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William H. Terrill Slave Hire Related Letter. WILLIAM H. TERRILL (1800-1877) Father of sons, Union Brigadier General William Rufus Terrill (1834-1862) and Confederate Brigadier General James Barbour Terrill (1832-1864). William Rufus Terrill, as a Union general, was killed in the battle of Perryville, KY, on October 8, 1862. While his brother, James Barbour Terrill, as a Confederate general, was killed in the battle of Bethesda Church, Va., on May 30, 1864. Both sons were supposedly buried by their father in a single grave over which the tombstone reads 'Here lie my two sons. Only God knows which was right'. Acknowledging the slave hire bond payment, in letter formate, 1 1/2pp., 4to., by WILLIAM H. TERRILL (1800-1877), Warm Springs, [Va], June 29, 1843, to Dickinson & Shrewsbury, Kanawha Salines, Virginia, reading, in part: "Yours of the 16th ultimo…just came duly to hand…enclosing a check for four hundred dollars upon the Bk. of Va. at Richmond…on yr. bond to me due 25 Dec. 1842…I was very willing to do, but concluded that it would be safer and cheaper to do so by some private conveyance…the loss of the check could not effect either of us as the money could not be drawn…without my endorsement…I hope the salt makers of Kanawha are beginning to breath a little freely and that…the state of things there very much improved next winter…I hope to make my annual visit to that quarter. Should an opportunity offer…send me by private conveyance a note for the present year's hire of my negroes in your employment…yours obit. secant, William H. Terrill." With attached staples cover, addressed" "Messrs. Dickinson & Shrewsbury, Mount Juliet, Kanawha County, Virginia." With "Bath C. H. Va. June 29" postal cancel. Overall VG to near fine. A rare Civil War association letter.
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His Sons Served On Opposing Sides During The Civil War

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Minimum Bid: $300.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $375.00
Estimate: $600 - $800
Auction closed on Thursday, September 26, 2019.
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