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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00226 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Alexandria, Virginia Type: Autograph letter Date: 8 October 1859 Pagination: 2 p. ; 24.5 x 19.5 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00226 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Alexandria, Virginia Type: Autograph letter Date: 8 October 1859 Pagination: 2 p. ; 24.5 x 19.5 cm.

An unidentified slave discusses visiting his friends at the Widow Bailys' in Faquier [Fauquier County], Virginia. He hopes that his master will buy him a wife, noting "There is a young lady here that I am very much taken with and I think that my Master will buy her and take her out with us." Instructs his mother to direct further correspondence to Portland, Alabama, and writes, "We have bought all our servants."

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