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George Moses Horton poem, 1856.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Horton, George Moses, 1798?-ca. 1880.
Collection number: 4799
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Abstract: An original poem entitled “Departing Love” by George Moses Horton, a Chatham County, N.C., slave. The poem was commissioned by the Reverend Henry A. Dixon of Chapel Hill, N.C., for his bride to be, Martha Sugg. A contemporary transcription, dated 1 August 1856, by the recipient, Martha Sugg Dixon, is also included.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: An original poem entitled “Departing Love” by George Moses Horton, a Chatham County, N.C., slave. The poem was commissioned by the Reverend Henry A. Dixon of Chapel Hill, N.C., for his bride to be, Martha Sugg. A contemporary transcription, dated 1 August 1856, by the recipient, Martha Sugg Dixon, is also included.

Additional poems by Horton can be found in the Pettigrew Family papers (#592) and the David Swain papers (#706).