A Guide to a Slave Letter, 1864 Slave Letter, 1864 26903

A Guide to a Slave Letter, 1864

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 26903


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Library of Virginia
Accession number
Slave Letter, 1864
Physical Location
Personal Papers Collection, Acc. 26903

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Slave Letter, 1864. Accession 26903, Personal Papers Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Lent for copying by Lillian C. Bolton, 15 May 1968.

Biographical/Historical Information

The plantation in this letter was most likely Refuge Plantation in Camden County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Information

Letter, dated 6 November 1864, from a slave named Sipe to his master, regarding the care of the plantation while the family was gone, forgaging by the Union soldiers, and Sipe's attempts to protect the property.