Item Description: Letter dated 29 December 1864 from Jack Hall to H. Reynolds, Esq. Hall seems to have been a slaveholder in Salisbury, N.C., at the time of the Civil War. He writes to request flour and asks that Reynolds do all he could to catch Hall’s runaway slave Henry. Hall offered a $1,000 reward for Henry’s return.
Salisbury Dec 29th 1864
H. Reynolds, Esq.
You will please send my flour to me the earliest day you can as I am in great need of it. You will please send two barrels at a time by the conductor. Please do all you can to catch my boy Henry, as I am offering $1000, reward for him. Let me hear from you by return of mail.