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Thompson, Waddy, Jr.
January 8, 1798–November 23, 1868
Paul R. Begley
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
South Carolina Encyclopedia
University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
October 31, 2020
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June 28, 2016
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August 1, 2016