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Maury, William Lewis (1813-1878) to Nan [Maury]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04572.25 Author/Creator: Maury, William Lewis (1813-1878) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 February 1865 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.5 x 25 cm.

Year inferred from content. Mentions the peace conference between Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens, President Lincoln and General U. S. Grant. "I hope that it [the outcome of the conference] will have the effect to unite our people & convince the faint hearted that the only road to peace is a vigorous prosecution of the war." Discusses the health and bereavements of friends in Richmond. His comments on the bereavement of Mrs. Sinclair on the loss of her husband may be a reference to the death of Confederate States Navy Commander Arthur Sinclair when his blockade runner sank with all hands in early 1865. Mentions rumors of a general prisoner exchange.

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