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Joel V. Willson Letter to William Wood [manuscript] 1856 December 28.

Willson, Joel V
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Summary
Willson, a resident of Petersburg, Va., writes to Wood, in Farmington, Ontario County, N.Y. Mentions that he will have no work until the slaves are hired out on the 1st of January. Wishes he had slaves to sell as the going price is $1000 a slave. Claims that slaves are better off than poor people north or south, and two thirds of them are better off than he is. Dislikes Negroes but would be in favor of emancipation if they could be sent back to Africa. Talk of a slave rising is "humbug" but if there were one he would like to butcher his share. Reiterates that slaves are treated well and not ill treated as was told in the Farmington Meeting House. Has received the seeds Wood sent and comments on the weather.
Description
1 item.
Cite as
Joel V. Willson Letter, 1856, Accession #14184, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: William and Elizabeth Morris Fund, 2007/2008.
Technical Details

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