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Black-bordered letter from J. M. Jones in Marion, Mississippi, to Augusta Hopkins Rice in Mobile, Alabama, opening with news about mutual friends and the weather. She writes about women in Marion working to help maimed soldiers and describes one of her pupils as 'the most stupid child in the world.' She also refers to the death of General Leonidas Polk, who was killed in Georgia two days earlier. Letter was sent 'by Ansel'. 1864.
Marion (Miss.); Women; Civil war; United States; Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864; Jones family; Rice, Augusta H., 1831-1906; Teachers
Correspondence: 1 p. ; 18.5 x 24.5 cm.
Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Nannie Herndon Rice family papers, Folder 23
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