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Four Page Letter about the Changes after the Civil War (Slavery)

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Four Page Letter about the Changes after the Civil War (Slavery)
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Dated Laurel Brook, April 4, 1866. (This is almost one year to the date of General Robert E Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House.) Things are changing in the South at this time; especially when it comes to the slaves. "...all of Negroes left here Christmas." We are compelled to try and hire white labor;" which was difficult to do. They live right on the Notaway (sic) River and only one mile from the Petersburg & Weldon Railroad. One would think this would be an ideal place for a plantation, but they are thinking of moving north of Richmond sometime soon. Plenty of news about what is happening in the area. On return address your letter to Mrs. RT Bendall at Stony Creek Depot, Sussex City. Pages are 7.5 x 4.75". Excellent condition and easy to read. (Potter Collection) Date: 1866 Location: Laurel Brook, Virginia HWAC# 59437