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date: 08 December 2019

Drayton, Percivallocked

(25 August 1812–04 August 1865)
  • Stephen R. Wise

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Drayton, Percival (25 August 1812–04 August 1865), naval officer, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Ann Gadsden and William Drayton (1776–1846), a lawyer and, later, U.S. congressman and president of the Second Bank of the United States. Percival Drayton was heavily influenced by his father’s nationalistic and antinullification views, and like his father, he would eventually call Philadelphia home....

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