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Berryhill family papers, 1795-1840 (bulk 1838-1840).

October 12, 2009

Creator: Berryhill family.
Collection number: 2857
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Abstract: Mainly the prenuptial correspondence, 1838-1840, of Elizabeth Sprague of Massachusetts and Oliver Arms of Lincoln County, N.C., mentioning climate, finances, crops, religious freedom of slaves, furniture, and selection of a place to settle. Also included are miscellaneous papers of the Berryhill family of Mecklenburg County, N.C.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Mainly prenuptial correspondence between Oliver Arms of Lincoln County, North Carolina, and Elizabeth Sprague of South Deerfield, Massachusetts. In a letter dated 10 February 1839, Arms discusses the condition of southern slaves, stressing their religious freedom. Microfilm available.