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Written by:
Freedmen's Bureau, American, 1865 - 1872  Search this
Received by:
Robert Bell  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 9 3/4 × 7 5/8 in. (24.8 × 19.3 cm)
Place made:
Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
November 15, 1865
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.
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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture