Letter, Anonymous to Wife; 6/5/1853

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Title:Letter, Anonymous to Wife; 6/5/1853
Description:

Letter from an unidentified illustrator of Indians who is publishing a book, from Natchez, Mississippi, to his wife in Vermont, 1853. The writer criticizes the institution of slavery and believes that a civil war is the only hope of ending it. He pities both slaves and masters because the latter have 'indolent' sons and daughters who aren't being raised with good Christian examples. He mentions that the prices of slaves have doubled since Texas was annexed (1845). The writer goes into business matters, telling his wife about debts he is collecting and settling through businessmen in New Orleans and Mobile before he moves on to St. Louis. Written on one sheet, folded.

Local identification number: 658-5-2-35

Types:Text
Subjects:Slavery | Slave trade | Slaveholders | Abolitionists | Christian literature | Artists | Annexation | Texas | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434
Collection:Intellectual underpinnings of the American Civil War
Institution:Mississippi State University. Libraries
Contributors:Mississippi State University. Libraries
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Persistent Link to Item:https://msstate.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/ASERL/id/186