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Written by:
Freedmen's Bureau, American, 1865 - 1872  Search this
Received by:
Robert Bell  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 3/4 × 7 5/8 in. (24.8 × 19.3 cm)
Type:
documents
Place made:
Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
November 15, 1865
Description:
A one-page handwritten letter to Robert Bell from the Freedmen's bureau regarding a dispute with a woman identified as "Eliza." On recto, on the top right side of the letter in decorative print is: [Headquarters Office Assistant Superintendent, / BUREAU OF REGUEES FREEDMAN AND A. L. / Salisbury, N. C., Nov 15 1865.]. The letter reads: [Mr. Robert Bell / You will please / settle justly with the colored girl / Eliza or appear on Monday the 20 / show cause why you have not / done so / [illegible]. The letter is signed by the agent at bottom center. Handwritten in graphite on verso are various arithmetic calculations.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Correspondence  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Labor  Search this
Politics  Search this
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
Slavery  Search this
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Stanley Turkel's Collection of Reconstruction Era Materials
Object number:
2012.160.93
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Exhibition:
Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse, C 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd588d733ab-f2c9-4bd6-ad02-19191eb17c74
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.160.93