Cerro Gordo Manuscript Cancel and Letter

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Cerro Gordo Manuscript Cancel and Letter
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Letter is proclaiming the great joy of Cerrogordo [sic] at the election of two Democratic senators. Also, please appoint Samuel Strickland as Justice of the Peace. (Other names are mentioned.) Signed N.L. Williamson. “Cerro Gordo” was a small community in Columbus County lying between Chadbourn and Fair Bluff. The town name probably derived from the fact that the railway track being built west reached the site on date of the battle of Cerro Gordo during the War with Mexico. This 1858 manuscript cancel is very early. Nathan Lewis Williamson would stand by the Democrats as he enlisted in the Confederate army and was given a rank of Captain. Williamson was a farmer by trade. Cerro Gordo received its post office in 1853. (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: 1858 Location: Cerro Gordo, North Carolina HWAC# 57088