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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.055 Author/Creator: Jeffery, Richard W. (fl. 1855-1899) Place Written: Savannah, [] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 July 1863 Pagination: 3 p. : note ; 25 x 20 cm. Order a Copy

Requesting that the family "...write often, for my anxiety is very great at times, & a letter does relieve it much." Richard speaks of the physical stress he has been undergoing, reflects pessimistically on the value and fate of the of Charleston to the Yankees as compared to the losses of other cities, and the sorry state of Savannah should that city come under siege. Note: Asks Aaron to subscribe to a Richmond newspaper of his choice. [Partial transcript available.]

Jeffery, Richard Woodlief, 1815-1882
Jeffery, Aaron, fl. 1858-1900
Johnston, Albert Sidney, 1803-1862
Pemberton, John Clifford, 1814-1881

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