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Letter, 5 March 1862, Charleston, S.C., Charles Manigault to Louis Manigault, Macon, Ga.

Letter, 5 March 1862, of C[harles] M[anigault], Charleston, to Louis Manigault, Macon, Ga., counsels the latter about returning to Charleston due to the "fear of an attack, & bombardment of our forts, & possibly of the City itself." In the event of an attack, the letter suggests, "we would have to leave our domecil in Town. Our plans...are to go first to Marshlands for a day or two, & then to proceed to Silk Hope by land. In this case we would have no place, or assistance to offer your family, and all the Rail Roads would be so crowded that you would stand a poor chance of escape." "I think if you were here in Gibbs St. & things look pacific," the letter continues, "we would...be tempted to pass the month of April at Marshlands, leaving you & family in Town to guard both premises, as in these anxious times we could not receive one single addition to our family circle, which of itself alone might have to move off at a moments warning."

A postscript requests that Louis "see at the Macon Manufactory of Cotton Stuffs if there is anything stout, & strong, of cotton, which would answer for a Spring Supply for the Negroes. The usual Cotton Stripes we give would answer, they cost then 10, & 11 cents pr yard. Now we would be glad to get that at 20 cents."

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