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Series Title West Virginia: A Film History

Filmmaker Mark Samels

Company West Virginia Humanities Council

Format DVD

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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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