Letter from Edwin Virden to Father [ ], a Methodist priest in Frederica, Delaware, 1865 September 24
1865 September 24
University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
Edwin is living on a plantation in Jackson, Mississippi with his brother, Samuel Virden, Jr. and his sisters Anna and Ruth. He offers commentary on the post-Civil War South and broad condemnation of the "indolent," "stealing" former slaves.
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