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|Creator:||Whitfield, Luke J.|
|Title:||Letter, Luke J. Whitfield to James Sykes, 6/9/1863|
Letter, Luke J. Whitfield at the Pioneer Express Company in Mobile, Alabama, to James Sykes, regarding an unnamed slave (Zeke?) who belonged to Captain John B. Sale. The slave had been hired out by Sykes to a Mr. Sawyers, who apparently disappeared without paying. The slave is being returned to Sale in Dalton, Georgia, in the care of a Dr. Evans. Whitfield, meanwhile, is trying to recover the payment from Sawyers' wife in LaGrange, Georgia. Whitfield mentions that he has just returned from transporting refugees from New Orleans by train. 1863.
Local identification number: 73-31
|Subjects:||Sykes family | Sale family | Slavery | African Americans | Sale, John B., 1818-1876 | Refugees | United States, Alabama, Mobile, Pioneer Express Company | United States, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, New Orleans, 29.9546482, -90.075072|
|Collection:||Intellectual underpinnings of the American Civil War|
|Institution:||Mississippi State University. Libraries|
|Contributors:||Mississippi State University. Libraries|
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