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|A new lawyer settles in Natchez, a town with two faces|
(Third in a series)
John Quitman stepped off a steamer at the Natchez landing 22 days before Christmas in 1821. Before him stood two towns: one under-the-hill and one atop the bluff. Both were bustling.
He had $15 in his pocket and had just recently been licensed to practice law in Ohio country, where he lived for 18 months. A month after leaving his old home and following a journey by horseback and on a steamer, the 23-year-old Quitman arrived in Natchez on Dec. 3, 1821.
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