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Correspondence - John M. Gregory, 1843, 1872-1883

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Identifier: id56809

Scope and Contents

Letters written to John M. Gregory from Thomas Gregory and John M. Gregory, Jr. (son). 1843 letter from Thomas Wallace asking John Gregory to purchase a slave boy, Henry, who will immediately be emancipated. The request is from a “coloured woman by the name of Rebecca N. Mathews” and the money was given him by the boy’s father. Henry is owned by W. C. McMurdo who also owns the boy’s mother and both were purchased from the estate of William Hatall (?). The remaining letters are from John M. Gregory, Jr. to his father about his first communion in years (1872), his wife and their frugal lifestyle, elections, father/son relationship, career plans, application for county office, county politics, lifestyle, health, legal work, presidential election, drought, crops, “Greenback Movement,” Father’s 79th birthday (1883) and his judgeship. 6 letters


  • Creation: 1843, 1872-1883


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From the Collection: 1.00 Linear Feet

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