A Collection in the
Clifton Waller Barrett Library of American Literature
Accession number 7500-b
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A two page manuscript entitled "The Rebel Faulkner"by Lydia Maria Child[1861 ?]AMs
It cites the arguments of [ Charles James Faulkner] (1806-1884) while a member of the Virginia Legislature, representing Berkeley County, Virginia(now West Virginia) in the winter of 1831-1832 concerning the "baneful effects of slavery." Faulkner was well-known for his part in the slavery debate of the day for urging the gradual abolition of slavery. He was appointed by President Buchanan minister to France in 1859 but after the beginning of the Lincoln administration Faulkner returned to the United States and was arrested on August 12, 1861, for sympathizing with Virginia's treasonable insurrection. He was then exchanged in December of the same year. Faulkner contrasts the prosperous condition of the North with the decline of the South.
- Charles James Faulkner
- Lydia Maria Child