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    1865 Letter, Huntsville, Alabama: "...the Black Troops who were placed over the white citizens to mortify and provoke us..." Great content Autograph Letter Signed by "D. M. Wharton" to his nephew, Charles D. Wharton, two pages, Hunstville, Alabama, November 4, 1865, in part: "With great pleasure received your favor of the 19th of last month and was delighted to hear you were all well, that prosperity was once more drawing upon you, and that the Black troops who were placed over the white citizens to mortify and spook us had been withdrawn... the prosperity of the African race, has caused much anxiety and loss to the honest part of our citizens, thank you for your kind wish... I am glad to hear 'Johnson is now acting like a gentlemen' and if so, I presume we shall soon hear of the liberation of Jeff Davis, who was cruelly kept in confinement for obeying the orders of his own sovereign state. They tried to get some our to swear he had some hand in killing Lincoln, but could not... The god of justice had him (Lincoln) promptly summoned, decree of the almighty god 'Sic Semper Tyrannis'" Great content letter.

    Second item, a Wisconsin Territory letter, ca. 1840s Talks about the 12 below zero weather, etc., been archivallly taped together and split tear.

    Condition: Good, cover chipped, discoloration, soiled, string for binding broke.


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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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