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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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