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Walbridge, Charles E. (b. 1842) to mother

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04662.118 Author/Creator: Walbridge, Charles E. (b. 1842) Place Written: Newberne, North Carolina Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1866/1/28 Pagination: 3 p.

Summary of Content: Does not think his family needs to worry about an outbreak of small pox near their house. He thinks his vaccination kept him from getting the disease, even though he was in the company of small pox victims on several occasions. He has been delayed from shipping goods that he bought in auction. The blacks in the area are contracting with the planters. He disliked a church service because it sounded a "little to[o] "Beechering' for my taste."

People: Walbridge, Charles E

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: DiseaseMedical HistoryCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterSmallpoxEpidemicHealth and MedicalBusiness and FinanceFinanceReligionSlaveryAfrican American HistoryFreemenContract

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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