Bodley family. Papers, 1773-1939. 9.33 cu. ft.
Mss. A B668e 16, 21, 28
In his 25 March 1832 letter to Thomas Bodley, Wm. Bodley mentions that politics is becoming a hot topic in Mississippi and that there had been several meetings to discuss the course of George Poindexter against Van Burn and Jackson in the upcoming presidential election; in his 19 Nov. 1832 letter to Wm. Bodley, Wm. Hurst writes that he fears for the nation since Andrew Jackson had clinched the presidency; expects Jackson to retire so that Van Buren, who won't be friendly to the South, can take over; in a 2 Dec. 1836 letter to Wm. Bodley, Wm. Bullock regrets that the Southern States had not lived up to their promise and fears that Van Buren will be elected president; Harry Bodley writes Wm. Bodley on 2 June 1842 that Van Buren had attended the wedding ceremony of Eliza Pearce during the previous month.