Raynors HCA 2020-02
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A good runaway slave related North Carolina letter, 4pp. 4to., written by Louby Whitfield, Meadow Lawn, [Shelby, N. C.], Sept. 3, 1864, to her soldier husband, George W. Whitfield 24th North Carolina while a POW at Point Lookout, in small part: "…I am still at Meadow Lawn…Georgie is well, though I haven't seen him except at a distance…they are making molasses…the liner broke. A new one had to be made…Ma has been very busily engaged watching them at work on it. They have got it up and the mill is at work…I have sent for him to come to the house…Mrs. J. has just been to the field to cut grass for me. They are all begging me to wear a hat…I never would think of having one if I had a decent bonnet…poor Henry Powell [3rd North Carolina Cavalry] has been killed…his mother is very much distressed about him. He had to be buried in Virginia. Poor Aunt Marta I am so sorry for her…Darriel ran away, the other day and tried to go to the Yankees, but was taken up below Sparta and brought back…Mr. Love has just come in. I expect there is a great deal of work going on at High Shoals this week for it strikes me very favorably that they have the services of Mr. D. A. P…I would give…every cent you are worth…if you could come home and never have to leave me again…your constitution and peace is my daily prayer, Yours, Louby." The original transmittal cover post marked with five-cent Jeff Davis postage stamp is included. Overall VG.
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Slave Darriel Runs Away To The Yankees, But Was Taken Up Below Sparta.

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