James Murray Mason (1798-1871)

James M. Mason was a Confederate diplomat. He was a member of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. In 1850 he drafted the Fugitive Slave Act in the Senate. When the Civil War broke out he sat in the Confederate Congress. Mason went to France as a diplomatic representative, and was seized by the British, which almost triggered a war between the United States and England.

Date:
1861 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES27362
Photographer:
C. D. Fredricks & Co.
Height:
1225px
Width:
754px
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