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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.056 Author/Creator: Jeffery, Richard W. (fl. 1855-1899) Place Written: Savannah, [] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 August 1863 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25 x 20 cm. Order a Copy

Reprimanding Aaron for not writing more frequently--"...in reason of your long silence I am sometimes very uneasy." Richard continues to address the resistance of Charleston and the placing of heavy artillery guns mounted in front of Fort Wagner which will soon be within range of Fort Sumter. He hopes that Gen. Lee is receiving reinforcements, analyzes an article written by Aaron and suggests adding in a discussion of the "no [sic] nothing affair" and differences between the Puritan and the Catholic churches. Inquires if their are enough supporting troops in supporting distance of Richmond. Also includes a copy of a "Biographical Sketch of Dr. Robert Archer" written by B. Johnson Barbour.

Jeffery, Richard Woodlief, 1815-1882
Jeffery, Aaron, fl. 1858-1900
Lee, Robert E., 1807-1870

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