Mississippi State University

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J. Robinson

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A letter detailing the death of an enslaved person, Lewis, from Phrenitis.

Transcription

Mobile Feb 22nd 1846 Mr. H. Nutt [[?]] some short time after my arrival in this place your boy Lewis was taken sick and died. I sent him to the City Hospital where he was well attended to. I will give you a copy of Dr. Crawford's certificate. [[?]] Mobile Feb 14th 1846 This is to certify that the negro boy Lewis of Mr. J. Robinson was brought to the City Hospital on Feby 3d and died Feby 5th of Phrenitis signed W. B. Crawford MD I have nothing of interest to offer you. This market is rather dull for the sale of cotton seed or anything else. Please let me hear from you on the reception of this and oblige your most obedient servant J. Robinson

Approximate Creation Date

1846-02-22

Time Period

1840-1849

Subjects

Slaveholders ; Slavery--Mississippi ; Slavery--Mississippi--History--Sources

Keywords

slavery ; enslaved persons ; Alabama

Geographic Location

Alabama--Mobile

Object Type

Text

Physical Format

Document

Digital Format

TIFF

Physical ID

MSS 658 Todd A. Herring Collection, Manuscripts Division, Special Collections, Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital ID

MFM_MSS-658_1846-06-22_Letter-Robinson-Nutt_001 ; MFM_MSS-658_1846-06-22_Letter-Robinson-Nutt_002

Source

MSS 658 Todd A. Herring Collection, Manuscripts Division, Special Collections, Mississippi State University Libraries.

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries

Letter from J. Robinson to H. Nutt

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