In the letter he discusses the death of his grandson, Edward (Elizabeth's nephew); the effects of winter weather in the area ("We hear almost daily of broaken [sic] hips - legs - & arms occasioned by falls on the ice"); clothes that he needs; and...
In the letter the men discuss the murder of a freedman, who had been appointed a registrar in the county. They have been unable to find the young man who shot him, and tension is building: "The excitement occasioned by the outrage of yesterday was...
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