In this letter to his father, Dick discusses renovations on his property and possible business ventures. Particularly interesting is his mention of kudzu, which the federal government sanctioned during this time to combat soil erosion.
In this letter to his son, Frank explains the high cost of wartime travel and discusses purchasing land for his youngest son, Dick. While eager to help, Frank insists that the land belong to all four children and that the property remain intact.
In the letter, begun on September 22, Mary Ann Hall discusses widespread pneumonia in the area, especially among the slaves: "Every negro on the place has had second or third attack of fever. At one time Dick was the only one on the place to cook -...
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