In the letter Cadenhead explains that he is sick in the hospital but will soon rejoin his unit at Chattanooga. He mentions that he has spent part of his pay on food, but adds that he has had plenty of meat, bread, rice, coffee, syrup, and "good...
In the advertisement Summerhill describes the slave's physical appearance and disposition; he suspects that the young man is nearby: "I am clearly of the opinion that Charles is in the midst of our neighbors."
The voucher, for the amount of $24.56, is signed by William Wyatt Bibb; a note from Tate on the back of the voucher confirms that he received his payment. At the time of the census, there were 1,965 inhabitants in Lauderdale County.
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