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Isaac Fulkerson to "Dear Sam"
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Letter, 10 January 1859, of Isaac Fulkerson, Charleston, S.C., to "Dear Sam" reports on his anticipated removal from South Carolina. "I have given notice here of my intention to quit, and Mr. Fanning has now gone to New York, and will see about a place there for me. I have not determined what I shall do but think I will certainly leave Charleston after the first of June. If Mr. F. gets me a good situation in New York I will go there, if not I will go to Texas or some place and go into business for myself."
"I have some money and there is a man here who wishes me to do this and he will furnish the balance of capital needed. I dislike very much to leave here after living here so long and establishing as I think I have done a character for honesty & integrity. But the trade I have been selling has mostly left, and I do not see that there is ground for the hope that the yellow fever will ever quit the place and I should not like to make a permanent home at any place subject to the fever."