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John Quitman

John Quitman

Natchez National Historical Park Collection

"No part of the United States holds out better prospects for a young lawyer . . . [The planters] live profusely; drink costly Port, Madeira, and sherry, after the English fashion, and are exceedingly hospitable."

-John Quitman (law partner of Melrose's John McMurran), 1822

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