Letter, Alex W. Feemster to Loulie Feemster; 10/10/1863

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Creator:Feemster, Alexander Whitfield, 1827-1911
Title:Letter, Alex W. Feemster to Loulie Feemster; 10/10/1863
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Letter, Alex W. Feemster in Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster, addressing the issue of her joining him in Selma. He suggests again that her father might loan her the money, and that he might prefer to use Confederate money. He also says that if her father is ''fortunate enough to keep his negroes till we gain our independence,'' they will be worth even more money. He mentions their son, Henry, who died the year before. He talks about church and ministers, including one who promotes infant baptism, and writes that the negroes are having a service at the Methodist church across the street, mentioning a hymn they are singing. When he resumes writing after the church service he attended, he says that the minister didn't preach, but talked about visiting the army in northern Virginia. In a marginal note, he mentions a revival in Masonry and says that he has attended the Lodge and Chapter several times in recent weeks. 1863.

Local identification number: 235-13

Types:Text
Subjects:Feemster family | Slavery | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States | Boardinghouses | Religion | Hymns | Infant baptism | African Americans | Revivals | Freemasons | Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867 | United States, Alabama, Dallas County, Selma, 32.4073589, -87.0211007
Collection:Intellectual underpinnings of the American Civil War
Institution:Mississippi State University. Libraries
Contributors:Mississippi State University. Libraries
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