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West Virginia: A Film History
West Virginia Humanities Council
Waitman T. Willey, a self-taught lawyer from Monongalia County, who had set his slaves free, warned that Virginia would break apart if it left the Union.
“The idea of a division of a state is new to the people. But I have never known so rapid a progress of opinion in favor of any measure as there seems to be in favor of this.” Waitman Willey
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