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Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies
Written by
Freedmen's Bureau, American, 1865 - 1872
Received by
Bell, Robert
Date
November 15, 1865
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 9 3/4 × 7 5/8 in. (24.8 × 19.3 cm)
Description
A one-page handwritten letter to Robert Bell from the Freedmen's bureau regarding a dispute with a woman identified as "Eliza." On recto, on the top right side of the letter in decorative print is: [Headquarters Office Assistant Superintendent, / BUREAU OF REGUEES FREEDMAN AND A. L. / Salisbury, N. C., Nov 15 1865.]. The letter reads: [Mr. Robert Bell / You will please / settle justly with the colored girl / Eliza or appear on Monday the 20 / show cause why you have not / done so / [illegible]. The letter is signed by the agent at bottom center. Handwritten in graphite on verso are various arithmetic calculations.
Place made
Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Type
documents
Topic
Correspondence
Emancipation
Freedom
Labor
Politics
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877
Slavery
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Stanley Turkel's Collection of Reconstruction Era Materials
Object number
2012.160.93
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd588d733ab-f2c9-4bd6-ad02-19191eb17c74
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