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Letter, November 1866, "Annie" to Charlotte C. Barnwell
Letter, 3 and 22 November 1866, to Charlotte C. Barnwell, Roswell, Ga., from her niece Annie in Beaufort, S.C., evidences the resumption of life after Annie and her family returned to Beaufort following the Civil War.

"We got here about three o'clock on Wednesday October 31st. By Saturday night we had had between 30 & 40 visitors, not counting darkies," the letter reports. Amid the visitors, Annie and friends had labored together to make new dresses. "How we worked, & all the time no servant but Maum Liz."

"Father is clerk for Mr. Henry Stuart at $30 a month - - sleeps at the mill where his business is," the letter further reveals. And of the former slaves she wrote - -"Maum Liz got Noe & Lizzie - -John had treated them most cruely with Charles' help - -Noe was beaten fearfully, is very sick, we hardly think he can recover."


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