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Letter, 20 July 1850, C.J. Walker, Lumpkin, Ga., to Walker J. Brook[e]s [Addition to Iveson L. Brookes Papers]
Letter, 20 July 1850, from C.J. Walker, Lumpkin, Ga., to his kinsman Walker J. Brook[e]s [son of Iveson L. Brookes (1793-1865)], describes the former's recent visit to Columbus, Ga., "to witness a gathering of the Southern Braves." " I heard the blessings of this great union herald forth in eloquence truly sublime," he noted. "The aggressions of the North were denounced in tones of Thunder. The determination of having equality of Rights or a strike for Independence was uttered like claps of an Earthquake....Appeals to the bravery & chivalry of the land more forcible than ever Hannibal made them & an indignant arousement of the people such as I have never before witnessed. Barbecue & Ice cream &c &c &c."

The letter mentions also a visit to Harris, Ga., where Walker had "spent one night...at Gr. Ma's" and "found the old Lady to be well & moving about like an agile lamb." In conclusion, he asserted his belief that Brookes would yet "meet up with a bright star that can know how to appreciate your merit and your affections" and noted that he was "making some money at the Law & have an increasing business."


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