Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 11/9/1863

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Creator:Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
Title:Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 11/9/1863

Letter, Loulie Feemster to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama. She tells him about friends and relatives, then mentions that her father is thinking of selling his place and his slaves. She doesn't think very highly of the Dunnings: ''The girls act very imprudently. They do not work much & their mother eats opium & begs.'' She writes that Mattie has a sore ear and that Uncle Scott is discharged from the army. She describes purchasing wool, spinning, and weaving. She writes about visiting Henry's grave in Friendship Cemetery. Jimmie Elihu has not gone into camp yet. 1863.

Local identification number: 235-16

Subjects:Feemster family | Slavery | African Americans | Opium abuse | Infants | Clothing and dress | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States | Feemster, Alexander Whitfield, 1827-1911 | United States, Mississippi, Columbus, Friendship Cemetery | United States, Mississippi, Lowndes County, 33.47291, -88.44331
Collection:Intellectual underpinnings of the American Civil War
Institution:Mississippi State University. Libraries
Contributors:Mississippi State University. Libraries
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