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Letter, Alex W. Feemster in Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster. He tells her about a local rumor that Columbus had been taken and burnt, adds that he gives no credence to it, and writes that he has heard Grierson is on his way. He writes that he doesn't fear for her safety because he knows that ''you will prove yourself equal to the emergency, and die, rather than submit to any indignity that the cowardly villains may attempt to put upon you.'' He tells her that Uncle Griff, Uncle Dave, and Charlie have arrived in Selma from Enterprise, Mississippi, with wagons and ''a few negro men.'' They are awaiting orders, and Uncle Griff has already hidden his machinery and ''Govt. property.'' Many soldiers are passing through Selma, heading westward. Selma has been put under martial law, and people can't walk in the streets without a pass. He closes with news about mutual friends. 1864.
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