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Pearce, Eben to Sister

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00066.032 Author/Creator: Pearce, Eben Place Written: Memphis, Tennessee Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 August 1863 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 20.4 x 12.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to his sister, likely Selina, about registering Negroes in town. Explains that Negroes are to be registered as free, slave or as employed by whites.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: African American HistorySoldier's LetterUnion ForcesMilitary HistorySlaveryFreemen

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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