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From 1817 to 1827 Bartlett Yancey held the office of Speaker of the North Carolina Senate, the legislature's most influential post at the time. Yancey was known for his natural oratorical gifts and for exercising sound discernment in governing the affairs of the Internal Improvement Committee of the General Assembly.\r\n
This is a reprint of a collection of letters from Romulus M. Saunders (1791-1867), a Crawford leader in the North Carolina delegation in Congress, to Bartlett Yancy (1785-1828) speaker of the state Senate and leader of the Crawford following in the state. The letters span the period between December 30, 1821 and March 21, 1828, five months before Yancy's death. The introduction by Newsome includes Saunders' and Yancy's biographical information as well as some description of 1824 presidential candidate William H. Crawford and his supporting political movement in North Carolina.