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Lucy Taliaferro Baytop, Springfield, Gloucester County, Virginia to Hetty Fitzhugh, Stanardsville, Greene County, Virginia , 1860 March 25

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 3, Object: 8

Scope and Contents

Lucy hHas been sick with a "congestion of wind"; relates loss of a slave girl who died from burns sustained in a fire; elaborates on struggle between Mr. Booth and Mr. Sinclair establishing ownership and value of the slave girl; comments, "disunion War or abject submission. I am a wonder to myself how I stand so well, once the mere talk of an insurrection would fill me with terror, now we have a white war and a servile one to dread..." Includes typescript.


  • Creation: 1860 March 25


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From the Collection: 0.30 Linear Feet



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