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A historic Reconstruction era letter, 1p. large folio, written by "your friend, Iverson," Macon, [Georgia], Jan. 21, 1867, with addressed transmittal leaf to " John D. Carter, Columbus, Ga." reading, in part: "…it is impossible for me to pay you any thing until next fall…I have not a dollar at present. The war closed us out of our negro property our only reliance…left us without a dime. I took hold of the old plantation of May Smith in Houston County-had everything to fix up…did not cover expenses. I am this year in better condition…and should plant acres in cotton which ought to…[be] enough to pay eve cent I owe…we give the freedmen one third of the crop so I have one third of the product. We work 50 hands…you are going to marry…allow me to wish you great happiness & prosperity…Iverson." The verso of the letter is postally used acting as the transmittal leaf. Soiling, else VG
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The War Closed Us Out of Our Negro Property…Left Us Without A Dime.

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