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Jeffery, Richard W. (fl. 1855-1899) to Aaron Jeffery

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.051 Author/Creator: Jeffery, Richard W. (fl. 1855-1899) Place Written: Charleston, [SC] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 April 1863 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25 x 20 cm. Order a Copy

Richard reports on his arrival in the city of Charleston and finds it "...much more quiet than I supposed they would be." He asserts that the people believe that the Yankees will not attack the city and that they are going about "their ordinary pursuits" as if war was a distant prospect.

Jeffery, Richard Woodlief, 1815-1882
Jeffery, Aaron, fl. 1858-1900

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