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|Creator:||Feemster, Alexander Whitfield, 1827-1911|
|Title:||Letter, Alex W. Feemster to Loulie Feemster; 9/18/1863|
Letter, Alex W. Feemster, Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster, explaining that it is impossible for her to join him in Selma because they can't afford it, and that there is no chance of her finding a little school to teach in. He suggests that her father might loan her the money if he sells ''the nigger.'' He says that he would rather let the Yanks have her (the slave) than have to see her again. He calls the unnamed slave an ''old black hypocrite'' and writes, ''God grant that her black race may be better than I can give them credit for!'' He discusses the cost of boots and materials briefly. 1863.
Local identification number: 235-9
|Subjects:||Feemster family | Boardinghouses | Teaching | Slavery | African Americans | Race relations | Racism | Clothing and dress | Religion | Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867 | 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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