Todd A. Herring Archival Collection

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Letter from an unidentified illustrator of Indians who is publishing a book, from Natchez, Mississippi, to his wife in Vermont, 1853. The writer criticizes the institution of slavery and believes that a civil war is the only hope of ending it. He pities both slaves and masters because the latter have 'indolent' sons and daughters who aren't being raised with good Christian examples. He mentions that the prices of slaves have doubled since Texas was annexed (1845). The writer goes into business matters, telling his wife about debts he is collecting and settling through businessmen in New Orleans and Mobile before he moves on to St. Louis. Written on one sheet, folded.

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Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ISBN

658-5-2-35

Publication Date

6-5-1853

Time Period

1850-1859

Object Type

text

Format (original)

Correspondence: 1 p. ; 24.5 X 38 cm.

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

C_ASERL_2010_0028

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection, Folder 5-2-35

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Letter, Anonymous to Wife; 6/5/1853

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