Rufus Ward Collection

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Letter, Luke J. Whitfield at the Pioneer Express Company in Mobile, Alabama, to James Sykes, regarding an unnamed slave (Zeke?) who belonged to Captain John B. Sale. The slave had been hired out by Sykes to a Mr. Sawyers, who apparently disappeared without paying. The slave is being returned to Sale in Dalton, Georgia, in the care of a Dr. Evans. Whitfield, meanwhile, is trying to recover the payment from Sawyers' wife in LaGrange, Georgia. Whitfield mentions that he has just returned from transporting refugees from New Orleans by train. 1863.

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Publication Date

6-9-1863

Time Period

1860-1869

Object Type

text

Format (original)

Correspondence: 1 leaf ; 26.7 X 21.3 cm.

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

C_ASERL_2010_0137

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Ward (Rufus) Collection, Box 1, Antebellum and Civil War, 1861-1863

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, Luke J. Whitfield to James Sykes, 6/9/1863

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