Oakley Archival Papers

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Letter, Alex W. Feemster, Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster, explaining that it is impossible for her to join him in Selma because they can't afford it, and that there is no chance of her finding a little school to teach in. He suggests that her father might loan her the money if he sells ''the nigger.'' He says that he would rather let the Yanks have her (the slave) than have to see her again. He calls the unnamed slave an ''old black hypocrite'' and writes, ''God grant that her black race may be better than I can give them credit for!'' He discusses the cost of boots and materials briefly. 1863.

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ISBN

235-9

Publication Date

9-18-1863

Time Period

1860-1869

Object Type

text

Format (original)

correspondence: 2 p. ; 19 X 12 cm.

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

C_ASERL_2010_0058

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Oakley Family Papers

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

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Letter, Alex W. Feemster to Loulie Feemster, September 18, 1863

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