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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.069 Author/Creator: Jeffery, Richard W. (fl. 1855-1899) Place Written: Savannah, [] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 July 1864 Pagination: 1 p. ; 29x 22 cm. Order a Copy

Richard apologizes for the delay in answering Aaron's last letter noting that the break in the mails kept him from getting a letter dated 29 June until 15 July. Richard hopes that the family is safe now that Grant's campaign against Richmond has failed and that "...the future efforts of the enemy will all be vain..." Mentions high expectations for General Early's and Johnston's campaigns. Concludes with a series of questions about whether letters and telegraphs have been received. "Let me know if you still are in the field & how long a time you have spent in it. I am very uneasy about you all & our friends in Petersburg . . ."

Jeffery, Aaron, fl. 1858-1900
Jeffery, Richard Woodlief, 1815-1882
Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864
Longstreet, James, 1821-1904
Jackson, James, fl. 1864

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