payne, William Henry Fitzhugh