Thompson, Waddy, Jr.

January 8, 1798–November 23, 1868


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  • Title Thompson, Waddy, Jr.
  • Coverage January 8, 1798–November 23, 1868
  • Author
  • Keywords Congressman, diplomat, represented Greenville District in the South Carolina House of Representatives, nullifier in a Unionist district, established a rapport with Mexican president Santa Anna, negotiated the release of 300 Texan prisoners and saved 159 from execution, persuaded Mexico to permit American immigration to California, concluded some commercial agreements, and seriously attempted to negotiate the peaceful cession of California to the United States
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date October 31, 2020
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 1, 2016
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