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1 October 1862: “When there we will seize the negroes at night & leave immediately with them for the mouth of the River & there set sail for the Bertie shore, & thence direct to the up-country.”

Item description: Letter, 1 October 1862, from William S. Pettigrew (1818-1900), Haywood Plantation, Chatham County, N.C., to his sister, Anne B. S. Pettigrew (1830-1864), Raleigh, N.C. In the letter, William Pettigrew explains his reasons for not enlisting in the Confederate service … Continue reading

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22 March 1862: “…the most extraordinary & unaccountable panic took possession of some white men…”

Item description: In this letter, 22 March 1862, Jane Caroline North Pettigrew wrote to her mother, Jane Petigru North, about her husband’s plans to remove their slaves from Magnolia and Bonarva plantations to Chatham County in central North Carolina, in … Continue reading

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