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Autograph Letter Signed “H. Owen,” 1.5p, 7.75” x 9.75”. Somerville, Tennessee, September 24, 1855. Original 5.5” x 3.5” postmarked envelope with embossed 3¢ Washington stamp addressed to “Messrs Miller & Kilpattrick / Pontotock / Mississippi” through “Memphis.” Pontotock is about 85 miles southeast of Somerville. In part, “I drop you a line to learn the exact condition of the claims I sent you on BD High … I am sure High will run off or dispose of his negroes rather than be forced to pay his just costs. Several of my friends in his vicinity have claims against High & spoke of sundry items due to you but I believe they have concluded to wait awhile longer … I should go & do so myself on my claims – for I have no confidence in High. Perhaps you could do so for me as my attorneys. Should you be willing to act thus in the matter…”
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Tennessean abolitionist asks Mississippi lawyers Miller & Kilpatrick to help him in his claim against a man who he is sure “will run off or dispose of his negroes rather than be forced to pay his...

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