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    • Affidavit of R. H. Bolen for hire of Elcy; 1/20/1864

    • Guardian and ward; Custodian accounts; Itawamba County (Miss.); Slaves; Clothing; Taxes; Crayton, R. C.; Tynes, Roena C., 1852-1880; Tynes, W. D. (William Doric), 1837-1915
    • Affidavit, R. H. Bolen promises to pay W. L. Tynes, guardian of R. C. Crayton $80.00 for the hire of a Negro girl named Elcy, who is to have a winter suit of clothes, two summer suits of clothes, one blanket, a quilt, one pair of shoes and...
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster to Loulie Feemster; 8/14/1864

    • Feemster family; Selma (Ala.); Enterprise (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Religion; African-Americans; Methodists; Furloughs; War wounds; Pillage; Feemster, Samuel King, 1836-1899; Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster in Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster, in Enterprise, Mississippi. He urges her to return to Selma soon, since they don't know when ''the roads may be taken up entirely by the govt for the transportation of...
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster to Loulie Feemster; 7/31/1864

    • Feemster family; Tupelo, Battle of, Tupelo, Miss., 1864; Operational rations (Military supplies); Civil war; United States; Selma (Ala.); Religion; Furuncle; Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster in Selma, Alabama, to his wife, Loulie Feemster, who has traveled to Enterprise, Mississippi. He tells her that his hand is swollen and that he is fighting ''a feeling of gloom and despondency.'' Charly wrote with an...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster to Alex W. Feemster; 3/10/1863

    • Business; Feemster family; Gaston family; Sewing; Fabric; Clothing and dress; Poetry; Civil war; United States; Oaths; Race relations; African-Americans; Tennessee; Courtship; Lowndes County (Miss.); Stainback, George Tucker, 1829-1902; Feemster,...
    • Letter, Loulie Feemster, Bigbee Bottom, Mississippi, to her husband, Alex W. Feemster, in Selma, Alabama, opening with news of church and business. She lists the fabrics she bought for clothes and includes a humorous limerick about wives spending...
    • Tax Receipt; 4/28/1862

    • Slavery; Taxation; Hinds County (Miss.)
    • Receipt for Howell Hobbs' ''State, County, Special, Military and Indigent Tax'' for the year 1862, dated March 10, 1863 and signed by the sheriff and collector, W. H. Taylor and and H. J. Chapman. Besides 512 acres of land valued at $4,490, Hobbs...
    • Letter, Arthur Rice to Maria Walker; 5/29/1863

    • Boys; Horses; Vicksburg (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Distemper; Traditional medicine; Oktibbeha County (Miss.); Walker, Maria, 1820-1893
    • Letter from Arthur Hopkins Rice, Meadow Woods, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, to his aunt, Maria Walker. He writes about some of the horses having distemper, Mrs. Outlaw giving him a dog, killing snakes, and catching crayfish. He also mentions...
    • Letter, Sallie to Emmett Ross; 2/14/1865

    • Ross, Emmett Lloyd, 1838-1891; Ross family; Woodville (Miss.); Civil war; United States; Weddings; Marriage; Clothing and dress; Textile fabrics
    • Letter, ''Sister Sallie'' to Emmett Ross, telling him that she attended the wedding of one of Mr. Harris's daughters. The groom was late because the roads were in such bad condition. She notes that the war hasn't affected the number of...
    • Letter, Nell TenBrook to Lucy Malindia Alexander; 1/7/1860

    • Vicksburg (Miss.); Paris (Ill.); Steamboats; Women; Social history; Bird, Mary Ellen TenBrook, b. 1843; Lamon, Lucy Malindia Alexander, b. 1843; Judson, Jacintha Alexander, 1828-1903; Judson, Willet Harmon, 1823-1890; Judson, Jennie Shields, b....
    • Letter from 17-year-old Ellen Mary 'Nell' TenBrook to her 17-year-old aunt, Lucy Malindia Alexander, in Paris, Illinois, January 1860. Nell is visiting her aunt (Lucy's sister), Jacintha 'Cinty' Alexander Judson, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and...
    • Letter, Elizabeth Wier to Mary Elizabeth Wier, 4/11/1861

    • Wier, Mary Elizabeth, 1822-1909; Wier family; Civil war; United States; Lauderdale County (Miss.); Childbirth; Children; Parker family; Wier, Robert Stuart, 1829-1864; Confederate States of America.Army. Mississippi Infantry, 14th. Company B...
    • Letter, Elizabeth Wier from Lauderdale County, Mississippi, to her daughter Mary Elizabeth Wier. She mentions the recent birth of a Parker grandchild, the health and excitement of her daughter Sue Parker, and the activities of other family...
    • Letter, Anonymous to Wife; 6/5/1853

    • Slavery; Slave trade; Slaveholders; Abolitionists; Christian literature; Artists; Annexation; Texas; Natchez (Miss.); Saint Louis (Mo.); New Orleans (La.); Mobile (Ala.)
    • Letter from an unidentified illustrator of Indians who is publishing a book, from Natchez, Mississippi, to his wife in Vermont, 1853. The writer criticizes the institution of slavery and believes that a civil war is the only hope of ending it. He...
    • Letter, W. S. Lee to W. H. Lee; 3/29/1862

    • Civil war; United States; Confederate States of America; Draft; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lee, W. H. (William Hollinshed), 1841-1910; Edgefield District (S.C.); Religion; God
    • Letter, William States Lee, a minister in Edgefield District, South Carolina, to his grandson, William Hollinshed Lee, of Blythe's Regiment, Company A, Corinth, Mississippi. He mentions the evacuation of Columbus and doesn't know if the letter...
    • Letter, Alex W. Feemster to Loulie Feemster; 10/10/1863

    • Feemster family; Selma (Ala.); Slavery; Civil war; United States; Boardinghouses; Religion; Hymns; Infant baptism; Slavery; African-Americans; Revivals; Freemasons; Feemster, Mary Louise (Loulie), 1838-1867
    • 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...
    • Receipt for cotton sold to CSA

    • Confederate States of America; Confederate States of America. Treasury Dept.; Cotton trade; Choctaw County (Miss.)
    • Receipt for four bales of cotton sold in Choctaw County, Mississippi, to Willis Barfield by M. Ingram and later sold to the Confederate government in name of William Veitch. The cotton was to be delivered to the depot at Winona. Signed by Willis...

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