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15 March 1865: “If you can’t get the gold I would get the things wh. you will most surely want, & get yourself some more green tea now while you can. I can’t bear to think of your getting out of it.”

Item description: Letter, dated 15 March, 1865, from Edward Porter Alexander to his wife Bettie Mason Alexander. [Item transcription available below images.] Item citation: From the Edward Porter Alexander Papers, #7, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North … Continue reading

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24 August 1861: “…authorized to appoint an assayer at Charlotte, North Carolinia, and another at Dahlonega, in the State of Georgia, whose duty it shall be to assay and certify the fineness and value of such gold and silver…”

Item description: Act of the Confederate States of America (approved on 24 August 1861, and later published in The Statutes at Large of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America) concerning the appointment of two assayers (one in … Continue reading

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