Alfocord, E.B. (fl. 1860-1866) to Aaron Jeffery
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.085
Author/Creator: Alfocord, E.B. (fl. 1860-1866)
Place Written: Petersburg, [Va.]
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 1 August 
Pagination: 4 p. : address ; 24 x 19 cm.
Summary of Content: Apologizes to her nephew, Aaron, for not writing sooner and wishes that Jeffery and her family had not left Petersburg to live in ”...that distant country under existing circumstances.” Wishes for Aaron and Roberta [Jeffery] to come visit and declares that she would be perfectly willing to share with them ”...all that I have from a cup to the last pair of sheets that I have...” Also mentions the ”shameful” behavior of the the Federal troops stationed in Norfolk, the administering of the Oath of Allegiance to the United States government, and her willingness to lend Aaron a small amount of money [$50].
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1876
Keywords/Subjects: Women’s History;, Children and Family;, Charity and Philanthropy;, Finance;, Wartime Pillaging and Destruction;, Morality and Ethics;, Oath;, Confederate States of America;, Union Forces;, Government and Civics;
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations., United States. Navy--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., Confederate States of America. Navy.Order Image