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Letters received, 1863-1864, n.d.


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18 ALsS. ALS from his father dated 1 mo 12, 1863, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation and expresses his support of formerly enslaved people forming regiments. Another letter refers to his giving begrudging consent to Eugene and the other sons' sense of duty to serve the Nation. Another letter answers Eugene's question about how their monthly meeting handles young men's participation in the War, contrary to the Peace Testimony. He writes that the Hicksites are not disowning. Elizabeth Vickers died in September, and in December Annie wrote that their father is very ill. He died Feb. 4, 1864. Also included are letters from a cousin Lydia M. Ward of Marlborough Township, Chester Co., Pennsylvania.


  • Creation: 1863-1864, n.d.


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