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Leigh, Charles C. (d. 1895) to Horace James

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08895.03 Author/Creator: Leigh, Charles C. (d. 1895) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 28 April 1865 Pagination: 2 p. ; 24.8 x 19.2 cm.

Leigh writes from the National Freedmen's Relief Association to Reverend James. Introduces the bearer of this note, William Hughes, Esq., (spelled Hughs) as "a gentleman worthy your confidence & kind regards." Writes that Hughs is traveling south to recover the body of a deceased friend (possibly Captain James Ingersoll Grafton). James dockets on verso 8 May 1865 from New Bern, North Carolina, instructing Colonel Boyd to assist Hughs. Written on National Freedmen's Relief Association stationery.

Leigh was active in New York politics and societies throughout his life, participating in the Old Brooklynites and Anti-dramshop party, among others. James, an army chaplain from Massachusetts, was appointed to oversee the establishment of a freedmen's colony on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, during the Civil War.

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