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3 October 1862: “My Dear mis I rite you a few Lines for to Let you Know how we ar i hav Bin Sick all this week But am gitting Better…”

Item description: These two letters, both dated 3 October 1862, were written by two enslaved individuals owned by the DeRosset Family of Wilmington, N.C., William Thurber (who later became a minister) and Bella DeRosset. Both write about sickness among other … Continue reading

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10 June 1862: “…i Did not know whare you ware my Dear mis i that the few Lines may find you well…”

Item description: Letter, 10 June 1862, from William Henry Thurber, a slave owned by the DeRosset family of Wilmington, N.C. Item citation: From the DeRosset Family Papers #214, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. … Continue reading

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